books i am planning on reading in may: a tbr

Well, well, well.

I haven’t done one of these TBR posts for a while, but I was feeling festive.

How is everyone going? I hope you are all doing well, staying inside and trying to stay sane.

I thought I would do a quick little may tbr since I have some spare time to write a post. I don’t know about you, but I have read more in the last month than any month of this year. I shouldn’t have…I do have work to do haha.

So this month I am planning on reading a few books. I am not always the best at comitting to a tbr but I’m pretty excited to read most of these, so here’s hoping to staying on course!

I’ll start with blog tour books I need to read.

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This month I have three blog tours that I am participating in (from the day that I am currently writing this). The first blog tour is for The Wrongful Death by Kenneth B. Anderson which is the third in the Great Devil War series that I have also read and reviewed in previous blog tours (1 and 2) and thoroughly enjoyed. I am looking forward to seeing what happens the characters in this book and seeing how the story and characters develop.

UPDATE 4th of MAY: Full review here.

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The next blog tour I have is for The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks which is a middle grade book that I have just started reading as of when I am writing this. From the first few pages, it’s okay – I am finding that I want the story to move forward slightly more quickly but I am hoping that it will pick up soon.

UPDATE 4th of MAY: I freaking love it. You can read the review here.

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The last blog tour for this month is for Elizabeth Hazen’s Girls Like Us which is a poetry collection. I have already read this in April (because I wanted to read it for bookclub) and I didn’t fall in love with it, but poetry is a completely subjective experience so if I didn’t connect with it, doesn’t mean that other’s won’t. I found the writing to be beautiful though, but not enough to emotionally connect me with any of the poems, which I am incredibly sad to say.

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In terms of arcs that I want to read – the number one arc I want to get around reading this month is called The Things We Hide at Home by Nem Rowan. This has been out since January but I just have not been able to get around to it because of uni and procrastination. I am quite excited to read this one – I don’t know too much about it other than the fact that it is thriller-esque? I just want to read it because it sounds incredibly interesting but also because of extreme guilt that it has taken me so long to get to it!

I have just noticed that I may have bitten off more than I can chew (is that the correct saying?!).

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We shall see if I can finish all these books on my tbr. Anway, the next book I want to read is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. This is because I low key am hoping to do asian readathon (as well as a reading challenge I set myself) but also because I have seen this book everywhere on book twitter and booktube, and I want to see what it’s about! I don’t actually know much about it. It’s about two families, right? A single mum stays at a white family’s house, or something? I don’t really want to know too much about it before I delve into it, though so don’t attack me haha.

I then really want to read Check, Please by Ngozi Ukazu, books one and two. I have been following this web comic for actual years – I think I started reading it online the year it came out, because it absolutely took the tumblr world by storm.

I just love these characters, the world, the writing and story as well as the illustrations. So, last month I finally splurged on the physical copies of each book and I am hoping they come in the post this month! If it doesn’t, I will cry.

The next book I want to read is also on the list of the reading challenge I have set myself. It is called A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O’Connor. I actually know nothing about this book. Only that it is considered one of the top 25 best books written by women. Which is the basis of the reading challenge that I set myself for the rest of the year. Let me know if you have read it!


As a part of my classicathon tbr, I want to read (hopefully) Anges Grey by Anne Bronte. I have always wanted to read another Anne Bronte book, so this will herald as my second Anne Bronte book (though I do want to re-read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall). Again, don’t know much but I am ready to be amazed.

UPDATE 4th of MAY: I read this as an audiobook and really enjoyed it! I gave it 3.5 stars. Anne Bronte is a beautiful writer and it made me want to reread The Tenant of Wildfell Hall which I might do next month…

We have made it to the last book I want to read for the month of May. I think. I hope.

It is A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde. It’s not really a book…more like a play in a collection of Oscar Wilde Plays that I have. But I read The Importance of Being Earnest in April and absolutely adored it, so I think I want to try and read at least one Oscar Wilde play a month. I just adore Wilde’s writing and I enjoy his wit, intelligence and humour.



If I have time, I would love to read If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio and Millennium Snow by Bisco Hatori as well as Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. But, that will all depend if I am able to get through this tbr or not!

What are you planning to read this month? Let me know!

Until next time, happy reading!

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