May Wrap Up

Hi guy!!!

It’s once again time for a wrap up, May just ended and June started with a bang for me. This month has been decent in terms of life, well, except for the heat. Please, god, bring the rains already. In terms of everything else, it’s been good. I was traumatized by Infinity War in the very beginning of the month, thanks for that, Marvel. (I have opinions about that and I might have a post about that someday. Maybe. I dunno yet.) I still haven’t watched Deadpool 2, even my younger sister went and watched it. Then, there was the food. I went to some really good places this month and had great food, too! Some places I didn’t even know existed managed to lure me in with promise of good food and they delivered.

Now, onto the whole point of this post. The books! I read a good number of books and some of them were truly, truly awesome. Some of them, I enjoyed but I doubt I would pick them up again. Overall, a good bunch, really. I read about fifteen books this month? Despite not really having enough time to do so? Bookworms gonna read, right? I have ordered some books, and I bought some books from a used books shop, so, I might also do a book haul next week. Maybe. (Who am I kidding? I am dying to show off my books.)

A small note before you go further. I haven’t posted reviews for every book I read this month because well, time constraints, really. So, if you don’t see the review links, that’s why! And there are some books that I haven’t posted the review of because of their publishing dates. They will be up nearer to the date of publication.

Copy of all the books i read this month -

So, let’s get to it, shall we?

The Timingila by Shon Mehta

I read this book in almost a single sitting and it’s such a fresh take on fantasy. I am not saying it’s never been done before but to read it in today’s time is a good thing, you know. It is a fantasy, and it’s fast moving. The characters are all varied and with their own voices. The book cover has changed since it was published and I love both the covers but the one I got has more of my love, if I am being honest. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it. 

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I admit I was late to the party when it came to this book but frankly, I don’t care! I still loved it just as much as those before me. This is one of those books that could bring tears to your eyes not just because of the things that happen in the book but also because of the rich and lovely language that’s been used to write the story. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it. 

Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Once again I was a bit late to the party but I didn’t mind that here either. I fell in love with the way Leigh Bardugo writes, she has a way with her when it comes to writing. Seriously. I devoured this book and the next two in the trilogy. It wasn’t hard to do that, if I am being honest. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it. 

Circe by Madeline Miller

I am sure I have gushed over this book enough times that you guys will get the idea. I loved this book and frankly, if you have interests in Greek mythology then you should definitely give this one a chance. It’s a lovely read. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it. 

Inlaws and Outlaws by Kate Fulford

This book was such a change from my usual picks and I am mostly glad that I gave this one a chance because in some places, it was really, really good. It’s not for everybody and unfortunately, I found out that it’s not really for me either? There is literally nothing wrong with the book, for the people who are fan of the genre will really enjoy it but I guess I am not a fan of the genre. Oh, well. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it. 

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

This trilogy was so good!!! Seriously, so freaking good! It had such interesting characters and such a good plot and premise. I loved reading it, I finished it in less than a week if I remember correctly. And I am not sorry. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it. 

Lancelot by Giles Kristian

Ugh, how I loved this book!!!! I have always been interested in the Arthurian legend and well, this one brought back that love. The writing, the characters, and Lancelot’s voice in this book is done so well. I am just in awe, ok? I am in love with the book right now. I am sure it will continue to grow over time. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it. 

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

This was a stunning conclusion to the trilogy and I absolutely loved every moment of the book. The review for the book is coming soon. I will probably put up a link here once it’s here. Trust me, it was a good end to the trilogy.

Prof. Alan Turing Decoded by Dermot Turing

This was an impulse pick, I have to say. Ever since I learned about Alan Turing and his life in general (and no, not from The Imitation Game, though that film is rather good.), I have been interested in picking up something on him. I didn’t expect that his relative would have written a book about it but when I came to know about it, I had to read it.

Rumi A New Translation  by Farrukh Dhondy

I have recently started to get out of my comfort zone and read some poetry. Of various kinds, if I am being honest. There’s no set structure to it and when I came across this lovely, little book, I knew I had to have it. I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I loved the Grisha trilogy and when I came to know about this book, I knew I had to read them. I fell in love with the characters and the plot and everything about the book made me feel so many things. Review for this book will be coming soon. I hope. I will link it here later. A must-read for those who loved the Grisha trilogy or Leigh Bardugo’s writing.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

This was a read. Boy. The author didn’t pull any punches while making a point but he did have some valid points, I have to agree. I cringed while I read some parts because I have been doing some things that aren’t exactly great for me in the long run? A much-needed kick in the butt if you will.

Eve of Man by Giovanna Fletcher and Tom Fletcher

A enjoyable read about a dystopian world where there were any girls born for five decades. It has such a potential and I was slightly let down by the later half of the book but I still wanna know what happens next. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it. 

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Overall, May has been an absolute blast as far as I am concerned in terms of reading. I am hoping to have a re-read of a few series or books in June and I have already started The Themis Files trilogy. I am hoping to re-read The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman and a few others. Hopefully, by the end of June, I will have gathered more books! My Amazon cart is fit to bursting, I know, I have no self control.

But anyway! Have you read any of the above books? If yes, do you like them or hate them? I would love to know, tell me in the comments below. As usual, expect another wrap by the end of June or the beginning of July!!!

Till the next time! Here are some cows who know how to have fun, enjoy.

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