Wrap-up: May 2016

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maybooks2016May is done and dusted! How was your reading month?

I read ten books during May, two of which were graphic novels.Β Not bad, especially since three of them were over 500 pages! I also added rather a ridiculous number of books to my shelves – oops.

I’m terribly behind on reviews though. There’s this major assignment I’m supposed to be working on, but I’m practising my procrastination instead!

This month, I joined in with the Bout of Books read-a-thon again (here’s my post about it). They always have great twitter chats and people who love to visit each other’s blogs – it has a lovely community associated with it. I recommend marking the next read-a-thon on your calendar so you don’t miss it – it’s 22-28 August.

I also wentΒ down to Sydney to join in with the all-day-YA events at Sydney Writers Festival. You can read and listen to my recap in Episode 43 of our podcast.

crownsgameComing in June

The first half of June is going to be quieter than usual around here – Philippa has exams coming up and I have a big assignment to write.

We have, however, just launched our book club: Two Little Birds! Our first book will be The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye and we’ll discuss it in a post and a podcast in late June. Please join us! You can find out more about the book club on its page.

I hope you had a great month of May! Good luck for those of you with exams looming!

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Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

5 Responses to “Wrap-up: May 2016”

  1. Tracy Cornelius

    So stoked about your Two Little Birds book club, glad you gals are making it happen! I just need to get “The Crown’s Game” into my hot little hands so I can get started. I have a road trip in my very near future and plan to pawn a LOT of the driving off onto my man dude while claiming that I need to finish my novel for the book club I signed up for. πŸ™‚

    After looking back, it seems I did a lot of reading in May. Self congratulatory pat on back.

    Books:
    -The Winner’s Kiss β˜…β˜…β˜… by Marie Rutkoski (Ugh, I soooo wanted this book to be better than it was. LOVED the first book, really enjoyed the 2nd and the 3rd just fell so flat to me.)
    -Starflight β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ by Melissa Landers (This book was so enjoyable! I really hoped it would be good and it totally lived up to and exceeded my expectations!)
    -Sleeping Giants β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… by Sylvain Neuvel (I wouldn’t say it was quite worth the hype built around it but it was a very unique story and gripping. Plus the set up of the novel (documents, interviews, recordings) was very engaging.
    -First 4 books (Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Lover Revealed) in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward (Apparently I am enjoying these quite a bit because they have just enough sexy time vampire stuff to keep me from reading other books I’d really like to get to. Gave most of them a β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… rating so far! Only about 10 more books to go in the series and I don’t see myself stopping until I finish them all. Hopefully I’ll sneak some time with some other novels in between.)
    Audiobooks:
    -Ready Player One β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… by Ernest Cline(2nd listen of this book, all time favorite audio book ever)
    -I Regret Nothing β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… by Jen Lancaster
    -Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (both a riot fest, both β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…)
    Random Reading:
    Found some fanfic on Tumblr that is absolutely getting me over my post A Court of Mist and Fury hangover. On ‘Never Stop Telling Fairytales’ by Sarah Viehmann she has started her version of Book 3 in this series, which she titled A Court of War and Starlight. She is up to about 35 chapters so far and posts a new one every day or so. Totally plausible storyline and reads just like Sarah J Maas wrote it herself. Totally hooked!

    Thanks for sharing what you’ve been reading and up to in the book world. Completely envious of your time at the Sydney Writers Festival. Sounds like a blast!

    • Angelya

      Wow, you did read a lot! And I’m totally going to have to get into this ACOTAR fanfic… it’s like Fangirl, in real life! I also keep meaning to read/listen to Ready Player One… must do that.
      I can’t wait to get into this book club business… but of course we’ve started it in our busiest month ever *facepalm* ah well by the end of june it will all be over and we can all enjoy chatting about Crown’s Game. I just finished it yesterday and it was great!
      Thanks for your comment Tracy, you’re a star <3

  2. Tracy Cornelius

    Ready Player One is an absolute must. I could probably just listen to the story on repeat for the rest of my life. I’ve never read the book itself, just listened to the audio. Wil Wheaton does such a fab job narrating!

    Isn’t that how it goes when planning something? When you finally get around to it it ends up being a super inconvenient time for it. Oh well, just throw some more fuel on the fire. Why not? πŸ™‚

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