I hope you had a great May! As for me, it was a bit of a busier month as I mentioned in my book haul post a couple days ago. Work has been a little busier and the husband and I have been doing a lot more walks almost every day in the hopes to try to get healthier and in better shape. Any downtime was spent catching up on TV shows and of course reading! I was definitely a little (okay a lot) missing in the blogosphere. Hoping June will be a better month and I can get back into the swing of blogging. I have two ARCs that I need to read, so hopefully I can get some reviews posted here. We shall see!
Below are a couple pictures from one of the walking trails that the husband and I have been walking a lot. We were able to see so many different birds and little creatures, like bunnies and otters! I really want to do a big picture post or a bunch of smaller ones since I haven’t done one in a while and I have SO MANY pictures to share, especially from all the walks we have been going on this last few weeks. You may see these photos again when I do the nature walk post/s. 🙂 You should follow my personal Instagram account if you want to see more or what I am usually up to when I’m not blogging or posting pictures about books! Personal IG: heyyitsashley (two “y” in “hey”).
As for reading, it was another month where I read and listened to a lot of books! This has put me so far ahead in my Goodreads challenge (I think 17 books ahead), which I am so happy about. Toward the end of the year is when I start feeling burned out and then the holidays, and I don’t read as much, so I am glad I am really far ahead. I enjoyed most of the books that I read this month, but I am a little bummed I didn’t read some of the newer releases that I bought. That seems to be a problem for me though haha. I buy books and then they sit on my shelf and I read books from Kindle Unlimited or the library. I’m horrible when it comes that. 😛 Anyway, you can find a full list of the books that I read this month and the other books I read throughout the year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review. Here are the books that I read and listened to in May.
These are the books that I read myself (not audiobooks) throughout the month of May.
The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon – 5 out of 5 stars
Flirt by Lucy Lennox – 4 out of 5 stars
Facing West by Lucy Lennox – 5 out of 5 stars
Felix and the Prince by Lucy Lennox – 3 out of 5 stars
Wilde Fire by Lucy Lennox – 4 out of 5 stars
I finally finished reading The Mask Falling! I started it back in March, but I wasn’t really in the mood to read it yet, so it took me quite a while to finish it. I am so happy I did, because it was so amazing! So many surprises and one that left me almost dead. Now the impatient long wait for book five…ugh. I love the Bone Season series so much so far. I’ve been flying through the Forever Wilde series. I read two books out of order, but then decided to go back and read the rest of the series. I still have four more books to read from the series, but I may take a little break before finishing it. I still have a couple ARCs I really should get to reading instead lol. So far though, I am really enjoying the Forever Wilde series. I don’t really read books like this often, but maybe I should since I seem to fly through them.
These are the books that I listened to the audio versions throughout the month of May.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – 5 out of 5 stars (reread)
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs – 5 out of 5 stars (reread)
Summer Frost by Blake Crouch – 4 out of 5 stars
Ark by Veronica Roth – 2 out of 5 stars
Layla by Colleen Hoover – 3 out of 5 stars
Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry – 4 out of 5 stars
I mentioned that I was rereading the first two Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children’s books, so I can finally finish the series this year. I listened to the audiobooks for those and it was fun rereading it that way and I definitely forgot so much that happened, so I am glad I listened to them. Hoping to start book three this month. I listened to the audiobooks of the first two Forward Collection stories. They were quick since they are short stories. I don’t know if I’ll read the rest of them, but I wanted to read Summer Frost and Ark, because I like Blake Crouch and Veronica Roth. I really enjoyed Summer Frost, it was pretty creepy! I didn’t really care much for Ark though. I decided to listen to Layla since I have a free trial of Kindle Unlimited and and with Kindle Unlimited, they had the audiobook of Layla. I enjoyed it, but I really didn’t like the ending that much. I thought it could be cooler and spookier, but oh well. It was still pretty interesting and different for Colleen Hoover. I’ve been wanting to read Forget Me Not for a while, so I decided to check the audiobook out from my library. It was actually pretty sad, but I really liked the story.
These are the books that I started to read in the month of May, but didn’t get a chance to finish them before the month ended.
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
I am currently reading Burn Baby Burn. It was May TBR jar pick. Since I got sucked into reading some of the Forever Wilde series mentioned above, I didn’t give much time to this one. Hoping to finish it in June though. I’m about a quarter into it and it’s okay so far. Not really a whole lot happening, so I am hoping that it starts picking up soon. Speaking of May TBR jar pick…I think I might skip this challenge altogether, because I didn’t read my April pick yet and I didn’t get through my May one throughout the month. So I think I might just ditch this challenge and read whatever I want and in the mood for instead.
What books did you read in May? Have you read any of the books that I read? Feel free to link me to your wrap up post, so I can check it out!
I think that’s all I have for this post. I did some blog hopping yesterday, which was nice. If I missed any posts that you think I should check out, PLEASE feel free to link me to them, so I can go read and comment them. ❤
In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| May.
I hope you have a great day!