Friday, June 1, 2018

May Monthly Recap

Here's our monthly recap!

We decided to start doing a monthly recap. Since we post and read a ton we will hightlight what our favorite things were and what we hope to read the upcoming month. If you would like to see all our posts, here are our weekly wrap-ups.

Our Weekly Wrap ups last month:

Ash's Month!

♥ Didn't see any movies in theaters this month. Womp womp.

♥ Mother's Day was this month! I got a new game and a whole bunch of books!

♥ Finn graduated from Pre-k and we registered him for Kindergarten in the fall!

♥ I read 21 books for the month of May (Went down 14 books! Waaaah)

May kind of sucked, not gonna lie. I got into a huge reading slump and it definitely shows. Hopefully, June will be better!

Here are some of my favorite posts from last month: 

Unpopular Opinions Tag
Book Reader Problems Tag
TTT: Covers That Pop
TTT: Favorite Literary Names
Answer Me This: Random Facts
Answer Me This: All About Pets
Cover Up: Recent Reads
Bookworms Wishlist: Alice

Favorite books read last month: 

5 Stars:

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)Strange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)Undead Girl GangSaving RedThe Secret History of Us

4 Stars:

MooIn the After (In the After, #1)My Heart and Other Black HolesOne of Us Is LyingPeevesThe Giver (The Giver, #1)

Books I'm hoping to read this month:

TapeThese Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks, #1)Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade, #1)My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1)Caraval (Caraval, #1)Vanished (Vanished, #1)Born of Illusion (Born of Illusion, #1)Pride and PrejudiceThe Sandcastle EmpireTwistedOver Raging Tides (Lady Pirates, #1)I Am Watching YouPhoenix Island (Phoenix Island, #1)IllusionariumThe Price Guide to the Occult

Jenn's Month

This month was a little slower for me on books. There were 2 weeks I was basically on vacation and when that happens I don't get a lot of audio done. Michael was also off some of the time so I didn't read much either. It was still a good month though. I read lots of really good books. 

Summer is almost here, or basically here. We did some swimming already and oh was that nice. Most important about the summer starting, Summer Reading Challenge. The tasks are coming up and I am picking out my books. The challenge starts this Friday. YAY. I did finish last challenge, we will see if I can this one too. I will be updating the challenge page with my planned books. 

I have been binging on 13 Reasons Why, Westworld, The Crown, and I started Little Big Lies. So lot's of television going on. I also bought Walking Dead video games so that is fun. I did play Until Dawn and finished it and I sucked but it was fun. 

We had one board game night this last month. Played a couple new games. Two I really liked and plan to get soon. Here were my favorite new games played this month... Bohnanza is just a quick fun game. Clank is a real thinker and chance taker kind of game. Igor fun betting game but for kids and adults. All were really fun to play. 

BohnanzaRenegade Game Studios Clank! A Deck-Building AdventureR&R Games 890 Igor- The Monster Making game

I posted 25 Reviews. I have a lot of reviews to catch up on. Just on books finished I am behind about 8 of them. So need to get those done. I am slow at doing reviews. I don't review half as fast as I read. So that is my goal this month. To do more reviews as I read, maybe not posting as soon as I am done, but at least scheduling them. 

Here are some posts I loved this month! 

So book read stats... 

I read 25 books this month. 

YA - 18
Adult - 7

5-star books include 

Boys that Bite (Blood Coven Vampire, #1)Strange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)Puddin' (Dumplin', #2)Onyx and IvoryMonday's Not ComingThe House SwapHeartlessUndead Girl GangSunburn

Reviews for the 5 Stars reads

Strange New World by Rachel Vincent
Puddin'  by Julie Murphy
Monday's not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
Sunburn by Laura Lippman

4-Star Books include 

AftermathAnd Then There Were FourWe'll Fly AwayIf I Die TonightThe End of Our StoryFirstlife (Everlife, #1)Dumplin' by Julie   MurphyBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Here is a list of hopeful books for June. 

JawsI Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)The Opposite of HereGood Me Bad MeA Vision of Murder (Psychic Eye Mystery, #3)LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1)Who R U Really?Invisible GhostsThe OutsidersCompany TownThe Death of Mrs. WestawayJar of HeartsLittle Do We KnowIf There's No TomorrowThe Forgotten OnesSomething in the WaterGenesis (Project Nemesis, #2)Save the DateThe DateThe Land that Time ForgotGame of SecretsIf We Were VillainsIlluminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)The Walking Dead, Vol. 11: Fear the HuntersIcons (Icons, #1)Sea WitchDiners, Dives & Dead Ends (Rose Strickland Mystery, #1)Olympian ChallengerAs You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess BrideCopycat

How was your month of May? Tell us all about it!


  1. You ladies make me dizzy with the amount you read! It's crazy! Ash, I hope June is better for you! I want to read My Lady Jane and Something in the Water, too.

  2. I might try Undead Girl Gang though it is way out of my comfort zone! I plan to read My Lady Jane and The Sandcastle Empire at some point.

  3. Aww, the graduation photos are so cute! And, OMG, you guys read so much! I need to borrow your reading superpower until I get through my TBR shelf. I hope you have a great June!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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