Hello and welcome to my monthly overview of May! While it’s been a rather crappy month health-wise, it has been a pretty good bookish month. I kicked my TBR’s arse as I’ve read every single book on my May TBR except one for a tour that I haven’t received yet, I read some excellent books and I got through quite a few NetGalley ARCs, as a matter of fact: my current ratio is 79%! Moreover, I’ve been really strict about accepting review and blog tour invitations, only accepting those I’m desperate to read (hellooooo The Chain!) and I’m actually feeling pretty good about that. But enough with the chitchat, here are this month’s lists:
What I read (full novels):
The Chain, Adrian McKinty (review on the tour in July)
After The End, Clare Mackintosh (review to follow)
Never-Contented Things, Sarah Porter
The Vanishing Season (The Collector, #4), Dot Hutchison (review to follow)
Beyond Reasonable Doubt (Elliot Rook, QC #1), Gary Bell (review on the tour next month)
The Stillwater Girls, Minka Kent (review to follow)
A Modern Family, Helga Flatland (review on the tour next month)
Dead Inside (Maggie Jamieson Crime Thriller #1), Noelle Holten
The Demons Beneath (D.I. Graves Book 1), W.D. Jackson-Smart
The Willow Woman, Laurence Westwood
The Desire Card, Lee Matthew Goldberg (review on the tour next month)
The Closer I Get, Paul Burston
CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour, Martin Edwards
Collection of the Negatives, Violet St. Karl
Ghost Mine, Hunter Shea
What I read (novellas):
Dreamland: A Ghost Story, Nick Clausen (review to follow)
Who’s That Girl, T.S. Hunter (review on the tour next month)
What I read (graphic novels):
Afterlife with Archie, Vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
The Walking Dead – Compendium 1 Chapter 3&4, Robert Kirkman
What I listened to:
The Secrets You Hide, Kate Helm
My Little Eye (Starke & Bell, #1), Stephanie Marland
Block 46 (Emily Roy & Alexis Castells #1), Johana Gustawsson
Deep Down Dead (Lori Anderson, #1), Steph Broadribb
What I read earlier but reviewed this month:
Turbulent Wake, Paul E. Hardisty
The Butcher’s Daughter, Jane E. James
House of Skin, Jonathan Janz
The Doll Factory, Elizabeth Macneal
Searching for Sylvia, Joanna Stephen-Ward
The Last Stage, Louise Voss
Worst Case Scenario, Helen Fitzgerald
Wilderness, B.E. Jones
On My Life, Angela Clarke
My Lovely Wife, Samantha Downing
Killer Women – Crime Club Anthology # 2
This month I re-shared my review of The Dangerous Kind, I waited on Wednesday with Mark Edwards’ Here To Stay, I shared Fink’s Looking Too Closely on Monday and I had a little Q&A with Laurence Westwood.
And the award for Book of Month goes to…
I’ve been obsessed with this book this month AND I had a Q&A with its author Laurence Westwood AND I organised a giveaway for two paperback copies, courtesy of Laurence. How could this not be my book of the month?! By the way, said giveaway will close on 10 June, so if you want to enter, there’s still time!
Hope you’ve had a good one and here’s to a whole new month of happy reading!
Gosh! Thanks, Kelly – what an honour! I was just happy to get a review from the Continental Queen of Crime herself! I hope Caramel didn’t object to this decision….
? He’s still not impressed but what does he know ?
Great reading month, Kelly! You have reviewed some fascinating books. Hope you have a good June and that you feel better health-wise. ☺
Thanks Stephen ? I hope so too ?
Fantastic bookish month! Hope June is much better health wise xx
Thanks Nicki ? Thank god for books when you’re down on your luck healthwise!
A busy, busy book month! Happy reading.
You too Jules ?
Love the kitty cat pic! You’ve had an amazing month, Kelly!
Thanks, he was decidedly unimpressed with the book, in a “we’d both be better off if you’d pet me instead of reading that thing” but I love him and his blue eyes anyway ??
Stunning reading month!
Not too shabby ?
Looks like you had a fantastic bookish month! That copy of The Willow Woman is looking mighty fine by the way. 😉 Here’s to June bringing you more fantastic books. xx