In terms of TBRs, March and April sucked. March I got stuck with a reading slump, April was just really bad in terms of family stress and life, and so I have come to the decision that May is not going to have a set TBR. I mean, I am not usually someone who firmly sticks to them anyway but they’re not working out for me at the moment as well as I hoped. I even borrowed up a couple of books from the library a few weeks ago, meaning to take them away with me to London and yet they’ve been sat on my bedside table waiting to be picked up. When the library is open again, I’ll probably end up taking them back without turning a single page.
Anyway, so what I am planning instead of a TBR is simply those books that I hope to read in the next month. None that are set in stone, none that I won’t be angry at and leave if my mood changes. I feel like it will be better this way, and maybe I can avert another slump.
So, let’s get to it:
Right, so I didn’t include The Young Elites in my April Wrap-Up. The main reason was is that I had written and published the post before even reading it. I didn’t even know I was going to pick it up but it happened and I actually quite liked it. It wasn’t perfect but it has promise and so I hope to break my rut of not continuing a series by hopefully reading the both of these. The great thing is, is that this is a shorter series compared to a lot of others and so they should each only take a couple of days maximum to read.
My rating for The Young Elites at the moment is around a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
I am in a bit of a Beauty and the Beast obsession at the moment. I cannot stop listening to the soundtracks and scores of both the animated and live action films, and this will hopefully fill the literary quota of that obsession. This book has been making the rounds on Booktube recently and I’m excited to see what all the hype is about. I’ve also just discovered that it is a standalone so that is certainly an added bonus!
I’ve had this book on my shelf since last summer and I think now that spring has started to make its mark (my hayfever can attest to that!), a nice adult contemporary would be a great addition to this list. The reviews seem fairly positive, and I’ve been tempted by some of Lucy Diamond’s other books too so reading this one first will tell me whether they’re worth it or not.
And I think I am going to leave it at that. With my current record 4 books will be plenty, and besides this is a list of hopefuls. Let’s just wait and see what May brings.
What do you plan to read in May?
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
Thanks for reading and have a good day!