Monthly Rewind: May 2019

B O O K S

During the month of May, I read 7 books and 1 webtoon.

Shadow of the Fox
A fantasy novel based on Japanese mythology which follows Yumeko, a kitsune, who forms an alliance with a mysterious samurai to transport a piece of an ancient scroll that has the power to summon a great dragon. This one took a while to fully appreciate. It was kind of slow in the beginning and since I was also in a book slump, that didn’t help the experience either. But towards the end, I found it so enjoyable and the story and characters were so brilliant.

My So-Called Bollywood Life
Winnie follows her prophecy to the T. Until the boy who is supposed to be her true love cheats on her. Now she’s doing things her way. Honestly, I found this book rather dull and, in the end, it wasn’t really for me. I do see its appeal and I would recommend others to give this book a try.

The Paper & Hearts Society
Out of the other youtuber-turn-author books, it’s pretty decent. My thoughts about this are the same as My So-Called Bollywood Life, I see it’s appeal and how a lot of people are going to love this book and looking back, this isn’t a terrible book but it’s just one of those stories that doesn’t fit my own reading style and taste.  

A Torch Against the Night
I cannot believe it took me so long to read this sequel. Having to rely on my memory all the way from 2015 probably dampened by experience of this book, but I really enjoyed it.

Exit West
Another neutral read. Quick, captivating and interesting.

Secrets of the Henna Girl
A decent read. Not exactly one I’d rave about but the story is great.  

Patron Saints of Nothing
The best book I’ve read this month. So heart-breaking, so moving and I was an emotional wreck for most of this novel. I’ll have a full review up soon.

True Beauty
A ongoing webtoon about a shy girl who learns to do her makeup and her popularity skyrockets. This webtoon was so cheesy and sweet. It was so cute, and I really love the art style. It comes across at first as being really superficial, but it touches upon some really heavier themes such as the effects of netizens in the K-pop industry. There’re rumours of it becoming a k-drama and I honestly can’t wait.

M U S I C

Speechless | Dramatic | Picky Picky | On My Way | bad guy | A Whole New World | EARFQUAKE

P O S T S

A feature section to highlight my favourite posts from my fellow bloggers that were posted this month. 

  • Muslim Voices Rise Up – Muslim Voices Rise Up is a month-long project during Ramadan where different Muslim bloggers and authors alike share their experiences on a variety of topic. I absolutely love this series, and it was so amazing to read about different Muslims bloggers/authors embracing their identity. I’m so thankful for Fadwa and Adiba for working so hard on this project!

That’s it for this month! Tell me what went on in YOUR life this month! What sort of things was important for you this month? New obsessions? New TV shows? Or book? Any new song recs (I’m always open to new music!)? Best books you read this month?

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