June 2, 2012

May Recap

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I'd say something about how quickly the month went by, but I think I've been saying that in every recap. In exactly a month, I'll have been married a year. That's just crazy to me! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was graduating and walking down the aisle soon after.

I read 12 books this months, and I'm so excited that summer is finally here because I plan on getting lots of reading done on the weekends while sitting by the pool. I'll also be enjoying the air conditioning indoors because it's beyond hot down here in the South.

It was a very busy month for me and my husband because we bought a house, and I was excited to share my news. Many thanks (again) to all the sweet words of congratulations. We're finally moved in and unpacked, and I'm just enjoying getting settled. The best part is that I finally have room for all my books!

Without a doubt, I think it's going to be impossible for me to choose a favorite book for this month. I read my very first Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride, and absolutely loved it. From sweet romance to the realistic characters, I was hooked. I sealed my Markus Zusak fangirl status with I am the Messenger, which was so unique and memorable. E. Lockhart made me fall in love with another heroine in The Disreputable HIstory of Frankie-Landua Banks, and I wanted to adopt the adorable and precious sisters in The Penderwicks. I finally started the Chaos Walking trilogy with The Knife of Never Letting Go, and I finally understand why everyone raves about it. Unfortunately, the other two were due back before I had time to read them and someone else requested them. But I'll get them soon! I revisited an old favorite with The Opposite of Love, and I still haven't written a review yet because sometimes it's hard to write about books that you love. Finally, I adored Second Chance Summer and realized that sometimes books do make me cry.

Here's a quick and easy guide to everything that happened on my blog in May:

Read in April but Reviewed in May:
The Night Circus
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
The Sky is Everywhere
Saving June
The Name of the Star

Read and Reviewed in May:
The Agency: A Spy in the House
Along for the Ride
Domino: The Book of Decorating
Read in May and Review Coming Soon:
The Opposite of Love
The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Penderwicks
Second Chance Summer

I quoted four fabulous authors:
Anna Quindlen
Jandy Nelson
E. Lockhart
Sarah Dessen

I listed the top ten:
Books I Want to See as Movies
Favorite Quotes from Books
Big Fat Books on My TBR
Daily Reads: Non-Book Blog Edition
Books Written in Last 10 Years People Should Be Reading in 30 Years

I wished for these two bookish lovelies:
Puffin Classics
Ombre Chevron Bookmarks

It's definitely been a good month, and I can't wait for everything else I've got coming up. Summer is the best time of year. So, what are your best recommendations for summer reading?

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  2. Look at all the THINGS happening for you! New house, one-year anniversary coming up, you read the Penderwicks. (Also, if I have calculated correctly, you got married on my sister's birthday, an auspicious day if there ever was one, aside from MY birthday of course. So yay to that!)
    I can't wait to read your reviews of the Penderwicks and Second Chance Summer. Enjoy the pool!! :-)

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  3. Congratulations on your almost-first wedding anniversary! I remember when we reached ours (last November) and I just felt like time had FLOWN.

    And I totally agree with you on writing reviews for books you love. It's almost easier to write about books that had issues, and so hard to find the words to accurately describe the love that I've felt for others. I always love reading your reviews, so whatever you write is sure to be wonderful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Melissa! You are way too sweet :)

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  4. Congrats on your house and almost anniversary!! It looks like you read a lot of great books this month and I can't wait to hear what you say about The Knife of Letting Go and Second Chance Summer. :)

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  5. Oh your house is just gorgeous, Hannah!

    Your month looks like it was great, I'm so glad you've read some Sarah Dessen now ;)

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    1. I can't believe it took me so long to read anything by her! I'm trying to make up for it now!

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  6. What a fun month! I am amazed by how much you got done and accomplished while in the process of moving. You're super on top of things! :)

    I won't be around a whole lot in June (VACATION!) but I hope you have a lovely month. I'll be swinging by when I get back home to catch up on all your reviews. xoxo

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    1. I'm laughing as I reply to this since it's a whole month later. I was super on top of things... and then just decided to take a little break. Ha! I think I needed a little rest from blogging for my peace of mind :)

      BUT I MISSED YOU!

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