May TBR 2020

Hi all,

Happy May Day! The 1st of May is one of my favourite days, because I like to pretend it’s like another birthday to me haha. Once my brother actually bought me some stationary to celebrate – I swear I actually have the best brother ever!
Anyway, here is my monthly TBR – I don’t have that many on the list this month because I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump but I hope I get to them all. Have you read any of them? If so did you like it or not?

Continued Reads:

Obscured by C.M Boers. Like I have been saying for ages, I am rereading this. Currently on 74% so I’m nearly done. I thought I had reviewed it harshly previously, so I thought I’d reread it but now I remember exactly why I didn’t like it hahaha.

Abby Martin thought she was an ordinary girl about to start high school. But when her mom announces that they’re moving to Arizona, vivid nightmares start plaguing Abby’s nights. As she settles into her new school and a cute guy named Pete catches her eye, she hopes that life might somehow get back to normal. To Abby’s horror, “normal” becomes a thing of the past as she’s swept up into a world of immortal protectors wielding supernatural gifts. When Abby realizes she’s a pawn in a centuries-old feud, she must figure out who she can trust before she’s caught in the crossfire.
Prepare yourself for heart-pounding suspense in the world of Obscured, where nothing is as it seems and danger lurks in unexpected places.

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen. This was on my TBR last month. I started it, but I didn’t manage to finish it. Anna (who leant me the book) has given me the deadline of her birthday so I have 25 days to get this done….easy right?

Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges. Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family—her grandmother and cousins she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl. When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her. Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well. For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her will win out?

I also started The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin last month. So far this is going great, a little overwhelming character wise but I’m only 5 chapters in so still a bit to go.

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, one thing’s for sure: Sam Westing may be dead … but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! 

New Standalone:

I have been pinning after Man Crush Monday by Kirsty Moseley since it came out in February. I finally decided to buy it and I’m just waiting till it comes in the post. I adore all of the Kirsty Moseley books I’ve read, so I hope this is just as amazing as them. Also…isn’t the cover for this just incredible!! It is stunning.

Perma-single Amy Clarke prides herself on three things: her pink hair, her Converse collection, and her ability to drink copious amounts of margarita without puking. She isn’t looking for love. She’s perfectly content with her simultaneous love affairs with Netflix and both Ben and Jerry. The trouble is, sometimes, love finds you. Five months ago, he climbed aboard her train, and nothing has been the same since. Fast-forward to now, she still doesn’t know his name, but she knows she wants his babies. Her crush—this tall, dark, and handsome dork who gets on her train every other Monday—has no idea he brightens her day with his panty-wetting smile and laugh that makes her pulse quicken. When a chance encounter outside of work forces them to have their first proper conversation, things quickly go from loving him from afar to up close and very personal. With a string of disastrous exes in her past, has Amy finally found her Mr Perfect? Or does fate have other plans?

Continued Series:

I want to read the final book in the struck series, Scorched (Struck #4) by Joss Stirling. I read Shaken last month and just like the rest of the series – I adored it. I don’t think this will let me down.

Love is a fire. But who will get burned?Ember Lord is facing charges for the murder of her father. She was found at the scene of the crime, holding the murder weapon, and refuses to explain herself.Joe Masters is tasked with getting under Ember’s skin, and breaking through her stony facade; to gain her trust and find out what her plans are now her father’s legally-questionable business is under her control.But as the two get closer, Joe begins to break down the wall that Ember has built around herself, and gets a glimpse of the truth behind. Is he really falling for a cold-hearted killer? Or is there more to the murder than meets the eye?The incredible final instalment of Joss Stirling’s Young Detective Agency series, a companion novel to Stung, Shaken, and the award-winning Struck. Romantic thrillers that will make your heart skip a beat.

That’s all I’ve picked for this month. I want to hear about your reading goals for this month in the comments. Maybe hearing what you guys are excited for will hype me up to read again! Have a good day. And happy May Day! ❤

11 thoughts on “May TBR 2020

  1. I haven’t read a Sarah Dessen novel since I was a teenager (yes I’m old lol). I’d definitely recommend her novels, I really enjoyed her work. If you’re into fantasy novels and series, check out Wicked Lovely and A Great and Terrible Beauty, A Sweet and Far Thing, and I can’t remember the other title. But a quick Google search should do the trick.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your blog posts and reviews on novels. Reading this tonight made me realize how much I miss reading contemporary novels.

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    1. Thanks! I’ve read on of Sarah Dessen’s books before, Just Listen. And it was good but I didn’t really click with the writing style. That’s how I’m finding this one to be also, but I’m powering through for a friend 🤗 I’ve heard a lot of great things about Wicked Lovely and I’m pretty sure it’s on my Goodreads TBR but I’ll double check.

      Thanks! I love a good contemporary novel, I can’t remember the last time I really delved out of the genre 😂

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