It’s June and the weather is finally getting a little better and now I’m too hot, I’m nothing if not consistently British in my ability to complain about our weather. It’s been a weird month, we’ve gotten a whole heap of freedoms back but I find myself rather reluctant to do anything, but I did make it out on my roller skates a couple of times and my ice-skating past really did me a solid.
I read a whole heap of books this month too, or at least a heap for me, and I actually made it through half of the books I bought in a moment of mad kindle panic. It has been a little light on the posts this month though, and there are a few different reasons for that, but I’m going to attempt to bring you some publishing content this month!
April ’21 Wrap Up | Bimonthly Book Haul | Review: Rule of Wolves
What I read in May
I read a lot of really good books this month. I think at least four of these ended up being five star reads and I like to think I’m pretty picky, but it was lovely to dig into so many good stories across a range of genres.
The review for Blackheart Knights should come out shortly, and it’ll be no surprise that a girl that wrote her whole dissertation around Arthurian myth loved it. My review of the witchy fantasy Threadneedle is already up, and I think I’m going to attempt to combine my thoughts on the Feverwake duology so look forward to that!
Covers from left to right*
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Idol by Kristen Callihan | The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang | Threadneedle by Cari Thomas | Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | The Fever King by Victoria Lee | The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee | Klara and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro | Blackheart Knights by Laure Eve
So here we are another month another wrap-up. Lock-down is lifting but I still find myself reluctant to leave the house, I’m not quite ready to test my rocky social skills on acquaintances and strangers, but this is causing a fair bit of fomo and I could really do without it. I did buy a pair of quad-rollerskates though in an effort to try and bring some sort of exercise back into my life, I wish I could bring back the head-space that had me loving the gym back in February 2020 but we’re going to try learning something new instead. I’ll keep you guys updated on my progress!
Post-wise I actually posted more than normal this month, hurrah for a busy month! I’ve updated the Publishing Work Experience Master Post, alongside all the loveliness below so don’t forget to take a look at that too.
March Wrap-up ’21 | Women’s Prize Book Haul | Review: A Touch of Darkness
Review: Gideon the Ninth | Review: King of Scars
What I read in April
Can you tell that Rule of Wolves and the Shadow and Bone Netflix series came out this month because I can. Basically, I put everything off and re-read the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Nikolai Duology, and if I’m honest I might get through the Six of Crows duology next month because who cares about my to be read. It’s been nice to be back in this world with some of my favourite characters and these books are just so easy to read.
The nice part is that I made it through both my currently reading books for this month! Detransition, Baby and A Dark and Hollow Star were two very different books and hopefully my reviews of each book with show up next month.
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Hello, so a lot has happened since we last spoke and I want to use this opening paragraph to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. I have come across so many excellent resources, but I want to draw particular attention to this fantastic resource: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
Please continue signing petitions and donating, it’s vital that we keep this momentum going.
Onto rather more bookish things! I’ve had a really amazing month on the blog and we nearly doubled last months view count, I’ve been posting more, and my post on publishing skills was mentioned in a post from the Society of Young Publishers. I also hit 150 followers this month which felt amazing! I often can’t give this space as much love as I’d like to, but it’s great to know that people are enjoying my content. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and follow this little blog, you’re all amazing! Anyway, here’s what I posted to the blog in May:
April ’20 Wrap Up | Publishing Skills Post | Review: The Beautiful
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Sunday Book Crush | Review: I Was Born for This
If I’m honest it feels a little weird to be writing a wrap-up when there’s not much to report. I’m still battling my reading slump so book progress has been at a standstill; it’s a shame because I’m reading some absolutely wonderful books, but I just can’t seem to commit myself and finish one. I shall try and do better in June, and am excited for my upcoming travel so I can really read in peace.
That Book has Re-Readability | My Young Adult to be Read
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