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Debut Showcase: May 2018

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Since I fell off the blogging bandwagon a couple of years ago, I wasn’t able to keep up with one of my favourite features on my blog. I absolutely love discovering new authors, and I love supporting the YA newbies, so this feature is one of my favourites. I wanted to bring it back this year because I’ve already read some great 2018 debuts, and I hope to read many more! Without further ado, here are the debut authors whose books are out in May.

May Debuts


Furyborn / My So-Called Bollywood Life / Always Never Yours / Brightly Burning / Ship It / The Poppy War / The Lies They Tell / Song of Blood and Stone / Out of the Blue / All of This is True

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Monthly TBR: June 2018


I’ve gone for a good mixture of genres for June in an attempt to prevent another May-style reading slump. I really need some books to wow me after the mediocre reading month I had in May. I’ve got a bunch of buddy reads coming up, which will hopefully keep me entertained for most of it! Let me know what you’re planning on reading this month!

TBR pile

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1. Tracer by Rob Boffard

I’m currently reading this one, and it’s not exactly the most thrilling thriller, but I’m enjoying it. I would have liked a bit more of a connection to the characters. It’s a thriller set on a spaceship called Outer Earth, where there is apparently a mad man on the loose.

2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

I’m finally getting to this really popular series! I saw the trailer and decided now was the time to pick it up, and my friend Lacey and I decided to buddy read it together. I’m curious, as it was such a popular series a few years ago and there was so much hype surrounding it, but there’s almost no hype for the movie now.

3. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

I’m reading this one with five other people, and I’m hoping to have the best time. If I love it, I’ll also be reading the second book, which I have already bought. I’ve not seen anyone say a bad word about this, so I have really high hopes.

4. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

I think this will be my next audiobook once I’m (finally) done with Uprooted. It’s told in an interview style, so I think that’ll work well on audio.

5. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

I’m hoping to buddy read this one with a friend from work, but we’ll be aiming for 100 pages a week as it’s so long and I’d like to be able to fit other books in as well.

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Monthly Wrap Up: May 2018


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!

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