May Round Up 2016

Books I Read:

  • Into The Forest (Prequel) by Freedom Matthews
  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  • Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I was very happy with all the reading I got through in May. The stand out books for me were definitely The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge and Flawed by Cecelia Ahern. Both YA books the authors were a first for me. I had never heard of Frances Hardinge before but I am now a fan and have more of her books on my wish list now, her writing and imagery were very pleasing, with a dark side to it all. Recommended if you like something a bit different. Flawed is Cecelia’s first ever YA novel and I applaud her for stepping out of her usual comfort zone and writing from the heart, she had a story to tell and she did it so well. I couldn’t get enough of this book and am anxiously awaiting the next one, Perfect, which will be out in 2017.

City of Glass was a great read and continued my love affair with The Mortal Instruments. Into the Forest was an interesting one and I will want to read more when Inherited is released. As for Red Queen well I was a bit underwhelmed really, I liked it but I didn’t love it, I will read the next book to see if the story improves I just found it a bit slow. Have you read any of these books what did you think?

Book Haul:


  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Hannibal by Thomas Harris
  • 11th Hour by James Patterson

New Books:

  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas


  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (3 books)
  • The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare (3  books)

I surprised myself a bit with all the books I picked up this month, I got them throughout the month and it was only when I put them altogether I realised how many there were, to be fair the box sets where on a great deal and 3 of them were preloved so it’s all good 🙂

I was lucky to win a book on Twitter also, The Last Days of Summer by Vanessa Ronan

And I picked myself up am awesome new Hogwarts Journal on Book Depository and I’m using it as a book journal.

I don’t get to update the blog as often as I would like but I am active on Instagram in the Bookstagram community daily and I would love for you to keep in touch with me there @sarawimmreads.

22 thoughts on “May Round Up 2016

  1. I’m loving you instagram I find myself checking it everyday to see what books you have gotten or recommending. The Mortal Instruments is on my to buy list 🙂

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    1. Oh if you’re getting the mortal instruments get the infernal devices too, apparently you need to read them after book 3 to get background info, that’s what I’m doing anyway lol and thank you I love your Instagram too 🙂


    1. I loved Flawed it made me go and pick up more of her books. Omg I finished reading A Court of Thorns and Roses yesterday one of the best books I’ve read this year if you like fairies, beauty and the beast and a strong female then you’ll love it 🙂


    1. Yes I’m interested to see if her style is different to I picked up The Marble Collector this month and have heard good things about it. Thanks for stopping by 🙂


  2. So many books! Good on you, I need to get back into my reading. I’ll be coming back to you for recommendations for my daughter too, you have such similar taste in books. She loves reading, devours books like they’re going out of fashion. She would LOVE that Hogwarts journal too, I must get her one!

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    1. Oh I love recommending books I find it hard to review them because I just love reading but you’ll know when k really love something 🙂 I got the journal from book depository you can get different ones too, the inside of it is beautiful, it was a little treat for myself 🙂

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  3. I’m definitely getting that journal!!! Now I want to read The Lie Tree even more. Pushed it up the TBR! I got that Ransom Riggs box set this month too, love the little photos that come with it! I love these posts.

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    1. I’ve started using the journal and I just want to take it everywhere! Oh let me know what you think of The Lie Tree. I’m starting book 1 in the Ransom Riggs set today, I love the pictures so fascinating. Aw thank you x


    1. I love a good thriller too, have been going through a good YA phase but I like variety so it will change up each month 🙂 I only wish I could read more 🙂


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