May Wrap-Up & Book Haul

It’s almost June so it’s time for my May wrap-up. I managed to read 21 books this month which was brilliant. I was also really pleased to read 4 non-fiction books for my challenge.

Books Read: 21
ARCs Read: 3
Favourite Books: Furyborn / Gemina / Obsidio
Least Favourite Book: The Innocent Wife

Books Read in May

Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Death Is Not Enough by Karen Rose ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Furyborn by Claire Legrand [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Suffragettes by Various ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kim by Rudyard Kipling [Serial Reader] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Royals by Rachel Hawkins ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd ⭐⭐⭐
It’s All In Your Head by Rae Earl ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Caraval by Stephanie Garber [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
All Rivers Run Free by Natasha Carthew [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Art & Making of the Greatest Showman by Signe Bergstrom ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel ⭐⭐⭐⭐

May Book Haul
New-to-Me Books I Bought:

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill (Signed)
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (Signed)
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas (Indigo & Waterstones Editions)
Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green (Signed)
The Testament of Loki by Joanne Harris (Signed)
Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence (Limited Numbered Edition)
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Owlcrate Signed Exclusive)
Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan (Owlcrate Exclusive)
Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett (Fairyloot Exclusive)
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

The Siren by Kiera Cass
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne 
Legendary by Stephanie Garber (Signed)

New-to-Me Books I Traded:

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (Collector’s First Edition)
The World of All Souls by Deborah Harkness
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan 
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson 
The Art and Making of the Greatest Showman by Signe Bergstrom
Murder at the Grand Raj Palace by Vaseem Khan

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Circe by Madeline Miller (Signed & Numbered)
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Owlcrate Edition)

ARCs/Review Copies:

There There by Tommy Orange (Harvill Secker)
An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim (Quercus)
The Pisces by Melissa Broder (Bloomsbury)
The Memory of Fire by Callie Bates (Hodder & Stoughton)

Books Received as Gifts:

Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey
Defiance by C.J. Redwine
The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Folio Society)
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

I received some really great books this month so I’m looking forward to reading as many as possible over the summer. I’m hoping I can also keep this reading speed up for a while so I can tackle my TBR.


  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    31 May 2018 at 1:51 PM

    Congrats on reading 21 books! I wish I could do that. I’d get through my TBR shelf a lot faster. I’m glad you liked Obsidio because I still need to read that one. Happy June, and enjoy your new books!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      31 May 2018 at 2:39 PM

      A few of them were really short but at least I’ve been able to remove them from my TBR pile! Obsidio was just as good as the other two for sure. Happy June – I hope you get a lot of reading done!

  2. Amber @ The Literary Phoenix

    1 June 2018 at 2:13 PM

    Holy smokes, 21 books is a lot! Congratulations – that’s a great month!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 June 2018 at 3:31 PM

      Thank you! Some were really short though 😂.

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