Can you believe that we’re halfway through the year? I feel like 2019 flew by me, and I have yet to do anything memorable ahahha. May was a slow reading month for me, because assessments ended up piling a lot and I ended up only reading during my commute to uni if I was feeling okay.

This month, I managed to only read [3] books, which I’m still happy with considering how slumpy I felt at the start of the month. I think I’ve gotten into a routine of study and reading now, maybe. The books I managed to read are:

↣ A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima ★★★★✩

↣ The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi ★★★★★ (original rating: 4.5 stars, changed to 5)

↣ A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh ★★★★✩ (actual rating: 3.5 stars)

↣ Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan  ★★★★✩

↣ War of Mist by Helen Scheuerer ★★★★★



I may have hauled a couple more books this month. Shh, don’t tell my tbr because I may or may not be drowning in it. But moving along, I am excited for the books I received this month, and will probably start them soon because I’ve been anticipating them for ages.

Books hauled:

  • The Caves of Arkeh:na by Melissa Sweeny: This has such a beautiful and colourful cover and I am obsessed. I’m hoping to read it soon because it looks so cute and ahh, I just know I’ll love it. 
  • Fruits Basket Vol. 4 by Natsuki Takaya: I’m finally getting around to finishing this series, it’s long, but it’s so good so far. I honestly am loving this series to bits, and I’m also enjoying the remake of the anime too.
  • I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver: Everyone has hyped this one up so much, and I’m super excited to read it too. It looks like it’s gonna be a gut-wrenching yet heart-warming read. I’ll hopefully get to this one for Pride Month 
  • With Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo: I won this one in a giveaway (thank you Hardie Grant Egmont!) and I’ve heard a couple of people love and adore this and I’m excited for it. The hardback is absolutely gorgeous and if I end up loving this, I *may* end up buying it. 
  • All That Impossible Space by Anna Morgan: I received an ARC of this from Hachette Australia (thank you!) and it seems interesting and I may read it soon, if I’m in the mood for another thriller/mystery story
  • We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal: I received this from an Owlcrate box and I’m excited to read this one because it sounds interesting and everyone is loving it and it has some of my favourite tropes

Honestly, I need to stop buying books because at this rate, my tbr is not going down at all. *sighs* 




  • Read any book by an Asian author [completed]

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (Filipino-Indian)

The Gilded Wolves Cover.jpg

  • Read a graphic novel featuring an Asian character or written/drawn by an Asian author (manga, manhua, manhwa, and comics count) [completed]
  • Read a book by Asian author that was originally written in their native language (translated books and graphic novels count) [completed]

A Silent Voice Vol. 1 by Yoshitoki Oima (Japanese)

A Silent Voice Cover.jpg

  • Read a book featuring an intersectional Asian character or written by an intersectional Asian identity (i.e. queer, mixed, disabled, neurodiverse, etc) [completed]

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (Chinese-Malaysian English)

Girls of Paper and Fire Cover

A Thousand Beginnings & Endings Cover

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And that’s my month of May, it was really relaxing and nice, and I think I’m finally in a fantasy mood again. My favourite book in May was probably The Gilded Wolves, what was yours? How many books did you read or haul? Are there any you’re excited to read soon?



  1. TBH I was suuuuper hyped to read A Silent Voice because it had such k-drama vibes to me from the way the storyline sounded and I don’t think it was bad by any means, but because I was expecting a lot of romance right from the beginning, I kinda felt disappointed. It’s not really the mangas fault, especially since manga and k-dramas have a completely different style and it was my mistake to assume they would be similar so I tried to keep reading the rest of the volumes, getting about to vol 4 before I decided that it just wasn’t what I was looking for at this point so I stopped, but hopefully I pick it up again soon (ok omg that was such a huge run on sentence my english teacher would be very disappointed)

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