May wrap up

Wrap up May


Books read: 8
I really enjoyed a lot of the books I read this month, which was great as it’s been a while since I had a 5 star read. My favourites were The White Road and And the Rest is History. The book I was most excited about reading this month was A Court of Wings and Ruin, and although I did enjoy it, it didn’t quite come up to the high standards of ACOMAF in my opinion.

  • A Court of Wings and Ruin, Sarah J Maas
  • The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare
  • The Green Road, Anne Enright
  • Into the Water, Paula Hawkins
  • And the Rest is History, Jodi Taylor
  • The White Road, Sarah Lotz
  • The Hundredth Queen, Emily King
  • The Ice, Laline Paull

Books acquired: 20
Whoops. This list is quite long. Only two are review copies and only two are library books, which means that my book shopping got a little out of control this month. Four were bought using up credits that had built up on my Audible account, but even taking these out I still bought too many books!

  • A Court of Wings and Ruin, Sarah J Maas
  • Wrath, John Gwynne
  • The Shadow Sister, Lucinda Riley
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • The City’s Son, Tom Pollock
  • And the Rest is History, Jodi Taylor
  • The Hundredth Queen, Emily King
  • An Accident of Stars, Foz Meadows
  • Into the Water, Paula Hawkins
  • He Said/She Said, Erin Kelly
  • The White Road, Sarah Lotz
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch
  • How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff
  • The House at the Edge of the World, Julia Rochester
  • Darien, C. F. Iggulden
  • The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood
  • Twilight of the Eastern Gods, Ismail Kadare
  • The Versions of Us, Laura Bennett
  • The Owl Always Hunts at Night, Samuel Bjork
  • 4 3 2 1, Paul Auster

Blog posts published: 8
The most popular posts on The Stacked Shelf this month were the discussion posts I published on rereading and why reviewing books can be difficult. the one I enjoyed writing the most though was about the problems that come with updating Shakespeare.

TBR for May:
I’m already half way through The Wise Man’s Fear, which is a brick of a book at 993 pages, so I’m off to a good start. I have a couple of days off in June and not much planned for weekends, so hopefully it should be a good reading month. I’m not great at sticking to TBR lists, but will see how it goes.

  • The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss
  • House of Names, Colm Tobin
  • Darien, C. F. Iggulden
  • The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood
  • He Said/She Said, Erin Kelly
  • The Shadow Sister, Lucinda Riley

Challenge progress:
Goodreads Challenge: My Goodreads reading goal is to read 50 books this year. I’ve now completed 35 books – meaning that I’m currently ahead of schedule by 15 books. (35/50)

Beat the Backlist Challenge: The Beat the Backlist challenge is all about knocking off titles that have been on your TBR for a while. Books need to have been published prior to 2017, and I’m only including books that I actually bought before 2017 and that have been sitting around waiting for me to read them – so no new purchases or library reads.

This month, none of my reads qualified, so my total remains at just two books towards a goal of twelve. (2/12)

 

How was your May? What was your favourite read? What do you have planned for June?

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