May: On My Shelves + Recap

Sarah Hearts
The months are just flying by this year! I can hardly believe it's already June. May was a slow month for me in terms of blogging, and I spent much of it re-reading the Anne series by L.M. Montgomery. That spurred a shopping spree on Thriftbooks to buy all of Montgomery's books that I don't already own. I told you - I can get obsessed! Instead of feeling bad about blogging less, I've decided to just enjoy whatever pace suits my mood. And I'm really looking forward to reading poolside in the summer sun!

On My Shelves

NetGalley: Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance and Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Can't Resist A Classic: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Books I Read

50. The Reading Promise - Alice Ozma
51. Anne of Ingleside - Lucy Maud Montgomery
52. Rainbow Valley - Lucy Maud Montgomery
53. Rilla of Ingleside - Lucy Maud Montgomery
54. The Fever Tree - Jennifer McVeigh
55. Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings - Mary Henley Rubio
56. Kilmeny of the Orchard - Lucy Maud Montgomery
57. City Girl, Country Vet - Cathy Woodman
58. The Last Summer - Judith Kinghorn

On The Blog

I reviewed: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta, Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta and Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta


  1. Jealous! I want Spies and Prejudice.

    1. It comes out soon - June 11, I think. I'll make sure to review once I've read it so you know my thoughts :)

  2. Awww, so many L.M. Montgomery books (The Story Girl!!! <3 that book!!)*slightly jelly* But I have lots of her books too, so it's okay :)

    Btw, love the May calendar!

    1. Haha yeah, I definitely got on a L.M. Montgomery buying spree! I hadn't realized that I'd read a lot of her books from the library and didn't own copies. So excited to have them now :)

      And I love this designer's monthly calendars! They're all so lovely!

  3. Hannah, I have to tell you (your Little Women made me think of it), ever since seeing so much of your awesome Pride and Prejudice collection I've been strongly resisting starting a Little Women collection of my own. Someday I'll have a house and more bookshelves and do it though.

    Also reading Anne is a totally justifiable reason not to blog as much. I wasn't around much for May either, but sometimes it's just nice to step back and cool the pace down a bit. I hadn't seen/heard of Letters from Skye before--assuming it's historical fiction? I feel like I 'remembered' in the last year how much I love that genre and have since been seeking out more and more books in it. I'll be watching for your thoughts!

    1. Oh, I hope you really do start a Little Women collection one day! And I love that I've in any way inspired you to do it :) I love looking at mine and remembering when/where I got each of them.

      I totally agree that it's nice to just step back sometimes. I got really burnt out on blogging last July and then didn't do it again for months. So, I'm trying to be better now about just not worrying if I'm not in the mood and feeling like I "have" to blog.

      Yes, Letters from Skye is historical fiction! Love hearing that you love that genre - let me know if you ever need any recommendations! It's my favorite genre :)

  4. I have Letters From Skye too!! I love the cover so much!

    I have to sit down sometime and work my way backward on a commenting spree. May was CRAY. Yes, I said CRAY.

    Also, I think I shall email sometime just to try and remember what that is like. I don't like not doing it!

    I saw that you read Attachments - need to find that blog post. MAN OH MAN I loved that book. Ok, gotta run for now!

    1. I'm pretty sure you're the one you told me to check NetGalley for Letters from Skye :) I love the cover too!

      And life has been crazy for me, too. Probably not your level of CRAY, but totally understand.

      YES TO EMAILING! And I adored Attachments. SO MUCH!

  5. OMG i just ran to NetGalley to request Letters from Skye~ thanks for sharing, it sounds divine!

  6. I think it's wonderful that you're blogging at your own pace! That's really something I admire, and an attitude I'll have to adopt come August (when I'll probably be busy with wedding + family stuff). Love that you re-read the Anne series though! :)

    1. Yay for wedding + family stuff! So exciting :) And yes, it's taken me a while to learn how to just chill on blogging when I'm not feeling it. But I'm so glad I'm finally starting to get the hang of it!


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