MONTHLY WRAP UP – MAY 2021

To close out each month, we’ll be posting a break down of everything we reviewed, beginning with the reads we loved.. and ending with the reads we didn’t. Not only does this compile all our reviews in one handy summary for you to peruse, or catch up on, it also gives us an interesting birds eye view of the month and our reads. And maybe, even, our moods.


☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ star reads

Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane — see Hollis’ review here
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir — see Micky’s review here (!)

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ star reads

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston — see Hollis’ review here (!)
You and Me on Vacation/People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry — see Hollis’ & Micky’s review here
Lore by Alexandra Bracken — see Micky’s review here
The Look Of A King by Tom Dumbrell — see Micky’s review here
The Couple by Helly Acton — see Micky’s review here
Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller — see Micky’s review here
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender — see Micky’s review here
Hani and Ishu’s Guide To Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar — see Micky’s review here

☆ ☆ ☆ star reads

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adhler — see Hollis’ review here
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean — see Hollis’ review here
The Ivies by Alexa Donne — see Hollis’ review here
Off the Record by Camryn Garrett — see Hollis’ review here
A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer — see Hollis’ review here
Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo — see Hollis’ review here
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir — see Hollis’ review here (!)
Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall — see Hollis’ review here
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston — see Micky’s review here (!)
The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson — see Hollis’ review here
Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson — see Hollis’ review here
Threadneedle by Cari Thomas — see Micky’s review here
The Ex-Talk by Rachel Lynn Soloman — see Micky’s review here

☆ ☆ star reads

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse — see Hollis’ review here
How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams — see Hollis’ review here

star reads

u n r a t e d

DNF


additional reads not reviewed for blog : three
total reads by Micky : fourteen
favourite read of the month : Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
least favourite read of the month : One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
most read genre : contemporary ya/adult

total reviews by Hollis : fifteen
favourite read of the month : Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane
least favourite read of the month : How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams
most read genre : contemporary

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY – MAY 25, 2021

Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!

As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.


Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean is “The Princess Diaries meets Crazy Rich [in this] story of an ordinary Japanese-American girl who discovers that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan.

Pumpkin by Julie Murphy is the final (!) novel in this world, apparently, and is about drag, prom, and embracing your inner Queen.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid | May 27, 2021 (UK) is the story of one unforgettable night for a family and it all started with a party. Totally intrigued.

Threadneedle by Cari Thomas | May 27, 2021 (UK) is a much hyped release about a alternate London where magic is a sin. It sounds like this one straddles YA and adult genres.

The Couple by Helly Acton | May 27, 2021 (UK) is such a clever and witty novel about a slightly dystopian view on love.

Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky | May 27, 2021 is a space opera series starter with aliens, lgbtqia+ characters and enhanced humans.



Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below! 

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY – MAY 18, 2021

Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!

As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.


Rosaline Palmer Takes The Cake by Alexis Hall is a single parent Great British Bake-Off-style romance by the author of last year’s Boyfriend Material.

Off The Record by Camryn Garrett is a behind-the-scenes access of Almost Famous meets the searing revelations of #metoo in this story of a teen journalist who uncovers the scandal of the decade.

Mister Impossible is the second release in Maggie Stiefvater’s Dreamer Trilogy, which spins off of her Raven Cycle series, and we’ll just pretend we didn’t forget to include this on our Anticipated May Releases post. Facepalm.



Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below! 

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY – MAY 11, 2021

Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!

As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.


You And Me On Vacation (UK) / People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry is likely on everyone’s radar after last year’s Beach Read.

Switch by A.S. King is, “a surreal and timely novel about the effects of isolation and what it means to be connected to the world” which, granted, is maybe a little too on the nose for some people right now!

Cool For The Summer by Dahlia Adler is a cute summery romance that happens to feature a girl torn between the guy she’s crushed on for years and the girl she met, and discovered previous unknown parts of herself with, over the summer.

Heartstopper 4 by Alice Oseman isn’t out until May 13, 2021 (in the UK), but we need it n o w.



Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below! 

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY – MAY 4, 2021

Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!

As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.


Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir is for those science-y sci-fi lovers/geeks and delivers on story that has high tension and feels (yes feels).

Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane (well, really anything by this author) should absolutely be on your radar! Need more than that? Check out our review here.

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Gaffney is a tale of blackmail, colour and to-do lists. This YA is entertaining from the start.


Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below! 

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