Hey everyone! How are you?
In May I participated in the Asian Readathon as well as the Medieval-a-thon! I had a fun reading month. Also, I’ve been a bit quieter on my blog this month. I’ve been busy with Uni and this was put to the side. Hopefully in the next month or so I’ll start to post a bit more.
Books I Started at the End of April
- Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman: loved this!
- A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1) by Lynsay Sands: interesting concept about a vampire that faints at blood but story didn’t hit as well as I hoped.
Books Read in May (but didn’t go towards a readathon)
- An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands: quick read. Didn’t become a new favourite though. Talk about body shaming though frequently.
Asian Readathon Challenges
- Read any book by an Asian Author: Poemsia by Lang Leav. Sadly, was disappointed. I like Lang Leav’s poetry but I might stick to that.
- Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who you can relate to: Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao. This was a good read, enjoyed the audiobook and kept me interested.
- Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who you can’t relate to: Death Note Vol.2 (Black Edition) by Tsugumi Ohba. This series is still interesting. Intrigued to see how it’ll continue. 4 stars.
- Read a book recommended by an Asian: Fence by C.S Pacat. I hope this one’s included as it’s not be an Asian author. I read this series as it is one of @BookswithChloe’s favourite graphic novel series. I was originally going to read Wicked Fox by Kat Cho which is one of her recommendations (in her video) but as I had a feeling I wasn’t going to finish it time I thought I’d try this series and managed to find all the issues on Scribd. 4 stars overall for the series (the talk about fencing and techniques did go over my head but I flew through the series).
Books read in total: 8, meaning I have reached an Empress status!
A Pristine Book: Poemsia by Lang Leav
A Shiny Book: Death Note Vol.2 by Tsugumi Ohba
Book With Your Favourite Colour on the Spine: The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
Under 300 Pages: Fence Vol. 1 (#1-4) by C.S Pacat
Dragon on the Cover: The Kingdom of Fantasy by Geronimo Stilton (Elizabeth Dami)
A Romance: The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
High Expectations: What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
Orange on the Dust Jacket: Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
So overall in my journey I had acquired a nice wardrobe full of clothes for all different occasions, bow and arrows and a shield to protect me along with a fox for a companion. All of this while being an Empress. I think I set up a nice life for myself.
My favourite read for this month is without a doubt What the Wind Knows. This had me hooked right from the beginning. It has such a homely (is that a word?) vibe with how it was written and had me feeling all sorts of emotions. Heartbreak to complete happiness. I recommend it to those who love time travelling, historical settings and family. Good for fans of Outlander and even gave me Titanic vibes (can’t explain how but just the way I felt made me think of Titanic).
How was your month?
Until next time…