May’s been a busy month, as I’ve been in London for publishing work experience and we had family come to visit our new house, but I somehow still managed to read 5 books, 3 novelettes, and a billion chapters of manga. (Only a slight exaggeration.)
Miraculously, I didn’t stray from my TBR too much this month.
The books I planned to read were:
And the books I actually read were:
I’m currently reading Eating Animals, so I read everything I wanted to except ACOL. (Let’s not talk about it. I’ll get to it this month.)
Here are my ratings and reviews:
Lots of high ratings this month because pretty much everything I read was really good. My standout books for May were The Hate U Give and Retribution Rails; both were sublime.
Most Anticipated Summer Reads
I wrote about my most anticipated reads for the summer because all the warm weather in May got me excited!
Top Ten Tuesday: Mothers that actually show up in YA
Since there are so many YA books that have fairly non-existent parents, I decided to write about mothers that actually make an appearance in YA.
- I went to London and did some more publishing work experience with Norton, which was brilliant!
- London was hot (28C) and I fell in love with Soho.
- I got a new job as a content editor and publisher with a large scientific company, which starts in a couple of weeks. (It’s not the publishing role I’m hoping to go into, but it’s a good interim position.)
- Some of my family visited and we had a fun few days together.
- Same family took me book shopping for my birthday (which is nine days away) and I got six books. *heart eyes*
- I caught up with Noblesse (the Korean manhwa I’ve been reading) and now I have to wait for new weekly chapters. *cries*
- I finished Blue Exorcist and it was a joy. I’ve started watching a new k-drama called The Scholar Who Walks in the Night, starring my bae Lee Joon-gi.
- I began a 10 day writing challenge, which I may post on here once I’m done. (The idea is to get you writing every day and since I’ve not been doing that recently I thought ‘why not?’.)
What did you read during May? Was there anything that really wowed you? Let me know in the comments!