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May Wrap Up + 🌸Top 5 books I read this spring🌸

Helloo, happy whatever day it is today. I’m kind of out of school now (its’ complicated) so I don’t focus on what day it is till much later on in the afternoon when I have to remember if I have a driving lesson or shift at work.

Today I’m joining two posts in one: my May wrap up aswell as talking about my favourite books I read this spring.

I was looking at the books I’ve read over the last three months and while I’ve enjoyed a lot of what I’ve read, there’s a lot of entire series and a fair few re-reads, so I think it’d be kind of boring, hence the combination.

May Wrap Up

My TBR for May included 3 books. I knew I was going to be busy with school so I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself to read. I ended up only reading 1 of those books on my TBR but in total I read 8 books this month 😂

Night Owls by Jenn Bennett – Jenn Bennett has become one of my favourite contemporary authors recently. I love her work so much that I’ve read all of her currently published books so when I was in the mood for something quick and easy I decided to re-read Night Owls.

This book follows budding anatomy artist who randomly meets the notorious street artist Jack who has been “defacing” the city left and right and a romance soon blooms.

I love the romance of this one, love how easy it is to read, and especially the focus on different and unique art styles. I’m trying not to re-read too many books but I lowkey want to go back and re-read more of Bennets books.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – This has been on my shelf for a long ass time so finally reading it is a cause for celebration.

This is a weird one. Going into this I thought it was about assassin nuns that work for Death himself and we focus on an assassin that falls in love with the guy she’s meant to kill. That’s kind of what happened but not really. This focused a lot more on the assassin integrating into royal court then it did her killing.

I suppose me wanting this to be bloodier says more about me then it does the book. Overall I thought this was okay. I haven’t decided if I’m going to continue on with the series or not yet.

And then finally, I read the Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. No, not just the first book, but the entire six book series … in 10 days. I spend longer reading Grave Mercy then I did this series 😂 I did a whole series review for these books the other day but to sum up my thoughts: I had a lot of fun. Me picking even one of these books up was unexpected and on a whim so I’m shocked that I’ve finally, after all these years, completed the series.

🌸Top 5 Books I Read this Spring🌸

Now onto my favourite books I read over the last 3 months. I’ve read around 24 books over these last couple of months but surprisingly don’t have many favourites to offer, simply because I’ve read a bunch of series and re-read a bunch of books recently so, slim pickings.

1- How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

I saw a bunch of people talk about this book in a short space of time and took it as a sign from the universe, especially when the e-book was on sale.

This book follows a professor who realises she’s put too much time into her work life and, if I’m remembering correctly, she makes herself a list of things so do. Something along those lines. One of the things she wants to do is flirt and have a one night stand which is what happens.

I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet and cute and so easy to read. It wasn’t totally full of fluff though so trigger warnings for: domestic abuse.

Off Campus by Elle Kennedy

No shame. I’m including this entire series.

These books were like crack! Way more addictive then they had any right being. I now have a weird interest in hockey. Don’t ask me to choose a favourite from these four because I genuinely don’t know.

Each book follows a different plot but overall these books each follow 4 different boys from a college hockey team and their romances. I thought each book was so entertaining and I was rooting for the romance in every book.

The One’s We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

Me, the entire time while reading these book: I am confusion.

Despite this confusion, I couldn’t put this down. There was something about this book that was so compelling and mysterious that I kept reading, and I’m glad I did because I thought the ending was worth it. Believe me when I say I gasped.

This book is a futuristic novel following two sisters. One is stranded on an island with barely any memories, the other is trying to live her life after her older sisters disappearance and assumed death. It’s set in the future and so climate change is a big part of this book.

Like I said, I was so confused by this book, sci-fi is not for me, but I still think this book was memorable and worth a place on this list.

Cheer Up: Love & Pom Poms by Crystal Fraiser

Lesbian cheerleader graphic novel with one of the main characters being a transgender girl! Need I say more?

I got this as an ARC and had a great time reading it one night when I was stressed. The story itself is cute and sweet while still having some more serious topics. It was quick and easy and I loved the art!

And there we have it. A wrap up and my seasonal faves all in one because I’m kind of lazy and because I did think these two separate posts would have been boring.

I’d love to know not only what you read this past month, but also what some of your recent favourites have been.

Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

7 thoughts on “May Wrap Up + 🌸Top 5 books I read this spring🌸”

    1. I haven’t read Lady Rogue yet. Is it as good as her contemporary novels??
      The Off Campus books were like a dark horse. I literally only read the first one because I wanted something to complain about but omg they ended up being so good!!

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