Month-to-Month: May to June 2019

Hello, everyone! Happy June! I hope May was good to you in all the ways it could be, and especially in your bookish lives. Bookish lives, of course, are why we are here. Right? Right! So without further ado, let’s talk about May!

I read six books in the month of May, which honestly surprises me because it felt like a bit of a slog and thought I was in a reading slump. Apparently is just a run of ‘meh’ books? Who can say? The six books I read (and I am reading a seventh as I write this on May 26, so there’s a chance I could finish it… I’ll let you know in June!) and their star ratings are…

  • The McAvoy Sisters’ Book of Secrets by Molly Fader – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen – ⭐
  • The Tubman Command by Elizabeth Cobbs – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Farm by Joanne Ramos – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Tears of the Trufflepig by Fernando A. Flores – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Turning Secrets (Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery #6) by Brenda Chapman – TBD

The books I read this month had a plethora of good quotes, which I recorded in my bullet journal (which I am finally getting the hang of!). All the books I read were ARCs so the quotes may not appear in the final published books but here are my favorite three…

“It was a shame Bellacosa wasn’t really a drinking man. Alcohol never sat well with him, and he always asked himself what there was for a non-drinking man to quench his sorrows.”

Fernando A. Flores – Tears of a Trufflepig

“There are few things more romantic than a shared umbrella.”

Helen Cullen – The Lost Letters of William Woolf

“They take your paradise, then our dreams of paradise. Then they try to take us, the dreamers.”

Fernando A. Flores – Tears of the Trufflepig

I did absolutely terrible at being a good book blogger here on my trusty old blog so… maybe next month?

I did some writing. Some. Let’s not talk about how much. I think I want to write, want to try to write a kids’ chapter book for my nephew and my niece. I have an idea and I’ve started handwriting some stuff and *knocks on wood* it’s going pretty well. But… as my nephew and niece are 4 and 2 and I have no kids, I’m not really up on what makes a good kids’ chapter book so… anyone have any recs I should check out? Because please, I need all the recs!

In Not Bookish news, I watched the last three seasons of “The Republic of Doyle” and… I actually said “yes, b’y!” when I finally succeeded at getting my lawnmower started so… I feel like that show has gotten well and truly in my head and I am just fine with that. Even if the last scene of the show was a bit… far-fetched? I still don’t know what “fill your boots” means in Newfoundland, though…

I do want to go to Newfoundland, though!

My new binge is “Colony”… the show where Josh Holloway plays Sawyer from “Lost” but in a Los Angeles controlled by aliens and Sarah Wayne Callies seems to play Lori from “The Walking Dead” but in Los Angeles where she’s downgraded on husbands… and still she cheated on the better one! The show is surprisingly good, though… but I’m worried where it’ll go after this first season…

And now… a preview of what I hope to accomplish in June *crosses fingers*

I’d like to read six books again. And I only have four June ARCs so, for once, I might stay on top of that stat.

BooksandLala is running #Buzzwordathon again and the buzzword is “you” or any variation of it. I really want to do a readathon for once and this seems easy enough to dip my toes in. I have eight books on my TBR with “you” in the title but… I really want to read the whole Jojo Moyes trilogy – Me Before You, After You, Still You – in the week of the readathon (June 12-18) so that might happen. Why not, right?

And I want to write. I don’t really care what, I just want to write.

So… how was your May? What are your goals for June? Know any kids’ chapter books I should read?

Let me know in the comments below!

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