May ’18 Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

It’s been another long month but I’m still here! The last few weeks of the semester kicked in so I didn’t do the posts that I was hoping to do. I’m still only managing TBRs and Wrap Ups but soon guys, my reviews will be back! I hope you are all doing wonderful and I’d love to know about it if you wanna drop me a comment below so we can catch up. In the mean time, onto the books I read this month.

SO let’s get started!

Personal Thoughts

 I feel very accomplished this month. I finished my second semester in college really strong and though I still have a lot to go, I am feeling much more confident that I can make this whole ‘be an adult’ thing work well for me haha. I definitely miss blogging and talking to all of you but being busy with school has been a new challenge. Even with all that going on, I managed to read more books than I thought this month!

Library Book Haul

Book Haul

Books I Read

Read Books May '18

  1. Windwitch (The Witchlands #2) by Susan Dennard – 4 stars I don’t want to say anything too premature but this series is definitely making me fall in love with it, slowly but surely. The action is super intense and the story is getting more complicated and intricate as the books go on. I still enjoyed the first book more than this one but I’m excited to see where the series goes from now.
  2. Kulti by Mariana Zapata – 5 stars I LOVED THIS! I’ve been wanting to read books from this author for a while, specially since I’ve heard a lot of great things about it. This book was everything that I was hoping it would be and more. The romance was the best slow burn ever and I loved the descriptions about soccer! I can’t wait to read more.
  3. Downed (Gridiron #3) by Jen Frederick – 4 stars I didn’t really think this series was going to be one that I would really enjoy but as the books go on, it gets better and better! I love myself some fluffly, sports romances and these are great to get lost in and pass the day away reading. This one in particular was absolutely hilarious and made my day.
  4. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – 4 stars I am so happy that I finally read this book! It’s been a while since it was released and obviously, there’s been a lot of raving about it. I have to say that I think I enjoyed it more than Simon vs., just because I found the female friendships and sisterly relationships to be so heartwarming and relatable. I can’t wait to read more books from Becky.
  5. What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell – 3 stars This was the book assigned for my class this semester. I liked it well enough but it was hard to read sometimes and the format took some getting used to.
  6. Played (Gridiron #4) by Jen Frederick – 4 stars Caught up with this series completely. This one was just as cute as the ones before it and bumped up my enjoyment of the series a whole lot. I am now really interested in reading more of this author’s work.
  7. Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat – 4 stars Finally read a book with the Mom Book Club again! I’m so happy to be back into a sort of rhythm with this amazing group of friends that I have. It’s always such a great time to share thoughts about books with them. This one started off a little slow and kind of frustrating but I’m a sucker for cute endings so I ended up really enjoying it.
  8. The Girl with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers #1) by Katherine Locke – 4.5 stars Finally got myself back to reading some of my ARCs. This book was great! I wasn’t sure what to think in the beginning as it started kind of slow for me, but the story slowly captured my heart and the ending was absolutely, unnecessarily, cruel!! I need more and the second book is a companion! (cue crying emoji)
  9. Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes – I am so sad to say that this story slowly went downhill for me. The second to last book was a huge disappointed and I was hoping the last book would knock it out of the park and make the series a stand out. But it was just kind of meh. The high stakes were gone and I didn’t feel any nerves or anxiety about how everything would turn out. The final resolution seemed too easy and it wrapped up too quickly and overall the book was just okay. Hopefully I can share a second three-book series review soon.

Posts I Shared

Features

Challenges Update

  • Goodreads Reading Challenge – 30/75 (40%)
  • Read It While It’s Hot Challenge – 3/12
  • Finishing the Series Challenge – 6/20
  • Read Like a Grown Up Challenge – 5/12
  • Stand With the Loners Challenge – 7/12
  • Catch Up with the Release Challenge – 20/36

So that’s it for this post! As far as challenges go, I think I’m doing pretty well considering how busy I’ve been this year. I wanna focus a bit more on finishing series but so far, it’s going good. Let me know what books you read this month! Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post.

4 thoughts on “May ’18 Wrap Up

  1. I am happy to hear that the second semester went well. I know there is still loads to come, but gaining that confidence was a great step 😀 don’t worry about not posting much. You are doing what you can and that you haven’t stopped altogether says a lot about your tenacity ❤ and you are doing extremely well with your reading!!! You go 😀

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