06/2/15

May Wrap-Up

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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

books

18798983The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh | Goodreads | Review

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.

19542841 More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera | Goodreads | Review

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.

23015948A 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!

23492282Nowhere 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!

23149128 (1)Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider | Goodreads | Review

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.

 

music

“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.

posts

I did a couple playlists this month and I loved doing them. I’m hoping to do some more soon! I did my Driving Playlist and my Studying Playlist – go check them out!

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.

HAPPY SUMMER!

(no shame for the obligatory High School Musical gif) (also why is Troy cowering) (what’s his problem they’re just papers) 

  • http://booktasty.net

    Yay for the end of the school year and the beginning of summer! It’s a glorious feeling when the whole entire summer is stretched out before you! I love it! I haven’t read any of those books, but The Wrath and The Dawn sounds interesting; I love a good fantasy! 🙂

    • I LOVE the beginning of summer. It has so many possibilities! AND YES. READ THE WRATH AND THE DAWN. It’s incredible! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • It’s so cool that you’re working at Barnes & Noble! Working at a bookstore would be a dream! And sob, I still have a month to go before school ends. But I’m happy for you (also yeah Troy what is your problem SUMMER’S HERE) although it does sound you’ll be very busy! But anyway have a good june! 🙂

  • Jen

    WOOHOO GO US FOR READING A TON THIS MONTH!! Dude. I feel like we read pretty similar books this month? Like damn? Extraordinary Means, Nowhere But Here, and A Sense of the Infinite!! AND YAS I can’t wait to hear all about your B&N experience. I’LL LIVE VICARIOUSLY THROUGH YOUU. Lol @ Troy. What a noooob. Lovely post!!

    xoxo,
    Jen

    • Troy is such a nooob lol. And seriously though – we read a bunch of the same stuff! And I promine, I’ll keep you updated. 🙂 XO

  • Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

    Girll, I don’t stop by for like two days and you have like SEVEN MILLION POSTS UP. Blogging QUEEN.

    You read sooo many good books that I plan to pick up this summer! Nowhere But Here is one I’m definitely going to have to buy. I just checked out The Wrath and the Dawn, and I honestly can. not. wait. to start it. It sounds like I’m going to fall in love with it! Aaand we’ve already talked about More Happy than Not. 😉

    I can’t wait to try out your new music recs!! I’m looking for new music for ahem, a new playlist of mine for a novel, so yay. 😀

    So many exciting THINGS happened for you this month! YAY for B&N- you’re making me want to get a job there too haha-, a new novel (!!!!!), and summer. I hope that this summer treats you super well, and that we get to chat A TON. <33

    (ALSO ily HSM for the record.)

    • PLEASE NOWHERE BUT HERE AND THE WRATH AND THE DAWWWNNNN (!!!!) you will love them both i swear to everything

      And MUSIC! for you new BOOK! I’m so EXCITED!!!!!!!

      Summer. It’s happening. Thank. God. <3 #hsmloversforlife