Tuesday, June 4, 2019

May Monthly Wrap Up (2019)

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone! Wow! May sure went by quick!  We had a nice little cookout for Memorial Day like hot dogs, potato salad and ribs!  I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day too! We also had a lovely Mother's Day and my mom enjoyed all the gifts we gave to her!  I also watched a lot of great movies in May like "Sorry to Bother You" and "Rim of the World!" They were both pretty entertaining movies!

On the Blog:

I actually had a much better reading month this time around than last month since I read two books.  Although I still need to read more books than that!  Hopefully, June will be a better reading month for me!  Also, I have been going on Twitter a lot more lately, so expect to see a lot of tweets from me regarding my book blog posts!  I also started a Money Pool on PayPal!  I've been on a book buying ban lately since I'm trying to deal with my financial problems.  So, starting this money pool will help me be able to buy more books to review!

Books Read this Month:

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 


2. [Miscellaneous]  Bout of Books (25) Wrap Up!











2019 European Reading Challenge:
2019 Beat the Backlist: 2
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2019:
2019 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 7
2019 Humor Reading Challenge:
2019 Alphabet Soup Author Edition: 2

2019 Discussion Challenge:
2019 Diversity Reading Challenge: 2
2019 Color Coded Reading Challenge: 1
2019 Read It Again, Sam: 1
2019 12th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 

 Book Stats for May:

Total Number of Books Read: 2
Children's Books: 1
Young Adult: 1
5.5 Star Reads: 1
5 Star Reads: 1
Average Rating: 5.25
Male Authors: 0
Female Authors: 2
Unknown Authors: 0
Series: 1
Stand Alone: 1
Re-Reads: 0
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 0
Total ARC Books for the Year: 2
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 0
Total OnlineBookClub.org Books for the Year: 0
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 1
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 9

Genre Stats:

Humor: 0
Science Fiction: 0
Horror: 0
Fantasy: 0
Drama: 1
Romance: 1
Paranormal: 1
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 0
Total Humor Books for the Year: 4
Total Horror Books for the Year: 0
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 1
Total Drama Books for the Year: 2
Total Romance Books for the Year: 2

Blog Stats for May: 


BEST OF THE MONTH: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Books Bought in May:

* I'm still on a book buying ban, so I couldn't buy that many books. But I did get two awesome books this month!  One was "Finale" from the Owlcrate special box and the other was a book I won in a giveaway called "A Fallen Hero!"

June TBR:

* I finally finished reading "Shadow of the Fox" and I loved it!!  Now I'm currently reading "Illuminae" and I hope that I enjoy this book as much as the rest of the book community did!

Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 

☀  AJ @ Read All the Things!discusses about Reading And Walking: From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addition discusses about Have Books Ruined Me for Movies? Let’s Discuss.
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about My UNDYING Love for Vampires
☀  Greg @ Book Haven discusses about Song Lyrics - Feelin Stronger Every Day  
☀  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about Old versus New
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has reviews of TRIPLE REVIEW: I SEE DEAD PEOPLE  
☀  Genesis @ Whispering Chapters discusses about How Do You Rate?
☀  Jenna @ Happy Indulgences discusses about JENNA’S MID-YEAR LIFE REVIEW
☀  Evelina @ Avalinah's Books discusses about Continuing With The Teen Books About Theatre   

This will be linked to Feed Your Fiction Addiction's Monthly Wrap Up and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. I’m glad you had fun holidays! I had to work on Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, so mine were less-than-awesome. Congrats on the good reading month. Have a great June!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I've got to read Shadow of the Fox, I've had it since last summer! Glad you liked it. Hope you have a good June, and thanks for visiting my May wrap-up earlier on Lisa Loves Literature!

  3. Looks like you had a great month! I hope June is just as great!

  4. Memorial Day is always a fun day around here to--I play my piccolo in the parade that heads right down the main street of our town. I want to read Shadow of the Fox and hope to get a copy this year.