Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Wrap Up and June TBR

I have been out of college for about three weeks now and boy am I enjoying the stress free life. At first I started out with almost too much free time. I didn't know what to do with all the free time because I'm so used to be crazy busy. I am enjoying summer so much and even got some sun yesterday. I am taking one class online this summer, but it is pretty easy class so far anyways. I am not working this summer, but I have Kindercamp coming up next week. Kindercamp is a one week program for future Kindergarten students to adjust to school. We have two separate classes over a two week period. I have done Kindercamp for the past two years and I'm excited to come back for a third year. I think it is a great experience for my future career as an elementary teacher or special education. My dream is to teach Kindergarten or 1st grade. While some people don't like the newbies. I love starting from scratch and watching these kids grow and learn.

May was a pretty good reading month. At first I thought I was being pretty slow and there was no way I was going to make it through the giant TBR list I have for the summer.  I do think I was able to accomplish a lot this month and make a dent in operation TBR. I started the month off with Open Road Summer by Emery Lord. This was a perfect summer read. It was a beautiful written debut with music, friendship, and romance. Then I started to reread The Book Thief by Markus Zusak while at the same time reading Just Destiny by Theresa Rizzo and Phoenix Overture by Jodi Meadows. I loved The Book Thief, Phoenix Overture was good, and I disliked Just Destiny. Then I read a short novella Cinderella is Evil. I didn't enjoy it as much as Killing Snow White, but it was good. Then I read Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey which as you will see by my review it was magical and I was totally enchanted. I liked Sleeping Beauty by Jenni James, but I had some complaints and the same goes for Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel. Although I liked the story and tackled the book quickly I was expecting more. Then as my last novella of the month I read The Queen's Army by Marissa Meyer, which I enjoyed. As you can see above mostly 5 star reads this month.

I'm currently reading Deception's Princess by Esther Friesner.

My TBR did not go well for May. I was only able to get 2/5 books on my TBR list done. It seems that all my library books came in at the same time and I usually read library books by new releases first because I usually can't renew. Since I want to limit my TBR to five books I didn't get to choose many new books this month. The books I hope to read this month are The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker, Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, The One and Only by Emily Giffin, and The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston. I want to read book that blows me away because I just don't feel like I have found one of those books in a while. 

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Don't forget to sign up for the library books readathon starting in just 9 days now. I'm so excited to spread the library love. Sign Up Here

Also one of my new blogs I follow is a primary school librarian and is giving away If you Give a Dog a Donut.


  1. ooh i love the idea of a library readathon, but sadly i need to get through my current tbr first

    i love how you add up your pages read for the month.

    Happy Reading!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I have a stackof Library books I'm ready to get through.


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