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May Wrap-Up// June TBR

Hello everyone- how are we all?

How is it June?! I always see June as the start of summer, but I don’t know if I’m ready for that! I mean, that’s the first half of 2018 done, right?

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I can’t believe it, and I don’t really think I have much to show for this year so far 😛 I’ve mainly been working and doing Zumba classes so I don’t really have too much to report for  this month, so let’s just get stuck in to May’s Wrap-Up! ❤

 

Books I Read

In my May TBR I wanted to finish Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (hahhaha fat chance) and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I also gave myself a decent size TBR pile, including The Wrath & The Dawn, The Raven Boys, Scythe, Invasion of the Tearling and Spellslinger. I definitely didn’t smash the TBR, but I made a good attempt! This May I read:

 

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi~ Review TBC

After buying this earlier this year I finally dove into one of my most anticipated releases. I’ll admit I had high expectations, but all in all this was a really fun read! There was a lot of excitement and really good pacing, and I thoroughly enjoyed the strengths of the female characters too. Review to come at some point

 

 

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The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh~
Review TBC

Oh my gosh, I fell in love with this book waaay more than I was expecting to. I was hooked on every word and loved the blossoming relationship. The emotions really worked, and as soon as I finished I just had to rush out and buy book 2. Review to come! ❤ 

 

 

 

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Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell~
Review TBC

This was a book I already loved before reading, mainly because I like de Castell’s other work and this cover is gorgeous. And Spellslinger did NOT disappoint! 🙂 I really enjoyed the story, I loved Kellen (he’s a clever idiot) and I really liked the dashings of humour and sarcasm throughout. Definitely my kind of read, can’t wait to start book 2! Review to follow~

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I am still making my way through Iron Gold by Pierce Brown! I can only read it when I get home from work though, and I’m usually sleepy after one chapter! But I’m about a third of the way through now, so I’m still making progress 🙂

 

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I can’t say I read too many books in May, but the ones I did read were super good. I’m very happy with my choices, it definitely felt like a good reading month and I cant wait to get stuck into the sequels!

 

 

May Blog Posts

April Wrap-Up// May TBR

May ’18 Anticipated Releases!

Top 5 Feel-Good Contemporary Reads

April/May Book Haul!

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I’m a bit disappointed with the amount of blog posts this month, I feel like I’ve been a bit absent! Unfortunately work has been super busy, plus this month I’ve been going to Zumba twice a week in the evenings, so I really haven’t had much time for blogging 😦 I do have a couple of posts half drafted though, so I’m hoping June can be a bit more productive!

 

June TBR

I have to admit, it was kinda tough to pick a TBR for June, as after some cracking reads in May I’m just not feeling anything in particular? I do have an ARC of The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey coming my way which is super exciting, but other than that I don’t have a major preference. I have cobbled some ideas together, so this June it would be great if I could read:

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  1. A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews~ This is PaperFury’s debut novel! I was lucky to find a colleague’s old ARC in my office so I nabbed it as quick as I could. It is being publishing in June so now is as good a time as any to give it a go 🙂
  2. The Rose & The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh~ Yesss, the sequel to The Wrath & The Dawn. ❤ Cannot wait to start this and see what is going to happen with Shazi and Khalid!!!
  3. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy~ June/summer is a good time for contemporary, right? If I feel in the mood I’d love to give this one a try, I do have a soft spot for books about weight or with fat MCs!
  4. Invictus by Ryan Graudin~ Okay, adding a bit of sci-fi to the mix to give me enough variety to choose from! I really liked the sound of this when it came out, so hopefully this one will immerse me into the sci-fi world.

I may also decide to read some ebooks, depending on what takes me fancy (I have a fair few on there now, I must admit). Basically I’m going to take it easy and go with whatever I’m feeling in the mood for at the time. Hopefully it works!

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And there we go, May is all wrapped-up! It was both a good and bad month for me as far as bookish blogging goes, but I’m still pretty happy with myself. Here’s hoping June is a productive one! 🙂

How was your month? Did you meet any of your goals? Let me know in the comments! ♥

 

 

 

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