May Recap!!

 It's time for my May recap!
It was another good month for reading. I have started getting in to graphic novels and I likey.  May was also my month for returning to the library. I hadn't been in a LONG time. I'm always looking at my books and my eyes always return to the ones that I read and ended up not liking and now I'm stuck with these books that I paid hard-earned money for. And that makes me sad. And mad.  Because ideally, I'd like to actually like all the books that I own. 

I have a tendency to buy books when I'm upset or they're on sale. That's when I'm at my most dangerous.  I'm going to start checking out books from the library and if I end up loving the book, I will then purchase a copy.
This doesn't mean I'm going to stop buying books, I'm just going to be A LOT more selective. So yeah!

Another piece of good news on a non-bookish front, I will officially begin working from home in 3 weeks and I. CAN'T. WAIT. WOOT.
ALSO, I will be going to a Neil Gaiman signing towards the end of June!
My hibernation period is getting ready to be in full swing. It's already in the 90's where I live and I have a feeling the temperature is just going to continue to climb. I can't stand the heat. So basically, summer is my time to go into hiding and hibernate and then I'll come out in the fall to play.


For the month of May, I managed to read 10 books, 4 graphic novels, and 1 audiobook.

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2)A Beautiful Evil (Gods & Monsters, #2)Deep Desires
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)One DayCryer's Cross
The Symptoms of My InsanityThe Archived (The Archived, #1)Ready Player One
Hopeless (Colleen Hoover) - 4/5
Sweet Peril (Wendy Higgins) - 4/5
A Beautiful Evil (Kelly Keaton) 3.5/5
Deep Desires (Charlotte Stein)- 3/5
Dark Triumph (Robin LaFevers) - 5/5, FANTASTIC
One Day (David Nicholls)  -3.5/5, This book would have received a higher rating but I hated the ending
Cryer's Cross (Lisa McMann) - 2/5, disappointing book
The Symptoms of my Insanity (Mindy Raf) - 3.5/5
The Archived (Victoria Schwab) - 4.5/5, this book was refreshingly unique!
Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) - 5/5, also amazing
Graphic Novels:
StitchesThe Underwater Welder
Maus, Vol. 1: My Father Bleeds HistoryMaus, Vol. 2: And Here My Troubles Began
Stitches (David Small) - 3/5
The Underwater Welder (Jeff Lemire) - I would rate the artwork as 5/5, but the story 3/5
Maus vol.1 & 2 (Art Spiegelman) - 5/5
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - I don't listen to books on CD very often, but the narrator, Jim Dale, was EXCELLENT.  5/5

I had one DNF this month. I read about 100 or so pages and gave it up. It wasn't terrible, but I was bored. I'm done forcing myself to finish books I'm not in to.
School Spirits (School Spirits, #1)
Favorite Read:
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)
Close Second:
Ready Player One
Favorite Cover:
A Beautiful Evil (Gods & Monsters, #2)
As far as my personal book challenges...well...I'll be doing a separate update post on those later in the week. I guess it's almost the half-way mark. I'm killing one of them but the others...not so good.
May OUT.

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving that cover of A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton, although I haven't heard of the book before :( Will definitely be checking that out :)

    That's very sensible regarding the library books, I've been on a ban from the library because I've got a whole bookshelf top to bottom of mostly unread books so I have to get through those first, not to mention the ebooks and those that I receive for review!!!