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May '19 wrap up

Good morning bookworms!
Is it just me, or is this year going crazy-fast?!

May wrap-up

So, I read 7 books in May, which is definitely my smallest monthly count for this year so far. I am still having a crazy fantasy-slump… so I decided to read a lot of enemies-to-lovers contemporary / romance books to combat it!





Rating (/5)

*secret beta read* Shhh It is a sequel!! eBook


The Big Kahuna Janet Evanovich Fox and O’Hare #5 Paperback


Small Kingdoms and Other Stories Charlaine Harris Anne DeWitt eBook


At the Stroke of Midnight Tara Sivec Naughty Princess Club #1 eBook


A Beast in the Bed Tara Sivec Naughty Princess Club #2 eBook


Kiss the Girl Tara Sivec Naughty Princess Club #3 eBook


The Hating Game Sally Thorne Paperback


Top read for the month goes to Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game, hands down, no exception. The beta I read was also magnificent… but that’s really all I can say about it!! Links above for reviews, and I think I’ve only really got a couple more to write!!

Review books to read in June

So, as mentioned last month I won’t be doing set TBRs any more. (I still need to redo my banner!!) However, I will be noting review books that I have to read this month because they are due!

  • Darkwood – Gabby Hutchinson Crouch
  • The Eyes of Tamburah – Maria V. Snyder

Plus these two left over from May:

  • We are Blood and Thunder – Kesia Lupo
  • StepSister – Jennifer Donnelly

Fingers crossed I break this fantasy-slump soon!!

In May I did my first ever recommendations post, which I will hopefully be doing a few more of soon. This one was for anyone thinking about making the leap from “YA” to “Adult” fiction. What other topics would you guys like recommendations for?
My discussion post for the month was on why producers shouldn’t change the plot for book to movie/tv adaptations. I did get quite ranty in this one!!
I also started Charvi’s Off Tangent Thoughts posts in May, with ‘while writing book reviews‘ and ‘when someone interrupts my reading‘. They were both really fun to write, and you guys seemed to like them!!

So, there were some pretty amazing posts out there this month. These are some of my faves that I saw:

I also found my April list (YAY) so those posts are getting some love too:

So, I really only have a couple of ‘other’ things for May, because I’ve basically been holed up in my house organising our move or trying to read books while I’m not at work…
Firstly (because Marvel is always first), the new Spider-Man Far From Home trailer is AMAZING!! Take care to NOT watch this if you haven’t seen ENDGAME though, because there are spoilers!! I do love the warning from Tom Holland about that at the start. So cute!! ?
Also, we went and saw an advanced screening of John Wick 3 – Parabellum a couple of weeks ago. And it was fantastic!! (By fantastic, I mean, it was a John Wick film, but a great John Wick film. If you don’t like violence, I don’t recommend it for you.) I actually saw it the same day we watched Game of Thrones episode 5 (which due to time zones we were watching on Mondays). So, I had gone to work, then gone to see John Wick 3, then we came home and watched the battle for King’s Landing. And then I laid awake in bed for several hours thinking about all the violence I had just consumed, and it was so intense. Hubs also couldn’t sleep so we just talked it through and then got up and had tea.
Other life things include that I’ve settled into my new job well. It’s the same job I was doing before, but in a different division, and therefore a new boss. And I love my new boss – she’s amazing, and so different to what I had beforehand. And I’m actually looking forward to working with her more closely once we move back to Canberra!


  • Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites

    thank you for linking my 100 word rants post! it was really interesting to read and format all the submissions, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to keep it going ?
    I don’t think I’ll be able to keep a straight face any time I see the name John Wick from here on out, because I just watched “Always Be My Maybe” with Ali Wong and Randall Park wherein Keanu Reeves plays a really exaggerated version of himself and name-drops John Wick, it’s hilarious and the Asian-American rep is FANTASTIC. I love it. (I’m definitely more into romcoms than violent action films, but to each their own ofc.)
    I already know Spiderman: Far From Home is going to make me cry because I teared up just watching the trailer. I’m still a bit in denial about Endgame. everything is fine ?
    seriously, how is it June already? 2019 needs to slow down so we have a chance to try and catch up!

    • Meeghan reads

      I KNOW!! It’s all going way too fast!!
      I’ve seen the trailer for Always Be My Maybe and I know what you’re talking about. I’m super keen to watch it!! (I just need to move house first ??)
      I am sailing down the river Nile with you on Endgame though. Like, NOOOOOOOOO!!!! WHY?!?!?!?! And it’s been ages since I saw it (like 1.5 months) *sobs*

  • J R Lynn

    Hey Meeghan!! How are you? This year is going by way too fast! I love your new look, and the graphics, and congrats on self-hosting!! Thank you so much for linking to my post! Good luck with your new job and boss ❤❤

  • Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    MEEGHAN. You need to slow down your blogging game–I need to catch up on all your posts!! 😉 And sorry I’ve been so MIA! June’s kind of been a mess of anxiety so far (some bad family news and health problems). But I’m telling myself I shouldn’t spend yet another week stressing about what might happen, SO HERE I AM. 😀
    And speaking of John Wick, I don’t know if you’ve been following the E3 conferences, but have you seen the clip of Keanu Reeves being on stage and someone yelling “You’re breathtaking!” to him??? It was so pure!!
    And I’m happy to hear your new job is working out! Hope your June is going great! <3

    • Meeghan reads

      KATHY!!! ILY, you don’t need to read all my posts!! Some of them are just me rambling into the wind (and the wind laughing at me in return). I am trying to post each day though, so I am SORRY!!
      And YAAAAASSSS!! I did see the Keanu @ Cyberpunk launch, it was amazing. “YOU’RE ALL BREATHTAKING!” ?
      Have you seen someone put it to Total Eclipse of the Heart (with the Keanu walks to music), it was so good!!

      • Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

        LISTEN, I LOVE YOUR RAMBLES. Keep ’em coming!! 😀 And I dunno–I just always feel bad about falling behind on reading blog posts. Which sounds kinda silly, I know! And oh my god, I’m trying to search for the Total Eclipse of the Heart clip but I can’t seem to find it??

        • Meeghan reads

          Ooh, I will try and find it for you… also, I know how you feel. My emails are sitting around 250 unread at the moment, and most are blog posts I am yet to catch up on. I hope my mini break let you catch up some!! ?

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