Spelling May in Books

Hello everybody! Today, I’m back with another post spelling out the month, but this time I’ve also added the word spring because 3 letters just didn’t seem long enough for a post. Anyway, let’s get into it!

M is for… Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow- oh I LOVED this book, it is just such an incredible book and it was one of my very favourites of 2021. It’s about a boy whose dad comes out as gay, and his journey to accepting that, which involves a trip to a Pride parade.

A is for… Almost Flying– I saw the author of this wonderful middle grade contemporary say recently that it kind of got a bit lost because of the pandemic, and it made me so sad because it’s great. It’s just a beautiful story about a girl riding rollercoasters and working out that she’s attracted to girls, and it also made me laugh SO much.

Y is for… You’re the One That I Want– it’s no secret I’m a diehard fan of Simon James Green! This is his Grease-inspired romcom and it is so funny and gorgeous and a lovely read; even writing this makes me want to read it!


S is for… the Secret Detectives– this is such a fun book, about a murder mystery taking place on a boat, and there are some cool little ties to the Secret Garden as well.

P is for… Perfect on Paper- here is another book that I LOVED. It’s about bisexual disaster Darcy, who runs an anonymous advice locker at her school, and her romance with new boy at school Brougham, who I LOVED. I adore the whole thing, to be honest, it made me laugh SO much and I literally swooned a couple times and I don’t care to admit how relatable I found Darcy.

R is for… the Roommate– I read this with a friend last month and it was so much fun! It’s a very steamy romance about two unlikely, accidental roommates falling in love over the course of the summer they have to live together.

I is for… the Incredible Record Smashers– this is just a super fun, but also heartbreaking and heartwarming book, about a girl trying to help her mum who has depression, and her quest to smash some world records for a new TV show. Just such a clever, funny CAPER of a book.

N is for… Nisha’s War– this is about an area of the second World War that isn’t really explored very much, the Japanese invasion of Malaya. It was fascinating to learn about something I’d never really heard of, and it’s also a beautiful, kind of ethereal story about ghosts and loss and adapting to a new life in a new country.

G is for… Geek Girl– I haven’t actually reread this in ages, so it feels weird still claiming it as a current favourite series, but this is undoubtedly one of the most meaningful books in my life and I just love it so much. Harriet Manners is my soul sister and young me was in love with Lion Boy and the whole series is just pure joy.

Thank you so much for reading! Which books would you have chosen for some of these letters? Do you have any thoughts on the ones I’ve listed here? I’d love to chat in the comments!

Amy xx


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: goldenbooksgirl@gmail.com | she/her

2 thoughts on “Spelling May in Books”

  1. I did laugh when I saw you’d put this post up and I realised it was only three letters thinking the same – we’ll, that’ll be a short post! Great idea to add Spring to it! And fun choices too!

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