Books Wrap Ups

May Wrap Up

July 8, 2020
May 2020

My inadvertent social media hiatus has meant that this wrap up is just a teeny bit late. I mean at this point I'm struggling to remember the days never mind the month. It could be September for all I know right now. Needless to say, it been a strange few months and as a result, my desire to read took a bit of a plummet. Normally I'd be getting through a book every few days now I have no assignments. I still enjoyed what I read in May but I'm hoping to get through a little more over the next few months.

Bad Nana: Older Not Wiser* by Sophy Henn

Bad Nana: Older Not Wiser* by Sophy Henn

I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins last summer at their roadshow. A brilliant event to match a brilliant book. The Bad Nana series is marketed at five to eight year-olds but me, at nearly 24 also loved them. The writing is perfect for the age but then there are also little easter eggs for whoever might be reading these books with the children. As a character, Bad Nana is the superhero we didn't know we needed. Absolutely hilarious.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the goodreads page here.

Bad Nana All the Fun of the Fair* by Sophy Henn

Bad Nana All the Fun of the Fair* by Sophy Henn

I loved the second Bad Nana book just as much as the first. Whilst they are a series I believe they can be read in any order. Each book features Bad Nana serving her own kind of justice in a few different scenarios. Usually, a grown-up is taking all the fun out of something or being mean to her granddaughter. Quite often this grown-up is her nemesis, Mrs Farquar-Haha.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Angel by L.A. Weatherly

Angel by L.A. Weatherly

This is the first time I can recall rereading a book! I know that's bad but it's never really been my thing. I felt I needed to pick Angel up again as I'd planned on reading the rest of the books in the series but couldn't recall anything that had happened in the first one. I thought it'd badly impact my experience if I went into Angel Fire without a clue what was going on. Turns out I enjoyed this book just as much as I did the first time. It's nothing groundbreaking, it's very early 2010's but it was fun and I kinda love Alex.

Rating: 3.5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Son of Secrets* by N.J. Simmonds

Son of Secrets* by N.J. Simmonds

A huge thank you to NJ Simmonds for having me on the blog tour for this book and her previous one (here and review here). I enjoyed Son of Secrets as much as The Path Keeper. My only complaint, as with TPK is that these books are like Jaffacakes, you simply want more and then frown when the packet is empty. They're addictive, fun with, of course, a swoon-worthy male lead.

Rating: 4/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper

The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper

Another one from the archives. I don't even want to know how long this has been on my shelves! I read Mary Hooper's other works Velvet and Fallen Grace years ago and remember really enjoying them. Since then The Disgrace of Kitty Grey has languished on my shelves. Why I don't know because I thoroughly enjoyed this! I felt a whole spectrum of emotions reading this but primarily worry. It reminded me of a children's Moll Flanders, without the thievery and prostitution mind. Kitty got into all kinds of trouble through no fault of her own and simply wanted to find her lost love. However, I still felt I was no longer the right age to fully appreciate this book.

Rating: 3/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Those are the books I read in May!

What have you been reading lately?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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