May in books

Good morning everyone!

So May has come and gone… I don’t really have much to say about it haha! It went how it went. It was up and down! I reflected on my May experience the other day so if you’d like to know what I got up to, you are welcome to check out that post!

Today I’m here to share with you the books that I read! I didn’t read that much in May. My brain definitely had day stretches where it just didn’t want to engage with books. I read a lot of kids books – I find they’re a great bit of escapism, so if you’re looking for somewhere to escape to… choose a kids book! I definitely found May harder than April. I have no idea why, but yeah… I only read 1 fewer books than in April, but it felt like I read NOTHING.


In May, I read 9 books! 

Like in April, I’m pretty pleased with that total because I thought I’d read like 3/4 books! Not that reading is a competition or anything, but yknow!

Let’s start with MG books since those are the ones I read more of…

May 2020 MG

I was lucky enough to be sent all but two of these books (I bought Train and Mermaid myself) and let me tell you there are some UTTER gems in this pile of books! Something I always worry when I’m reading is that I read only one kind of book (I mean I do lol) but I always am impressed when I do these wrap ups because there’s something here for everyone! Reviews for all of these books are to come in the coming week or so – watch out for those!

I’d like to just dedicate a small little paragraph to The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery. I’m still formulating my thoughts about this book because I loved it so much. There is a review coming… but my thoughts are all just a big mass of OMG I LOVED IT IT’S GREAT BUY IT OKAY. So yeah… watch out for my review and preorder this book cause it is INCREDIBLE.

Now onto the 2 YA books I read…

May 2020 YA

HELLO NEW JUNO DAWSON (my full review of this is coming next week). I was SUPER LUCKY to be sent this book by Ed PR and my god guys. Just get on it. It’s just magnificent. Juno is a witch and should be celebrated. The other YA book I read was Winterwood, which I bought because I ADORED Shea Ernshaw’s other book, and it took my ‘not in the mood’ brain a little while to get through it, but it’s bloody brilliant. Witchy, mysterious and a bit sinister! 


This year, I’m aiming for 52 kids books alongside my just regular goodreads total of 52. I find Goodreads helps me to actually keep track of what I’m reading cause otherwise it all goes a bit pear-shaped.

52 KIDS BOOKS: 43/52

And May my April reading rounded up! Massive thank you to the publishers who sent me books even in these ridiculous times: you guys know I love you a lot!

Did you have a productive May reading?
Has the lockdown affected your reading any?

What’s on your June TBR?
What was your favourite May book?

Speak to me! I’d love to know what you loved reading last month!

Stay safe, make good choices!

S x

3 thoughts on “May in books

  1. rosemary says:

    I didn’t read quite as much in May as I had in April, but some of the books I did read were outstanding. The best were Bob Gilbert’s Ghost Trees, Marghanita Laski’s The Village – and my very favourite (though it’s not an easy read) Angela Meyer’s novella Joan Smokes. I’m half way through an overdue blog post about these, but I have reviewed the latter two separately.

    This month I have started with Olga Wotjas’ Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace, which is an entertaining romp that includes time travel, early 20th century France, and a lot of cheese. Now I’m onto a book given to me by my son, The Last Hillwalker by John D Burns. I was afraid it would be too focused on climbing for me (my son & daughter-in-law are extremely outdoorsy and live in the Highlands, as does this author) but so far is it a great read, with lots of anecdotes about Burns’ school and university days, the numerous near-disasters that befall him and his ill-equipped hillwalking friends, and their experiences of Highland bars, which are a world away from life in suburban Merseyside.

    I’m attempting to complete 20 Books of Summer, so I certainly need to keep going!


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