What I’ve Been Reading In May

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For some reason I seemed to read virtually nothing in May until I hit my trip to Copenhagen when I read so much due to being in the airport/ flying solo and having a nice relaxing evening in my hotel.

First off I read ‘Idiot Abroad’ by Karl Pilkington because let’s face it who doesn’t love Karl?! I read one of his books a few months ago and found it such an enjoyable read that I thought I’d give this one a go. I’ve seen the TV show so nothing was a complete surprise and I remembered a few of his experiences from seeing it on TV but it was the perfect easy holiday read.

Next up was a graphic novel in the form of ‘Batman Year One’. I have been meaning to finish this for ages and my trip was the perfect time to do so. The DC comics are quite dark in comparison to the Marvel comics and this really appeals to me and it was nice to read a comic which showed more of the origins of Batman and how he is compared to how he is portrayed in the movies. This is the perfect starter comic for anyone into DC.

This month I actually read a second graphic novel which was the hefty ‘Game of Thrones: Volume One’. My friend bought this from our local comic book store earlier this month and I nabbed it to read when she was finished and it’s great. Having knowledge of the characters from the TV show definitely helped but I actually found it easier to keep track of the story in the graphic novel than via the show. A definite must for any GOT fan.

The final book which I read this month was ‘Shopaholic To The Rescue’ by Sophie Kinsella. I bought this book in Copenhagen airport after really needing something to read and there was little choice in English so I picked up this one. I have read some of the other books in this series and knew they were enjoyable and easy to read. This I believe is the 8th book in the series (although I’ve read random ones and they all work as standalone books) and this was the story of Becky’s father disappearing to put something right and Becky, alongside friends and family, going out to find him and ultimately help him finish what he started.

What have you been reading this month?
June 7, 2016
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  • Reply Angela Milnes

    ooh I would like to read shopaholic to the rescue! 🙂 Angela

    June 8, 2016 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I haven’t read a book in months – going to change that this weekend

    June 8, 2016 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Shannon Ritchie

    I love any book Sophie Kingsella writes! Will definitely keep an eye out for the latest! 🙂

    June 8, 2016 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Nikki Hamilton

    I love sophie kinsella books. What a great reading month you had. Im fairly getting through some great books too this month! 🙂

    June 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    I want to read an Idiot Abroad, I’ve seen it once on tv and it looked interesting.

    June 8, 2016 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I love Sophie Kinsella and her books are always a great guilty pleasure read. The GOT graphic novel looks good!

    June 8, 2016 at 9:59 pm
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I’ve never tried the graphic novels for GOT – I’ve read the books though and loved them!

    June 9, 2016 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Helen Costello

    Ooh I love finding out what people have been reading. I never managed to get into Game of Thrones but have read loads of the Sophie Kinsella books. They are great for a bit of escapism!

    June 9, 2016 at 8:52 am
  • Reply Leighanne Modeste

    I’m awful at finding time to read at the moment. I love Karl I bet his book is a scream

    June 9, 2016 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I really like the Sophie Kinsella books, as they are easy to read which makes them perfect for holidays.

    June 9, 2016 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    I’ve read a few of the shopaholics books – I stopped ages ago though perhaps I need to try and pick up on the series a little.

    June 9, 2016 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Jenni - Odd Socks & Lollipops

    I like the sound of the Batman, I will have to add it to my ever growing pile. I love an idiot abroad though I have never read the books only see it on tv

    June 9, 2016 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply Lisa (Travel Loving Family)

    I love Sophie K, a good choice to take on holiday for easy reading

    June 9, 2016 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    I really ought to read more travel diaries so I can learn how to write better, or find inspiration with writing technique. The GoT graphic novel sounds good! I’m waiting for the next book to come out.

    June 10, 2016 at 5:20 am
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    I have been reading a lot of non fiction ebooks as usual. Great post.

    June 10, 2016 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    You have read a good variety of books , great to catch up with reading when travelling alone.

    June 10, 2016 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Liz Mays

    I love Sophie Kinsella! Her books are completely entertaining and they make me laugh like crazy!

    June 10, 2016 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I found Shop-a-holic to the rescue a bit lacklustre in all honesty, quite dull and not just out of character with the rest of the series x

    June 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Tara | C&CO.

    I have been slacking on reading lately, sounds like you picked up some interesting books though!

    June 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Zoe Lester

    Love Sophia Kinsella books.

    June 10, 2016 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Northern Crumble

    Karl Pilkington is so funny! I can’t wait to read his new book, love the Idiot Abroad book

    June 10, 2016 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Lovely reads! Have been in few flights last month and even with long lay over so I had a chance as well to read a book. Would lvoe to read Idiot Abroad too.

    June 11, 2016 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    I can’t remember the last time I lifted a book to read, you’ve made me want to create a list and start working on my reading

    June 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Zoë IKIWN

    I haven’t had a chance to pick up a book this month, sadly. I really want to start on the Game of Thrones novels though. I’d also really like to read Idiot Abroad! x

    June 11, 2016 at 6:27 pm
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