Wrap Up: May 2018


Oh boy, this month was difficult to say the least. I already wrote about it a little in this blog post, but long story short: I had finals which I was incredibly stressed about, and my grandma was rushed to the hospital with severe heart problems. So yeah… I’ve had more panic attacks this month than I’ve had in quite some time. But I’m very glad that my grandma is home and doing a lot better, and that I have some time off until my next finals start.

As you can probably guess, I haven’t had time time to read as much as I usually do, but luckily I loved the things I did read. Next month is still going to be pretty hectic because of my other finals (still 5 to go, aaah!), but hopefully I’ll be able to read a bit more!

ALSO, June is my birthday month (I’m turning 21!) and if you want to buy me a birthday present you can do so here. Anyway, I hope June will be a lovely month for all of you, and let’s get to the books!


Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli – I was super mega excited about this book, and while I did end up loving it (Leah was super relatable and I loved seeing the other characters again) it didn’t fully live up to my expectations. I still gave it 5 stars, though. Maybe 4.8 stars, if I want to be precise.
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde – LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED here’s my review.
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy – I read Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy last month and was a bit underwhelmed by it, which is why I didn’t expect much from this book, but I ended up loving it!

Goldie Vance vol. 4 by Hope Larson, Jackie Ball, Elle Power and Sarah Stern – I’m a huge fan of the Goldie Vance comics and this new volume definitely didn’t disappoint. I love the characters, the plot is always fun, and the art is gorgeous!
Fence vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad and Joana Lafuente – I’m such a sucker for sports comics, so it was pretty easy for me to like this. Sadly, I just didn’t love it… I just can’t put my finger on why.
The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks – This was an incredibly fun middle grade mystery that had a lot of things going for it, but a few things kept me from enjoying it as much as I wish I had. Read my full review here.


I’m currently reading quite a few things (and I’m also planning on picking up The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang tonight) so that’s a bit chaotic, but I just keep switching between books instead of actually reading and finishing one. Anyway, I started The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie a few weeks ago and I loved it, but I had to put it down when everything started getting so… panicky and I’ve honestly forgotten about it since. I didn’t even remember I started it until I saw it on my Goodreads shelf. Woops.

I’m also still reading Meet Cute, just like I was in my last wrap-up. I think I have about 4 stories left and I should really push myself to actually finish it soon. And lastly, I’m listening to the audiobook of From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon. I’m… having complicated feelings towards it. Sometimes I really love it, and sometimes I don’t like it as much. I really hope I’ll love it in the end!

So, those were all of the books I read in May. Now tell me, what’s the best book you’ve read last month? And what are your reading plans for June?

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6 gedachtes over “Wrap Up: May 2018

  1. Alexa zegt:

    Oh wow, you still have 5 exams?? Good luck 😦

    I think I have the first two volumes of Goldie Vance now, so I really should get to reading that…


  2. whatthelog zegt:

    Good luck with your exams! I really looking forward to reading The Brightsiders, which I’m going to do in June to celebrate pride! I’m also reading Love, Hate and Other Filters for the Ramadan Readathon 🙂


  3. dominds zegt:

    Hopefully, you will feel better soon ❤

    You've read some great books, I'm still so curious about The Brightsiders. My favorite book I've read in May was I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman, and I really want to read Legendary in June 😀


  4. Annemieke zegt:

    I know what you mean with Leah not fully living up to your expectations yet still being good. I rated it 4,5 stars because of that.

    I hope your exams will go well Laura and that you will have a good birthday. Here is to a good end of the school year and a reading Summer. 😉


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