June 8, 2017

MAY ROUNDUP (aka my first month of work)

this book sucks, btw.

This is a fashionably late roundup post. I've been on-and-off here on my blog. I'm just chilling about it for some reason though. I'm adjusting to my work schedule and it's quite crazy. I also realized my schedule and work allows me to read more books -- so YAY for that. I'm also breezing through my reads, recently.

At the moment, I'm currently reading: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I know I had this on my #weekendreads last time. I held it off and gave way to Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel which was bloodydamn amazing! I'll have to read Waking Gods soon! I also recently started Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. I randomly grabbed this while waiting after work hours on the bookstore. I plan to buy this after a few more months but why wait when I can read it because of my work?

June is going to be a crazy month of adjustment for me and I won't be posting as much as I want to. I have a couple of blog tours coming up though so I hope you guys look out for that!

books read
The Alchemist was an fave for me. I cannot believe it took me forever to read it. Now I'm convinced that I should read every Paulo Coelho book out there. Hidden Figures is my first non-fiction and I loved it! It doesn't matter if you've seen the movie or not, you should totally read this book. The movie may be great but it compromised certain facts and it jumbled up events for dramatic purposes. So yeah, that sucks but I enjoyed watching that movie but this book is much, much more than that. Another insta-fave for me. Little Girl Lost is another Bookouture detective crime fiction. Violet Grenade was a pretty nice read but I wasn't engaged to it as much as everyone else. Sucks but it's good not highly recommended though. King's Cage is the ONLY book I read and didn't like this May. It sucks. I thought I'd like it because #teamMaven but it sucks, okay? It's full of unimportant events and Mare's endless repetitions of observations and understanding about Maven (and I'm just like: you've said that before. ugh!). But I'm still reading the fourth book though (what is wrong with me?).

books reviewed
A diverse list I know. also, I'm super glad I was able to sched a few reviews last month. I still have a couple of drafts waiting to be finalize. I'll schedule those on another day because I'm super tired right now. But yeah, all of these were pretty good reads.

books hauled

Physical Copies
I received The Mysterious Affair at Styles from my younger sister as a graduation gift. She knows how much I LOVE Agatha Christie! Fahrenheit 451 is a bookclub read. It's a pretty short read so YAY for that!

Physical books I want to read for May. I've been putting Scythe over and over on my TBR list every month generally because I keep on delaying the inevitable. lol. I held off The Rose Society because... I don't know. I read other books? I can't remember. But I hope to finish it this time around. I started Gone Girl a week back so why not finish it already, yeah? I've had A Darker Shade of Magic on my shelf since last year and it recently concluded. So why not pick it up? (this is so bloody random. I just picked this one up based on my tbr-picker-prompt -- 10th book on my shelf. lol.). I'm adding The Cure for Dreaming just because tbr-picker-prompt (author I've read before) said so and I don't have a historical fiction on this list. lol.

How was your May? Anything you want to share? New hobby, projects, travel, books, school life?
How was your month in reading? Anything you added to your faves? Anything you recommend to me?

let's connect!


  1. I've read all of your tbr books (except Scythe) and I've loved them all! Happy reading. :)

    1. That's great to know, Lauren! I'm especially looking forward to reading The Cure for Dreaming and A Darker Shade of Magic!

  2. I hope I'll like Kings Cage more...

    Gone Girl is a BIG FAVE for me. I loved it. Hope you'll like it too :)

    1. I hope you do. So far it had mixed reviews so I guess it's really just a hit or miss.
      I've been hoping to read Gone Girl since the movie came out. I've been holding it off because I'm a bit scared. hahaha. Thanks :)

  3. I'm giving up on the Red Queen series after the first two books, I just can't with it anymore. But Gone Girl was great!

  4. Ahh, I love Agatha Christie as well! I binge read her Hercule Poirot books the year before last I think it was. :D

  5. Yay! You finally read Sleeping Giants! And yes, Waking Gods is dabomb diggity. :)

    Have a great week!


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