May Reading Wrap Up

Another month gone! May flew by and some exciting things have happened, but I think it’s been my best reading month for a long time! I don’t know if I’ll have as much time to read next month as I’m moving into my first flat (yay!) so audiobooks will probably be the majority of my reading in June! I’m excited though!


The first two books I finished in May I mentioned in my April wrap up. Those were Good Omens and Days of Blood and Starlight, which I wrote more about in last month’s wrap up. I included them last month as I had read the majority of them in April, I just finished them both on the 1st of May.

Next I read Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction books but I really enjoyed this. I loved the writing in this book and I really enjoyed reading about Lucy Mangan’s own reading history.

Then I listened to the audiobook of Sadie by Courtney Summers. This book was incredible, I honestly can’t recommend it enough, the audiobook especially. It was so well-done, and I loved the cast of characters in the audiobook, and the podcast feel to it. It was a tough story to listen to but wow, it was so well done. I can see why it’s been so talked about and I’m glad I’ve finally read it.

I realise now that I’ve read a lot of thriller books this month. My next book was A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. I really enjoyed reading this book! It kept me guessing throughout, and I was so into it that I finished it in a day. I’ve not been able to do that since I started working full time, but I really put my day off to good use that day!

Next I read something a bit lighter: The Lido by Libby Page. This book was so beautifully written and I loved following Kate’s and Rosemary’s story. It was so heartwarming and I loved seeing the evolution of the different character relationships. I really enjoyed reading about a small, tight-knit community in such a large city.

I then read the third and final installment of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy (not including Night of Cake and Puppets), Dreams of Gods and Monsters. I have to say that, although I did enjoy it, I wasn’t as into it as I was the first book. I think that I may have to reread the series in the future, but at the minute, the Strange the Dreamer duology is my favourite out of the two. (I’ll be posting a review for the series once I’ve read Night of Cake and Puppets next month).

Then I read The Devouring Gray which was another thriller-type book. I enjoyed this book and I did’t know it was going to be a series until I got to the end of the book and checked Goodreads! I will definitely be reading the sequel!

Then I read another quick thriller (I told you I read a few) which was This Lie Will Kill You. This wasn’t my favourite book of the month, but it was an alright read. The mysterious aspect of it was interesting, and it was a fast-paced book overall.

Next I reread The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. This is a book I always enjoy reading, and I decided to listen to the audiobook this time around. I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook, read by Stephen Fry, as he has an excellent voice. I think this will always be a favourite of mine!

I thought I was going to be able to add Aurora Rising to this list, and loads of you guys voted on my Twitter saying that I could do it. But alas, dear reader, I didn’t manage to finish it before the end of the month. I don’t want to rush it so I’ll be finishing it in June.

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So that concludes my May Reading Wrap Up and I managed to read *drum roll please* 8 and a half books! That’s the most I’ve read in months! I read some great books, and I can’t wait to see what June brings!

What was your favourite book that you read in May? Let me know!

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15 thoughts on “May Reading Wrap Up”

  1. I haven’t read the third book in the DoSaB series yet because it’s the last book by Laini Taylor that I haven’t read and I’m trying to save it. LOL
    I absolutely LOVED Sadie, but wish that I had experienced it via audiobook because of the podcast parts.

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      1. I haven’t ever really listened to audiobooks, but I do use text to speech all the time on my kindle, so I think I would like it. It’s nice to know ahead of time that the narration is good though.

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  2. Congrats on a great reading month!! I loved Sadie so much, I started the audiobook on a whim and just laid in bed listening to it until I finished it because I was so captivated. My favorite book that I read in May was probably Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston!!

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  3. Great Wrap-up! I too finished the DOSAB trilogy this month, I was a little underwhelmed by the ending but loved it overall. Would love to hear your thoughts on the series.

    Have a even better June!
    Happy reading!!

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  4. Oooh you had such a great reading month, congratulations! I’ve heard the Sadie audiobook is excellent so I’d love to listen to that one at some point. Glad you enjoyed it😊 hope you have a wonderful June!

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