Hello, lovelies!🌙 We are back again with a monthly recap and I can’t believe it! Where did May go!? We are half way into 2021 ♪~ ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ isn’t that scary 0.0
Reading – what a weird month ◔ ⌣ ◔
May was such a weird month for me. I read every single day but I didn’t read as much and I don’t know why. I read a total of 10 books which is a good number, it just feels strange – I feel like I didn’t read at all! ٩◔̯◔۶
- THE VERY BEST: The Endgame by Riley Hart
- THE VERY, VERY, VERY BAD: Gabriel by Taylor Ryan
- THE UNEXPECTED: Not Like Other Boys by K.A Merikan
- THE LOVABLE: Heartstopper Vol.4 by Alice Oseman
The Endgame by Riley Hart was such a surprising read, as I mentioned in my mini-review part 2, Riley is a hit or miss [most of her hits for me are when she co-writes with another author] but this book was everything: sweet, angsty, the characters were amazing, family-centered, the romance was lovely and the build up was also equally good. Everything in this book was so good! ❤
Heartstopper was also one of the best read of May! I was so excited to get my hands on it, I bought the UK version on release day because I HAD TO! ❤ Nick and Charlie will forever be one of the cutest couples in the universe. I’m so excited for Netflix’s adaptation, the characters are the cutest and so like the books! I was a bit sad Charlie’s younger brother wasn’t going to be there but I understand adaptations don’t always go as we plan, but still so excited!
Six Crimson Cranes UK Editions ~▷
Isn’t this cover to die for? Six Crimson Cranes is a book that has been on my radar since I think the beginning of this year and I can’t wait to read it. I was in the process of pre-ordering [something I never do] when I realized US did not include paperback of that gorgeous edition going around. I don’t like hardcovers so I tried other websites and found bookdepository to have this UK paperback version! I can’t say I’m disappointed because as always the UK version is stunning! Have you ordered yours!?
Goodbye NetGalley 📖
I decided to close my NetGalley account in May, I just wasn’t invested. I think I never enjoyed the experience because ARCs have never been my thing. Also, pressure of keeping a 80% and above to get approved was just not worth it -plus if I DNFed a book it counted basically against me because I didn’t leave review for those. If approved, took me forever to read an ARC – I think the pressure of having to read it took all the fun away, so, I stopped asking for ARCs and after that, no point in having the account 🤷🏻♀️
Just wanna dun dun dance
Dun dun dance, dun dun dance
Just dance, just dance 🎶
In May I had four songs on repeat: Oh My Girl‘s Dun Dun Dance, Baekhyun & Seo Moon Tak‘s Hurt, WJSN The Black‘s Easy and Bruno Mars‘ Talking to the Moon 🎵
Princess Mononoke & Howl’s Moving Castle 🐺
May was a mixture of old favorites and great documentaries. I re-watched Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle which I absolutely love!
As always, the sound, imagery, characters, story and everything within these films make me so happy – so nostalgic.
I also watched some documentaries such as ABC 20/20: The Accused, The Perfect Lie. Total Wipeout was the best! Oh my god, it made me so happy – I couldn’t stopped laughing!
The Eighties by HBO Max was superb! Every episode was incredible, I cried a bit during the episode about the AIDS epidemic – it was such a dark time. Some episodes are very interesting, such as the boom in TV shows, the Cold War and Reagan’s presidency – I have mentioned before I’m a History major so I love watching documentaries and learning.
And, well that’s all folks! May was an okay month – while in terms of shows and music it was interesting – personally things started to change at work and I’m learning to navigate my new role and responsibilities ><
How was your May? Anything interesting, recommendations? Which book blew you away!?