Monthly Wrap-Up – May 2018

Hello everyone,

We are in June already and it feels like no time at all since the year began, but at the same time a lot seems to have happened in the last five months!

For example, I have read 26 books! I cannot believe it either – whereas before this year I was a slow and less committed reader, in 2018 I have simply become devoted to books 🙂 and am on course to reach my target of 45!

As for blogging, my month has been slightly more mixed. I have begun to talk about my writing a great deal more and give an insight into how I go about my work, and I have written six book reviews. The only thing lacking has been discussion posts.

The lack of views does get me down sometimes. I put a lot of effort into my book reviews, and they often take time to write, so I wish there was some more interaction because I really would love to chat more about books with you all!

Here is a quick overview of the seven books I read in May:


Click on the links to see my reviews:

Then She Was Gone
My Husband’s Son
The Girl Who Lied
The Couple Next Door
My Mother’s Secret

And that is all for another month!

Happy reading, guys. 🙂

12 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up – May 2018

    1. Thank you, Lili 🙂 . Yes, all thrillers with a classic in between! It is just a habit and a comfort zone I have gotten into…I am going to start pushing myself to read other genres – especially fantasy.
      Happy reading, and I hope you have a great June too. 🙂 🙂

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      1. Yes, I have been a non-fiction writer since I was 17 and my latest deadline was only yesterday. But I really want to get started on a novel soon. I have had some book ideas but the hard part is expanding them into a good story with a cohesive plot. 🤔
        I’m really happy and full of admiration for you that you are trying to write your own fantasy books. All the best and I am sure

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      2. Really? I’ll find you on Goodreads if we’re not friends yet. what’s your name there.. I’m just starting to form a relationship with Nonfiction. hehe. 🙂 🙂
        Do you do brain dumping? Like when an idea popped up in your head you just write it down. It’s one of my hobby. I’d write the idea on a sticky note, paste it on my wall above my desk and when my wall’s filled I collect all those notes, reread them. Then decide what’s useful and not. It helps me a lot. 🙂 🙂

        And thank you… I’m hoping I finish at least the first book and start the next before the year ends. 🙂

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      3. My Goodreads name is just my own name, so Stephen Donovan. There is a widget on my blog so maybe you can find me by clicking that…
        Most of my other writing is about sport – my other main interest besides books 😶 – but I find I enjoy writing book reviews more.
        Most of the books I read when I was younger were non-fiction, about all kinds of topics. 📚
        No sadly I don’t do much brain dumping. Sometimes I write things down and I should do it more, as it is a useful technique. I store a lot of my ideas in my head. 🙂

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      4. Great I’ll find you. 🙂 🙂 I enjoy writing book reviews too. I actually find it therapeutic. It feels like I can express myself so much, for an introvert like me, that’s a big deal.. right?
        I think it’s amazing you read nonfiction at a young age…
        And good for you. Your mind can handle a lot of ideas. Sometimes I just go crazy with them I need to jot them down. Also i’m forgetful..

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      5. You couldn’t have described it any better, because I feel exactly the same 😊. I have always expressed myself much better and communicated more effectively in writing. When I write well it helps boost my self-esteem. As an introvert it is a very big deal 🙂.
        And yeah, I was always interested in learning things when I was young, so I read lots of factual books 🙂🙂.

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      6. Me too. With writing, it’s really like I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing in my Life. hehe… Cheers for both of us introverts. 🙂 🙂
        That’s amazing.. I hope to love nonfiction someday as much as I love fiction. 🙂 🙂

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