May Wrap Up and Book Haul

I didn’t really have any specific reading plans for this month so I read whatever books appealed to me which left me with quite a varied selection. It was also nice not to feel pressured into reading a particular book or ARC.


Books Read: 19

ARCs Read: 7

Favourite Book: The Last Widow

Least Favourite Book: Anatomy of a Scandal


Books Read in May

Lord of Secrets by Breanna Teintze [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wilder Girls by Rory Power [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
American Royals by Katharine McGee [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter [eARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Defence by Steve Cavanagh ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


First World War Poems ed. by Jane McMorland-Hunter ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Finale by Stephanie Garber ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dark Hollow by John Connolly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Blackhouse by Peter May ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


May Book Haul

New-to-Me Books I Bought:

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He (Illumicrate)
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte (Owlcrate)
The Farm by Joanna Ramos (Goldsboro BOTM)
Katherine of Aragon by Alison Weir

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Every Dead Thing by John Connolly (Signed)
Dark Hollow by John Connolly (Signed)
Kingsbane by Claire Legrand (Signed)
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Goldsboro)
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Illumicrate)


Finale by Stephanie Garber (Goldsboro)
Indelible by Karin Slaughter
King of Fools by Amanda Foody
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

ARCs/Review Copies:

The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir (Hodder)
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg (Pan Macmillan)
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (Pan Macmillan)


Stormtide by Den Patrick (Harper Collins)
Rose, Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence (Hodder)
Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick & Alexis Deacon (Walker)

Books Received as Gifts:

Hunting Evil by Chris Carter
The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad


I’m pleased that I bought only four new-to-me books this month. It’s a huge reduction compared to past months. I also enjoyed reading some books that had been on my shelf for ages and getting through a few more ARCs. I plan to keep reading whatever I want in June.

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