I think I’m simply destined to read less books this year compared to last. No matter what I did in May, I just never had enough time to sit down and read. I finished a whopping three books, reread a graphic novel and picked up another. I’m taking this opportunity to officially announce that I am lowering my Goodreads goal from 65 books to 55. I’ve been playing with the idea for a couple of months now and I think it will take tremendous pressure off my shoulders. May was the start of the Summer 2018 Comment Challenge signups. If you missed signing up for June, I have good news for you. Tomorrow we will be posting our July signup post. We had such a good turn out for this first month, I’m really looking forward to this challenge this summer. Shout out to my partner for June: Elnade @ Confessions of a Serial Reader, can’t wait to visit your blog all month long!
(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.)
Favorite Book This Month:
My favorite read this month was Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda. This is my favorite graphic novel and I just love how this world is dominated by women. Cover is linked to Goodreads.
Least Favorite Book This Month:
I’m so disappointed with Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez. Can’t decide if I disliked the insta-love or the one-sided friendship between the lead and her cousin more.
Reviews Posted This Month:
Read, Review Coming Soon:
(covers linked to Goodreads)
Notable Blog Posts This Month:
Kernels of Nonsense: Five Books I Want to Check Out From My Library – I am on an unofficial library ban, but am so very much dying to check out these five books.
Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Monday’s Not Coming – This is one of the few books I’ve preordered this year and can’t wait to get to it.
Can’t Wait Wednesday: From Twinkle, with Love – Loved Sandhya Menon’s first novel and am so excited for this one.
Top Ten Tuesday: The Lion Doesn’t Stand a Chance…Against My Friendship – There are so many great upcoming releases and these are ones I’m most looking forward to.
Aside from the Goodreads challenge, I’m only participating in one reading challenge this year.
1. The 2018 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This month I read one debut novel, Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez.
- Challenge Goal: 12 books; Current Count: 5 books
June Releases I’m Excited For:
How was your May? Are you participating in any summer challenges? Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.