Me in May
I didn’t blog or vlog too much in May because I was promoted at work and it has taken up soooo much of my time. The promotion was exciting, though, so I’m not going to complain! I’ve taken on a lot more responsibilities, which is good because that’s what I wanted. I was in my previous role for four years (in addition to providing holiday cover for other people) and it was getting a bit dull. I’m enjoying the new role, but it’s a lot to take on so I’m still settling in.
At the beginning of the month, Quill and I went to Edinburgh, and we had the BEST time. I’ve almost convinced Quill to move there. It’s probably my favourite city to visit, and I want to go back already.
We also went to see Deadpool 2, which I thought was brilliant, and Solo, which was much better than I expected.
That was pretty much it for May!
1. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman ★★★☆☆
2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber ★★★☆☆
3. Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell ★★★☆☆
4. Drop by Drop by Morgan Llywelyn ★★☆☆☆
5. The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan ★★★☆☆
6. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy ★★★☆☆
7. If We Had Known by Elise Juska ★★★☆☆
8. Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake ★★★★★
As you can see, it was a pretty meh reading month until the very last moment. Did anyone else have a lackluster reading month in May? I had no strong feelings about any of the books that I read, which made me wonder if it’s because I was so busy and couldn’t emote, or if I was just picking up crap books.
In May, I read just 8 books, which is my worst reading month this year. That said, it’s still a lot better than some months last year, so I’m not counting it as a failure. I read 2529 pages in total and listened to 1454 minutes on audio. My average rating was 3.3, which I guess means my reading is getting better, despite this crappy month!
As for the genres, I read 1 historical, 1 fantasy, 3 contemporary, 1 sci-fi, 1 thriller, and 1 non-fiction. Not a bad mix. I read the books mostly as ebooks (6/8), with 1 paperback and 1 audiobook thrown in there.
In terms of release dates, I read 3 backlist titles, 4 new releases, and 1 ARC. I really need to get cracking on my review copies, because I’ve fallen behind again.
I’m hoping June will be a better reading month than May was. I’ve got quite a lot going on, but I’m hoping to get a handle on work so I can read during my breaks and in the evenings.
This Wednesday, we’re going to an alpaca farm to walk some alpacas. I absolutely cannot wait. We’re then going to see Jurassic World in the cinema, and I just know I am going to cry. I rewatched the first one last night and I was sobbing over the ending. I just really like dinosaurs.
Quill is coming back to work at the company that I work for next week, which will make travelling to and from work both easier and more entertaining.
Other than that, we’re just planning on spending time with friends and family!