April Wrap-up & May TBR 2019

A month that seems to have just flown by but at the same time not a lot has really happened. As I mentioned before I haven’t really been able to find a lot of time to post, not because I don’t want to but because I have been so busy revising for my database exam, doing mums chores while she is away, going to college and catching up on reading because I am SOOO far behind 😛College in itself has been boring but uneventful with everything going back to normal after the work experience week before the Easter breaks. I cannot stop saying how much I enjoyed doing that work experience as one of my favourite places to go out to is a library. Oh, I should mention, it looks at the moment that I will be going on next years level 2 part-time librarian course despite me and my support workers struggles to get me a voluntary work placement which is needed for the course. Last week my support worker gave me a list of questions from the head of the public libraries to give to the course coordinator in college, and he emailed me back saying due to my successful work experience there before Easter he would be happy to offer me the opportunity to do my volunteering in the college library 😀

At first I didn’t know what to say but my support worker thought this would be best what with the public library messing us about and not being organised this would be the easier route to take. I asked the course coordinator for another meeting where I could discuss with him hours and perhaps transport in the new term to and from the college. I would need to plan my hours very carefully because on the public bus it takes around two hours to get from the college to home even though it doesn’t feel like that but there is a lot of waiting around and the buses I have to take must stop everywhere almost all the time. For the past four years I did full time courses at college I had to pay £180 per year for the college bus as I am over 19 so it is no longer free for my to use college transport. Dad says perhaps my support workers and I could appeal to have it free for this library course as there is absolutely no point in paying all that money when I’m only in college for one or two days a week, and as the coordinator said am likely to finish early in the day and in the year… We’ll have to try to work something out but at the moment I hope to get applications in place as my academic year is coming to an end 😛

Now you’re probably going to laugh at this but I only finished a measly 4 books last month 😮 😂 Mind you Outlander was a massive read but totally worth it!


City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)Outlander (Outlander, #1)Brave New WorldFahrenheit 451


  1. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Yup a meagre 4 and finally I managed to read Outlander which has to be the best book I read last month and for a while as it was full of lush descriptions and had a story line that moved at a good pace. I have the second book at home but don’t ask when I’ll get by to it 😛 City of Fallen Angels has to be the next best book I read because I find the world Clare has created is really enjoyable to immerse myself in but not a favourite. Brave New World was a very interesting and well though of tale of the future that may be possible one day and while it was a bit old fashioned in its writing (who can blame, it was written in the 30s) which bothered some people I found I really enjoyed reading about this world and the issues brought up here which kind of rekindled my love of futuristic novels. Fahrenheit 451 I cannot say the same thing about however. It was a book and world I struggled to make sense of and I feel the social aspects of the society weren’t given enough depth which kind of left me wondering how it became a classic. Anyway I will write my review soon…

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May TBR

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)The Disappeared (The Disappeared #1)Rot & Ruin (Rot & Ruin, #1)Sirensong (Faeriewalker, #3)

  1. Pawn by Aimee Carter
  2. The Disappeared by C.J. Harper
  3. Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  4. Sirensong by Jenna Black

I’m only going to put these four on my must TBR for this month after the disastrously slow month in April. I am also trying to get through two books at the moment which I’m not even half way through yet 😛 Pawn and the Disappeared have both been requested at my library so I really need to get them finished before the end of this month and I have a feeling Rot and Ruin will be requested soon also. Sirensong is one I should have read a long time ago what with my new years resolutions to finish as many previously started series as possible. That so far hasn’t been going very well as you can see and I like everyone, much anticipate the new books that are coming out too… Well all I can say is I must try to get as many finished as possible because when people order them it gets stressful to finish them in time 😛 I’m back in college again tomorrow so hope to get a lot of revision done as well as reading in the evenings 🙂

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2 thoughts on “April Wrap-up & May TBR 2019

  1. It sounds like you have a lot going on, so 4 books isn’t bad! I loved the Mortal Instruments series (I like the Infernal Devices trilogy even better). And I loved Outlander. It was intense!

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    • I think I love both outlander, TID and TMI just as much as each other but of course for different reasons 😉 I have a massive tbr from college and public libraries of over 30 books lol 😂 I always tend to bite off more than I can chew with books but it always feels good. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading 📖

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