6.09.2015

MONTHLY WRAP-UP | MAY 2015


Can you believe it's June already? I certainly can't! Whether I feel like it's summer or not, the weather certainly seems to be warming up - right now I'm eating ice cream and sitting in front of a fully cranked fan. Phew, it's warm! Which is surprising considering that I'm on the west coast of Canada, where it's normally rainy right into actual summer.

But I'm taking advantage of warm days reading in the shade and enjoying refreshing beer straight from the fridge. I've been much more social and keeping myself super busy!

One non-book-related thing I'm really excited about is that I've started to get mack into writing real letters and cards. You know, the kind with pen and paper. I've got a few people in my life I'm reconnecting with - and two new penpals (hi Care and Jen!) who I'm looking forward to getting to know better!

Now, on to the books!

Book I read in May:


Other things you might have missed in May:


Books I plan to read in June:

This is always the hard part for me, because when it comes to reading lists, my eyes are always bigger than my available reading time. I have a lot I'm really excited to get to, and while I know I won't get to all of these this month, I'm not sure which ones will come first. So here's the long list:


Of course I won't get through all of these, but hopefully I'll make it through at least half! What about you guys? Which books are you excited to read in the coming month? 

6 comments :

  1. The Children's Crusade is on my TBR but I just recently removed it from the hold list at my library. I just had to prioritize. I look forward to seeing what you think of it. I haven't read a Truman Capote book yet, but would like to. I have done a lot of reading and research on him since he is from nearby here and was a neighbor and friend of Harper Lee. There friendship is dear.

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    1. Oh! So sorry, I forgot to link to the reviews I've already written (I have fixed that now) - I did write about The Children's Crusade. I thought it was really good - however it is very much a family saga. So I think whether you enjoy it will depend on how you feel about spending an entire book getting to know the different members of one family in great detail. I am not usually a huge fan of family sagas, but I enjoyed this one, so I think anyone who does jump on them will love it!

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  2. About a year ago I started writing letters again too! I've got a couple awesome penpals, and I also participate in Postcrossing from time to time. You might want to check out it -- it's basically a worldwide postcard exchange (just go to postcrossing.com). :)

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    1. Isn't it fun? I'm really enjoying it. I hadn't heard of Postcrossing before, but I'll definitely check it out! I've got lots of great bookish postcards, so that would be fun! :)

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  3. You did good for May. I won the Bill Murray book during BEA, and look forward to that one!
    Happy June reading!

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  4. Life After Life is definitely on my summer TBR. I was glad that you liked it, and I really enjoyed reading your thoughts!
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

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