Friday, 31 May 2013

May wrap up post

It's the end of May! How quickly has THAT gone? I think I did pretty well in May; got a consistent blogging schedule back, read a decent amount of books AND got a special, super-exciting piece of news (which you can see at the end of the post)

Books read in May:

A Spoonful of Jam by Michelle Magorian (re-read)
Back Home by Michelle Magorian (re-read)
Darkfever by Karen Moning (3*)
Bloodfever by Karen Moning (4*)
Faefever by Karen Moning (4*)
Dreamfever by Karen Moning (4*)
Wait for You by J.Lynn (3*)
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (4.5*)
The Runaway Queen by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson (4*)
Heart-shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne (4.5*)
Torn by Cat Clarke (3*)
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn (3*)

Books acquired in May:

For review:


So I am insanely excited for Fangirl, TSfGaE I've started already and Shadow and Bone I ADORED (review to come soon!)


For Kindle:


(I've read them all, loved them)
(not quite as good as What Really Happened in Peru but I enjoyed it)
(It was exactly what I wanted to read when I read it)
(I haven't read this one yet but it does look good)


(Wasn't sure but got the others for Kindle and, as above, loved them)

Favourite book(s) in May:


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and Heart-shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne were my favourite books this month, both excellent for different reasons. 

Thoughts on the month:

I'm really pleased with the amount of books I read this month. One was a novella and I sped through the 5 books in the Fever series which really boosted my numbers, but I think I did well. In terms of books acquired this month; I got 11 and I've read 8 (and a bit) so not much of an addition to my TBR which is good and I finally read2 books I really wanted to read (and they ended up being my favourite books of the month!)

And finally....

I got a job in publishing! I'm so excited to say that from 24th June I will be the new publicity assistant for Hachette Children's Books. It is exactly what I want to be doing and I am so excited to start; I still cannot believe I got the job! I'm not sure how it will fit in with my blogging yet, that's something I'm going to have to look at. 

How did you guys do this month?


  1. So jealous of fangirl, it looks awesome. And yaaay! Immensely happy you liked Shadow and Bone. I actually reread it not long ago, I think I like Mal a bit more now (though the Darkling...he's the Darkling). I see you are embracing the decimal point rating system :P. Hehe.

  2. I really must read Shadow & Bone because I'm getting rather jealous of all the people who keep posting reviews of it!

    I also didn't think The Runaway Queen was as good as What Really Happened in Peru and I really missed the mad humour that appeared in the latter.

    Best of luck for June! :)

  3. I want to read Fangirl so badly! I was gutted to be turned down for it on NetGalley. I'm glad you loved Heart-Shaped Bruise - it was one of my favourites last year.

  4. Fangirl looks awesome! And congratulations again on your job, I'm sure you'll be great :D

  5. Congrats on getting this fantastic job. We all book bloggers dream of working with in the publishing industry and getting the inside news.
    I'm so glad you like Shadow and Bone as I loved it too. Waiting for Siege and Storm.

  6. So glad you loved Shadow and Bone and Heart-Shaped Bruise - I love those books! It looks like last month was a good month for you :)

  7. I couldn't agree more about Shadow and Bone, it was AMAZING! Oooh and Fangirl looks interesting... I've heard so many great things about the author! :)


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