May is already over. You know my feelings on this. Time. It flies! But lots of things happening this month and given the fact that I just came back from BEA, my brain is total mush so let’s just hop to the recap!
- Number of Books Read In May: 12! Not too shabby!
- Popular Search Terms: “which lunar chronicles character are you” and “lunar chronicles quiz” (leads you back to my Lunar Chronicles quiz!) // “we were liars spoilers” (no no no, I said NO spoilers!) // “http://pagesplotspint.wpengine.com/” Hellooooooo! That’s me!
- More Amusing Search Terms: “rochelle mead suntrust mortgage” (Don’t think we were talking about the same person here…) // “i’m fall in love with book character” (happens to us all…) // “sherlok holms irony” (Was the irony the spelling?)
- Most Referrals (non-social media): The Perpetual Page Turner, YA Crush, Oh, Chrys!
- Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media): Crazy Red Pen, Books Take You Places, Say It With Books
- Surprise, surprise! The Lunar Chronicles Quiz and the Best-Friend-to-Boyfriend-Romance are still my top two posts thanks to search engines!
- I made a new GUIDE! The Book Addict’s Guide to “Crossover” Books
- Before I left for BEA, I left you with info on how to find me there (and my first ever vlog!)
- I talked about my feelings on romance in books and wondering if it’s slowly starting to take over
- My Latest Bookish Addiction this time around was international editions!
Other Reviews Posted
- I read Something Like Normal by Trish Doller thanks to all the fabulous blogger reviews!
- The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt was so cute!
- What I Saw and How I Lied just did not work for me…
- I had to buy a new copy of Cress just to read Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky, but of course, it was a must!
- I started the Age of X series with Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead!
- Two Lindsey Leavitt books in one month! I had so much fun reading Sean Griswold’s Head.
- Nantucket Red by Leila Howland is one of my new all-time favorites.
- I read the novella Dress Your Marines in White by Emmy Laybourne — part of the Monument 14 series!
- I read more of the Age of X with The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead!
- I reviewed Fairy Tales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near!
- Loved my re-read of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! May be pushing its way back into being one of my favorites again!
- I did enjoy Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell but it still didn’t quite floor me…
Goodreads Reading Progress
Bloggers featured on Book and a Beverage
- 5/1/14: Rebecca from The Library Canary
- 5/8/14: Nuzaifa from Say It With Books
- 5/15/14: Alice from Crazy Red Pen
- 5/22/14: Brenna from I Have Lived a Thousand Lives
Other Features & Discussions
- I did my first wedding post, all about how I found my wedding dress!
- I was on the blog tour for Monument 14: Savage Drift! Come watch Emmy Laybourne’s vlog review the Fierce Reads titles!
- On May 13th, I talked about ten books I almost put down but didn’t on Top Ten Tuesday
- I HAD to share my favorite friendships on May 20th’s Top Ten Tuesday
- We featured The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire LeGrand for this month’s On the Same Page feature!
WHAT’S IN STORE FOR JUNE?
- At some point in time, I’ll be able to get a BEA recap post up!
- We’ll be posting new ARC tours with On the Same Page!!
- I’m doing a re-read of Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm before Ruin and Rising comes out in June!
- I’m on the blog tour for My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal and The Body in the Woods by April Henry
3 thoughts on “May 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!”
May was a really good month for you!!! You had some really good posts this month – I can’t get enough of your guides and I can sympathize with your international book obsession 🙂 Based on your tweet it sounds like June is going to be busy for you too! Have fun!!
This recap is super fun…and so useful too. I somehow missed some posts along the way and this allows me to go back and get caught up! The best!!!
Looks like May was a great month. 12 books is amazing and to have already read 56 books is amazing. Those search terns are pretty funny. I will be reading We are Liars this month hopefully.