Monthly Roundup

Monthly Roundup: May 2015


Every first Wednesday of the month, I’ll be posting a roundup of the month just gone, and writing about what’s to come in the next few weeks.

May 2015

Last month I read a total of seven books: Tracer (Tracer #1) by Rob Boffard, City of Dark Magic (City of Dark Magic #1) by Magnus Flyte, The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine #1) by James Dashner, Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan #1) by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1) by Isaac Marion, Batgirl of Burnside by Cameron Stewart and Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon, .

With a short break between thesis draft hand-in and feedback, I was able to get some time to relax and read for fun! I should have the same again halfway through this month, as my thesis is due on 15th June! The stand-out book of May was definitely Outlander – a book which stole my heart and mind, it’s an absolutely gorgeous tale of unexpected romance and sexy Scotsman… I would like my own Jamie Fraser, please and thank you. Tarzan of the Apes was also highly entertaining, more so than expected, and Batgirl of Burnside was my first ever DC comic!


Challenge progress:

  • I read five books towards the DC vs Marvel Challenge and managed to defeat Gorilla Grodd. Next month’s villain is Bullseye, and I’m still hunting for some books that fit him…
  • I have currently read thirty-one books towards my Goodreads goal.


Currently reading:

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

How was May for you?


8 thoughts on “Monthly Roundup: May 2015”

  1. Eeee, your May looked great! Mine went pretty well, thanks for asking. I got 8/11 read and bought a whole bunch of books! (Opps) I am reading a lot of exciting books this month, so the anticipation for those books are very very high. 😀


    1. Yes, I had a bit more relaxation time which was wonderful 😀 Is that 8 of 11 planned books? And haha, sounds like some good shopping trips 😉

      Which books are you anticipating?

  2. Curious to see your thoughts on Tarzan of the Apes, I’ve been reviewing a few of those too- have one going up tomorrow. I like reading some of the older stuff.

    And I think reviews of other stuff like movie are good. It’s nice to see what bloggers think of movie or shows.

    1. I’m not reviewing that one, but I actually really enjoyed it. It was silly and over the top, like the servant fainting at every opportunity, and how Tarzan learnt French in two weeks, but it was a good read 🙂

      That’s good to hear, thanks Greg! 😀

  3. I’ve been hesitating to read Outlander. I love highlander romances but the size of the book and the whole “she’s married” thing (I don’t like reading about cheating characters if I can help it) kinda scares me off. I’ve heard great things about the TV show so I might just do that instead…

    As for my May, I didn’t read as much as I had hoped BUT I read some books I have been dying to read so I was really happy 🙂

    1. I’m not normally a romance person. And yes, she is married, but the circumstances kind of call for it – she’s not sure if she’ll even manage to return home, and it just doesn’t feel like cheating because of the situation. I don’t normally like characters like that either, but this is definitely something different!

      Yay, which books were they?

  4. Yes! I loved Outlander! I had some minor issues with some things in the book, but I think it’s okay to love something even if it has issues. I just finished the first season of the TV adaptation and now I just want to get to the second book but I packed it away in my moving boxes! 😦

    1. Oh of course, nothing is perfect 😉 I need to read book 2 asap as well, but I need to actually buy it first…

      Hope there’s room for all those books wherever you are moving to!

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