Wrap Ups and Hauls

May Wrap Up

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having an amazing day and are staying safe. Happy Pride month everyone, I honestly can’t believe we are almost halfway through the year all ready.

May has been a busy month for me, I finally visited NYC one of my best friends from home came up to visit me and we had a great time despite all of the whole time. The summer weather has also finally started and my host family opened their pool for the season so I have been making the most it while I can.

Books

So while I have been making the most of the nice weather, I haven’t been reading that much and only picked up three books in May.

The first book was Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Clare. This is a short horror novella and one I have been wanting to pick up since it was released. This story has such an interesting premise, is filled with Japanese folklore and the suspense and atmosphere is really well done. I gave this 4 out of 5 Stars.

This month I was extremely lucky enough to receive a NetGalley ARC of The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. This book exceeded all expectations. Silvia is such a talented writer, this book will pull you in right from the get go and leave you wanting more. This is one of my favorite reads of the year so far and I gave it 5 out of 5 stars and have a full review to come.

Lastly this month I read a poetry collection. Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer, this was such a well written collection that explores to be a survivor of assault and and what it’s like to have your story pushed to the side and rewritten to suit other narratives. A very powerful read and gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

Other

I finally watched Spiderman No Way Home, and it was definitely worth the wait and this is now one of my favorite Marvel movies and if you have seen it you will know why.

Spreading the Love


How was your May?? What did you get up to?? What books did you pick up?? Have you read any of the above??

11 thoughts on “May Wrap Up

  1. I haven’t read any of the above, but I looked up “the daughter of Dr. Moreau” and it sounds interesting.
    I read a few book in May. There were a cozy, cottage-core novel by Janice Hadlow, a novel by Italian Nobel Prize winner Grazia Deledda and a few detective stories. Overall, a satisfying month. I am looking forward to my holidays at the end of June – I will be able to read a lot of books!

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  2. I’ve seen Daughter of Dr. Moreau all over! Now that it’s warmer my reading has slowed a bit too. I love NYC!!! Looks like you had a great month! Hope you have a great June!! ❤

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  3. ahhhhh all of those photos look GORGEOUS and i hope you had an amazing time meeting your friend!!!! the cover of Nothing But Blackened Teeth is so CREEPY???!! but also FASCINATING??? i’m glad you enjoyed it!! also omg The Daughter of Doctor Moreau LOOKS GORGEOUS??? i’ve never heard of the book before, BUT ON MY WAY TO READ THE SYNOPSIS RIGHT AWAY!! love the wrap up and i hope you have an amazing june!!

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