Wrap-Ups

May Wrap-Up

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:

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:

How was your reading month? Did you find any new favourites? Have you read any of the books I talked about?

10 thoughts on “May Wrap-Up

  1. Great wrap up! I’ve been really keen to read Love & Other Disasters and it’s great to see you loved it! The Phantom of the Opera is one of my all-time favourite musicals though I’ve never read the book but now you’ve got me eager to pick it up. Will have to keep an eye out for a copy! Have a great June 🙂

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    1. Honestly, it’s the sweetest feel-good book, so you should definitely give it a chance! Funnily enough I’ve never seen the musical and only actually listened to the score after reading the book because I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

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  2. Congratulations on surviving exams and final assignments! I know firsthand how stressful those are, so I’m really hoping you’ve got some relaxation time ahead of you despite that thesis! 💙

    Also, you’ve made me extremely intrigued to read Phantom of the Opera now… Particularly since I loved the musical when I saw it a while back and since that would be a great way to make some progress on that yearly goal of mine to read three books in French – so far, I’m at zero 🙈

    Also, thanks so much for the shout-out! 🥰 I’m glad you enjoyed hearing about all my evilness but apparently still don’t hold it against me too much 🤣

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad that’s over 😭 I’m not too stressed about my thesis as of yet, but I guess we’ll see how it progresses.

      It was such a good book, I was completely invested from the beginning to the very end. I’d 100% recommend it. I also need to at the very least watch the film, as I’ve never seen any rendition of the musical!

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  3. Lovely wrap up and congratulations on being almost done with your exams and everything, best of luck for your thesis! I hope that your migranes will leave you alone a little bit this month ❤ Love & Other Disasters sounds so cute, I'll have to try it out! 🙂

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