Welcome one, welcome all, to my May Wrap Up! May brought with it the very first readalong I’ve ever hosted, of Les Misérables which I called #MiserablesMay (aptly, I think). As always with these long readalongs (see: War and Peace and The Count of Monte Cristo), I was behind pretty much every day of the month, but I still enjoyed reading and writing weekly progress posts. Plus, it’s nice to be able to tick off a book that, for years, I’ve said I’ve practically read because I’d skimmed a bunch of it and then closely analysed various passages for my undergraduate dissertation. It’s nice to be able to definitively say I’ve read Les Misérables from cover to cover. I’m sure I’ll do a proper review of it at some point but, for now, I’m just revelling in not having to read 60+ pages of a long French classic every day to keep up with my own readalong. Of course, true to form, June brings me participating in two readathons at the same because, apparently, I never learn. But, first, let’s see how May’s reading looked (spoiler alert: I’m pleasantly surprised I managed to read anything else on top of Les Misérables):
In May, I read a total of 7 books – 7 fiction and 0 non-fiction – and 1 were re-reads (marked by *). This amounted to 3278 pages in total.
In terms of format: 1 were hardback, 2 were paperback, 3 were audiobooks, and 1 was an ebook.
As for genre, 3 were YA fantasy/mystery, 2 were contemporary/romance, 1 was fantasy, and 1 was a classic.
Onto the books themselves…