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May Wrap Up

I’m posting my May Wrap up now, this is because I haven’t read a book throughout June. I wish I could say this wasn’t true but my mental health took a bad turn and I just couldn’t pick up a book.

So, in May I many to read twelve books. That’s not bad, compared to June it’s fantastic but let’s hope I can start reading again in July.

Let’s talk about these books shall we?

A Room With A View by E.M Foresster. This classic so not my usual kind of book, but a friend suggested it so I thought I’d give it a go. And I really enjoyed it. Especially the end. A short and sweet novel with fantastic characters.

The Hunted by Gabriel… This is a horror, so this again is not my usual type of book, but I actually really enjoyed it. It was genuinely creepy. Full of suspense and action. It would make the perfect film. This one is out August 6th

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore. This was another good book, full of some fantastic characters but I was left wanting a little more at the end. But it was really good. It’s out on June 16th.

Fall Out by C.G.Moore. I could feel this book trying so hard, but it just didn’t do it for me overall. There were some parts that I thought were handled well, but unfortunately it most of it wasn’t great. It’s out June 16th.

True Story by Kate Reed Petty. I really enjoyed this one, it started off fantastically. I was instantly intrigued and it was dealing with a difficult subject, but it definitely lost it for me towards the end. It became a bit silly almost, but it was enjoyable. It’s out June 11th.

Boy Queen by George Lester. Yaaaaaassss, this book was fantastic. I really, really loved this one. It was a great queer book, that I can’t recommend enough. A great story, great characters. I loved it. It’s out August 6th.

All Of My Friends Are Rich by Michael Sarais. Another fantastic book, this one is filthy, fun but packs an important message, that comes across in a great way. I highly recommend this one. A brilliant own voices novel. It’s out June 16th.

Tell Me How It Ends by V.B. Grey. I really enjoyed this one, I loved the period of time it was setting in. It just has that old Hollywood glamour. It had great characters and it was an enjoyable, easy read. It’s out July 9th.

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. Took me a little while to get into this one, but I’m so glad I stuck with it. It was heartbreaking in the end, with a character I don’t think I’ll ever forget. I loved it.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. I had such high hopes, but I unfortunately was disappointed. The ending was strange, the whole book was strange, and a bit dull. This is a hard one for me to take. It’s out now.

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff. I really enjoyed this book, it was so powerful but had such a subtly too it that I haven’t read before. Full of fantastic characters and interesting dynamics, you definitely don’t want to miss this one. It’s out in July.

The Tuscan Contessa by Dinah Jefferies. I’m a huge fan of Dinah’s and I really enjoyed this book. Full of mystery and intrigue. Fantastic characters and a great historical setting. It was just a great book. It’s out July 23rd.

These are the books, I hope you’ve read some fantastic books in this time.

Until the next review

JTH

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May Wrap Up

The way these months fly by absolutely blows my mind. It’s pure craziness. But another month gone by means another month of reading and that can never be a bad thing.

I managed to read six books this month. Six! I know some of you read six books a week, but six a month is a lot for me. I normally only manage five. Maybe I am becoming a faster reader. A boy can dream.

So without further ado, let’s get started:

First up this month was ‘Once More Unto The Breach’ by Meghan Holloway. I loved this book. It was historical fiction. It was a real thriller. It was Meghan’s debut novel and I can’t wait to see what she writes next. This book is out now.

Secondly was ‘Farzaneh and the Moon’ by Matt Wilven. This Book was part of my first book blog tour. It was intense, in the best way. Beautifully written. With an ending that leaves you wondering. I really enjoyed it. This book is out now.

Third this month was ‘The Disappearance’ by Katherine Webb. I’m a huge fan of Katherine’s. I’d waited a long time for this book. And it didn’t disappoint. One of my favourite reads of the year so far. Check it out. It’s out now.

Fourth up, was ‘The Edge of Nowhere’ by C.H. Armstrong. I started off loving this book, but as it went on it became to depressing. It was just one thing after another. It became unbelievable. I’ve read better historical fiction this year. It comes out June 1st.

Fifth was ‘Another Life’ by Robert Haller. This was my worst book of the month. Full of cliches, bland characters and a boring story. That sounds harsh, I’m sorry. It comes out June 4th.

Sixth this month was ‘Alex in Wonderland’ by Simon James Green. It was the only LGBT book I’ve read this month and I loved it. So much. So grateful I got my hands on it early. Such a sweet love story. Comes out June 6th.

Well that’s it for me. Who knows, next month maybe I’ll get to 7 books read. Maybe Ill make that my goal. Wish me luck.

Until the next review

JTH