What I’ve Been Reading In May

What I’ve Been Reading In May

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?


  1. Angela Milnes
    June 8, 2016 / 12:47 am

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

  2. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    June 8, 2016 / 10:58 am

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

  3. Shannon Ritchie
    June 8, 2016 / 11:31 am

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

  4. June 8, 2016 / 12:26 pm

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

  5. Melanie Edjourian
    June 8, 2016 / 9:24 pm

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

  6. June 8, 2016 / 9:59 pm

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

  7. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    June 9, 2016 / 8:26 am

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

  8. June 9, 2016 / 8:52 am

    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!

  9. Leighanne Modeste
    June 9, 2016 / 9:33 am

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

  10. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    June 9, 2016 / 10:11 am

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

  11. June 9, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    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.

  12. June 9, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    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

  13. June 10, 2016 / 5:20 am

    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.

  14. June 10, 2016 / 7:24 am

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

  15. June 10, 2016 / 7:43 am

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

  16. June 10, 2016 / 11:21 am

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

  17. Beautyqueenuk
    June 10, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    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

  18. June 10, 2016 / 2:35 pm

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

  19. June 10, 2016 / 10:43 pm

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

  20. Jessica
    June 11, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    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.

  21. June 11, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    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

  22. June 11, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    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

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