April Wrap-Up & May Reading Plans

Hello everyone, long time no see! In my last post I mentioned that things were a bit hectic since I moved and started my new job and while everything is not exactly under control yet, it’s finally less chaotic and stressful than it was in March. I still haven’t been able to read a lot in the last few weeks but I really want to discuss books with all of you and I definitely don’t want to miss out on the Wyrd & Wonder fun so I’m hopeful I can start posting again on the blog!

Books Read

In the last two months, I have only read three books. It is not a lot but it is still better than none especially since I have enjoyed them quite a bit.

  • A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine ★★★★
  • Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★☆
  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke ★★★★☆

My review of A Desolation Called Peace will be up in a few days and I’m considering writing mini reviews of Doors of Eden and Piranesi which I both read for my BSFA project (that is going very slowly but that I am determined to complete one day 🤣).

May Reading Plans

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As you probably know, May is the month of Wyrd & Wonder! Wyrd & Wonder is a month-long event celebrating the fantastic hosted by the wonderful imyril, Lisa and Josie!

Since I’m still struggling to focus on reading more than 30 pages at a time (I have to do a lot of reading for work so my braincells are usually fried when I want to sit down and read for pleasure), I’m not going to be very ambitious at all with my TBR. I would like to read three or four books in May, if I read more it will be great, if not, at least I will still be able to have fun and read as many Wyrd & Wonder posts as possible! 😀

Here are the books that I would like to read in May:

(Light of Impossible Stars is a science fiction book but I’m currently reading it for my BSFA project!)

I’m super excited to finally read The City We Became by Jemisin, it was one of my most anticipated releases last year and I’m still looking forward to reading it! A Broken Darkness is the sequel to Beneath the Rising, a horror/urban fantasy book that I read during last year’s edition of Wyrd & Wonder. I had a great time with the first book and I’m looking forward to reading the sequel! 😀

Are you participating in Wyrd & Wonder? What are the books you are the most excited to read in May? 😀

11 thoughts on “April Wrap-Up & May Reading Plans

  1. Welcome back – I’m glad to hear things are settling down a bit for you. Looking forward to your thoughts on Desolation! My plans for May are summed up as “catch up on (HA, okay, try not to disappear under) ARCs” and “finish off Series reading for Subjective Chaos” and I fully expect to get distracted 😉 First up: diving into The Bone Shard Daughter for the read-along, then I seem to have accrued a little pile of fantasy novellas that are calling to me that aren’t ARC or Subjective Chaos reads. So I guess they will be the first distraction 🙂

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    1. I also need to catch up on ARCs but I have so many March & April titles to read that I’m trying to ignore the pile of books and pretend I don’t have to read them asap LOL
      I wanted to join the read-along but since I have yet to finish reading Kushiel’s Chosen, it’s probably not a great idea… 😂
      Good luck with all your ARCs and SC reading! 😀 And as always, thanks for co-hosting so many great bookish events!!

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  2. You sound so busy! But I love your reading plans for May. I would love to read The City We Became as well, although I won’t have time for it this month. Looking forward to Wryd and Wonder as well😁

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    1. I’m not too busy on the evenings but I’m usually very tired and it’s hard to focus on reading after spending the entire day working and reading from a computer. 😅 It’s much easier to listen to podcast or watch a billion episodes of Rupaul Drag Race lol


    1. I also love big TBRs because it’s great to be able to have a selection and then pick and choose books you are in the mood for at the time! 😀 Since I’m a bit slumpy, I don’t want to be overly ambitious! 😉
      I highly recommend the Kushiel series! It’s one of my favorite fantasy series. 😀

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  3. Welcome back, Maryam!
    Looking forward to your reviews, I’ve been eyeing all three of your three read books for a while and still haven’t decided whether to read them or not 😉


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