Reading, Writing, & More Reading: May 2018 Wrap Up

May fortunately brought plenty of books, bookish happenings, and some of my all-time favorite blog posts! I’ve been officially done with my sophomore year of college for about 4 weeks now, so it’s been really fun to devote more time to all the bloggish things and of course, reading.


Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli | 4/5 Stars

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman | 3.5/5 Stars

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman | 5/5 Stars

A Court of Frost & Starlight by Sarah J. Maas | 4.5/5 Stars

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella | 3.5/5 Stars

the witch doesn’t burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace | 3/5 Stars

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo | 5/5 Stars

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | 4/5 Stars

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | 4/5 Stars

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith | 5/5 Stars

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian | 5/5 Stars

I’m happy to have read 11 books this month. I did find some new favorites this month, including Girl Out of WaterThe Way You Make Me Feel, and Stay Sweet. It was also fun to jump back into the ACOTAR world with ACOFAS. While I didn’t dislike any of the above books, I admit that I was let down by a few. For example, I had trouble connecting to Gayle Forman’s I Have Lost My Way and I found myself dragging through Obsidio a bit. However, I’m still happy about this reading month, especially since I read a lot of books that have been sitting on my TBR!


A Quiet Place- It’s an understatement to say that I am not a scary movie fan. Give me all the movies with Reese Witherspoon or Julia Roberts, please. However, my sister, a big horror movie fan, and Twitter as always convinced me to go see A Quiet Place. I can now officially say that I have a favorite scary movie because I loved this one! While it was scary, I’d classify A Quiet Place as suspenseful instead. I loved the use of sound and the cast, as expected with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski alone, was phenomenal.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine S3-5- As you might be able to tell from what I read, coming home for the summer allowed me to reunite with my local library. This meant that I could finally borrow seasons 3 and 4 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and continue on watching one of my new favorite TV shows. I am now all caught up with Brooklyn Nine-Nine (yes, the wedding was adorable, but why isn’t anyone talking about Holt’s cliffhanger), and I am so excited for this show to continue on NBC!



Empire of My Tears: Empire of Storms Reread Discussion

College YA Meets 90s TV: Finding Felicity 

Tower of Feels: Tower of Dawn Review

Leah on the Offbeat Review ft. Unique Blogger Award


If I Went to Nebraska: Girl Out of Water

The Way I Love This Book: The Way You Make Me Feel

Top Five Wednesday

Making My TBR Bigger

Current Non-Bookish Favorites

Authors I Need More From

Books as Summer Events 

Other Fangirl Fury Writings

Escaping the Hype: How to Find Non-Blog Book Reccomendations

Monthly Reccomendations: BookTube Made Me Do It

I’m a Moody Reader and Proud: Monthly TBR Discussion

Book Con Survival Guide for the Best Weekend

Where’s My New Bookshelf? Most Anticipated Summer 2018 Releases

My Beach TBR

I had the pleasure of writing a guest post over at Literary Sea this month! Jeanine and I are both huge SJM fans, so it was fun to talk about Throne of Glass on her blog:

BUT THEY’RE ALL MY FAVORITE: Throne of Glass Ranking


Sarah J. Maas’s first adult fantasy series-It seems that 2019 is going to be another amazing year for SJM and her fans, as Sarah will be coming out with her first adult fantasy book in a new series, Crescent City. One of my best bookish friends and I will read anything SJM writes, and you better believe we were both freaking out with this news. We actually both sent each other SJM’s announcement post around the same time before having the following conversation:IMG_5574

I bought my first book sleeve- Since I’m doing a bit of traveling/commuting this summer and you know that this reader never goes anywhere without a book, I figured it was time to get my first book sleeve. I live in fear of damaging my books in my bags, especially when I was moving out of my dorm this year, so I already love the added protection of book sleeves. I ordered mine on Amazon (I quickly fell in love with this fox and floral print), and it holds “average” and even some XL size books. Gettingbookish candles and pillows is definitely next on my bookish swag list, and I definitely want to check out more sleeves from Book Beau and other retailers at Book Expo and Book Con.


Book Expo and Book Con 2018- Speaking of Book Expo & Book Con, it’s highly likely that as you’re reading this post, I’m running around one out of these conventions. This week I’ll be attending my third Book Con and my first-ever Book Expo! Book Con is truly one of my favorite weekends of the year, and I’m fulfilling one of my bookish dreams by getting to attend Book Expo. Expect experience posts within the next two weeks! If you’re attending Book Con or any conventions this summer, be sure to check out my survival guide above!


What did you read or watch this month? What are your bookish plans for the summer? Share in the comments!

5 thoughts on “Reading, Writing, & More Reading: May 2018 Wrap Up

  1. Loving this recap! I’m just as excited about Maas’s new series (and just as curious about how her jump in genre will look😂). It will be nice to know that we won’t be left aimless after Kingdom of Ash is finally released.

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  2. Awww I am so excited to read The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo! I just read I Believe in a Thing Called Love and adored it! You were so productive this month Haley! And congrats on being done with your Sophomore year. I missed your guest post so I will be checking that out now. ❤️

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    • Thanks Dani! I think you’ll absolutely love The Way You Make Me Feel (I loved it even more than I Believe in a Thing Called Love). I have a review if you’re interested.


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