May 2023 Book Blogger Round Up | Jo Linsdell

May 2023 Book Blogger Round Up


May 2023 Book Blogger Round Up

Book Blogger Posts Round Up

A collection of blog posts by book bloggers

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Welcome to the May Book Bloggers Round Up!

Finding the time to scan through various social media feeds to find suitable content can take up valuable time and so I figured I'd make it easier and put together a collection here on the blog.

Each month I'll include a wide variety of content so there's something for everyone. You'll find book reviews, interviews, discussion pieces and more...

So if you're looking for new bookish content to read and/or want to discover some new book bloggers to follow, look no further!

I introduced this new feature here on the blog in May 2021 to showcase blog posts by other book bloggers. I'll be linking up a variety of blog posts so hopefully there will be something to suit all tastes.

The following posts were submitted for inclusion in this round up via my Twitter, where I asked for posts. I'll be continuing to do this every month.

Want to be included in future round ups? Follow my Twitter profile and keep an eye out for the submission tweet.

May 2023 Book Blogger Round Up

@suesconsideredt did a review for the non fiction book Wild Fell by Lee Schofield. "I borrowed a brand new copy of Wild Fell by Lee Schofield from the library. This book had been very much in demand since its publication in 2022 – so much so that extra copies must have been bought. It was Highly Commended in the James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Conservation, 2022 and won the Richard Jefferies Award, 2022." Read the full post here.

@Desilu0526 did a post 'Obsession – Must Read Stalking Thrillers' where the theme of all the books listed is stalkers. I've bookmarked this one as want to check them all out. Read the full post here.

@_forbookssake did a review for The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh. "I had so many theories along the way, but there were so many curveballs thrown in that my theories were changing every 5 minutes. That’s one of the things I love most about Steve Cavanagh’s writing, he’s such a master at plot twists, that I know never to be too certain about my theories, because there’s bound to be something coming that will blow it out of the water." Read the full post here.

@Mehsi_Hime took part in the IN or OUT Book Tag made up of 26 prompts. Read the full post here.

@cjfriess reviewed the children's book My Brother is an Avocado by Tracy Darnton & Yasmeen Ismail.  "My Brother is an Avocado is a fantastic book to help children visualise the size of a baby as it grows in the womb. It can be used to answer questions and stimulate conversations about pregnancy and the emotions that a child may be going through as they try to come to terms with a new family situation." Read the full post here.

@Behindthepages1 did a review of the book You've Reached Sam by Duston Thao. "You’ve Reached Sam has the potential to be a powerful story about overcoming the loss of a loved one. And at the start of the novel, I loved the concept of Sam and Julie maintaining their connection beyond the grave." Read the full post here.

@SueBavey reviewed The Sparrow and the Oak Tree by Jamie Jackson. "The Sparrow and The Oak Tree was an easy and enjoyable read with plenty of ‘will they won’t they’ anticipation, leading up to some spicy entanglement. If you enjoy retellings of classic stories with a twist give this one a try!" Read the full post here.

@AmorinaCarlton joined in the book tour for Magster and the Light of the Ladybird by Kit Butler with a review. "This is an adorable book. I can’t wait to hear more about Magster and her adventures. My five-year-old doesn’t yet have the patience to sit through chapter books with no pictures, but I can’t wait until I can share stories like this one with her. She was literally just telling me a fantastical tale about our own dog and how she wished she could talk. So, I know she’ll love it when she hears Magster’s tale." Read the full post here.

@flash_mama reviewed The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth. "The book was so absorbing that I was able to finish it quickly. This suspenseful mystery is the perfect rainy weekend read. However, if you are uncomfortable with the topic of death by suicide, you may want to avoid this one." Read the full post here.

@alitescape did an ARC review for Perilous Times by Thomas D. Lee. "PERILOUS TIMES is a brilliant modern retelling of Arthurian legend. It subverts the myth by using these classic characters to highlight poignant aspects of present-day culture and problems that are not limited to the west. In this version there two main points of view (POV), that of Sir Kay and Mariam. There is a more limited POV with Lancelot. Sir Kay is a Black knight of the round table. Mariam is Muslim. And Lancelot is gay and definitely not into Guinevere. There is also a minor character who is a transwoman." Read the full post here.

@cats_herding took part in the book tour for Isaac and the Egg by Bobby Palmer by sharing her review. "Oh my! I’m not sure there are many words in my vocabulary that I can use to describe how I feel about this utterly all consuming novel and without spoiling things).  It left me speechless, devastated and hopeful all at the same time and Isaac and his buddy Egg have left such a mark on my heart." Read the full post here.

@ReadingLadiesBC shared her most recommended books as part of the Top Ten Tuesday meme. I love how she's divided the list into categories. Read the full post here.

What bookish blog posts did you enjoy reading in May? Have a favourite book you read in May that you want to share?

In case you missed it, don't forget to check out the April Round Up for even more great bookish posts by different book bloggers. 

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  1. Thanks for promoting us Jo! 🙌 ~Carol @Reading Ladies

  2. Ooh what a great selection of posts! I'll definitely have to check some of these out x