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May Wrap-Up

Happy Saturday, Bookworms!

How did your May reading month go?

I struggled with reading. Either I was too mentally tired from work, too busy, or just didn’t feel like reading. I thought I’d be able to complete my tbr for May because it was so short – only 6 books and all highly anticipated reads. But some books took longer than others to finish and life was what it was. So whatever I didn’t finish last month will be my tbr for June or I may just start on my summer reading early (which I already have planned out).

May wasn’t all weariness and woes! There was some good sprinkled throughout. Here’s my May wrap-up in a nutshell:

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BOOK REVIEWS POSTED

An Incurable Case of Love by Maki Enjoji (Vol. 1-7) | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Eyes That Kiss In The Corners by Joanna Ho, Illustrated by Dung Ho | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wolf Kissed by Heather Renee | ⭐⭐⭐1/2
Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse by Jonathan Stutzman, Illustrated by Heather Fox | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heart of Ice by T.B. Markinson & Miranda MacLeod | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain, Illustrated by Ella Bailey | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Roar by Cora Carmack | ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation (vol. 3) | ⭐⭐⭐⭐

MY FAVORITE MAY READS

An Incurable Case of Love (vol. 7) (series review) and Roar (review)

MEGA MAY BOOK HAUL

GREAT POST by BOOK BLOGGERS

There are a couple posts from April that I didn’t get to spotlight last month so I’m doing so in this month’s wrap-up.

Emblems on Book Covers: Good or Bad? #BookCovers #Opinions – Mischenko @ ReadRantRock&Roll

Happy World Penguin Day!Kim @ By Hook Or By Book
SpamKim @ By Hook Or By Book

Loving the Lines: Gilded Serpent by Danielle L. JensenJulie @ One Book More
The Ideal Inspiration Blogger AwardJulie @ One Book More

Let’s Talk Bookish: What makes you pick up YA/middle grade still? – Tay & Missy @ Frayed Books

WHY I WISH TEACHERS WOULD STOP ASKING QUESTIONS LIKE “WHAT IS THE THEME OF THIS NOVEL?” written by Briana – Briana & Krysta @ Pages Unbound

SERIES I AM GIVING UP ON – Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

MY CURRENT MUSIC OBSESSIONS

I also wanted to share in this wrap-up two of my favorite Glee covers that I’ve been listening to on repeat recently:

🎶 Defying Gravity – Wicked 🎶

🎶 Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey 🎶


As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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#PubDayTuesday

#PubDayTuesday: “Thanks A Lot, Universe” & More New Releases


“Chad Lucas has crafted a successful debut. Thanks A Lot, Universe was a fantastic read…as enjoyable as it is emotional, providing beneficial and relevant lessons and experiences for this age group and beyond.”

Full Review https://thebookshelfcorner.wordpress.com/2021/03/16/arc-review-thanks-a-lot-universe-by-chad-lucas/

The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga (read more)
Unsettled by Reem Faruqi (read more)
A Song for the Road by Kathleen M. Basi (read more)

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As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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#PubDayTuesday

IT’S SUPER TUESDAY!!!: May 4th New Book Releases

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Happy Super Tuesday, Bookworms!

It’s a great day as more fantastic reads have been published. Today’s list of releases is packed with some powerhouse and very anticipated reads.

Happy #PubDayTuesday to the following titles and authors:

Better Than The Movies by Lynn Painter

Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller

The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee

I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids by Nyasha Williams; Illustrated by Sofya Glushko

Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

The Secret Bridesmaid by Kati Birchall

Snow White with the Red Hair (volume 13)

Sunkissed by Kasie West

Truly Tyler by Terri Libenson

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy by Emmanuel Acho


May the 4th be with all our bookish hearts 💕😄💕


As Always, Happy Reading!!!
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TBC Happenings

May Happenings!

A Fantastical, Fantasy-Filled May…

My tbr this month is nearly all fantasy books that have 5-star rating potential! I made sure to include some YA fantasy, a genre I haven’t read much of lately, so that needs to be rectified asap. And to continue the “spring cleaning” theme there are owned books that have been at the top of my tbr for far too long.

This May, I would like to read:

Roar by Cora Carmack (currently reading)
Wolf Kissed by Heather Renee (currently reading)

Under the Whispering Moon by TJ Klune (arc)
Flash Fire by TJ Klune (arc)
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (arc)
Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

Hopefully, there will be time to read more than this, but for now this is what I can managed this month with work back to full five days. I’m about halfway through both my current reads so it’s possible.

Your Mental Health Matters…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you need a break, take a break and breathe. It’s okay to not be okay. Remember that you are loved. You are enough. There is always someone willing to listen and resources available when you need them.

Your mental health matters. You matter.

24/7 Support That’s Here For You

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Project
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
1-866-488-7386
TrevorChat available
Text START to 678678

Crisis Text Line
www.crisistextline.org
US and Canada – Text HOME to 741741
United Kingdom – Text HOME to 85258
Ireland – Text HOME to 50808

National Alliance On Mental Illness
https://nami.org/Home
NAMI Helpline – Call 800-950-NAMI
Or in a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741

To Write Love On Her Arms
https://twloha.com/

National Domestic Violence Hotline
thehotline.org
espanol.thehotline.org
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)


AS ALWAYS, HAPPY READING!!!
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Books of the Month

[May 2021] Book of the Month: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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Title: Turtles All the Way Down
Author: John Green
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Mental Health
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Recommended?: Yes

Goodreads Summary: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

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Anticipated Book Releases Bookish Lists

May New Book Releases

Happy Sunday, Bookworms!

What’s your most anticipated releases this month?

It’s hard to believe we are in the 5th month of 2021. It’s been an interesting year so far with lots of changes happening with sometimes only books keeping me afloat.

But I’m very happy to be in a new month with the possibility of new favorite stories that are being published.

My most anticipated May releases are:

 

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May 4 (SUPER TUESDAY!!!)

Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller

The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee

Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

The Secret Bridesmaid by Kati Birchall

Snow White with the Red Hair (volume 13)

Truly Tyler by Terri Libenson

I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids by Nyasha Williams; Illustrated by Sofya Glushko

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy by Emmanuel Acho

Better Than The Movies by Lynn Painter

Sunkissed by Kasie West

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May 11

Thanks A Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas (arc review)

The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga

Unsettled by Reem Faruqi

A Song for the Road by Kathleen M. Basi

 

May 17

Dark Alpha’s Obsession by Donna Grant

The Bachelor Bargain by Maddison Michaels

 

May 18

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The Firebird Song by Arnée Flores

Not All Heroes by Josephine Cameron

The Royal Tutor (volume 15)

Shipped by Meredith Tate

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall

 

May 25

The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild & A. C. Harvey

Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley

Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories About Living Fabulously Fat by Cassandra Newbould


As Always, Happy Reading!!!
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