May 2017 Month in Review

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This post is linked up at the Monthly Round-Up Wrap-Up @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Hello June! Lovely weather has arrived. I’ve been participating in Armchair Book Expo the past few days. Reading so many thoughtful posts and engaging with blogging friends both new and old has got me feeling exciting about blogging again. I’ll try to keep up that feeling throughout this month.

May turned out to be the first month I didn’t reach my posting goal, but I’m pleased with the reviews that I did write. I was surprised to realize I only read six books in May. But thanks to the April readathon, I remain on track to reach my mid-year target of 50 books read.

Books Finished

  1. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  2. Icemen by Mick Conefrey and Tim Jordan
  3. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  4. Indigenous Writes by Chelsea Vowel
  5. Drift & Dagger by Kendall Kulper
  6. In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle

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Upcoming in June

A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and VirtueSaints and Misfits

  • 4 June – Armchair Book Expo concludes today (my giveaway runs until the end of the day, so check it out if you haven’t already!).
  • 13 June – Publication of Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali (Arab Indian-American hijabi MC. Might be too romance-y for my tastes…)
  • June 17 and 18 – Mini Bloggiesta
  • 27 June – Publication of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (“Two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.” – this one sounds more to my taste, even if there’s romance. Gay MC.)

How was your May? What June events or releases should I check out this month? 

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  • You did good! This is the first year I didn’t participate in ABEA… I just couldn’t garner the time. Happy June!

  • I’ll have to go check out what you did for Armchair BEA—I didn’t think of that event till it was already over, but I think it seems like a fun way to bond with other bloggers!

  • I only read 6 books in May, too. It wasn’t the best reading month. I hope June is a good reading month for both of us.

  • It sounds like you had a pretty good month. The Armchair BEA sounds neat. I will have to check it out. Have a great June!

  • I hope you have lots of time to read this summer!

  • Danielle Hammelef

    I tried reading If I was Your Girl, and after a few chapters decided I just wasn’t in the right mood for the POV voice. I may try it again later. Lately I’ve been reading all kinds of genres–fantasy, sci-fi, historical, romance, contemporary–and loving the mix.

    • I hope If I Was Your Girl works better for you another time! I also took awhile to get into it. Contemporary YA is not my preferred genre, but it was a pretty solid read.