Saturday, 31 May 2014

May Round Up + Look Out! June Releases!

May was a dire month for me reading wise. I read one book. Yes, one book. That book:


I've told you all about my relationship with classics, I'm sure. Haven't I? If not, I was wondering if you'd be interested in a post about it where I'm more thorough? Anyway. This book took me exactly a month to read (April 30th - May 30th) - including the period where I just wouldn't pick it up. I'm one of those people who don't like having more than one book on a go at a time, hence the reason behind my reading fail. However, since I put down Advanced Higher English for my final year in secondary school, I'm required to read a lot of classics. *sigh* So I think I'm going to start reading two books at the same time. I'll have a classic on the go at the same time I'll have a book I want to read on the go. I'm hoping it balances out.

I also only reviewed two books this month. TERRIBLE, I know. I'll put this down to the fact I was finishing exams and also had read no other books to review. *headdesk* These books were:
Click on the covers to be taken to my reviews!
 
I'm pretty proud of some of my non-review posts this month as well! These include:
Some of my favourite posts from other bloggers this month can be found here, here, here and here.
 
Look Out! June Releases!
 
I started doing this feature AGES ago and then didn't continue. I'm starting it up again because I think it's a great way to summarise all the book releases that are happening throughout the month!

The Murder Complex (The Murder Complex #1) by Lindsay Cummings | 10th June 2014
 Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters | 10th June 2014
 The Merciless by Danielle Vega | 12th June 2014
Don't You Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn | 10th June 2014
Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel | 3rd June 2014
Dark Days by Kate Ormand | 3rd June 2014

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay | 17th June 2014
Hexed by Michelle Krys | 10th June 2014
Take Back the Skies (Take Back the Skies #1) by Lucy Saxon | 3rd June 2014
Inland by Kat Rosenfield | 12th June 2014
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu | 3rd June 2014
Drowned (Drowned #1) by Nichola Reilly | 24th June 2014
  
 Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis | 17th June 2014
Hungry by H.A. Swain | 3rd June 2014
Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis #1) by Jaclyn Dolamore | 17th June 2014
Essence by Lisa Ann O'Kane | 3rd June 2014
#scandal by Sarah Ockler | 17th June 2014
Glimpse by Kendra Leighton | 19th June 2014
  
Witch Hunt (Witch Finder #2) | 5th June 2014
Push (The Game #2) | 10th June 2014
In The End (In The After #2) | 24th June 2014
Rain (Paper Gods #2) | 24th June 2014
I Am The Mission (The Unknown Assassin #2) | 17th June 2014
Defector (Variants #2) | 26th June 2014
Born of Deception (Born of Illusion #2) | 10th June 2014

 
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo | 17th June 2014
Wings (Black City #3) by Elizabeth Richards | 12th June 2014
Resistance (Night School #4) by C.J. Daugherty | 5th June 2014
 
Wow! There are a lot of standalones coming out in June! Also spotting some sequels to popular series!
 
What was May like for you reading/blogging wise? Are you excited for any particular June releases? Tell me in the comments!
 
Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

4 comments:

  1. I understand what you feel about classics - and it would be interesting to see a post on it, like you suggested. I find with classics I really struggle to plough through - but I feel that when I read ones that I actually want to read then I'm fine with them.
    Hopefully June will be a better reading month for you :) xx

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    1. It's the plot that I sometimes find hard to get through too, though I can always appreciate the language.

      I hope so too! Thanks for commenting! :D xx

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  2. OOh Wuthering Heights! Did you not like it? Or did you just find it hard to get through? I really liked the first half when I read it last year (I think it was last year that I read it...probably...) but I found the second half grew a bit boring. Anyhow, I'll be reading it again over the summer as it's one of the books I'm going to be studying next year in A level English! :D

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    1. I think it was more just hard to get through for me. :(

      Oooh, good luck for English! I'm taking a tricky English course next year too - Advanced Higher, and I have to read a lot of classics for it! :3

      Thank you for commenting!! :D

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