Things have been a bit mixed up and stressful since my last re-cap post. A lot of stuff that isn’t blog related has been occupying my mind – we had a family emergency, and a close relative of mine had a bad fall and broke her hip. Everything is quite messed up right now, and any free time I get I just want to relax and chill out and just read rather than take care of stuff for my blog. Now that the surgery is over, I really hope things begin to settle down a little. I managed to get a couple of hours in yesterday to reply to comments and try and to catch up on review writing. I’ve been seriously neglecting all of this and I want to apologise for not keeping up with things the way I should be.
Books I Read in May
I read 7 books this month – a huge improvement on 3 books in April!
Witch Hunter and Endgame were by far my favourites, with End of Days and Twist a very close third and fourth. Shutter was my biggest disappointment, though. I was hoping for a truly terrifying read… but it completely fell flat, unfortunately. I’m not having very good fortune with scary YA books lately! The only one that I absolutely adored was Say Her Name by James Dawson.
You know that little yearly challenge widget on Goodreads? I swear its evil. Every time I log in it haunts me, and it just loves reminding me I’m 10 books behind schedule. Needless to say, this isn’t exactly encouraging! So yesterday I decided to chop 20 books off my goal of 100 for the year, and I’m just about on schedule. Yeah, it’s probably cheating… but less stress and torment! Freedom! So much WIN!
Books I Got
After the huge book haul I got when I was in the States a few weeks ago, I’ve been trying to keep things a little lean on the forking over cash front! There have only been two arrivals since then: I won a Goodreads giveaway for an ARC of An Ember in the Ashes, and was approved for an eARC of Night School: Endgame from NetGalley.
Thanks so much to both HarperVoyager and Bookouture for these!
I’ve already read Endgame, as it’s the conclusion to one of my favourite series, I just had to start reading it as soon as I could. I loved it, but I’m so sad the series has ended. And Sylvain… *sniffle* I love that boy! Yep, I’ve change my mind again. I’m not usually this indecisive! I tend to stick to my original ship like glue, but nope, this time I’m all over the place with my opinions. I hope to read An Ember in the Ashes soon, but I’d like to keep chipping away at my Netgalley eARC’s first. I’ve been a LOT picker over the past couple of months with what I’m requesting and/or accepting, and it’s helped so much. I know I have a few books that have been sitting on my Kindle app for months and months but the problem is they don’t really appeal to me anymore. When I requested them, they seemed perfect, but now… not so much.
On the Blog this Month
What have you been up to this month? What books did you read, and any recommendations you could give?
Hope you have a fab weekend, and thanks for stopping by!