May was a slightly weird month, in the sense that it dragged on forever but also lasted approximately two minutes. I had to study for exams and write my final assignments but, after the suffering, I can finally say I’m done—mostly, as I still need to write my thesis. Once again, scheduled posts really came in handy this month, so thanks at past me for that! But even then I completely missed the last two post days (whoops) as I was recovering from the stress of everything and dealing with migraines yet again—they were slightly better for a bit and then came back, but fingers crossed that they stop soon. In terms of reading, I definitely read less than in the previous months, but the average rating was higher, so I’m happy about that.
What I Read
Post-Traumatic by Chantal V. Johnson
This was a hard one to rate, it was pretty interesting and, despite having all the elements I adore it didn’t grip me completely. It took me a bit to get properly into it and even though I ended up liking it, I expected to love it.
I’m planning to write a full review for it, so hopefully that goes up soon enough.
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
I’d been interested in this for a while—mostly because of Emma‘s videos—but I wasn’t sure I’d read it any time soon, so I’m glad I did because this was absolutely fantastic. It was my first 5 star read of the year, finally. I actually picked this up on a whim on a library trip. Obviously, I read this in Spanish, since the French original is much closer to that than English.
Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly
This was the perfect book to pick up right before my exams. It was super cute and it revolved about something that I love, cooking shows. This helped me calm down after some very stressful couple of weeks and served as a bit of a much-needed break. If you like light romance novels, this is the perfect one.
I also have a full review up for this one here.
What I Wrote
Like I said, this month was mostly full of scheduled posts. Here’s a bit of what I wrote:
- One Year Blog Anniversary: This was an exciting accomplishment, so I wanted to celebrate it.
- Author Interview: Maya MacGregor: I absolutely loved getting to interview the author of one of my favourite books of the year!
- Eurovision Songs as Books: This post I actuallly wrote on a whim, and it might be one of my favourites.
- Author Interview: Casey McQuiston: Interviewing one of your favourite authors about their new book is definitely not something that happens every day, so this was extremely exciting.
Blog Posts I Loved
I started the month doing really well with blog-hopping, but that obviously went out the window when my exams actually started. Also, despite commenting being my favourite part of blogging, my comments this month have either been inexistent or super short, I just didn’t have the brain power to do more, unfortunately. Here are some posts that I managed to catch up on and that I really enjoyed:
- 10 Lesbian Book Recs Not Just for Lesbian Visibility Week by Althea @ Althea is Reading
- All the unread books I own by Morgan @ Morgan Is Reading Again
- 2022 Quarter Year Crisis Tag 📚 Reading Goals, Favorites & more 👀 by Caro @ The Bookcheshire Cat
- 8 Hard Truths About Book Blogging (And Easy Tips To Keep On Loving It) by Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books
- Are Harry Styles and I compatible (readers)? by Kat @ Life and Other Disasters
- Confessions of an Evil Book Blogger by Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner
- Recommending Ten Excellent Audiobooks by Vera @ Wordy and Whimsical
- My Eurovision 2022 Top Ten and the Books They Make Me Think Of by Line @ First Line Reader
- What to read based on Met Gala 2022 looks by Joy @ Books with Joy
- I’ve Accepted That Publishers Aren’t That Interested in Book Bloggers by Krysta @ Pages Unbound
- Branching out into new genres | Reading updates by Jayati @ It’s Just A Coffee Addicted Bibliophile
How was your reading month? Did you find any new favourites? Have you read any of the books I talked about?