May 2019 Monthly Wrap Up // Lots Of Books, Less Reviews, And Wrapping Up Senior Year

Hey loves! Somehow it’s already June and that means we’re more than half way through the year???????? Anyways, that’s super weird, but I guess first I’m going to get into my late May Monthly Wrap Up!

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Reading

1. Red Glove (reread): 4 stars // Wow it’s been so long I almost forgot I reread this series at the beginning of this month? I looove this series so much!
2. Black Heart (reread): 4.5 stars // Seriously, I love all the love for Folk of the Air but I love Black’s earlier series just as much and these books with the urban crime fantasy are amazing!
3. Stepsister: 4.5 stars // 
This book feels like reading a fairy tale and it’s so feminist so of course I love it!
4. Summer Bird Blue: 4.5 stars // 
This was such a beautiful lyrical book and also hapa representation the first time I’ve ever seen the word hapa in a book so yayyy!

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5. I Love You So Mochi: 4.5 stars // This book was ADORABLE and I loved the family themes and food and Japan so yeah.
6. This Mortal Coil: 5 stars //
 The science biology nerd inside me LOVED this book omg it’s so geeky and I’m here for it.
7. A Curse So Dark And Lonely: 5 // 
This dark unique BATB retelling was so amazing!
8. The Star Touched Queen: 2 stars // so boring. so, so boring

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9. Ignite The Stars: 4.5 stars // This amazing cool criminal killer teenage girl in space morally grey stuff was so cool!
10. Tell Me Everything: 1.5 stars // This felt really juvenile and silly and also the representation was very questionable sooo
11. Girls Made Of Snow And Glass: 4 stars // This Snow White retelling about both the princess and her stepmother was so cool
12. Permanent Record: 4 stars // This contemporary was so fun celebrities but also so real and mature life is hard but I just really liked reading it and yeah.

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13. The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali: 3 stars // A solid meh–a really good idea and concept and representation, but the writing I mean I could have done better in 3rd grade.

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As you can see, I read 13 books this month, which is quite a lot, and I had a ton of really good 4 or 5 star books in there so overall it was a big YAY! My average rating was 3.9, which is high!!A good reading month for sure.

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Blogging

If it was a good reading month, it wasn’t the best blogging month. I only published 9 posts, compared to around 20 in all my previous months. I’m trying to post around 3-4 times a week now though (which is significantly less than when I used to post 6-7 times a week this time last year) so it’s not that much worse than what I was aiming for. I’ve been slow at commenting back, blog hopping, etc, but I’ll get to that later, and I still did put out some posts I really loved!

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Reviews:

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Other posts:

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Although I didn’t read that many other posts this month, I still found a few that I really loved!

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Life

Well, the reason I was less active here was because I was trying my hardest to be more active in my personal life since this was my last full month of high school! In fact, as this post goes live, I’ve graduated!!!! Here are some of the things I did this past month with my personal life.

  • I went to Yallwest! Well, still bookish, and you can see above I made a post about it.
  • I took 5 AP exams. It was rough, but now I’m…done with college board and standardized tests?? That’s so crazy (and so amazing!)
  • I went to my senior prom! Wearing a floor length princess gown, doing my makeup, taking pictures with flowers, dancing all night long…I definitely felt a bit like a princess and it was truly magical ❤
  • I’ve been working hard on final projects! I filmed a really fun video with my friends (and it took so long because we ruined so many takes laughing), and did a couple presentations, my last presentations of hs ever!
  • We had senior crazy week at school! From beach day carrying around pool floating to school, to powder day where we all threw colored powder at each other, it was so much fun! And of course, the looks of confusion on the faces of the underclassmen wondering what we were doing was priceless!
  • We got the yearbooks! I was in yearbook this past year, and going from the hundreds of hours pouring over a computer screen to actually seeing and holding my pages in print was absolutely incredible!

That was a lot and probably nobody cares haha but this blog is a place were I can write about myself for myself and I definitely want to remember this past month, so I’m jotting it down here so I can remember all the fun times ❤

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Let’s Chat

How was your May? When do you finish school if you’re a student? I’d love to chat in the comments below ❤

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28 thoughts on “May 2019 Monthly Wrap Up // Lots Of Books, Less Reviews, And Wrapping Up Senior Year

  1. Congratulations on graduating!!! I graduated high school last year, and I feel you with all the AP tests and lasts of everything! I just finished A Curse so Dark and Lonely and I loved it!! I can’t wait for the next one! I picked up This Mortal Coil from the library like a year ago but never read it. The premise is definitely interesting, maybe I’ll have to try it again! 😀

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  2. The thought of taking 5 AP exams makes me shudder, but congrats on graduating! As someone who had just graduated the previous year, let me just tell you in advance that college is going to be way more fun than high school. And considering how you took so many AP classes, freshman year classes are going to be a breeze (unless you managed to pass all of your AP tests and have to go directly into your major courses. In that case, best of luck).

    And May was also a good reading month for me. I managed to read seven books off my TBR list whicj is a huge accomplishment for me because I’m a slow af reader haha. I also started blogging recently, so that’s fun!

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  3. Congratulations on graduating! It’s so scary to think that will be me soon?!!! I wish you the best of luck!

    I read like hardly anything, but I did get to read Please Send Help and it was soooo good 😀
    -Emma 🙂

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  4. Congrats on graduating! I have one exam left before I graduate (high school I guess, even though everyone’s at least 19 and older than the US/UK high school), but it could be two weeks until then and I’m growing so impatient. The red glove series is so great and underrated!

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  5. Holy crap, girl, you’re such a badass!! Regularly blogging, reading 13 books, and 5 AP tests?!?! How did you do it? Did you not sleep?

    And I’m so glad that your last month of high school was a great one! Glad to see you did lots and had a ton of fun! And congrats on graduating! Hope you have a great summer and happy reading!

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  6. Wow, I’m so glad that you liked so many of the books you read in May! Summer Bird Blue is on my June tbr, so good to hear that you loved it 😀

    And that’s awesome that you’re making the most of the end of high school! 5 AP tests??? I think the most I ever took in one year was 3! That’s so impressive. I’m so happy that you had a good time at prom, too!

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  7. Sounds like you had one chock-full month! The biggest congratulations on graduating though – WHOO HOO! Isn’t it the actual BEST feeling ever? Mind you, I can remember how emotional I was to leave High School behind. It seems at the time like such a huge part of your life and it’s definitely an adjustment leaving that routine behind. I wish you all the best of luck! x ❤

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  8. Ahh, you’ve read so many great books, this is AMAZING. I’m so happy you loved This Mortal Coil, I loved it so much as well and ahh, I’m very excited about Stepsister and Permanent Record, too 🙂 and AHH congratulations on graduating this is AMAZING so happy for you, onto new exciting adventures now ahh 🙂 I hope you’ll have a beautiful month! ❤

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  9. Congrats on graduating!

    I’m happy to see you liked Stepsister and I Love You So Mochi. I’ve been somewhat interested in Stepsister because I love Jennifer Donnelly, and your high rating definitely makes me think I should give it a try! I also think I Love You So Mochi sounds super cute.

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  10. Congrats on graduating! Soak all of this time up and I think it’s awesome you’re using your blog as a way to help keep track of those memories in your life section. I hope you continue to read some awesome books and have great adventures!

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