What I’ve Read – May 2024

Welcome to a brand-new month.

May ended up being a busy time with most of my reading being audiobooks and picture books. I also won a Mother’s Day competition from Walker Books, so most of my picture book reads were the amazing books that I won.

Here are the books that I read:

  • The Pickup by Fiona Harris & Mike McLeish – I accidentally picked up book 2 on audiobook first. I’ve seen the TV series and really enjoyed it. I enjoyed this audiobook too.
  • Don’t Tell Me What To Do by Renee Connoulty – a brand new picture book by one of my friends. A great book for families dealing with PDA.
  • Little Fish and Mummy by Lucy Cousins – a fun board book, one of the books that I won.
  • Mums & Mogs by Mick Elliot – a book that I won, and a really fun read. Those mogs have the coolest expressions.
  • Well Done, Mummy Penguin by Chris Haughton – another book from the prize pack and a lovely story about a baby penguin waiting for Mummy Penguin to come with dinner.
  • You’re the Best, Mum by Charles Fuge – another book in the prize pack and another lovely story about a mum and her baby.
  • A Mother is a House by Aurore Petit – another book in the prize pack. This one shows all the different roles mothers have in a beautiful way.
  • House of New Beginnings by Lucy Diamond – an audiobook with a story that I really enjoyed. Lucy Diamond has a wonderful skill in telling stories that have a cast of interesting female characters.
  • The Patchwork Girls by Elaine Everest – an audiobook set during WW2 that shows a different side to England during the war that I didn’t know much about.

This brings my total on GoodReads to 44 books for the year. Given I had set a goal of 50 books, I may need to adjust this amount!

Did you read any interesting books during May?

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover
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