My Monthly Wrap-Up – May 2021

I usually only post a wrap-up for the romance novels I read, but the truth is, May wasn’t very prolific in that regard, and I’ve been meaning to post a more general wrap-up, so here we are. Ah, May. Again, a month that went down too quickly, but as I’ve been waiting for July to come, I’m not complaining 🙈. I don’t know if that’s because of covid but it’s as if I’ve been working non-stop since March 2020 – this is not true, but I definitely feel like I did, and my mental exhaustion is real *hides*.

I read 7 books this month and DNFed one, which is okay, I guess. I’m not counting all the books I started and put on hold between 20 and 50%, but as May was definitely a mood month, they were many, sadly.

  • Kings of Scars by Leigh Bardugo | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Read my review | After waiting for so long to read it, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it!
  • Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | After a few false starts, I finally dived into Tarisai’s story! Even though I wasn’t convinced by everything, the gorgeous world-building, intricate mythology and rich imagery won me over. I can’t wait to know what’ll happen in Redemptor!
  • Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | I thoroughly enjoyed Empire of Sand‘s companion novel, and how it dealt with the ferocity of colonization through another – but no less heartbreaking and powerful – lens. It’s now fair to say that I’m in love with Tasha Suri‘s writing, her fierce heroines and oh-so-soft heroes. I can’t wait to read more from her.
  • Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean | ⭐⭐⭐ | Sigh. I seriously underestimated my profound dislike for anything monarchy related, but moving on. I really liked how the conversations about belonging were handled, Izumi’s dynamics with her friends and her mum, but sadly I found the other relationships a bit superficial and underdeveloped, especially the romance.
  • The Silvered Serpent by Roshani Chokshi | ⭐⭐⭐ | I will probably write a review soon so I won’t go into details but yeah, I was disappointed by this sequel😢

I posted less often this month, and after two and a half months I’m still trying to find a good balance between reading, gaming and blogging. I know myself however, and so I made peace with the fact that it would… depend on the moment, lol. As someone with ADHD I adore planning, but following up with my plans is another beast altogether 🤷‍♀️

Here are the posts I’m most proud of (click on the picture to visit!)

I had less time to blog-hop this month unfortunately, but I hope June will be better because I’ve missed reading all your fabulous posts! Here are my favorite from May :

I probably forgot many so please do share your favorite post from May below!

That’s it for this month! Feel free to link to your wrap-up post in the comment section, I’ll happily visit them!

19 thoughts on “My Monthly Wrap-Up – May 2021

  1. thank you for including my post on my fave thrillers! <3
    I'm sorry that you were disappointed by The Silvered Serpents, that's a shame! I look forward to reading your review about it because I'm curious about what you thought of it. Have a wonderful June 💖

    1. Thank you!!! And I loved your post, I definitely will come back to it when I want to read a thriller!! I think I’ll write my review later this week, I have so many notes, I need to gather my thoughts a bit 🙈 Have a wonderful June too!!

  2. Here’s to good reading in June! I know that May was objectively a good month, but I agree. In so many ways it feels like this is still March 2020, so it’s really hard to remember what good things happened each month.

  3. I enjoyed reading your wrap up! Thank you for including my post. I greatly appreciate it!

    I always enjoy your posts but one of my favorite posts is definitely The Great Series Read Project Tracker. I like how it encourages accountability because I really need something similar! As I mentioned in a prior comment, I’m horrible at reading an entire series even if it’s just a duology. Your project tracker definitely had me trying to figure out 1) what I should read from your list and 2) what I needed to finish.

  4. Thank you for mentioning me *sob*

    I am on the fence about whether Emily Henry looks like an author I would like. I don’t often find contemporaries all that interesting but I did recently read You Deserve Each Other and it was very NICE.

    1. Omg!!! I ADORE YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER!!!! And hmm I’m not sure I’d recommend Emily Henry, I mean I did like her books but idk, they feel forgettable? But still nice and fun at times? Idk. I’m on the minority though, most readers love her.

      And OF COURSE!! I love your content ❤️

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