Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m showing you all the book I read in May
If March felt like the longest month I’ve ever lived through,and April flew by in a few days then May
My goal this month was low-key to hit at least 20 reads and also to read big books and I’d say I well and truly did that as most of the books I read were over 400 pages and also wow I read a lot this month! I think I’m going to try and slow it down next month so I don’t burn myself out but wow, I don’t know what my wrap up will look like next month because I officially will have no Uni assignment to submit so I’ll… just be reading??? An insane concept tbh.
Also, excuse me if thi spost looks a little bit shaky, I’m still getting used to the new WP editor. I’m not liking it at all so it’s taking me a while to get used to it and understand it!
- Jan 2020: 4,479 pages
- Feb 2020: 7,109 pages
- March 2020: 4,156 pages
- April 2020: 9,116 pages
- May 2020: 5,866 pages
- # Read Overall: 13
🌻 – Buddy read
🎧 – Audiobook
📚 – Library book
💻 – Ebook/Kindle
🔁 – Re-read
✨ – Review copy
🌈 – LGBTQIA+ rep
*Click on the covers to go to my Goodreads reviews!
- The Guest List [02/05] – 🎧 – 3 ⭐ – This book sounded amazing but unfortunately it wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. Definitely check out my Goodreads review because I go more into depth about my thoughts on it.
- City of Lost Souls [03 – 04/05] – 🎧🔁🌈 – 2.75 ⭐ – I have been bamboozled!
- Mockingjay [05/05] – 🎧🌻🔁 – 3 ⭐ – Buddy read with Rebecca – Ultimately underwhelming. Don’t go into this looking for a big battle scene, it’s more so the behind the scenes and intricacies of a rebellion/war ft. tv spots and product placement for dummies
- The Serpent’s Shadow [06/05] – 🌻🎧 – 3 ⭐ – Buddy read with Destiny – I’ve just learned that this series was written *after* PJO and honestly, what went wrong??? I really thought this was Riordan’s debut series because PJO (the actual debut) is so clearly better written! I’m so confused right now.
- Breaking Dawn [07/05] – 🎧🔁 – 2.5 ⭐ – All Bella wanted was that vampire D and Edward was like go big or go home, I guess 😂
- Normal People [08/05] – 🎧 – 4 ⭐ – I really have no idea how to articulate my thoughts on this book. This was fantastic, I can’t wait to watch the show, my heart hurts a little after reading this! Please check out the triggers before reading!
- Check, Please Vol 1 [09/05] – 🌻🌈 – 5 ⭐ – Buddy read with Destiny – Bitty is so cute! I can’t believe I’ve had this sitting on my shelves for so long!!
- Check, Please Vol 2 [10/05] – 🌻🌈 – 5 ⭐ – Buddy read with Destiny – Oh my lord, I am emotional! I feel like a proud mum!!
- Clockwork Princess [10 – 12/05] – 🎧🔁 – 3.5 ⭐ – Definitely not as good as y’all said it would be.
- Station Eleven [13 – 14/05] – 🎧 – 4.5 ⭐ – This was such a hard read but it was fantastic and I’m glad I read it!
- City of Heavenly Fire [14 – 16/05] – 🌻🎧🔁 – 3.5 ⭐ – Buddy read with Destiny – Very long, and not much plot stuff actually happened when you get down to it, but definitely one of the better books in the series!
- The Lightning Thief [18 – 19/05] – 🌻🎧🔁 – 3 ⭐ – Buddy read with Destiny – I had so much fun re-reading this and I already can’t wait to read book 2!
- Ninth House [21/05] – 🎧✨ – 3.75 ⭐ – This wasn’t 5 star material dark academia that I’ll be thinking about for the rest of my life but I did genuinely enjoy reading it and I’ll be checking out the sequel! rtc
[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M READING WHILE I’M READING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON GOODREADS]
*Click on the covers for my Letterboxd reviews!
- Twilight [07/05] – 2 ⭐ – Oh my god 🙄😂
- New Moon [08/05] – 2.5 ⭐ – This gets a higher rating than Twilight because they finally got rid of the weird blue filter and because of the cliff jumping scene with the water. That’s it.
- Eclipse [08/05] – 3 ⭐ – I think this is a lot of people’s favourite in the series but I couldn’t wait for it to be over.
- Breaking Dawn Part 1 [08/05] – 3 ⭐ – I actually don’t hate this movie because everything is so damn pretty and R Pats smiling *swoons* but as soon as they got to Forks I was so bored oh my god
- Persuasion [11/05] – 3 ⭐ – I love this movie in all of it’s weird glory!
- Mansfield Park [12/05] – 3.5 ⭐ – A lot of changes from the book but, genuinely a good movie!
- Something Borrowed [17/05] – 2.5 ⭐ – The love interest looked like a mix of Tom Cruise and Robbie Amell and I’m ngl, it was weird.
- He’s Just Not That Into You [17/05] – 3 ⭐ – One of the dudes in this movie looked like a younger Keanu Reeves and that’s all I thought about the whole time I was watching this.
- Tarzan [20/05] – 3 ⭐ – Killer soundtrack, good animation but overall kind of underwhelming.
- Ghosts of Girlfriends Past [23/05] – 0.5 ⭐ – I can’t believe that 10 year old me loved this.
- Beauty and the Beast [26/05] – 2.5 ⭐ – The only thing I really like about this movie is the blue dress Belle wears at the start of the movie.
- The Matrix [26/05] – 4.5 ⭐ – I love this movie and I honestly watching it might have been a bad idea because as soon as I finsihed watching it I spent the rest of the month persuading myself not to re-watch it.
- The Matrix Reloaded [26/05] – 3 ⭐ – This wasn’t terrible but it was nowhere near as good as the first one. Also, I love Neo and I love Trininty but they have the chemistry of a rock and a spoon. Honestly.
- The Matrix Revolutions [26/05] – 2.5 ⭐ – The only thing I was thinking while watching this movie was “Damn, their water bill must have been off the charts!”
- Singin’ In The Rain [27/05] – 3.5 ⭐ – I’m ngl, I actually really enjoyed this! It’s a really fun look at the intersection between silent films and the move to sound!
- Enchanted [28/05] – 4 ⭐ – The fact that they somehow made a movie musical with Idina Menzel and didn’t get her to sing seems illegal to me but okay. In all seriousness, I love this movie and I already want to rewatch it.
- Space Force Season 1 [31/05] – 3.75 ⭐ – I hardly ever watch tv shows any more and I definitely never binge them but I literally spent the entire day watching this and LOVING IT! I just have such a soft spot for Greg Daniels’ work, he’s never let me down! (for reference, he’s behind Parks & Rec, The Office + Upload)
[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M WATCHING WHILE I’M WATCHING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON LETTERBOXD]
All the books I reviewed this month!
- The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
- The Throne of Fire – Rick Riordan
- The Serpent’s Shdaow – Rick Riordan
- The Kane Chroncies Trilogy – Rick Riordan
- Jane Austen Reviews (all books)
HOW WELL IS YOUR READING GOAL GOING SO FAR THIS YEAR?
WHAT DID YOU READ IN MAY?