The Monthly Hufflepuff May // I First Wrote Mufflepuff Afbadjfh

Hello, it is I, The Writing Mufflepuff. Mufflepuff was founded by Melga Mufflepuff. Mufflepuffs are particularly good finders.

Anyway…

How is May over already (well, almost, it’s technically still May but ssh). But it being June is very exciting though! 1) it’s Pride month! 2) My birthday is June 6th!* and 3) School ends this month! Hopefully! If I pass everything! Please teachers I beg of you I will do anything!**

* Even though I don’t want to turn 21 because uh yes hi the past year I kept forgetting I wasn’t a teenager anymore do you have any idea how even more embarrassing that will be if I’mΒ 21
** And by anything I mean show up at your house and cry until you give me a passing grade

Anyway, how was May?

πŸ’›Β My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley ⭐⭐ – Turns out Worsley’s books are not for me. This was the second book of hers I read and both times I had similar problems. There just isn’t much plot, which meant I was quite bored. The plot twist at the end also ruined my experience

πŸ’›Β Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson ⭐⭐⭐ – Uh a bit of a let down? *hides* I have a full review (possibly a mini review) planned but yeah. It took me SO long to finish this one. This book is partly at fault for me not reading as much as last month. I just felt like it was way too long, with not that much happening.

πŸ’›Β Over Raging Tides by Jennifer Ellision ⭐⭐⭐ – FEMALE PIRATES KICKING ASS, STEALING STUFF, JUST BEING PIRATES HECK YES. This one was a lot of fun, but unfortunately it was a bit underdeveloped. I definitely do recommend it though

πŸ’›Β Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – THIS BOOK. WHAT EVEN. WHERE IS THE HYPE. WHY ISN’T EVERYONE READING THIS AND YELLING ABOUT IT IT’S SO GOOD. IT’S A GIFT. I’M SORRY THAT PUN WAS TOO EASY. Β PLEASE DON’T LET THAT PUT YOU OFF OF READING THIS. DON’T SLEEP ON ANGER IS A GIFT

πŸ’›Β All of This is True by Lygia Day PeΓ±aflor ⭐⭐ – Well this was a disappointment. I wasn’t fond of the writing style (though the format was interesting) and I found the characters very flat. There was barely any difference between them. Then there was the plot twist that really disgusted me so yeah. Full review hopefully coming this Saturday!

COMICS: Giant Days #38 // Lumberjanes #50

I usually don’t talk about personal stuff in my monthly wrap ups, because I usually do that in my weekly ones already so I don’t want to repeat myself*, but I just want to talk about what a weird month May was? Like at the start of the month I finished and handed in my final essay, truly ending my period abroad which is so odd. First of all it just doesn’t feel like that happened this month. Not that it feels longer ago, but it just feels like this separate thing? I don’t know how to explain it. Second, this was my first full month back home which is so odd? Sometimes it feels like I never actually went haha. Anyway, I got another grade back and I passed that one as well, so now I only have to wait for the final one *fingers crossed*

If you read my last wrap up you know my mental health wasn’t that great last week, and honestly it kind of continued to be bad. Thankfully I started feeling better on Tuesday.

* Unless of course I haven’t written a weekly wrap up in forever which actually happens quite often lol

Reviews

πŸ’›Β My Name Is Victoria // Two Victoria’s, One Queen, An Alternative History
πŸ’›Β Starfish // The Best Anxiety Rep I’ve Ever Read
πŸ’›Β Over Raging Tides // Female Pirates Kicking Ass
πŸ’›Β Anger is A Gift // A Powerful Look On Police Brutality (Also It’s Hella Queerβ„’ )

BookishΒ 

πŸ’›Β Finally Attending Hogwarts // My Hogwarts Mystery Reactions
πŸ’›Β Books I Loved But?? Memory?? ERROR CANNOT BE FOUND

Wrap ups

πŸ’›Β The Monthly Hufflepuff April // Great Reading Month, Baaaaaad Blogging Month*
πŸ’›Β The Weekly Hufflepuff #67 // Uhhhhh *insert witty title*Β **
πŸ’›Β The Weekly Hufflepuff #68 // My Mental Health is Currently That Gif Of Captain Holt Saying ‘Everything is Garbage’

Other posts

πŸ’›Β Monthly Mixtape // Mellifluous: Sweet and Cute Songs

* I wonder if I got the amount of a’s right in ‘baaaaaad’
** Now I’m wondering the same thing about ‘uhhhhh’ also what a great post title

Well that isn’t too bad! I have no idea what will happen next month. I want to be really active, especially with Pride, but I also have exams coming up, so we’ll see? I might end up posting a bunch of Pride posts at the end of June after my exams lol

I added my lil bees and hearts but I have no idea why because I have nothing left to say? Uhhh buy and read Anger is a Gift

How was your month? Best book you read? Or the worst? Are you going to read Anger is a Gift?

34 thoughts on “The Monthly Hufflepuff May // I First Wrote Mufflepuff Afbadjfh

  1. AHHH your birthday is so soon – I might forget on the actual day though, so HAPPY EARLY birthday, Michelle <3 And don't worry, I'm older than 21 now and I'm still feeling like a teenager as well haha :)
    I'm sorry you didn't love All of This Is True, I'll be looking forward to your review though to hear your detailed thoughts about it. Sad you didn't love the Morgan Matson book, hopefully you'll love some of her other books :)
    Have a wonderful month! xx

    • Thank you Marie! ❀ Haha that’s good to know :P We’ll just stay teenagers at heart forever haha. Oh don’t worry, the other two books of hers I read (The Unexpected Everything and Since You’ve Been Gone) I really loved! That’s probably also why I didn’t love Amy and Roger as much – I couldn’t help but compare it to the other books
      Thank you Marie, you too ❀

  2. Happy early birthday!! And it looks like the books you read this month were a little disappointing which is unfortunate. I’m glad you loved Anger is a Gift and hopefully June will treat you with better books!

    • Haha glad to hear it’s just me! I did enjoy it, but I was missing some of the stuff that I loved in her other books and it was just so long? The Unexpected Everything is also quite long, but I wasn’t bored during that one, which I unfortunately can’t say about Amy and Roger :(

      • Hmm, I think I felt like The Unexpected Everything was a tad too long, but I wanted her to write a Fantasy novel afterwards anyway. And my favourite will always be Since You’ve Been Gone *cue Kelly Clarkson music*

      • Yeah I had that problem with The Unexpected Everything as well, though I still really loved it. I’m not sure which one is my favourite – Since You’ve Been gone got the higher rating, but The Unexpected Everything has a writer love interest and dogs haha

      • Where is Last Chance Summer on your list? I wasn’t too happy with the romance in that one, but I balled my eyes out hard. The love interst in TUE will forever be my fave though.

      • I haven’t read that one and I’m probably never going to, as it deals with cancer (unless I’m remembering that wrong/am confused with a different book?) Cancer is a trigger for me – I thought I could handle it with The Fault in Our Stars but nope. So unfortunately I have to miss out on that one

      • I completely understand! That book hit hard with me as well. Even though I haven’t lost a parent, my grandpa died because of ALS and I know that it is different to cancer in many ways, but it just reminded me of loosing him so much. I just sobbed through that whole thing. But yes, her father has cancer, so don’t subject yourself to it if that is a trigger for you!

  3. You share a birthday with my (maternal) grandmother! I knew there was a reason I loved your blog β™₯β™₯β™₯ In the states that’s also known as D Day, but I’d much rather celebrate Pride Month than war, especially since I finally figured out this year that I’m pan :)

      • It’s weird because I’ve been an ally for yeaaaaaars, and since I’ve been more into activisim and just going to queer spaces and listening, so I never took it as offensive when I’d see generalizations about cis het people, because they benefit from everything in society. It’s literally built for them. My husband would kinda give me the side eye when I’d say “Heterosexuals are so weird,” but we’ve both discussed our sexuality a lot and neither one of us is completely het. I think I realized that when I had a crush on my bi best friend in high school so for a long time I thought I was bi, but then I also thought it was a phase *rolls eyes* My dad is also super homophobic so it’s not like it’s something I could ever say, but since I’m married to a man, he’s happy with that *eternal eye roll* I hope you have an awesome Pride Month even if it’s not a thing in your country. It’s a thing everywhere to me! β™₯

      • I’m sorry to hear about your dad β™₯ Thank you, I hope you will too :) Pride isn’t really celebrated here in Amsterdam during June, as we celebrate it in July/August but I’m definitely celebrating this month myself as well :)

  4. Hahaha, the beginning of your post cracked me up. Also, I think you have convinced me to read Anger Is A Gift πŸ˜‚.
    Oo, and Happy early birthday, Michelle! Do you have any plans for the big day? I hope this year treats you well and you pass all your subjects 🀞🏼.

    • Haha glad you think it’s funny πŸ˜‚ Yesss mission accomplished :P
      Thank you! I’m going to see Love, Simon the evening before and then the next day I’m not sure yet, probably enjoy the nice weather with my mom for a bit :) I have exams coming up so I don’t have time to actually celebrate until after. Thank you! ❀️

  5. Happy Birthday! I have the same problem with Lucy Worsley’s fiction. I LOVE her non-fic history books, but her fiction just seems to fall flat.

  6. Hello Michelle!
    Happy early birthday! Anger is a Gift sounds like quite a book. I am definitely curious about it and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this novel :)

  7. Yay! Happy early birthday!! Here’s some early birthday food!🍰🍍🍫🍩 Anger is a gift sounds really good! I hope I get to read it soon! I hope you read better books this month! xx β€οΈπŸ˜€

  8. Sorry most of the books you read this month were dissapointing. Hopefully you’ll pick up some good ones this June. :D Oh and yeay for having your birthday in 3 days. :D

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