June 4, 2014

May 2014: On My Shelves + Recap

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The big event in May? BEA! I can't believe that it arrived and that it's already over. I had so much fun, and I'm already missing the amazing bloggers that I got to spend time with while I was there. I'm working on two BEA-related posts right now - a recap and a look at all the books I grabbed while I was there. Those should (hopefully) be up this week!

So, you'll have to tide yourself over with this look at what happened on my blog and what books I bought or got for review in May. I read a few books that I really loved this past month, and I was proud of myself for reading stuff that I'd bought recently. Yay for not letting them sit on my TBR for ages! I'm now ready to welcome the warm summer weather with open arms... bring on reading at the pool on the weekend!

Books Read

64. Taking Flight - Erin Brown
65. Snow in May - Kseniya Melnick
66. A Mad, Wicked Folly - Sharon Biggs Waller
67. Bittersweet - Miranda Beverley-Whittemore
68. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
69. To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han
70. What I Thought Was True - Huntley Fitzpatrick
71. 'Til the Well Runs Dry - Lauren Francis-Sharma
72. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair - Joël Dicker
73. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club - Genevieve Valentine
74. Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers

On My Shelves
not including BEA haul (coming soon!)


New Editions of Old Favorites: Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs and Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery


Bought or Borrowed for Shelves: The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand  and Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor (both signed at Teen Author Carnival!), Nantucket Red by Leila Howland (thanks Cassie!), Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and The One and Only by Emily Giffin


Bought or Free for Kindle: When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad, If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin, Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, It Had to be You by Susan May Warren, Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers and Just One Night by Gayle Forman


Hard Copies for Review: The Ways of the Dead by Neely Tucker (Thanks Penguin!) and Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer (Thanks Bethany House!)


E-Books for Review: Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo, A Triple Knot by Emma Campion and Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund, Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton, The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry and The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer Smith

On My Blog

I reviewed: Taking Flight by Erin Brown, Snow in May by Kseniya Melnik, Bittersweet by Miranda Beverley-Whittemore, Carney's House Party and Winona's Pony Cart by Maud Hart Lovelace, The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham and 'Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma



4 comments:

  1. A Triple Knot looks really good.

    I love the variety of books you read. Clearly I do not comment enough, but seriously, that variety is awesome and I do love reading blogs where people read a bit of everything.

    Also! Those Emily Of New Moon redesigns, I want them! They are so pretty!

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  2. Looks like you had an awesome reading month in May -- 11 books in a month that included Outlander is very impressive! So curious to see what you snagged at BEA so I can see what I should be putting on my radar :)

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  3. You have quite the varied little haul this month - love that! I'm really looking forward to your review on Grave Mercy. That one's been on my TBR for some time now. All the Light We Cannot See looks stunning and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

    I am soooo jealous of your Sourcebooks' editions of the Emily series. I think I may need to put them on my wishlist for my birthday this month!

    P.S. Super excited for your BEA posts. I would have really liked to go buuuut it was just not in the cards. So I've enjoyed living vicariously through the bloggers I follow!

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  4. I seriously need to start buying all those new edition covers for LM Montgomery's books. SO PRETTY! But also, I spy with my little eye Dark Triumph. I can't remember whether you've read it or not. If you have, YAY because I adore Beast and Sybella so, so much. And if you haven't, YOU MUST, also because I adore Beast and Sybella.

    Either way, happy June! I can't believe May is over. I also can't believe we met in person JUST LAST WEEK. Time flies when you're having fun, I guess! I wish we had been able to hang out and really chat more. I may just have to road trip it down to your part of the country so we can just relax and talk books and other things :)

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