May 2015: Recap & Wrap-Up!


Once again, the month flew by. With BEA (and friend-visit) preparations, I totally forgot that May was actually ending… oops. So my May recap is here but a bit late! I’ve mostly just been trying to catch up on some reading here  and there with no huge goals in sight. The TBR pile is, of course, never-ending so I’ve been aiming at making a dent in a few ARCs and so far, it’s gone well!


  • Number of Books Read: 9 — a pretty good month for making it through books!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “books like divergent” and “books like if I stay” // “lunar chronicles character quiz” // “books about best friends falling in love” // “anna and the french kiss”
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “i loved this book. what is like it?” (I’m confused?)  // “young adult books inspired by disney movies” (Yes!) // “today is the day your sister is coming and your’e over much excited” (I don’t even know what this means!)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): Perpetual Page Turner, Rather Be Reading, Oh, the Books!
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Books Take You Places, Andi’s ABCs, Tripping Over Books



Other Reviews Posted

  • I really enjoyed Trish Doller’s latest book, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW. It hit my mystery/thriller sweet spot!
  • LAST YEAR’S MISTAKE by Gina Ciocca sounded like a total “me” book… But I didn’t QUITE connect with it.
  • I just fell head over heels for THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss. I’ve already started the second book and I’m so in love!
  • I read the second book in Lynne Matson’s Nil series and NIL UNLOCKED was just so much fun!
  • Sadly, I had a few DNFs this month (some months in the making) and I added one mini-review to the mix in a quick wrap-up of mini-reviews/reports!
  • Sometimes I have a hard time with full reviews so I came up with a new review style for some mini reviews called “10 Things I Felt About…” The first one was for PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS!

Goodreads Reading Progress

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Other Features & Discussions


  • I went to BEA again this year! You can catch my full recap here: BEA 2015 Recap!


May’s Top Instagrams



What’s in store for June?

  • Lots of blog tours again! Check out posts for PROOF OF FOREVER, FINDING AUDREY, and DEVOTED!
  • Excited to post reviews for two more excellent reads for me this year — RESONANCE by Erica O’Rourke and EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway!
  • I’m heading to the Boldly Bookish tour at Anderson’s on 6/11. Will I see you there??


Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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6 thoughts on “May 2015: Recap & Wrap-Up!

  1. Cynthia

    Looks like you had an awesome month. Those unusual search terms made me laugh. No one ever types in random, funny things to get to m blog. Ha

  2. Amber Elise

    I think people who searched “what’s like it?” were looking for “Like This? Try That!” suggestions!

    Have a lovely Jun Brittany!

  3. Erica

    Great month you had 🙂 Loved your posts this month, I took a look at the best friend turned boyfriend list & added a bunch to my TBR!

    Hope this month is just as amazing 🙂

  4. Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    You come up with some of the BEST non-review posts Brittany! I have to go check out your new guide next! ( I don’t know how I missed that!) It was so good seeing you at BEA and I hope June is just as fabolous as May! 🙂

  5. Carlisa

    i love how you set up your recap posts! They’re so unique and awesome. Just wanted to let you know though that you’re graphic says April! Just a heads up 🙂

    1. Brittany Post author

      Hahah THANK YOU for letting me know!! I totally forgot to add the May graphic last night 😀
      And thanks for checking out the post!! 🙂

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