Wednesday, June 6, 2018

May Monthly Wrap Up (2018)

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone!  I can't believe that May has gone by already!  It seems like this whole year is going by so fast and I just don't have the time to soak up everything that's been happening!  Well, my cousin's baby was just born this month and it turns out to be a girl!!!  I can't wait to visit the newest addition to our family soon!  We also had a nice cookout for Memorial Day and we had things like ribs, potato salad, crab salad and steaks and I really enjoyed all the food we had for Memorial Day!  We also are trying out a free trial for Netflix and I'm really catching up on a lot of shows that I fell behind on like "Riverdale," "Supergirl," "iZombie" and the rest of the Sharknado movies!  I'm hoping to check out more shows like "Stranger Things," "Black Lightning" and "Bojack Horseman" pretty soon! We so far don't have any plans for the summer, but if we do, I'll definitely let you all know in June!  

On the Blog:

WOW!  Guess what?  I just joined another ARC site called and so far, it's been going pretty well!  I can't wait to read some more books from that site!  Meanwhile, I read less books this month than last month, which is a shame because I was hoping that May would be the month that I would read tons of books since it's so close to summer. So, I really need to try to step up my game in June!  Also, I was taking a break from ordering anymore books from Amazon, since I will go GUNG HO CRAZY if I order stuff from Amazon (because let's face it, Amazon has so many good books and it would be a shame if I didn't take advantage of this)!  I might start going on a buying binge in June to make up for not ordering any books from Amazon in May! Oh yeah and if you saw the little coffee tip bar on the side of the blog, I just joined Ko-Fi! So, if you want me to continue to put out great content for this blog, then please feel free to support me through Ko-Fi! 

Books Read this Month:

1.  Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base  (ONLINEBOOKCLUB.ORG)
2.  Sigfried's Smelly Socks! by Len Foley  (ONLINEBOOKCLUB.ORG)
3.  Farty Princess by A.P. Gai  (AMAZON)

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 


7. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (135)
8. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (136)
9. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (137)
10. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #77: May 6, 2018
11. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #78: May 13, 2018
12. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #79: May 20, 2018
13. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #80: May 27, 2018
14. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #50: May 12, 2018



1. [Old Book Review]  Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan


2018 Comic Book Bingo Challenge: 
2018 Discussion Challenge: 5
Monthly Key Word Challenge 2018
2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge: 3
2018 European Reading Challenge: 1
Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018 : 2
Full House Reading Challenge 2018: 3
Humor Reading Challenge 2018: 4
2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge:
2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 10
2018 Beat the Backlist: 2
2018 Library Love: 4
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2018: 5
2018 11th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 3
Book Bingo 2018: 3
Bookish's 2018 Reading Challenge: 1
2018 Color Coded Reading Challenge : 1
2018 Blogger Shame Challenge: 1
2018 Dystopia Reading Challenge
2018 Reading Bingo Challenge: 2
2018 Reading Challenge Addict
2018 Read It Again, Sam: 5
2018 Try Something New Challenge: 3
2018 Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge: 1
Newbery Medal Challenge:

 Book Stats for May:

Total Number of Books Read: 3
Children's Books: 3
4 Star Reads: 2
3.5 Star Reads: 1
Average Rating: 3.8
Male Authors: 1
Female Authors: 1
Unknown Authors: 1
Series: 0
Stand Alone: 3
Re-Reads: 0
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 3
Total ARC Books for the Year: 1
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 2
Total Books for the Year: 2
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 5
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 19

Genre Stats:

Humor: 3
Science Fiction: 0
Horror: 0
Fantasy: 0
Drama: 0
Romance: 0
Paranormal: 0
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 3
Total Humor Books for the Year: 9
Total Horror Books for the Year: 1
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 4
Total Drama Books for the Year: 1
Total Romance Books for the Year: 1

Blog Stats for May: 

Most Viewed Post: The Sunday Post Meme (134) 95 views



June TBR:

* I'm still currently reading "This Savage Song" by Victoria Schwab, so that will stay on my TBR list for June. I might add in some new books for my TBR since I started shopping last month. Hopefully I can get through my MASSIVE TBR list soon!

Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 

☀  AJ @ Read All the Things! discusses about How Accurate Are Amazon Recommendations?
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addition discusses about My Newly Organized Bookcases!
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about Cancelled Series
☀  Daniela @ Nocturnal Devices discusses about Let’s talk about Children Books!  
☀  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about How Do You Review Audiobooks?
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has a list of Wonderfully Colored Covers  
☀  Elley @ Elley the Book Otter discusses about Diversity in Romance part 2 - mental and physical ability
☀  Gretl @ Goldilox and the Three Weres discusses about Is anyone else confused about New Adult?
☀  Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA discusses about The Case of Authors Behaving Badly
☀  Evelina @ Avalinah's Books discusses about Litsy – A Bookish Social Network   

This will be linked to The Book Date's Month in Review and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. I’m glad you had a good Memorial Day. I had a cookout, too, but I mostly just ate hotdogs. Thanks for giving my post a shout-out. I hope you’re having a good June and getting lots of reading done.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. Congrats on the new addition to your family! I love grilling out over the summer. It sounds like you had quite the feast! Have a great June!

  3. We almost always are watching something on Netflix. My kids are binging series that they don't have time for during the school year and my husband usually finds movies we missed in the theater. Memorial Day was fun here as I play my flute in our town's parade as part of the community band.