May in books

May bye

May has gone. May will not come back for a while.

How was everyone’s May? I can’t believe we’re in June now. (I feel like I say this every month, but there we go!)

Today we’re looking at all of the books I read in May and let me tell you IT IS A LOT OF BOOKS. I’m not quite sure how I read so many, but I think I have a half term and bank holidays to thank!

In May, I:

Read 20 books (!)
Finished university (technically!)
Passed my final university module (thankfully!)
Had my final SCITT observation
Handed in my files 
Enjoyed a lot of sunshine
Went to see Matilda (it was SPLENDID)
Read a lot of books 
Received some lush book post (thanks lovely publishers/publicists!)
Was a terrible bujo mama 

So yeah… bye May. You were good to me.

So what exactly did I read in May?

Let’s start with MG books

May MG

Mirror Magic – Claire Fayers (blog tour coming next week!)
Violet and the Smugglers – Harriet Whitehorn
Violet and the Hidden Treasure – Harriet Whitehorn
The Bubble Boy – Stewart Foster (BOOK BLOG: Stewart Foster)
The Secret Of The Night Train – Sylvia Bishop
The Boy Who Grew Dragons – Andy Shepherd (BOOK BLOG: Andy Shepherd)
Lightning Girl – Alesha Dixon
The Last Chance Hotel – Nicki Thornton
The Everything Machine – Ally Kennan
Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball – Laura Ellen Anderson
Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords – Laura Ellen Anderson
The Royal Rabbits of London – Santa Montefiore/Simon Sebag Montefiore
The Colour of the Sun – David Almond

Reviews to come for the rest of them! Keep your eyes peeled!

Now some YA books

May YA

Flying Tips for Flightless Birds – Kelly McCaughrain
The Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo
All of this is True – Lygia Day Penaflor
The Extinction Trials: Exile – S.M.Wilson (BOOK BLOG: S M Wilson)
In Your Light – Annalie Grainger
The Smoke Thieves – Sally Green
Needlework – Deirdre Sullivan

More reviews of these to come in the following weeks!

As you can see I had a very big reMay byeading month and I need to get on top of my reviews! They are to come in various ways. Keep your eye out for reviews for all of them in the coming weeks. I had a blast reading in May, some pretty exceptional books!

What about my book challenges?

#BritishBooksChallenge: 52/12 (maybe more!)
#52books2018: 43/52 (just kids books!)
Goodreads challenge: 72/52

I am doing WELL with my book challenges. I’m pretty chuffed! But I don’t read as a challenge, I read cause it’s FUN.

How are you getting doing with your book challenges?
What was your favourite read in May?
Do you wanna know more about any of my books?

Can you recommend me any books to read in June? 

Thanks for reading! A lot to process!

Let me know in the comments/on twitter if there’s anything you want to see in June/want me to read in June. I love your suggestions!

S x