To Be Read: May

So after running through my April books at a rate of knots, I’m really looking forward to devouring a few more books from my ever-growing TBR pile over the course of May. Here’s what I’ve got planned!

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

I got this book for Christmas way back when in like 2012 or something, and still haven’t got round to reading it – I’m literally the worst. To make y’all roll your eyes at me even more, I originally asked for this book because there’s an episode of Gossip Girl called The Handmaiden’s Tale. 

It’s not that I haven’t wanted to read it, it’s just with a TBR pile as big as mine, it’s difficult to work your way through it. Now that it has been made into a hit TV series however, my boyfriend insisted I read it so that we can watch the show, so here goes!

The Power – Naomi Alderman

This was gifted to me by my lovely friend Charlotte, who is also a major bookworm and told me it was well worth a read. Winner of the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, this book flips traditional gender roles, giving women all the power. I can’t wait to get stuck in!

Burial Rites – Hannah Kent

This was another book which I got through my subscription with The Willoughby Book Club – still one of the best gifts I’ve ever got! I know you should never judge a book by its cover, but I’m definitely guilty of doing this most of the time, and the cover of this book is definitely a hit – coupled with the edged pages coloured to look like a bird’s wings, I can’t wait to get started!

Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

My final choice for May is inspired by one of my best friends, Cerys. This is one of her favourite books, and I remember her reading and re-reading it in our final year of uni, so three years later, I’m going to give it a go myself. I’ve only ever read Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Hardy, and that was back in 2008/09 for my GCSEs, so I’m excited to delve into more of his work.


What will you be reading during May? Let me know in the comments! 


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