May is starting out as a good reading month – I’ve already finished one of my TBR books! I haven’t bought many books this month so far (for a change), as I’m trying to get through the shelves of books I haven’t even touched yet on my bookcase, and a few of the books I want to read this month are from the library. Here’s what I’m hoping to read in May.

First up is I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. Another book I’ve heard so much about around Booktube and one that I’ve finally picked up, again from the local library. I don’t really know much about this story, just that it comes very highly rated. The first review online said: “This is one of those novels that will take your breath away and leave you with a serious book hangover for days”. How could I resist?!

Ah, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Need I say more about this book? I read these books many times while growing up but decided I want to re-read them once again now that I’m a little older. I’m not sure how long this new illustrated style of Harry Potter book has been out for (my originals have the very first kind of cover, just with very creased pages now!) but who needs an excuse to buy another?

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick is the book I finished a couple of days ago. I’d read a couple of good reviews of this book and decided to try it out for myself and see what the fuss was about. Samantha Reed sits on her balcony and watches the Garrett family every day, wishing she was one of them, who seem to be everything her family isn’t. It’s a YA novel, with themes of romance, family and politics, but you’ll have to wait until my May Wrap Up to find out what I thought of it!

Next is You by Caroline Kepnes. I first heard about this book over on Sarah’s Chapter and I just had to buy it. You is a thriller, written from the perspective of Joe who from the first page you know just isn’t quite right. He becomes obsessed with Beck, a student who one day comes in to his bookstore. What makes this book so different is that it is written in the second person, making you feel as if Joe is talking to “you”. Creepy.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn is the next on my TBR pile and if you couldn’t tell already, thanks to the shiny protective cover, this is one of the books I’ve borrowed from the library. I’ve never read Gone Girl, *gasps*, but heard many fantastic things about Flynn’s writing. I came across this book on one of my regular browses of Amazon’s book section and was gripped from the get go: “Libby Day was just seven years olf when her older bother massacred her family while she hid in a cupnpard. Her evidence helped put him away”. Did you know this is a film too?

A last minute addition to my May TBR is Horrorstor, the third book that I have borrowed from the library. I haven’t really heard too much about Horrostor, and it has only received a handful of reviews on Amazon, but after seeing it crop up on booktube I thought it sounded really interesting. Set in a Swedish furniture superstore, something strange is happening overnight; employees start their shifts in the morning to find broken furniture and more and so volunteer for an overnight shift to find out just what is going on. It’s a traditional horror story with a twist. I love that this book is set out like a retail catalogue and I can’t wait to read it!

Maybe this is a bit of an optimistic TBR, but I’m feeling very bookish this month and so hopefully I’ll be able to get through all of them. What are you planning on reading this month?




  1. 16th May 2016 / 8:42 am

    A lovely Selection. Been wanting to read You for ages

    • 10th June 2016 / 8:57 am

      I would definitely recommend it!

  2. 7th June 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Dark Places is brilliant, another of Flynns that's even better, much better than Gone Girl is Sharp Objects x

    • 10th June 2016 / 8:58 am

      Oh I've had Sharp Objects on my to to read list for a while – I might have to get my hands on it soon!

  3. 10th June 2016 / 5:22 am

    Ooh, I love a good book post! You, Dark Places, and Horrorstor all sound right up my street, so I'll definitely be popping them onto my own list of books to read. Can't wait to see what you think of these!

    Megan | Southern Charmed

    • 10th June 2016 / 8:58 am

      They were all so so good! Just getting my wrap up together now so keep an eye out for my thoughts on them 🙂

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