Hello lovely people!
Today we’ll revisit all the posts we’ve published, all the wonderful books we’ve discovered and all the great cinematic art we might have crossed paths with! Don’t be shy to share what you think about anything! 😀
– 02/05/17 – Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
– 03/05/17 – The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood
– 06/05/17 – Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
– 13/05/17 – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Read-Along
– 15/05/17 – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
– 15/05/17 – Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
– 19/05/17 – Ill Will by Dan Chaon
– 21/05/17 – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
– 23/05/17 – Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
– 25/05/17 – Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
– 26/05/17 – Caraval by Stephanie Garber
– 08/05/17 – Batman (Volume 3) I Am Bane (Rebirth) by Tom King
– 27/05/17 – The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
– 10/05/17 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
– 07/05/17 – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Haul
– 16/05/17 – Caraval // Special Giveaway
– 30/05/17 – What To Do in Singapore
Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman : A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence?
Villette by Charlotte Bronte: Arguably Brontë’s most refined and deeply felt work, Villette draws on her profound loneliness following the deaths of her three siblings.
Artemis by Andy Weir: Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right?
The Big Picture by Sean Carroll: Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions.
Wenjack by Joseph Boyden: Along the way he’s followed by Manitous, spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey back to the place he was so brutally removed from.
The Fact of a Body – Since the day it was first announced, this book had my complete, undivided attention. Every day after I ended up being swarmed by reviews by fellow bloggers raving about its awesomeness. This is one true crime memoir that I’ll be looking into in the near future.
Artemis – Greek God as an epic title? Author of The Martian? A crime story set on the moon? Dude. It’s screaming my name!!!! I haven’t read The Martian (I’ve seen the movie though) and I know this is one book that I’ll keep my eyes wide open for!
Eye of the Needle – I’ve spotted this author’s historical fiction quite often (The Pillars of the Earth? The Century Trilogy?); they’re huge!! I looked into the books he’s written and found out that he was also known for some really good crime novels. Eye of the Needle is one of them, and its a spy thriller to make things that much better!
Contact – Found out it was one of those classics about humans meeting extraterrestrial intelligence for the first time. I also just recently found out the book was adapted into a movie and stars Matthew McConaughey. Say no more. 😀
Metro 2033 – I thought this series was just a video game until I recently found out that those games were based on a pretty popular dystopian book series. I never played the games, but the books definitely sounds like something I’d love to read though! 😀
I actually loved King Arthur ! I don’t know why the critics are so harsh on this movie. The camera angles and the music added so much on the plot and the visual was stunning!
As for Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2, it was okay and enjoyable !
Lashaan: I finally saw the winner of the Best Picture award at the 2016 Oscars, Moonlight. Definitely a beautiful movie that explores the sexuality of an African-American boy during his childhood, teenage years and adulthood. Thanks to Karina, I also finally pushed up All the Way to the top of my priority list and got to see my man Bryan Cranston back in action. His performance as Lyndon B. Johnson was phenomenal! This is an amazing biographical TV movie for those curious on the rise of LBJ to presidency. I got the chance to watch Tropic Thunder as well, and boy was this movie packed with huge actors! It was such an entertaining comedy movie with ingenious cinematic moments! It truly surprised me. The month of May was also kind enough to help me find time to watch Dallas Buyers Club. I’m truly stunned that I hadn’t seen this when it first came out. This was an absolutely amazing movie where you see two amazing actors show us why they are among the best out there: Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. Must-watch. May was also the month where Supergirl, Arrow and Flash completed their respective seasons. I didn’t put Supergirl and Flash because Arrow really deserves that spot in this 5 spot list for turning a new page and delivering a much better season than the shit we got in season 3 and 4. And that Arrow finale? Damn. Well-done.
If you’ve seen any of these, feel free to mention it in the comment section. I’d love to fanboy/hate with y’all! 😉
Trang: The Cloud Forest in Singapore! I made a post about my trip but this is definitely the highlight of this month. «It showcases plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000 metres above sea level. It features a 35-metre-tall mountain covered in lush vegetation, shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.»
Lashaan: THE TRAILER FINALLY CAME OUT THIS MONTH!!!! IDRIS ELBA AND MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY ON THE BIG SCREEN TO ADAPT STEPHEN KING’S THE DARK TOWER!! ❤ SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE!!11!
Thank you all for checking out our monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you and that you might have missed out on!
So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV shows/movies we’ve mentioned?