Saturday, 1 June 2019

The Month That Was... May 2019

+International Giveaway

It's starting to feel like summer! There are flowers everywhere, from the beach to all the wildflowers in our little front garden. Scully is getting quite skilled at photobombing it seems, as here's a nice photo of the cliffs at Barton-on-Sea, with a doggo just in shot.


Keep reading if you want to win one of the books mentioned in this post. Please note that the giveaway is open to countries Wordery and/or The Book Depository ship to. The winner will receive a brand new copy of their chosen title, direct from the retailer.

Reviews:




Also read:

This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik ☆☆☆☆
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas ☆☆☆☆
The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction by Amy Brashear ☆☆
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse ☆☆☆
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier ☆☆☆
Isola Volume 1 by Brenden Fletcher + Karl Kerschl ☆☆☆

Challenges:

I made loads of progress on ATY but am stalling a little on Popsugar. I think there are a few prompts I just have to get over and done with! The ATY group on Goodreads is also hosting a laid-back summer challenge which I'll be doing over the next three months. You don't have to be doing the main challenge to participate, although the prize is challenge related.

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge - 27/52
15. A retelling of a classic: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
17. A book set on college or university campus: Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton
20. A book set in space: Across the Void by S.K. Vaughn

Around the Year in 52 Books - 31/52
7. 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1: The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction by Amy Brashear
13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list: Isola Volume 1 by Brenden Fletcher + Karl Kerschl
20. A book featuring indigenous people of a country: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
21. A book from one of the polarizing or close call votes: This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik
29. A book published before 1950: Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
37. A book set in a school or university: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life: Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver

ATY Rejects - 1/28
Romantic element: The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

Also blogged about:

On My Radar: June
April Book Haul

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5 comments:

  1. I'd love Girls of Paper and Fire. Thank you for the giveaway :)
    Megan S.

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  2. The Flatshare sounds intriguing, many thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. "Let me know which book you'd most like to read." I have looked at all of the books and links above very, very carefully, and if it would be okay I would probably choose a book from your "On My Radar: June" post: "Wicked Fox" by Kat Cho.

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    1. The giveaway is for one of the books mentioned in this post.

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