Wait… a Reading Wrap Up?
I’ll be honest, I’ve never done one of these before, but the craziness of June (see below) resulted in my planned Reading List never seeing the light of your device screen – so here we are.
Well Bookworms, let me tell you about my June thus far (I’ll keep it short, I promise). As you may (or may not) know, when I am not reading, I am also a teacher (a first year teacher, to be exact). Which means that for the past month (yes, MONTH), all my free time has been consumed with marking, planning, and writing year-end reports for my students. On top of that, I also started a part-time job in the evenings, and was still dredging through the ungodly task of unpacking after moving house.
Despite all this, I have been slowly working my way through my June Reading List, and laying out plans to return to a more regular blogging schedule come July (AKA the end of the school year).
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I know, I know … it’s nearly mid-May, and this Reading List is only just now gracing the pages of this blog. In my defense, I moved houses in early May, and just now feel as though I am settling back into daily routines.
Moreover, April was not a great reading month for me – I started the month off alright, but quickly fell into a huge book slump. I really struggled to pick up a book and commit to it – meaning I didn’t get a ton of reading done in April (though I did get a fair amount of blogging done!). I did read a few books though – namely Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena, The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran, and Descendant of the Crane by Joan He. This brought me to a grand total of 3 books read in April 2019 (which means I have now read 30/50 books for my 2019 Reading Challenge (or 31/50 if you take into account Kingsbane by Claire Legrand, which I read in early May)!
That being said, as a result of my lack of reading in April, the handful of unread books I started April with has turned into an overflowing TBR Box of books, not to mention the other late-April and May releases that I am excited to add to my bookshelves! This means I definitely need to get reading if I want to free up some space in my TBR Box for more new books! For those of you who aren’t familiar with my “To Be Read Box” system, it’s actually quite simply – I have a box (which fits about 6-8 books) where I keep my unread novels. I only allow myself to purchase a new book if there is room for it in the TBR Box – if not, I need to do some more reading before my trip to the bookstore!
So what am I planning on reading in May? Well, as you can see above, I already have a full TBR box, so I will be focusing on tackling several of those books (especially the ARCs I received from Raincoast Books and HCC Frenzy!), in addition to a couple exciting new releases.
- Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Release Date: January 15, 2019)
- King of Fools by Amanda Foody (Release Date: April 30, 2019)
- Finale by Stephanie Garber (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
- Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection by Victoria Aveyard (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
- Nocturna by Maya Motayne (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
- Dark Shores by Danielle L Jenson
- We Hunt the Flame by Hafsal Faizal (Release Date: May 14, 2019)
- Kingsbane by Claire Legrand (Release Date: May 21, 2019)
WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO READING IN MAY?