On the last day of every month I’ll be doing a wrap-up with my favorite books, music, and posts from that month.
This month, I marathoned the end of school, read a ton, blogged a ton, started a new novel, and cried over not going to BEA. (And sorry, this month is a bit late.)
Check out last month’s wrap-up: April
I read this book at the beginning-middle of the month and still can’t stop talking about it. It’s fantasy, romance, magic, and a beautiful story of loyalty all combined in one.
There’s been so much hype surrounding this book and it’s well placed. More Happy Than Not focuses on self-discovery and coming to terms with who you are in a world where you have the ability to forget.
A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith | Goodreads
Hilary T. Smith has done it again. The heart-wrenching, lyrical writing that Smith does so beautifully is back, and the story is better than ever. A Sense of the Infinite follows a teenage girl’s pregnancy, friendships, family, and her struggle to become her own person in her senior year in high school. Review coming soon!
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry | Goodreads
If you don’t already know I love Katie McGarry with my entire heart and soul, then you’ve been living under a rock.
It’s the new Katie McGarry. I loved it. A lot. Review coming soon!
Robyn Schneider’s novel The Beginning of Everything was one of my favorite books of 2013, so Extraordinary Means had a lot to live up to. It was successful though. Extraordinary Means follows Lane and Sadie, two teenagers living at the Latham House, a place for teenagers living with tuberculosis. Their friendships, heartaches, and stories of love make this book an emotional and achingly beautiful read.
“Teeth” by Japanese House
“Illuminate” by Kite String Tangle
“Blood Stutter” by Handsome Ghost
“I Forgot Where We Were” by Ben Howard
Note: The soundcloud track below has been uploaded by someone who is NOT Ben Howard. He hasn’t posted it on Soundcloud and Spotify was being funky for me!
“Bridges” by Broods
Listen to this entire album. It’s that good.
I also did some more personal posts. I did one called “The Balancing Act” about how I balance all of the different activities I take part in. I also did the Taylor Swift Tag (I LOVED THIS TAG SO MUCH), where I picked books that matched different Taylor Swift songs. Lastly, I reread Jellicoe Road and wrote a post explaining my undying love for this book.
IT’S JUNE! We made it. School is out for ME AND I’M PUMPED.
I started working at Barnes and Noble last week and I’m loving it. I’m going to have an incredibly busy summer (I’ll be working two jobs and am taking Italian online) but I’m determined to find time to both read and blog. So please bug me if I haven’t been posting and remind me to get my act together.
(no shame for the obligatory High School Musical gif) (also why is Troy cowering) (what’s his problem they’re just papers)