May 2017 Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up (1)

These months are just zooming by. Actually, these years! Congratulations to everyone who finished exams and graduated this month, and good luck to everyone who is sitting them next month. It’s weird to think that this time two years ago I was finishing my degree! Time either needs to slow down or I need to find some more productive things to be doing with my time.

Books Read in May

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Claude on the Slopes by Alex T. Smith

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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Blog Posts

sunday smiles

Sunday Smiles – Bank holiday, books and work.

Sunday Smiles – Brighton and books.

Sunday Smiles – Sunshine.

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TTT – UK covers that are better than the US’

TTT – Reading Wishlist

TTT – Summer TBR

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Tags – Goodreads book tag

unboxing

Illumicrate Unboxing – May 2017, Box #7


Currently Reading

1984 by George Orwell

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Dexter Omnibus by Jeff Lindsay

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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Looking Forward To In June…

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Meal with lots of uni friends I haven’t seen in a while.

Going to Oxford for a day trip.

My final tea delivery from my Novello tea subscription.

Once and for Allmonthly tea delivery gift novello


How was your May?

The Coffee Book Tag

I’m personally not a coffee drinker (it sends me way too hyper) I’m an avid tea drinker. Like, 8 cups a day avid. However, I had a lot of fun doing this tag – so thank you Beth at reading every night for tagging me! Go and have a look at her answers by clicking on the link!

The Coffee Book Tag

Black:
A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutoski: I have completed the first book (review to come soon) and am halfway through the second. Kestrel isn’t for everyone but I find her very intriguing. The series is insanely popular at the moment.

 


Peppermint mocha:
A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year

This one threw me off a bit! The only thing I can think of is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens or The Grinch by Dr Seuss but mainly due to the films rather than because I / others read them at Christmas.

 


Hot chocolate:
A favourite children’s book

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling: If you know me at all, you will know that I am crazily slightly obsessed with Harry Potter. I began reading it when I was seven and have read the entire series at least five times over. I own a ridiculous healthy amount of merchandise and have been to the Harry Potter Studio Tours twice 😀

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I got to open the doors!


Double shot of espresso:
A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish

Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes: It is just so chilling!

 


Starbucks:
A book you see everywhere

Lady Midnight  by Cassandra Clare: Every bookstore I go into there are loads of her books. There was an entire table covered in just this one i the last Waterstones I entered. I tell myself I won’t read another of hers and yet I can’t help myself. It’s currently sitting on my coffee table ready to be read (It’s ridiculously big!).

 


That hipster coffee shop:
A book by an indie author (a shoutout)

Riyria books by Michael J. Sullivan: A sarcastic theif/former assassin and an idelistic mercenary/brilliant swordman join forces. The results are amazing!

 


Oops! I accidentally got decaf:
A book you were expecting more from

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare: I invested so much into The Mortal Instruments series and this final one was ultimately just a fan pleaser.

 


The perfect blend:
A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying

The Magicians' Guild (Black Magician, #1)

The Black Magician Series by Trudi Canavan: Just could not put them down!

 


Green tea:
A book or series that is quietly beautiful

One by Sarah Crossan: I read this over the summer and it was an instant 5*. Definitely under appreciated.

 


Chai tea:
A book or series that makes you dream of far off places

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: I love this book so much. The library just sounds amazing.

 


Earl grey:
A favourite classic

Alice

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: I own the beautify copy above by the Folio Society. Another thing that I also own a huge amount of merchandise for – mainly cups.

 


Who do you tag?

The Book Llama

Amberinoface

AloofBook

Read.Run.Study

ABookishFetish

Sherlockianbooklover

If there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.