I hope y’all are having a good week. This past week was my five anniversary of being on WordPress and I have some fun ideas coming up over the next week or so. April has been a bit hectic as we are in the last week of classes, hw and finals, so I haven’t had any time to do anything. I’ve also been in a reading slump toward the beginning of the month and of course got out of it right when things picked back up. Because I have so many books for May I thought I would do a separate post before adding my Wrap-up since I’m hoping that I will get one more book read before Friday. I highly doubt it though, the wrap-up will still be up around the first or so.
Not much has been going on lately as my schedule mostly consists of staying at home during the weeks for my classes and working on the weekend. I’m hoping to go back to a regular work schedule next week though since tomorrow is my last day of classes. I did take a day trip last week with my grandparents which was really nice and then I wanted to do a drive myself so I went to my library that is near my school yesterday. They are doing curbside pickups and are the only ones that are still semi-open so it was worth the drive. The library that I am closest to is still closed so I am limited to ebooks and books I own along with the few library books I had before.
We’ve had some crazy weather patterns lately so that has been an interesting change. We don’t normally get Tornadoes, but not only have we had some touch down but we’ve had two in the last two weeks. A couple of weekends ago my home county which is 45 min from where I currently live, had a EF-3 tornado come through. We also had an EF-0 tornado come about 4 miles from our house and we lost power for about 12 hrs. This past weekend we had three cells in the span of an hr and a half, but we only had an EF-2 come down in a city farther away from us. Surprisingly, and luckily, we didn’t have any wind damage from any of these storms even though we could have had some. That’s been about the only major thing going on here other than trying not to go stir crazy with the crazy amount of homework that I have to do. I’ve gotten a little behind so I am scrambling to get things done, but I am slowly getting there.
That is all of the updates that I have right now so onward to the TBR. I think this is the biggest TBR I’ve had in a long time and I partially blame Discord for this one as I found out about so many readathons through the O.W.l.S. discord for April. I signed up last minute and will have a post about that coming up. I have five books to read but I have only finished 2 out of the five so far. They are all relatively short so I am hoping to catch up over the next week or so even though it will be out of the time frame. I’m also thinking about signing up for N.E.W.T.S. even though it is also during my busiest time of the school year.
So, I was putting May’s TBR together, I realized exactly how many books and readathons I had going on this month. So I figured out that there are 22 books, with two manga novels I have added.
I don’t normally do readathons, except for Bout-Books, which I will be doing even though it starts during my first week of summer classes. I am also participating in Medievalathon and Bookemon as well and will have a post up for those over the next couple of days or so. My last readathon is Tome Topple as I decided on a whim to join that one since I do have quite a few thick books to read for May.
A lot of these are books that I couldn’t get to this month so I won’t talk about those that much, though I will add a link to them.
- The starless sea by Erin Morgenstern – This was on my list of 2019 books to read and never got around to it. I’m a bit excited but also nervous about t because I am not sure how I will enjoy it, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
- Pretty girls by Karin Slaughter – I’ve just now started looking at more thrillers and horror novels and I’ve heard a lot about this one so I thought I would give it a try.
- Con academyby Joe Schreiber – This is a book I am using for a readathon for this month.
- Echoes between us by Katie McGarry – I am actually reading this one now, but I probably won’t get to it again until the first week of may. Its one of my library books that I picked up back in March before everything shut down due to the virus.
- Armada by Ernest Cline – I’ve been really excited for this one, but haven’t really gotten into it yet.
- American Street by Ibi Zoboi – I’ve started this one but haven’t really been able to get into it. It’s interesting and tense, but for some reason I haven’t clicked with it yet. I’ll keep on reading it though.
- Always Emily by Michaela MacColl – Another one I’ve started but haven’t finished
- Four weeks, five people by Jennifer Yu – Another book I got before everything shut down. I haven’t been able to get to this one either so I’m hoping May will be the moth for it.
- A feast for crows (#4) by George R.R. Martin – I’ve been trying to get into this one, but for some reason I’ve only been able to read the first couple of chapters.
- The perfectionists (#1) by Sara Shepard – I read this one a few years ago, but want to reread it to finish the second one.
- The good girls (#2) by Sara Shepard – Another book that I’ve had on my Goodreads TBR for ages and really want to finish.
- The mime order (#2) by Samantha Shannon – This one was supposed to be on my April TBR, but thanks to my reading slump I just haven’t gotten around to it. Now that I am back into reading again, I’m hoping to get to it in May.
- The well of ascension (#2) by Brandon Sanderson – Unpopular opinion time. Sanderson is a hit or miss for me and while I thought Mistborn was alright, it wasn’t a new favorite but I still plan to read the second one.
- The time of contempt (#2) by Andrzej Sapkowski – Blood of elves took me forever to get through, but at the way it ended I am excited for the second one.
- Out of the silent planet (#1) by C.S. Lewis – I never knew that Lewis wrote a sci-fi novel so I am intrigued by it. It seems to have mixed reviews but its short so I am willing to try it.
- You slay me (#1) by Katie MacAlister – This was one of the first books that I have ever added to my Goodreads TBR and am finally getting to it. I’ve started it but am hoping to finish it in May.
- Scythe (#1)by Neal Shusterman – Another one I’ve heard a lot about, but never had any interest until now. We’ll see how it goes though.
- Renegades (#1) by Marissa Meyer – I’m a bit skeptical about this one, but I loved Meyer’s Lunar chronicles and I love superheroes so I am excited about it.
- Tess of the road (#1) by Rachel Hartman – I’ve had this on my shelf for ages and even got it as an arc before it came out. I have a lot of trouble reading books I own for some reason so I am hoping to read it for a couple of readathons.
- Evil Librarian (#1) by Michelle Knudson – I’ve started this one and it is alright. It’s kind of slow going but interesting.
- Extraordinary people (#1) by Peter May – This was a book that I picked up for a few challenges and haven’t gotten to it yet.
- Edge of dark (#1) by Brenda Cooper – This one is interesting so far. Its a bit confusing, but enjoyable enough.
So, this is my May TBR. I also got approved for an arc that comes out on the 30 that I forgot to add in which is a mystery called Asesina by Craig Keffeler . I haven’t gotten around to it yet but it seems like it would be something I would be interested in. I’m also waiting on approval for a Poe Dameron story which I am super excited about, since Poe is one of my favorite characters in the new Star Wars trilogy despite some of the other issues that I have with the series. I basically watched the Rise of Skywalker for Poe’s scenes which were entertaining.
I hope you guys have a great rest of the week!
Wow, that’s a lot of reading in a month. I hope I can read as many books, but alas, I have to do WFH and I’m usually exhausted from work. I still get to finish 3-4 books a month, though. 🙂
Thanks! During my school semester I could probably get in maybe 7 books a month, but it depends on my schedule and what kind of mood I am in. I honestly don’t know if I can get through all of these myself, but its nice to have more than one option. Good luck with your work and reading!
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