(Slightly Belated) May 2018 Reading Wrap-up


Between having a helluva lot going on this month, and also hitting a reading slump, May wasn’t much better than April in terms of reading (and at least in April I had the excuse of travelling and parental visits). It took me three weeks to read one YA fantasy! Whaaat! I got there in the end, but I did it by reading books I felt like, not necessarily those that I had in my plans. Oh well! These things happen sometimes.

Past Month’s Reading:

Here’s my May-June TBR:

So… yeah, that’s it.

The  things I read and reviewed were:

  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (classics – 3 stars – review) (read April, reviewed May)
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (crime – 4.5 stars – review) (read April, reviewed May)
  • Galax-Arena by Gillian Rubinstein (SFF/children’s fiction – 2 stars – review) (read April, reviewed May)
  • Lessons in Letting Go: Confessions of a Hoarder by Corinne Grant (memoir – 4 stars – review)
  • Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton (YA/SFF – 2.5 stars – review at GoodReads)
  • The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel (historical mystery – 4 stars – review forthcoming)
  • The Owl Service by Alan Garner (children’s fiction/fantasy – 2 stars – not planning to review).

Currently reading:

Physical book: Purple Threads by Jeanine Leane. This is an Australian Women Writers Challenge book and while I haven’t read much so far, I am enjoying the strong women characters.

Ebook: Bookworm – A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan. I am enjoying this when I am familiar with the books she talks about, but for every one I know, there are two or three I don’t. Having someone talk at length about children’s books you have no connection to is not that enjoyable for me. So this is a bit of a mixed bag so far.

Audio book: Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I am really enjoying this. I just wish The Dragon didn’t call Agnieszka an idiot quite so much. It ruins the chemistry for me a bit. 

Planning to read next:

As much as I would like to concentrate on crossing some more of the above TBR, I just want a good old YA book right now, and I have Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo out from the library, along with its sequel, Hunting  Prince Dracula, which will fit the bill perfectly.

How is your reading going?


10 thoughts on “(Slightly Belated) May 2018 Reading Wrap-up

    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I am a bit concerned about the direction the romance might take in Uprooted, but I’m willing to give it a chance. I’m glad you liked Stalking Jack the Ripper! It’s got the sort of plot that could go either way for me, but “atmospheric” sounds very promising. 🙂


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