I didn’t have the best reading month but it was certainly a fun month. It’s been such a busy month that I’ve hardly had time to read or blog!
What I hauled
Quite a few books this month. An actual haul of books. But! In my defence, all except one of these were free. The only book I paid for was The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson in the May box of The YA Chronicles and you can read my unboxing post here.
I attended TeenCon 2016 which is put on by Sydney Writers Festival. They had swag bags for everyone who attended. This was my very first TeenCon so imagine my surprise when I found out that the swag bags actually contained SIX ACTUAL BOOKS! I was expecting the usual gift bag goodies like some pens, maybe a keyring, and little promotional items. Each bag had a different range of books but in my bag I got:
- Confused by Wanda Wiltshire
- Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
- The Bone Season by Samanatha Shannon
- The Next Together by Lauren James
- Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti
They were like a nice little present because TeenCon took place on my birthday!
And because it was my birthday this month, I got a whole bunch of new books as presents!
- The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- A Thousand Pieces of You and Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
- Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
- The Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat
What I read
- Golden Son by Pierce Brown | ★★★★
- Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren | ★★★
- The Dream Engine by Leah Karloff | ★★
- Haze by Brandon J. Barnard | ★★
- The Crown by Kiera Cass | ★★★★
So like I mentioned before, it was a slower reading month for me. I only read five books this month. I’ve also added a page with all the books I’ve read in 2016, which you can find here.
What I posted
01 May: May TBReleased
04 May: Waiting on Wednesday #5
07 May: Sweet Filthy Boy book review
09 May: Intimidating TBR book tag
14 May: Ruin & Rising book review
16 May: Hamilton book tag
18 May: Waiting on Wednesday #6
20 May: The YA Chronicles unboxing
21 May: The Dream Engine book review
So a bit of a slow posting month for me especially compared to last month. As much as I hate doing it, I have to put uni over blogging. I’m in my third year of uni and there were about four assignments due this month alone. I actually have two this week. I’ve also decided that I’m only going to do Waiting on Wednesday every second week so that I’m not constantly scrambling to find new books.
So like I’ve already said my birthday was this month and I turned 21. My friends threw a surprise party for me and I can’t believe how lucky I am to have such amazing and wonderful people in my life. I felt absolutely spoiled!