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


Other books I’ve reviewed this month

I See You by Clare Mackintosh


Favourite book of the month


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!


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


Book goal update

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




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!)


Personal update

At the beginning of May, I went to Kew Gardens. 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!

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

I also had a super long bank holiday weekend! 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!

Also 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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