May books!

So here we are, May is done and dusted. We’re almost half way through the year! And what a year so far it has been for books. 

May was a pretty good book month for me… somehow I managed to read 10 books! I think half term helped – so far in half term I’ve read 5 books and I’m in the middle of reading number 6 and number 7! But what were those 10 books I hear you cry?

IMG_4879(These are the only 5 I still have physical copies of, the rest I’ve either sent on to pastures new or they were kindle books)

  • The Fallen Children – David Owen
    Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Supernatural. 
  • Noah Can’t Even – Simon James Green
    Some great, funny moments in it, properly ridiculous. But in a good way.
  • The Silver Boy – Kristina Ohlsson
    Loved it, great for KS2 kids. Mysterious and a bit creepy.
  • The Memory Book – Lara Avery 
    Bloody brilliant. It took me totally by surprise. I fell for this book totally.
  • Troublemakers – Catherine Barter
    Great book looking at politics and sibling relationships. I loved the characters in this so much.

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  • The Heart Collector – Melinda Salisbury (ebook)
    What can I say? The Queen does it again. The Heart Collector filled the gap that TSED left behind.
  • How To Stop Time – Matt Haig (ebook)
    I loved this book from start to finish. It was unlike anything I’d read before.
  • I Have No Secrets – Penny Joelson
    I struggled with this initially and despised one of the characters, but there is a definite turning point in this book that then gripped me.
  • Tim Baker and the Ancient Curse – Stella Tarakson (ebook)
    This was a very quick read. Really funny and kids would love it!
  • All About Mia – Lisa Williamson
    Again this was one that I struggled with initially because the characters are not very likeable, but it’s so worth it in the end. 

If you’re interested in any of these books, here are some reviews:

I will update this list when the reviews are posted!

As you all know May was my month when I couldn’t buy any books (see: You MAY not buy any books) and you will all be proud to know that I only bought 1 book! Blame Melinda Salisbury. But it was so worth it. It was only about £1 so it doesn’t count, right? So yes, I succeeded in my no book buying ban. I’m going to try and keep it up until YALC, because well ALL OF THE BOOKS will be bought at YALC. 

Reading challenge update: 36/52 books read! 

Pretty good going! I’m hoping to get a good bit more reading done in this half term! 

What did you read in May?
Do you have a favourite May read?
Will you be at YALC?

Let me know in the comments, or on twitter – I can’t wait to hear what you’ve been reading!

S x

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