Monthly Shelf Recap

Monthly Shelf Recap – May, 2016

June 5, 2016


I think I did okay this month on my TBR pile… my favourite read was A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas. It was different from what I was expecting, but still spectacularly written and a whole lot of fun to read. I also finally, FINALLY read the complete Healer series by Maria V. Snyder. I’d previously only read the first one. It was also a fun read. Biggest disappointment this month was The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi.


I’m setting my goals low this month, as I have my final university assignment due and a big month ahead of me at work. I plan to read the leftovers from last months TBR, which is The Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancey. I also got approved for And I Darken by Kiersten White on Netgalley.

New Additions


My book-buying ban has been working a treat. The only new book I got this month was A Court of Mist and Fury, which I received from Bloomsbury, Australia – so thank you so much!

What’s on your TBR pile for this month?
Did you read any of the books I read last month? What did you think?


  • Reply Annie June 11, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Maas is actually on my TBR pile too – I haven’t read any of her books yet, so I’m glad to hear she was the highlight of this month for you! I’ve managed to complete Laini Taylor’s series, although I still have a companion novella to get through, so maybe complete is the wrong term? I quite enjoyed it. Now I’m reading a little non-fiction to cleanse the palate before starting more YA! (I’d like to finish Rick Yancey’s trilogy too!)

    • Reply Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books June 15, 2016 at 4:41 am

      Oh, you should definitley read a Sarah J. Maas book right away!! I prefer her COURT series to THRONE, but it changes from reader to reader! :D

      Eeep, I really want to read Laini Taylor’s series – everyone raves about it and it’s on my shelf waiting to go. One day I’ll get there. I love cleansing the palate, too! Though I read non-fiction very rarely. I usually do so by picking up a contemporary before swinging back to my usual fantasy/etc. reads :)
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  • Reply Nereyda Gonzalez June 8, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Sorry to hear that The Start Touched Queen was a disappointment, my year in YA has been a lot like that so far. Hopefully you have a great reading month in June!

  • Reply Zoe @ Stories on Stage June 6, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I have heard so many great things about And I Darken and A Court of Mist & Fury, so I can’t wait to see what you think of them! And I really liked the 5th Wave trilogy, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous recap & haul! <3
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    • Reply Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books June 15, 2016 at 4:48 am

      I LOVED A Court of Mist and Fury, even though I shouldn’t have by the way things turned out :P Haha, but I’m about to start reading AND I DARKEN right now – so I’m a teensy bit excited, because I’ve heard great things, too! :) Thank you! And thank you for stopping by!
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  • Reply Kyra Morris June 6, 2016 at 1:17 am

    I so badly want to read The Last Star and A Court of Mist Fury but my TBR pile is about to crush me 0_0 Hopefully I’ll buy them next month!
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