Wednesday 3 May 2017

Your Reading List for May

May is completely spoiling us this month with the amount of exciting books publishing! Four are from authors who I absolutely love, Jennifer E.Smith, Kiran Millwood-Hargrave, Teri Terry and The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins. I have already read Into the Water and you cannot compare it to The Girl on the Train because it is SO different. My review for this one will be on the blog soon. In the meantime lets get into the books you should be adding to your May to-be-read pile.

1. windfall by Jennifer e.Smith

Jennifer is one of my favourite YA authors having written two of my most loved books, This is What Happy Looks Like and The Geography of you and Me. Jennifer's books are young love stories and her stories are always so full of heart and this one sounds just as wonderful. I am 
Alice doesn't believe in luck, Alice believes in love. Mostly that she's been in love with her best friend, Teddy, for the last three years. When she buys him a lottery ticket for his birthday and he wins 32 million dollars, they are thrown together with the world at their feet. Teddy decides that he will spend his money committing random acts of kindness, and who better to go on that adventure with him than Alice? In the process they get to know themselves and each other better than they ever have before, but money can't buy you love . . .

2. The island at the end of everything by kiran millwood-hargrave

I read Kiran's debut The Girl of Ink and Stars last year and completely fell in love with her storytelling. Now she's back with The Island at the End of Everything and after only a few pages in, I know this is going to good! 

Ami lives on Culion, an island for people who have leprosy. Her mother is among the infected. She loves her home - with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion contains all she knows and loves. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr Zamora changes her world forever: islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave. Banished across the sea, she's desperate to return before her mother's death. She finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it's too late?

I saw the cover reveal for Noah Can't Even a little while back and it got quite a lot of laughs from myself and other bloggers. It's definitely one you won't miss on the bookshelves. This is a book that will take you back (if you are in your twenties like me) to the awkwardness of school and basically trying to survive it and figure yourself out. I can't wait to start reading this one and I'm part of the blog tour on the 19th May.

Painfully geeky Noah Grimes is desperate to do whatever he can to survive school. He thinks his best chance at social normalcy is to start up a romantic relationship with the wonderful Sophie, but his plans are hopelessly derailed when his best (and only) friend Harry kisses him at a party. And that's when things go from bad to utter chaos.

I fell in love with the cover of Wishbones when I saw it and it sounded like a really intriguing and different read to what I have read before. I'm interested to see how it goes.

Feather Tucker has two wishes:

1)To get her mum healthy again

2) To win the Junior UK swimming championships

When Feather comes home on New Year’s Eve to find her mother – one of Britain’s most obese women- in a diabetic coma, she realises something has to be done to save her mum’s life. But when her Mum refuses to co-operate Feather realises that the problems run deeper than just her mum’s unhealthy appetite.

Over time, Feather’s mission to help her Mum becomes an investigation. With the help of friends old and new, and the hindrance of runaway pet goat Houdini, Feather’s starting to uncover when her mum’s life began to spiral out of control and why. But can Feather fix it in time for her mum to watch her swim to victory? And can she save her family for good?

Another thriller from Avon Books that I just know I am going to love. Avon Books published Sunday Times bestselling author Cally Taylor and so many other brilliant authors, that I cannot wait to get my teeth into this one.

One evening, a wife asks her husband a question: who else would you go for, if you could?

It is a simple question – a little game – that will destroy her life.

Carly and Rob are a perfect couple. They share happy lives with their children and their close friends Craig and Jenny. They’re lucky.
But beneath the surface, no relationship is simple: can another woman’s husband and another man’s wife ever just be good friends?

Little by little, Carly’s question sends her life spiralling out of control, as she begins to doubt everything she thought was true. Who can she trust? The man she has promised to stick by forever, or the best friend she has known for years? And is Carly being entirely honest with either of them?

Obsession is a dark, twisting thriller about how quickly our lives can fall apart when we act on our desires.

Teri Terry is another one of my favourite authors having written the Slated trilogy which was one of the most gripping dystopian series I have ever read. Now she is back with another series which sounds like it is going to be just as addictive.

An epidemic is sweeping the country.
You are among the infected. There is no cure; and you cannot be permitted to infect others. You are now under quarantine. 
The very few of the infected who survive are dangerous and will be taken into the custody of the army.

Young runaway Callie survived the disease, but not the so-called treatment. Her brother Kai is still looking for her. And his new friend Shay may hold the key to uncovering what truly happened.

A book has only got to mention a hint of magic to me in the synopsis and I just absolutely have to pick it up. It has actually been a little while since I read a magical book so I am excited to start this one.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage's duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is gone.

As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path. 

Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi - a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She's difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen's only hope...

Known for her astoundingly popular debut The Girl on the Train, (my review can be found here) Paula is back with her next book Into the Water. I know some readers I spoke to really didn't like Paula's debut, but please don't let that put you off her latest. You cannot compare The Girl on the Train to Into the Water because it is SO different. A whole host of different characters and a storyline I really was not expecting, this one should go to the top of your TBR pile!

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.

But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.

And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool . . .

If you liked The Rosie Project this is definitely a read for you. Technically this isn't out until June 1st but the publication date got changed from May so I am still going to talk about it. I already have a friend that has read this and said it was so good. I am also part of the blog tour for this one in June .

The story of a lost girl searching for her forever home.

Everyone tells Ginny that she should feel happy….

After years in foster care, fourteen year old Ginny is finally with parents who will love her. Yet despite finding her forever family, she knows she will never stop crafting her Big Secret Plan of Escape.

Because something heart-breaking happened a long time ago – something that only Ginny knows – and nothing will stop her going back to put it right…

A fiercely poignant, inspirational story of a lost girl making sense of a world that just doesn’t seem to add up – Ginny Moon will change everyone who spends time with her.

I am now off to dissppear down a reading hole and will come back when I have read all these exciting books!


  1. Bookmarked this, really needed some suggestions for reading. Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. Such a great list! as I love thrillers I think I'm gonna start with OBSESSION by Amanda Robson! Thanks!
    xoxo, Pilar

  3. Obsession sounds good! I really want to read Into the Water, although I hear it's very different from the Girl on the Train (which I looved). I'll have to try and not compare the two! As for me, I hope to finish The Secrets You Keep by mid-May and then pick up a new read.

  4. well I'm going to regret finding this blog! now I'll have no money ;)
    that's at least 3 books I NEED to get and a good recommendation to a friend who asked me today for a book suggestion!!
    Plus, your blog is so beautiful! I joy to look at!!

  5. Thanks for sharing these list. I'm excited to to check out the book by Amanda Robson. It sounds like a great book that's right up my alley.