May Wrap Up!

This month was a bit tough for me. It was Oliver’s first birthday and we couldn’t really celebrate. We did do a zoom smash cake party but it just wasn’t the same. My birthday was three days later and it was a rough one this year. My whole family always comes and spends the weekend, I was missing that. I haven’t seen my family since the beginning of March. I did read a lot because I just had to get away from the real world at times.

I read 31 books that totaled 9,868 pages. I am so pumped because I read my OwlCrate book for the month, all my Middle Grade TBR’s AND My two Book of the Month picks!!! The only thing is that I didn’t finish my buddy read, The Way of Kings. We both had a lot of life events this month and I finally decided to just go ahead and try to finish it the last week of May. My little one had a lot of fussy nights, so I didn’t get to finish it but I only have 300 pages left. It’s so good!

I have filled in letters E & X on my AtoZ challenge. I only have J, K, O, & Z left.

I’ve also read 30 books for my #startonyourshelfathon !!!

I participated in two Middle Grade readathons: Middle Grade MAYhem and Believathon! They were amazing and I got a good chunk of my MG shelf read. I also ended up purchasing a lot more. haha. I loved Believathon so much, Gavin made it a lot of fun!

***If there’s a review, it’s linked… just click the photo!***

Books Read:

Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch

I really enjoyed this one. I did read it out of order but I plan to read the others. I’m not too upset about it. lol. 390

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Origami Yoda Files: Boxed Set

I read the whole series, all 7 books. I rather liked this one. It’s really cute for kids!

214, 176, 163, 202, 141, 210, 189

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1)

I’m so glad to finally have read this one! It was an enjoyable one. 451

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Furthermore (Furthermore, #1)

I really wish I liked this one more. It was just so underwhelming and quite boring. I didn’t like the characters and the plot was just all over the place. I did like the ending, so I added 1/2 a star for that. 406

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Sleepwalker Tonic by Jason Segel

I’ve had these on my shelves for so long. Glad to finally get to them! The illustrations inside are so good. 368

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

I liked this one a little bit better than the previous. I think it was because of our new characters. 368

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

This was a really cute one! 199

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Betrothed (The Betrothed, #1)

I can’t believe it but this is my first DNF for the year. This book was not good. I read 40% and I couldn’t keep going. I did review what I did read. 168

Rating: 1 out of 5.

The Lost Lullaby (Nightmares!, #3)

Such a great series. I really enjoyed these! 336

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

This was my first book for Believathon and it was just okay. I will continue the series, since I have them all. 221

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Beach Read

I loved this one so much. It covers some intense subjects but so worth the read. I did find myself laughing too! 384

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories, #2)

I own this whole series and it’s taken forever to pick them up again. They are long reads for middle grade but I really enjoyed this one. 544

Rating: 4 out of 5.

13 Treasures (Thirteen Treasures, #1)

This one was okay. The story took forever to get anywhere but once it did I enjoyed it. Not sure if I’ll pick up the rest. 368

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The XYZs of Being Wicked

A really cute middle grade about a boarding school for witches! 244

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories, #3)

I enjoyed this one the most so far! 448

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Little Princess

I was obsessed with the movie when I was younger. This had a different ending but I loved it so much. 320

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Beyond the Bright Sea

I loved this one! I went in blind and really enjoyed it. 304

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Inside Out & Back Again

This was such a fast read and so good! 262

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Peter Pan

I was expecting a little more from this and I as a bit confused. 207

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

This was decent enough just a bit slow and long at times.388

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2)

Loved this one, even more than the first! 525

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil, #2)

I did like this one a bit more than the first one. I think I’ll continue the series. 433

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Happy & You Know It

This was my Book of the Month pick and I really enjoyed it! 384

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

I finally got to this one! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. 375

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Bone Crier's Moon (Bone Grace, #1)

I had high hopes for this one and I just felt like it was missing something. Just an okay read. 480

Rating: 3 out of 5.

How did your month go? Did it go as planned or did you struggle?

I am hope everyone is staying safe and being careful. It’s a scary place righ now. Much love ❤

8 thoughts on “May Wrap Up!

  1. Wow, what an incredible month of reading! I don’t think I have ever or will ever reach the 30 books a month mark 😂 That’s pretty fantastic! So many of the books you’ve read are also on my TBR and I can’t wait to get to them (hopefully at a point in the near future) lol I hope June continues to be an amazing month of reading for you, Leslie!

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  2. Wow, what a great reading month!! I’m sorry your birthdays were without family. That’s especially hard for a first birthday. ❤ I loved Beach Read, as well, and I'm looking forward to several of the others on your list!

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