Friday, 5 June 2015

Monthly round-up: May

Hello there!

At the moment everything's a bit manic and rushed, so I haven't had the time to film and edit a monthly round-up vlog this month (boo!) but hopefully a good old written post will do the trick this time. Do keep an eye out for a few more vlogs on the site soon though :) 

So, May was a jam-packed month filled with great reads. I took part in the brilliant Harper Impulse Fortnight as well as quite a few blog tours and was lucky to get stuck into some new releases. 

Books I read during May: 

Just The Way You Are, Lynsey James
The Life You Left, Carmel Harrington
The Broken, Tamar Cohen
Truly Madly Greekly, Mandy Baggot
Always the Bridesmaid, Lindsey KelkCastaway in the Caribbean, Janice Horton
Evil Games, Angela Marsons
The Lost Child,Ann Troup 
A Way From Heart to Heart, Helena Fairfax
Coming up Roses, Rachael Lucas
Life's a Beach and Then... Julia Roberts

I've reviewed most of these books during may- just click on the titles above to see the reviews. 

As always, I found picking a 'book of the month' really difficult. Special shout-outs needs to go to Ann Troup as The Lost Child was intriguing and unusual, Lindsey Kelk as she lived up to her usual brilliance with Always the Bridesmaid and Mandy Baggot for making me crave the sunshine and a holiday! 

But, my book of the month just had to be Evil Games by Angela Marsons.

 This book surpassed all expectations and is just as brilliant as the first in the DCI Kim Stone series, Silent Scream. I was hooked from the very first page and still find myself thinking about it now. Thank you Angie for yet another fantastic, creepy and gripping novel. I cannot WAIT for book 3!

Now I'm getting stuck into my June reads, kicking off with 'The Dish' which I am really enjoying. It's also the start of paperback summer so I will be reading as many paperbacks as I can for the next few months. 

What are you guys reading? 

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