Well, that’s a wrap on Birthday month!! Haha! It went by so fast, but I was insanely busy. The fact that Mother’s Day, my son’s birthday, and my birthday are all within two weeks of each other doesn’t help.
I want to take a second to shout out to Dini and Julie for the lovely birthday gifts! They sent me books for my birthday, and it was awesome!! So lucky to have these amazing ladies in my life. I also want to shout out to Hamad for sending Oliver birthday books. It was the sweetest thing and Oliver has been obsessed with them, especially the Sonic one! <3<3
I read a total of 15 books this month. It was a good month for me. There were so many more books I had planned on getting to but didn’t quite get there. I did manage to stay on top of the arcs that were due and there was a decent amount.
I have completed 34 books for my PopSugar Challenge
I completed 34 books for my Beat the Backlist Challenge.
I also want to talk about a new monthly post I’ve created. It’s all about highlighting the Birthstone of the month with lovely book covers. Check it out here if you want to see more about it. Definitely join in next month if you think it looks fun! ❤ I’ve seen a couple people participate and it’s been so awesome to see! Thanks, guys! I’m honored you have jumped in! ❤
Here are some of the bloggers that have participated: ❤
I’m actually going to keep going with this trend! I have taken a photo before adding them to the jar. These are my little books of “read” books this month! 🙂
Mi Cocina by Rick Martinez- 4 stars – Review is here
Reflection by Elizabeth Lim- 4.5 stars
Malice by Heather Walter- 3 stars– Review is here
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh– 5 stars– Review is here
Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano- 4.5 stars– Review is here
Book Lovers by Emily Henry- 5 stars– Review is here
Misrule by Heather Walter- DNF
Off with My Head by Stassi Schroeder- 4 stars
Something Wilder by Christina Lauren- 4 stars- Review is here
The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah- 4 stars- Review is here
Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano- 4 stars – Review is here
A Daring Pursuit by Kate Bateman- 4 stars– Review is here
Malice by John Gwynne – 4.5 stars -RTC
The Office BFF’s by Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey- 5 stars
Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater- 4 stars -RTC
Okay- So…I did get a record player for Mother’s Day!! My hubs did a little tricky thing. I was hoping for my birthday and he did it for Mother’s Day instead. I had no idea what he was going to do for my bday this way! haha. I’m leaving Harry here because I’ve ben obsessed with his records and just playing them over and over. My kid has been having a blast too!
We had a lot of celebrations but the big one was Ollie turning 3!! He had a blast, even if, several people cancelled the day before. Hey guys- life tip- PLEASE, PLEASE R.S.V.P to things!! It’s not that hard and it helps out SO much. We ended up with a cake for 40 people and only had about 16 show up!!! The biggest moment of his party though was when Spiderman came (totally hubs)!! It’s been weeks later and all he talks about is Spiderman came to my party!”
I hope that everyone had a great May and I hope you have an amazing June!! ❤