May 2018 Wrap-Up

I was aiming to have a great reading month in May. The pressure of my YALC TBR staring at me every day is getting quite intense and i’m ready to get a lot of that knocked off my list. Admittedly, i started the month a little rocky in a bit of a reading slump, but i managed to pull it back and actually started to read pretty quickly towards the end of the month thanks to some of my new favourite books. Here’s what i managed to read in May.

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Needlework by Deirdre Sullivan

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I picked up Needlework on a whim in the last few weeks, and the day after Deirdre Sullivan was actually announced as an author for YALC. Now that i had her book, i figured it would be a great place to start my YALC TBR for this year and got straight in to reading Needlework.

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Alice Oseman Interview

Last week we had the incredible opportunity to interview Alice Oseman about her new book, I Was Born For This. The book covers friendship, family, fandom and all things band related. I absolutely adored it, i cannot talk about it enough. If you want to know more about my thoughts HERE is my review. This post is a transcription of our Alice Oseman interview and the questions we asked.

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I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

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I Was Born for This is my first novel by Alice Oseman that I’ve read, and I absolutely adored it. I’ve heard countless incredible things about this story, and I found not knowing anything about this story going in to it was the best thing to do. I was surprised about how much I loved it, how much it lifted me from a reading slump and how happy i felt reading it.

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Mental Health Representation Books

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week! We talk about mental health a lot on our blog and Twitter and we both feel like it’s an incredibly important thing to constantly be talking about. We both have experience with mental health issues and the effect it can have on yourself and everyone around you, so championing books that represent those issues mean a lot to us.

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Book Club Night 3 – Call Me By Your Name

For our second Book Club read, we chose Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman – a slightly controversial book that has hit the media hard in the last year due to the movie release. It’s a book that has been popular and talked about, and something that me and Sophie have both been wanting to read for quite some time. Call Me By Your Name is not the love story that I think either of us expected.

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Reading Update and Blogging Anxiety

I had an absolutely great reading month in April, and I was really pleased with how much I managed to get read at the start of YALC stress. I created my TBR’s and started to read from them and was very pleased with what I actually managed to get done. Then I hit a slump.

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