Hey! How are you? I hope you’re really good. I know this wrap-up is really late. I started writing it at the beginning of June, but then exams happened and well, this was shoved from the list of priorities. Nevertheless, I’m excited to be back and tell you about May. It was a really good month for me. I went to Paris, I celebrated my birthday, and much more. Let me tell you how my reading went!
In May, I read a total of 3 books and 3 comics. It seems this is becoming average for me.
Lumberjanes vol. 2 and 3 by Noelle Stevenson among others
In the beginning of the month I continued on with this comic series. I liked the continuations better than the first volume, as the characters are getting more defined. I enjoyed the plot of both comics and also how light-hearted they were. Overall, they were just fine though. Between the second and third volume the art style changes and I liked the old style better. It wasn’t much of a hindrance though. I gave both of these 3 out of 5 stars.
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Then I re-read one of my favourite books: Gemina. I enjoyed it as much as ever and flew through it. I love this interesting format. The plot was as action-packed and fast-paced as always. I loved Ella. She is my favourite character from this entire series. I also enjoyed reading about Nik and Hanna of course. In short, I loved this again and gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Would most definitely recommend!
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book. In all honesty, I probably shouldn’t have picked it up as I could have predicted it wasn’t going to be for me. I read it for an English assignment, though, so there’s that. I just don’t really care about Chris’ story. That being said, my main issue with this book was how much it was actually about other people going off into the wild, instead of being about Chris. The author made these huge, unnecessary digressions and even went as far as including his own wilderness story, that was completely unrelated. Needless to say, I was annoyed. What I did like was that every chapter started with a citation McCandless marked himself. It gave me more of a feel of who he truly was. Overall, this wasn’t for me. 2 out of 5 stars.
Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald by Hergé
This was my very first Tintin comic. (Shame on me, a Belgian girl.) I picked it up because my friend loves them and grew up reading them. We made a deal to each read a comic the other read when they were younger. She gave me this one.
Sadly, I didn’t like it. I found the characters annoying, in the sense that their quirks – which were supposed to be funny – quickly grew boring and irritating. The plot couldn’t hold my attention and the reveal at the end was disappointing. Overall, I gave this 2 out of 5 stars.
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
My friends gifted me the stunning illustrated edition of this book for my birthday. I thoroughly enjoyed re-reading the story! The drawings were amazing to look at and truly added to the story. As always, the plot and characters were great. It’s Harry Potter. What else can I say?
In May I was better at uploading consistently. I’m proud of that. Here’s an overview of my posts:
- May Bullet Journal Set-up // Funky lines
- April wrap-up!
- A tiny book haul
- My summer reading challenge
- Why I’m giving out more low ratings
How was May for you? What do you think of the books I read? What did you read?
That’s all for May. Thanks for reading. See you next time!