May Wrap-Up

Hiya! Today I bring you my May wrap-up. I must say, this month was very busy for me, and I’m sure June will be the same. Nevertheless, I still tried to read as much as I could. Enjoy!

Novels I Read

Turtle Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario: (3.5 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was really sweet, but also quite sad. You can read my review here!

Vicious by V.E. Schwab: (4.25 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Vicious is well, interesting, but it was a bit too emo for me. Review to come!

Love is a Revolution by Renee Watson: This was somewhat infuriating, but it was also kind of wholesome?? Maybe I’ll give it three stars. Review to come!

The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch: (4.25 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Sky Blues was really cheesy, but also unlike a lot of contemporaries. Review to come!

Graphic Novels and Manga read

Seven Secrets Volume 1 by Tom Taylor: (4.5 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I did not expect to love this the way that I did. The story is incredibly unique, and features a variety of diverse characters. It’s a must read for all action fans!

The Princess Who Saved Herself by Greg Pak: (3.75 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was super cute and uplifting!! I absolutely adored the whimsical and messy setting too.

Just Pretend by Tori Sharp: (4.25 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This memoir was adorable, and had such a beautiful message. Author interview to come!

Blue Flag Volume 4 and 5 by Kaito: (4.5 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Blue Flag is so incredibly emotional and gripping. It’s definitely a must read for all contemporary fans!

The Color Collector by Nick Solis: (4 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was a super cute! The story is quite unique too.

A School Frozen in Time Volume 1 by Mizuki Tsujimura and Naoshi Arakawa: (3.5 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐ It’s quite an eerie and whimsical read perfect for fans of Your Lie in April.

Ao Haru Ride Volume 13 by Io Sakisaka: (4.25 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s sad that I have now finished the series. Ao Haru Ride does shojou very well. I definitely recommend it to any manga lovers.

Early One Morning by Lawrence Schimel: (4 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was the PERFECT morning story for kids. Bedtime stories are so common in children’s literature, so I am delighted to see that this is a book is set in the morning. 

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and Hatem Aly: (4.5 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was so cute! If you’re looking for a hijab-positive book to read to your kids, I highly recommend The Proudest Blue. It’s both an empowering and educational read that oozes out with sisterly love.

Total Number Of Books Read: 10

Total Number Of Posts Published:

Average Rating: 7.5/10 or 3.75 out of 5 stars

First, let’s recap! Last month I said I’d read five novels, read all my netgalley ARCs, and drink more water. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet any of those goals.

Some of my goals for June include…

  • Finish three netgalley ARCs, and review them
  • Read 4 novels
  • Drink lots of water

And that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed reading about my May in books, I’d love to read about yours too! If you’d like, you can read last month’s wrap up here. Have a lovely day!

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45 Comments

  1. Great post, and congrats on all the reads despite being busy! I LOVED your post about YA novels written by BIPOC authors! Thanks so much for sharing my post, I’m honored ❤

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    1. Thank you, that’s so sweet of you to say 🥰🥰 Ofc, I love your posts!!

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  2. Made in Korea looks so good!!! Great post! And thanks for tagging me 😭❤

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    1. It’s amazing, I hope you love it!! Ofc, it’s my pleasure! 🥰

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  3. Rania @ Rania's Rambling Reads says:

    loved the wrap-up Saniya!! and thank you so much for mentioning my review!!! 💕 I hope you have an amazing June! 🥰

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    1. Ofc, I loved your review! And thank you so much!! Have a lovely June 💖💖

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  4. Awesome wrap up! And thanks for mentioning my post! Just wanted to mention that April and I collabed on the spoilers post so you might want to link her half as well! You can find it here:https://bookedtillmidnight.wordpress.com/2021/05/04/lets-talk-spoilers-discussion/

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    1. Thank you so much Phoenix! Of course, I had to! Oo thank you for notifying me, I’ll add it right now 🙂

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      1. No problem! I hope that you enjoy it!

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  5. Janhavi @ Literary & Lavender says:

    Lovely post, saniya 💖 Made in korea has been one of my highly anticipated releases, so I’m really glad you enjoyed it!! And turtle under ice sounds so interesting too! Adding it to my tbr ☺️ I hope you have a wonderful june, and not a too busy one 🌸💕

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    1. I’m so glad, I hope you love it!! Oo I’m glad you’re interested in Turtle Under Ice. It’s such an underrated book. Aww thank you janhavi, you’re super sweet. Have a lovely June as well ❤ ❤

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing my interview! 🥰

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  7. Jan @ thedoodlecrafter says:

    Great post, I’m glad you had a good reading month! I really have to start reading VE Schwab’s books. Hope you have a good month of June!

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    1. Thank you so much Jan, I hope you have a lovely June too! Yesss, Vicious was quite good, so I hope you like it too!

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  8. lovely wrap-up!! i’m glad you had a good month, i hope june treats you just as well!💜

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    1. Thank you so much, you as well Kaya! 💜💜

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  9. omg you had such a productive month! i love your bookstagram post – it’s also gorgeous! i hope june treats you well! 💖

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    1. Aww thank you so much Ahaana, it means a lot. I hope is lovely for you too! 💜💜

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  10. itsKoo says:

    As always, I enjoyed reading your wrap up! You read a ton this month!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Koo, it means a lot. I hope June treats you well!! 💜

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  11. Liza | The Inharmonious Heroine says:

    It sounds like May was a great month of blogging and reading for you! Here’s to a great June! ☺️

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    1. Thank you Liza, you’re too kind. I hope June treats you well! 💜

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  12. The Sky Blues is on my TBR, glad you enjoyed it! And Made in Korea was amazing. Have an amazing June!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you love it even more than I did! Yesss gotta love Made In Korea hehe. Have a lovely June too Ritz. Thank you for reading too! 💜💜

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  13. Glad you enjoyed my interview in Tea Time Lit enough to add it to your roundup! I did enjoy coming up with those answers.

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    1. Of course, it was quite an intriguing interview! Thank you for reading too 🙂

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  14. Salonie Malhotra says:

    Hi that’s a very productive month in terms of reading. Could you please suggest the best way to receive ARC? I would love to review them as well. Any suggestions?

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    1. Thank you! If you don’t live in the US, or sometimes Canada, then it’s very difficult to get physical arcs. However, eARCS are your best bet if you’re international. Try going on Netgalley and setting up an account. Then, you can request to read early copies of books. I hope this helps. 🙂

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  15. althea says:

    Great wrap up!! I felt similarly about Love is a Revolution so I’m really excited to read your review! I hope June’s a great month for you!!

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    1. Thank you so much Althea, I loved hearing your thoughts on it too! I hope June is amazing for you as well 💜

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  16. aahhh seems like you had a great reading month love!! thanks for including my post btw!!

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    1. Of course, it’s my pleasure. 😀 Have a great June!! 💜💜

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  17. Azu ~ The Bookish Crusade says:

    Lovely wrap up !

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  18. glad to hear that may went well for you saniya!! i really enjoyed vicious as well and am currently reading vengeful hehe, hope you have a lovely June ❤️

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    1. also i just realised, i really appreciate you mentioning my post!! thank you saniya! ❤️

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    2. Thank you so much Cherelle! 💜💜 Ooo I’d absolutely LOVE to hear your thoughts on Vengeful as I am debating whether or not I should read it hehe.

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  19. wowza looks like you had a good reading month!! I really want to start getting into VE Schwab’s books!! and thank you so much for sharing my post, you’re too sweet! happy reading and have a great June (imagine that great June part, but with a bad pun. it adds to the effect hehe)

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    1. hehe thank you April. And yess Vicious was quite good! There was a bit too much edginess going on, but it has its quotable moments. Ofc, it’s my pleasure!! LOL, I hope you have a fabulous June too! 💜💜

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      1. edginess, eh?? intriguing indeed… might need to check my library’s availability

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      2. hahaha, yes very edgy but good. I hope a copy is available at your library!!

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      3. update: wait 28 days I must. I could literally feel the hateful glares of my other library books as I looked it up. if a girl winds up dead by mysterious and bookish circumstances, look to the library books first please and thank you

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      4. omg pls- 28 days isn’t so bad. Not amazing, but not too too bad. My library doesn’t even put how long you’re waiting for lol

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