May is a merry old month, isn’t it? The last month of spring (and presumably, having found its seasonal stride throughout March and April, the springiest); the weather (theoretically…) is getting warmer and brighter as we amble closer to summer; and the word itself is really rather nice, isn’t it? May. M-A-Y. Conveniently short to write, unlike the far more cumbersome “December‘s” and “January‘s” which do take so much longer to spell out—who has time for multi-syllable months, these days?!
There are a lot of “National Days” in May, too; deciding on only two to highlight for Bookflix this month proved quite the loaf-toaster. We chose, in the end, the eminently worthy Mental Health Awareness Week and World No Tobacco Day. But for every path walked down, we miss out on another—and sadly this month’s Bookflix has lost out on the wonders of National Lost Sock Memorial Day, Towel Day, Talk Like Yoda Day, and Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day (all real—google them!)
Still, in spite of these limitations, our selection of books and DVDs to enthusiastically wave in your general direction this month is truly top tier—we think they May put a spring in your step…! (…Look, I think puns are cool, okay?)
For an interactive version of this month’s Bookflix posters click here: Bookflix May 2021! From the interactive poster, you will be able to click on any book or DVD cover and get taken to our catalogue to reserve your copy! Good stuff, huh?
Bookflix – May 2021
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, by Laurie Lee
Selected Poems, by Christina Rossetti
I Am Not A Witch (DVD)
Mental Health Awareness Week
The Teenage Guide to Stress, by Nicola Morgan
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness, by Gillian Butler
Looking After Your Mental Health, by Alice James
Rethinking ADHD, by Sami Timimi and Jonathan Leo
Grief Works: stories of life, death, and surviving, by Julia Samuel
Am I Normal, Yet?, by Holly Bourne
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
Lighter Than My Shadow, by Katie Green
Stress Proof, by Mithu Storoni
World No Tobacco Day
You Can Stop Smoking, by Jennifer Percival
Learning To Smoke: tobacco use in the West, by Jason Hughes
Facts About Smoking, by Tina Brand (ed.)
Burning Ambition, by Allen Carr
Staff Recommendations – What We Are Reading!
Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie
Bunny, by Mona Awad
Uprooted, by Naomi Novik
How To Build A Girl, by Caitlin Moran
The Flight of the Heron, by D. K. Broster
As always, if you have any questions, queries, or comments, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your nearest SGS College LRC library assistant or librarian, and we’ll be happy to help where we can!
Happy reading, this May! 🙂