May in Review


Month in Review is a feature in which we wrap up what went on each month in terms of our blog, reading and other things in our life. Feel free to leave a link in the comments to your own monthly wrap up post so we can stop by.

on the blog…



 Fly Away Entwined Champion (Legend, #3) Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)

The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw (The League of Princes, #3) The Night Gardener Nerd Camp 2.0 The Dyerville Tales

Level Up The Unicorn Thief (Unicorns of the Mist, #2) Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School, #1) Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3)

Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles, #2) Divergent (Divergent #1) Curtsies and Conspiracies The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

Annika Riz, Math Whiz To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Author Features:

 Author Guest Post: Jonathan Auxier

Author Guest Post: M.P. Kozlowsky

Other Features:

Covers I’d Frame
Books I Almost Put Down
Top Ten Book Friendships


Top Ten Graphic Novel/Manga Series



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more personally…



Life: Only a couple more days left of school! I’m working summer school and taking online classes, so I’ve given up some of my summer break dedicated to that. My husband’s birthday is this weekend, so I’m excited to celebrate with him and some old friends we haven’t seen in months (if not a year or so…). We also just signed up for GenCon Indy – I’m ready to get my geek on! That’s in mid-August. I felt like May flew by. We had our Bookfair, the AR Store, and we kept working on the replacement books from the epic 2014 pipe burst in our library which ruined 1/3 of our collection. I’m looking forward to having more reading time, as May I did not live up to my own expectations.

Reading: Only 18 last month. Not bad, but definitely not my best.

  1. The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
  2. Nerd Camp 2.0 by Elissa Brent Weissman
  3. Eerie Elementary #1: The School is ALIVE by Jack Chabert
  4. The Unicorn Thief (Unicorns of the Mist #2) by R.R. Russell
  5. Spice & Wolf vol. 6 by Isuna Hasekura
  6. Fruits Basket vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya
  7. Hexed (Hexed, #1) by Michelle Krys
  8. Fruits Basket vol. 2 by Natsuki Takaya
  9. This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki
  10. Fruits Basket vol. 3 by Natsuki Takaya
  11. Fruits Basket v. 4 by Natsuki Takaya
  12. The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew
  13. Fruits Basket v. 5 by Natsuki Takaya
  14. Annika Riz, Math Wiz by Claudia Mills
  15. Minion by John David Anderson
  16. Red Riding Hood Gets Lost (Grimmtastic Girls #2) by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
  17. Moldylocks and the Three Beards (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake Believe #1) by Noah Z. Jones
  18. Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice by Mike Maihack

Challenges: Check out my 2014 Challenges Post

Review Pile Reading Challenge: 13 (42 total)

TBR Reading Pile Challenge: 0 (3 total)

Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge: 3 (10 total)

Netgalley Reading Challenge: 3 (10 total)

Rewind Challenge: 1 (21 Total)

Series Challenge: 0 series completed  (8 total)

TBR Reading Pile Challenge (Bookish): 1 (12 total)

Graphic Novel Challenge: 2 (6 total)

Looking Forward: I have a bit of a busier summer than planned, but we have so many awesome things going on the blog as well. I’m hoping to spend more time with library books and reading in general in June.


Life: Life is pretty good at the moment. Summer is starting to kick into gear which means work has the potential to pick up. Reading wise, I am feeling like I am close to where I want to be. Bout of Books last month really helped me out with my reading, and I am hoping to keep up the pace. Unfortunately, I have been behind on reviews for months now. However, like my reading kick, I have also been in a bit of a review kick as well. For the last few months, it seemed like no matter what I did, my review pile just could not be cleared out. Hopefully, I can overcome that pile soon, and somehow manage to keep it down.

In other news, in late June, I will be going for a week to Columbus, Ohio to visit my hubby and look at apartments. He landed a really nice job up there, so I think the pieces are finally starting to come together for us to move.

Reading: I am so happy with my reading this month. While it was mostly manga, I got in plenty of review and fun books. Read a total of 34 books!

  1. Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
  2. Gated (Gated, #1) by Amy Christine Parker
  3. Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 05 (Dawn of the Arcana, #5) by Rei Tōma
  4. Hexed (Hexed, #1) by Michelle Krys
  5. The Brokenhearted (The Brokenhearted #1) by Amelia Kahaney
  6. Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 06 (Dawn of the Arcana, #6) by Rei Tōma
  7. Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 07 (Dawn of the Arcana, #7) by Rei Tōma
  8. After the End (After the End, #1) by Amy Plum
  9. One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington
  10. Broken Symmetry by Dan Rix
  11. Arata: The Legend, Vol. 01 (Arata: The Legend, #1) by Yuu Watase
  12. Arata: The Legend, Vol. 02 (Arata: The Legend, #2) by Yuu Watase
  13. Arata: The Legend, Vol. 03 (Arata: The Legend, #3) by Yuu Watase
  14. Arata: The Legend, Vol. 04 (Arata: The Legend, #4) by Yuu Watase
  15. Arata: The Legend, Vol. 05 (Arata: The Legend, #5) by Yuu Watase
  16. Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 08 (Dawn of the Arcana, #8) by Rei Tōma
  17. Dawn of the Arcana, Vol.10 (Dawn of the Arcana, #10) by Rei Tōma
  18. The Young World (The Young World Trilogy, #1) by Chris Weitz
  19. Arata: The Legend, Vol. 06 (Arata: The Legend, #6) by Yuu Watase
  20. Arata: The Legend, Vol. 07 (Arata: The Legend, #7) by Yuu Watase
  21. Arata: The Legend, Vol. 08 (Arata: The Legend, #8) by Yuu Watase
  22. Arata: The Legend, Vol. 09 (Arata: The Legend, #9) by Yuu Watase
  23. Arata: The Legend, Vol. 10 (Arata: The Legend, #10) by Yuu Watase
  24. The Vast and Brutal Sea (The Vicious Deep #3) by Zoraida Córdova
  25. The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass
  26. Reckoning (Silver Blackthorn, #1) by Kerry Wilkinson
  27. Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1) by Kelley Armstrong
  28. Graduation Day (The Testing, #3) by Joelle Charbonneau
  29. Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
  30. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #1) by Jenny Han
  31. Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 01 (Dawn of the Arcana, #1) by Rei Tōma
  32. Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 02 (Dawn of the Arcana, #2) by Rei Tōma
  33. Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 03 (Dawn of the Arcana, #3) by Rei Tōma
  34. Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 04 (Dawn of the Arcana, #4) by Rei Tōma

Looking Forward: I do not have many plans for this month besides my trip. If anything, I want to keep my reading momentum up and get that to-review pile down to zero.


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