My Goings On in May:
- BEA!! May was all about BEA. If you haven’t seen my recaps (with giveaways), check them out here: BEA Day 1, BEA Day 2, BEA Day 3
- My daughter turned 12 and we went to a fun indoor waterpark to celebrate!
- I caught up with the current season of Once Upon a Time, so now I need to find a new show to watch while I’m doing the elliptical. Let me know if you have suggestions! My husband and I also starting watching The Path (a Hulu Original series about a cult – I find cults fascinating!).
Most Popular Posts:
BEA is Coming Soon! What You Need to Know. (BEA Tips) – This was actually posted in April, but it was really popular in May because people were checking it out when it was time for BEA. (I kept it updated with links to publisher’s drop schedules, etc.)
Other Features & Discussions:
My 2016 Reading Progress:
I’ve had a few more two and three star reads lately, but I’ve still had a great reading year overall!
May 2016 Reviews
Slow reviewing month this month since I was really busy with BEA (I was actually completely shocked when I saw how few books I reviewed) – but there should be lots more reviews coming soon because I’m already reading a lot of those BEA books!
Here’s a recap:
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | Review | Rating: 5/5
- The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
- The Cage by Megan Shepherd | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
- The Hunt by Megan Shepherd | Review | Rating: 4/5
- Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas | Review | Rating: 3/5
- The Funnyman by Sophia Whittemore | Review | Rating: 2/5
- Now and Again by Jennifer Ellision | Review | Rating: 3/5
- The Guardians by Elise Marion | Review | Rating: 2.5/5
May Best of the Bunch:
The Best of the Bunch meme is back! Or maybe it never went away and I just didn’t know a new blogger was hosting it? Anyway, I thought I’d link up again (and go back to calling my favorite read the best of the bunch). 🙂
This month was easy because I adored Salt to the Sea so much. But I do have to say that The Crown’s Game is a very close second!!
Total: 15 Books Read
I ended at a total of 14 ARCs books read for the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge! I’m very happy with that total!
Here are all the books I read (links lead to review on my blog or on Goodreads):
Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless
Now and Again
The Loose Ends List
Ivory and Bone
Truly Madly Guilty
This Savage Song
The Problem with Forever
Status: 19/49 Discussions posted
Even though I didn’t link up my BEA recap posts, I’m counting them in my total, since we were discussing the event!
#BEA16 Day One Wrap-Up & Giveaway!!
#BEA16 Day Two Wrap-Up & Jennifer Niven Holding Up the Universe Giveaway!!
#BEA16 Day Three Wrap-Up and Giveaway
Do Stats and Reports Help You? Let’s Discuss!
Do Author Bios Ever Make You Want to Read a Book?
BEA is Coming Soon! What You Need to Know. (BEA Tips)
A Completely Useless (but kind of fun) Bookish Infographic
The Series Dilemma – Let’s Discuss
Sometimes You Just Need to Disappear for a Little While
How Much Do You Read?
The Fine Line Between “Inspired By” and “Copycat”
Can Book Blogging Lead to a Job
Some Books Just Aren’t All That Memorable
Books that Intimidate Us
2015 End of Year Book Survey
Replying to Comments on Older Posts
What Blogging Has Done to My Bookshelves
What Type of YA MC Would You Be?
Culling the TBR
Status: 2/5 Books Read
Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless had lots and lots of lists! (I also read Gemina, but I didn’t review it this month, so I’m not counting that one.)
HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Shooting Stars Mag
Status: 8/12 Books Read
The Guardians by Elise Marion featured a black hero!
Status: 9/21-30 Books Read
Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
The Cage by Megan Shepherd – I’m once again breaking my personally-set rule with this one (I wasn’t planning on counting ebooks). I’m counting it because I’ve had it for over a year and have really been meaning to read it!
Status: 4/12 Series Finished
I read the first two books in The Cage series this month! (But I keep forgetting to link up to this challenge!)
HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Love at First Page
Status: 5/9-10 New Series
The Cage counts for this one too!
HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Lisa Loves Literature