May 2019 wrap-up

Books I’ve read this month

What the hell… I read 6 books this month?!

Books read: 6
Pages read: 1680
Audiobook: 2
Female authors: 1
Male authors: 5

The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

⭐⭐⭐

The Fog by James Herbert
The Devil and Harper Lee by Mark Seal

⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers
Cold Moon Over Babylon
by Michael McDowell
Little Darlings
by Melanie Golding

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Other books I’ve reviewed this month

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

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Favourite book of the month

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I was lucky to be a part of the Titan Books blog tour for The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers and it turned out to be an absolutely fantastic thrill ride of a book!

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Books bought or received this month

I didn’t go nearly as mad as I did last month, but I did go back to that 70% off warehouse again and I won a 4 book giveaway!

Purchased: 4
Gifted: 1
Giveaway: 4
From Publishers: 1
Audiobook: 1
Book Swap: 3

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Book goal update

I remain ahead of schedule! If I can keep this “speedy” reading up, I’ll smash my goal this year!!

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Instagram

Here are the pics I posted on IG this month! I received the most likes on a picture ever this month – 700 and counting!! (Pls follow my account, linked in the heading above!)

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Personal update

At the beginning of May, we went out for a day in Kew Gardens for Matt’s mums birthday. It was absolutely bloody freezing but it didn’t rain too much so we could appreciate the gardens. It was a nice day but it gave me a foot injury that lasted just over a week that was highly irritating!

We also had our first ever sleepover guests to the house and watched the most awful horror film, Slenderman.

This month I created myself a TBR jar because being a mood reader means that a load of my older purchased books have been left unread for years! It turns out I have 250 unread books in total – oops!!

If you follow me on IG you’ll know that some cows moved into the field opposite our house and I’ve been having a lot of fun watching them. It’s got to the point now that people are tagging me in pics if they ever come across a cow haha! Also on one of the nicer evenings, we went for a walk and came across a field of sheep just chilling out, was kind of frightened they’d chase me.

One Saturday we went out to a friends gig and then had a really pleasant pub drinking evening afterwards. On the Sunday after, we went to our friends for a BBQ, we spent a whole 9 hours with all our friends and it was one of the best days I’ve had in absolutely ages!

I also had a super long bank holiday weekend! We took the Friday off and went up to York with my cousin & her bf to see my other cousins & her fiance. It was a really lovely weekend all spent together. We saw the sights, drove a boat, and ate fantastic food. We had a bit of a messy night on Friday, not getting in until 4am and then on Saturday we played a super complex but fun board game!

We went for afternoon tea on Tuesday, which was a present from my cousin at Christmas. It was super tasty and in a really cute hotel! The same day, we went to IKEA and picked up some extra house bits, and ordered a new bookcase from Argos which arrived the same day.


That’s a wrap

So that’s it for this month, I hope you all had a nice May too! What were some of your highlights of this month?

21 Replies to “May 2019 wrap-up”

  1. Sounds like a great month! Love the photos… if I was on IG more, I’d totally follow you! I don’t actually use my account there, though, so I’ll just follow you here instead. 😉

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  2. I’ve seen the Devil and Harper Lee and thought it a bit strange that a book on what sounded like the same subject was coming out at the same time as Furious Hours, which I loved. It seems like you didn’t like this one so much?

    Gorgeous pictures!!

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    1. It’s definitely a similar sounding book! I might give Furious Hours a go as you’re right, I didn’t like The Devil and Harper Lee. It was a very short listen (audiobook!) and it was interesting enough, however is just skimmed the surface. I felt left wanting to know more! I’ll get arounf to doing a ful lreview at some point haha. And thank you so much! 🙂

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  3. Looks like you had a great month! I have Little Darlings on ebook but haven’t gotten to it yet. I really want to though! 👌🏼 I unfortunately only read one book in May, so I’m behind on my GR challenge – but I definitely plan on catching up 😁
    Happy reading 😊

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