May 2016 TBR

MayTBR

May is here! I had a splendid reading month during April, but I don’t want to aim too high this time around nonetheless. If I can top my personal best of 9 books, I’ll be happy, but I won’t push my luck. Here’s what I am aiming for:

  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
    Already started it and love the unconventional story-telling. However, I am scared that the hype got too me a little too much. We shall see!
  • Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
    The writing style of this one is so amazing and even though I am NOT a fan of WWII stories, fictional or otherwise, this one seems be on a good way to win over my heart.
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
    The movie is coming out in June, I think, so I have to read it beforehand. I am so afraid of my feels getting crushed, because I am 100% certain that that’s what’s going to happen. So, good thing I will be reading it with Cristina and probably also Cátia. They will have to endure my pain with me.
  • Splintered by A.G. Howard
    Okay, this month I will read it for real! Marie and I have already talked about it, because this will be another one of our buddy reads. See, and I am making it easier for myself by not aiming to read the whole series, but rather just the first one.
  • The Wrath and the Dawn/The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
    I heard about the cliffhanger in book one and refused to touch it until the new one is out. I will read TWATD with Marie as well if our schedules work out and I am happy about that.
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
    It feels like just yesterday that I read A Court of Thorns and Roses and I have such fond memories of it. For one, not a cruel cliffhanger at all! That’s so rare these days. Can’t wait to see how it continues nonetheless, which is just another solid proof that cliffhangers are NOT in fact necessary to keep the reader’s interest.
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
    As you know by now, I adore Morgan Matson! There was no way around me wanting to read the book as soon as it comes out. I pre-ordered it, so hopefully it will be here within the next one or two weeks!
  • Claire by Abigail Strom
    I don’t read much NA, but I really did enjoy Rikki (except for that one tiny detail with Sam …) and therefore I was so happy when the author contacted me and asked whether I wanted to read the second installment in the Hart University series. I am all in!

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)   Wolf By Wolf (Wolf By Wolf, #1)   Me Before You   Splintered (Splintered, #1)   The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)   The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2)   A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)   The Unexpected Everything   Claire (Hart University, #2)

So, you can get to the Goodreads-pages by clicking on the covers. I actually have more books than the ones listed at my disposal, so in the unlikely even that I will tear through all of them before May is over, I have even more to read. If something caught your eye and you might want to buddy read (very unofficial and uncoordinated) then just let me know! What are you reading this month?

63 thoughts on “May 2016 TBR

    • It’s alternate reality fiction, where Hitler won. Here’s the official synopsis:
      Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them-made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same.Her story begins on a train.

      Germania, 1956. Over ten years since the Nazis won the war. 18-year-old Yael is part of the resistance, and she has just one mission: to kill Hitler.

      But first she’s got to get close enough to him to do it.

      Experimented on during her time at Auschwitz, Yael has the unique ability to change her appearance at will. The only part of her which always remains are the five tattooed wolves on her arm; one for each of the people she’s lost. Using her abilities, she must transform into Adele Wolfe, Germany’s most famous female rider and winner of the legendary Axis Tour; an epic long distance motorcycle race from Berlin to Tokyo, where only the strongest (and wiliest) riders survive. If she can win this, she will be able to get close enough to kill the Fuhrer and change history forever.

      But with other riders sabotaging her chances at every turn, Yael’s mission won’t be easy. . .

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      • That is a lot of reading time! I need to seriously start reading more. I think it has to do with the books I’ve been reading lately, but I just haven’t been reading all that much.

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      • Yeah. The last few books I’ve read were books I didn’t enjoy much (The Infinite Sea, The 100) The only book I’ve enjoyed was Scarlet that I’ve read within the last few months. Right now I’m reading Riders by Veronica Rossi and Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. They are both okay, but I’m not very committed yet.

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      • Oh gosh, don’t remind me of The 100. That read like bad Bellarke fanfiction and made me sad to think that it’s actually the other way round and that the show is based on the books.
        I heard mixed things about both Riders and Passenger. I think the hype around them is dangerous.

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      • Yeah hype is so awful. I wasn’t expecting much from The 100 (I originally bought it cause I watched the first few episodes of the show and wanted to read the book first), but I just read it to get over with it. It’s not like Passenger and Riders aren’t good books (but the titles are sorta similar…. hmm… just noticed that wow), I just don’t like the way the story is told in Riders and I just haven’t gotten committed to Passenger. I’m just so worried it won’t be good, I think it’s squandering my overall thoughts on the book. BUT TIME-TRAVELLING PIRATES! Wicked.

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  1. I hope you love Illuminae because I did haha! The story really benefits from the format I feel.
    I hope you enjoy TWATD and TRATD. The former was such a lovely read!
    Though A Court of Thorns and Roses is not officially on my May TBR I’m still going to try and read it so that I’m not too behind that series.
    Hope you have a great reading month, you have some good books on your TBR!

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    • I finished Illuminae shortly before 1 AM. I did really like it, but I had to give it 4 stars, because 5 didn’t feel right. Now comes the eternal struggle of trying to figure out how to write that review for it …
      I loved ACOTAR, but I am a mad sucker for faeries and fairy tale retellings, so I am really eager to read ACOMAF.
      Thanks, I hope you have a great reading month too!

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is an ambitious list! I guess we can cross out Wolf by Wolf on this list since you read it already. So one success! 😀 And oh goodness, I think I’m going to read The Wrath and the Dawn soon, too. I’ve just heard so many fab things about it. And I have a feeling I’ll need the sequel near me as well! XD And ooh, Me Before You was very good! I read it January, I think? But I haven’t had a chance to compose my thoughts into proper words for a review yet. I hope you enjoy! Keep some tissues near just in case! And have fun with your buddy reads this month, Kat! 😀

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