Wrap-Up: May 2015


I read a total of 10 books plus 1 novella which I didn’t necessarily count, but I added it to my GoodReads Reading challenge anyway. I’m on pace with 8 books ahead of schedule so yay!

Books that I read last month include:


  1. City of Savages by Lee Kelly 
  2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 
  3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 
  4. The Novice by Taran Matharu 
  5. Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling 
  6. Happy Again by Jennifer E. Smith 
  7. Awakening by Shannon Duffy 
  8. The Lovely and the Lost by Page Morgan 
  9. Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum 
  10. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh 
  11. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson 

 Review Posts from last month include:

Which books have you read last month that you recommend?


  1. Preethi @ Time Turning Reads

    June 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Looks like a great reading month for you! 11 books is pretty awesome haha. It’s also great that none of them were less than three stars, so yay! Happy reading!
    Preethi @ Time Turning Reads recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday (#6)My Profile

    • giselle

      June 18, 2015 at 5:22 PM

      I KNOW! I was lucky last month 😛 11 is still pretty great

  2. Lola (@lamplitreviews)

    June 4, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    11 books in a month is awesome! Keep up the good work!

  3. Daniela

    June 3, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    11 books! Great job reading’ 🙂
    Daniela recently posted…Four Book Blogging Lessons Learned: Having fun and staying sane! Part II: Blogging EffectivelyMy Profile

    • giselle

      June 3, 2015 at 11:16 PM

      Hehe thanks, I try 😛

  4. Meredith @ A Book Lover's Corner

    June 3, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    I had to read A Bell Jar for summer reading this past summer, and I ended up really enjoying it. It was definitely a unique read compared to a lot of the books I had been reading. I immediately requested Very Good Lives from the library, since I am new graduate myself. I can’t wait to pick it up!
    Meredith @ A Book Lover’s Corner recently posted…No Parking At the End Times Review!My Profile

    • giselle

      June 3, 2015 at 11:16 PM

      A BELL JAR is definitely one book that will make you sit up and think about life in general. So many good quotes.

      YAY! Hope you enjoy it Meredith. Happy Early Graduation!

  5. Bobby Karmakar

    June 3, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    I haven’t read much either in May, and the book I want to recommend that I read for the first time is something everyone already fell in love with: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Any point in recommending that? BUT, one of my favourite authors published a YA novel and I won an ARC in February, then receieved it in March. Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer. It’s AMAZING! I read Between the Lines but didn’t really like that much (I think it’s great but not for me) but the follow up was so much better. It pushed limits and boundaries and dare I even say, explicitness I wasn’t expecting! Highly recommend for anyone who loved Between the Lines. In April, my other absolute favourite author, Kelley Armstrong, published Empire of Night. I think you can read it without reading Sea of Shadows so those are my highly recommended titles 🙂

  6. Sophia Rose

    June 3, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Ooh, intrigued by Lovely and the Lost and the Wrath and the Dawn.

    Nice job considering you were on sabbatical a bit. 😉

    • giselle

      June 3, 2015 at 7:27 PM


      Well one was a novella 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: