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May 2019 Reading & Blogging Wrap-Up


Goodbye May & hello June!

May is always a hectic month for us, so I didn’t have high expectations in regards to reading and blogging.  Surprisingly, I finished 5 books off my May TBR and started the final book off the list.  I ended up reading 10 books in total in May!  Not bad considering everything that was going on.

Let’s see what I ended up reading in May…

Divider2 What I read this month

Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge Update: 56/100 books in 2019


I know the picture says 57 books, but I finished Matilda in June and totally forgot to take a screenshot of my Goodreads Reading Challenge at the end of May.  Let’s just pretend it says 56 books 🙂

#YARC2019 Update:


I’ve read 12 books for #YARC2019 thus far!  I read 3 books in May that went towards this challenge: China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2), Darius the Great is Not Okay, and Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians #3).  You can see my progress here ⇒ Year of Asian Reading Challenge TBR + Progress Tracker #YARC2019

2019 Goals Update:

» 80% NetGalley feedback ratio = 15 backlist ARCs ⇒ 6/15 books read

I read 2 books off my NetGalley ARC backlist!  I read Liar and Five Roses.

» 30 physical TBR books ⇒ 11/30 books read

I read 1 book off my physical TBR: Darius the Great is Not Okay

» No buying new books ⇒ Well…

So I had a Book Outlet order for some summer reading books and workbooks for my children and needed a few more books to hit the $35 dollar mark to get the free shipping… I did end up buying 2 Paper Mill Classics editions for Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility…  #BookBanFail

» Read long books I’ve been putting off ⇒ 0/3

I’m starting to doubt I will ever even attempt this goal lol  The idea was to read one long book every 4 months, but here we are 6 months into the year and I’ve yet to pick any of the 3 long books on my 2019 TBR.



April 2019 Reading & Blogging Wrap-Up


May 2019 TBR


April 2019 Birthday #BookOutletHaul – Part 2


Book Review: The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin


Mini Book Reviews: May 2019 (Part 1)


Top 5 Wednesday: Books with Emerald Covers


Author Event: An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor


Book Review: Liar by Rob Roberge


Mini Book Reviews: May 2019 (Part 2)


Book Haul

Physical Books:

» Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen



» Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen



Which books did you read this month?

Have you read any of the books I read or hauled this month?  If so, what did you think?

Did you buy any books?  If so, which ones?

Comment below & let me know 🙂

5 thoughts on “May 2019 Reading & Blogging Wrap-Up”

  1. Looks like you still had an excellent reading month if you didn’t have much time to read! I can’t wait to read Darius The Great Is Not Okay and it sounds like we had similar thoughts on The Familiars. Those Austen copies are so gorgeous! ❤ Have a wonderful June. xx


  2. I’m up in the air about continuing the Crazy Rich Asians series. It seems like most people think the second was decent but not great. However, maybe the third one makes it worthwhile?

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    1. The entire CRA series is a guilty pleasure type of series. It isn’t that the second one is bad, but that we are given new characters to follow instead of the main characters from the first book. Still enjoyable, but I missed my faves from the first book. I thought the third book was a good wrap up to the series.


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