Monthly Wrap-Up: May ’17

MonthlyWrap-UPWho else felt that May was really busy? I feel like there was always something going on and it was almost impossible to give my full attention to reading or blogging. This month I somehow managed to finish four novels and two graphic novels. I read less than I usually do, but it was simply because I really could not find the time. I should have finished one more book this month, but this past holiday weekend was so busy, I had very little time to read. In other news, the Comment Challenge is back for the summer. If you’re interested in joining this challenge for July, a sign-up post will go up on the 3rd.

(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.) 

Favorite Book This Month:

My favorite book this month is hands down Roshani Chokshi’s A Crown of Wishes. I loved the setting, the writing, and the characters. I loved the world-building, the story, and the character development. Basically, I loved everything about this novel and it is officially my favorite read so far this year.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

All the books I read this month received a positive rating from me.

Reviews Posted This Month:

Read But Not Reviewed Yet:

(covers linked to Goodreads)

Notable Blog Posts This Month:

Top Ten Tuesday: Reading Wishlist for Female Characters – Yes, this post was my favorite TTT topic for May. It gave me a chance to talk about all my wants for female characters.

Summer 2017 Comment Challenge: June Sign-up – As I mentioned in the intro, the Comment Challenge is back for the summer. June signups are closed, but our July sign-up post goes up on June 3rd. We’d love for you to join us!

FLYLēF 2nd Anniversary: Friendship Tour & Giveaway – Always great to celebrate your fellow bloggers’ blogiversaries. Lonna, who is my partner in crime for the Comment Challenge, is celebrating her blogiversary with a friendship tour and giveaway. If you haven’t entered, be sure to do so!

FLYTIP: Dog-Ear-Me-Not – This was a really fun post to put together where I share some of the ways I save my place while reading.

Reading Challenges:

One of these months, I’m going to read an absurd number of fantasy novels…

1. The 2017 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This month I didn’t finish any debut novels.

  • Challenge Goal: 12 books; Current Count: 9 books

2. Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017 is hosted by Alexa Loves Books and Hello, Cherry. This month I read two fantasy novels for this challenge: Roshani Chokshi’s A Crown of Wishes and N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.

  • Challenge Goal: 20 books; Current Count: 8 books

June Releases I’m Excited For:


Month in Review

Was your May as busy as mine? Did you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend? What’s your favorite 2017 read so far? Let me hear from you in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.

29 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: May ’17

  1. May definitely felt busy to me too. I read 9 books but 3 of those were rereads. That’s nice that all the ones you read were positive at least! I’m really looking forward to Now I Rise and The Fallen Kingdom too 😀 They’re going to be epic.

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  2. What a busy month!
    You cracked me up when you said you are going to read one of these months an absurd amount of fantasy novels. I say that too but…well life happens 🙂
    My favorite book so far is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I am looking forward to reading more thrillers for June, hopefully an insane amount of them 🙂

    Dinh @Arlene’s Book Club

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  3. Oh wow those reading challenges sound super fun! I’m going to have to look into them. I’ve never really done any besides the goodreads one. I’m glad you liked A Crown of Wishes, I haven’t read it yet but this is just one more reason I need to push it to the top of m TBR. (I totally feel you in terms of May being busy as well.)

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  4. I had a pretty busy May as well. Looks like you read a lot of great books! I really want to read We Are Okay and The Upside of Un Requited. I think I may read Upside this month. I need to get my hands on Trouble Makes A Comeback. I loved the first book so much and am dying to see what happens next. I miss Digby, lol.

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  5. I wasn’t that interested in reading A Crown of Wishes but you’ve made me change my mind! I hope I’ll get to read it soon and enjoy it as much as you did.

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