May 2018 Book and Film Haul





For May 2018, I decided to branch out more than usual. I gathered some used movies and books that I have been wanting to get a hold of for quite some time now. There are some exciting stories coming into my little world. Are you ready? Let’s go.


Lady Bird has garnered some wonderful feedback from audiences over the past year. I like Saoirse Ronan’s portrayal of a daughter who is in conflict with her mother. It does sound like a story I would connect with as someone who does clash with her own mother as well. Besides, it seems like a sweet coming of age story that could be a feel-good tale to battle the blues that I experience.

Almost Friends is one of the very few Freddie Highmore recent films I could find. His film with Emma Roberts titled The Art of Getting By is charming and hilarious, so I obviously wanted to watch more films with him in the lead role. In Almost Friends, Freddie Highmore plays a chef who happens to be a prodigy but then ends up not becoming successful and has to live with his mom. The story takes off from there. Highmore has this timeless self-deprecating humor that I adore. I look forward to seeing him in this coming of age story as well.

The Kings of Summer reminds me of this other film I have called Son of Rambow in the sense that it focuses on the friendship between boys as they navigate the path to finding their identity and independence while balancing their connections with other people simultaneously. This story features Nick Robinson who plays Simon Spier in Love, Simon.

I am including links to the films’ trailers so you can get a feel for what I am going for.

Book Haul

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black has one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen. It is a book I have always wanted to read. Even though The Cruel Prince was not my perfect approach to faeries, I still find myself intrigued by faeries’ lore and mythology. Perhaps Jenna Black will nail the balance between the cute and mysterious. I know faeries are not typically nice, but can we not have broad generalizations sweep over a whole set of creatures?



Poison Princess by Kresley Cole was a book I once owned (I had the first two books in the series) and then I got ashamed of being interested in something based on tarot, which is silly of me. I want to give these books a chance. Plus, I like the idea of archetypes in a dystopic setting. Fun!



The Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin was a book I saw Gail Carriger highly praise it. While I am not quite sure how I stumbled upon the title, seeing one of the coolest authors ever like it compelled me to get my own copy. I am excited to read it.

Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins. Since I adored Rebel Belle, I am ready to explore the next installment in this series. Furthermore, I am planning to check out more of Rachel Hawkins’ other work as well. Right now, I have Hex Hall on my shelves awaiting my squeals.

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer is one that I have seen around for years. Needless to say, I am venturing into the world of werewolves now that I have started Stiefvater’s Shiver. I am into paranormal and urban fantasy books and I am embracing said love.

Finally, I got myself Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow, a book I know very little about. It was on this list I found featuring books similar to Hex Hall. I read a bit of that book, liked it, and searched for stories that have the same feel as Rachel Hawkins’ stories.

What about You?

Did you get any fun books, films, or shows for May? If you did not purchase them yet, share your plans in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!


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8 thoughts on “May 2018 Book and Film Haul”

    1. Nicole, it was such a relatable film. I hope you get to check it out soon! I’d be curious to see your point of view as a mom as well as a daughter.

  1. The Masque of the Red Death is a visually stunning book! I have an e-book, but eventually would like a physical copy for my shelf. So far in May, I’ve received two book boxes that had Ash Princess, and Beyond a Darkened Shore. Books that I will be getting later on in the month are Onyx and Ivory and LEGENDARY.

    1. Legendary is Caraval’s sequel, right? I have a copy of Caraval, and I need to pick it up this spring/summer so as to not fall behind. It had quite a bit of hype, and I wanted to experience it without the pressure, you know? Hope you like the books you’ve received!

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