Monthly Recap (2) - May 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014 4:01 PM

Monthly Recap is where I share with you what I posted on Courtney Reads A Lot over the past month. For me, this month flew by so fast, and, as always, I felt like I didn't read as much as I wanted to. There's just never enough time for all the books I want to read, and this month especially. So much was going on this month, but I did manage to fit in some reading time at least.

Book Reviews:
-Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer #1) by Lish McBride
-Fourth Comings (Jessica Darling #4) by Megan McCafferty
-Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen
-Perfect Fifths (Jessica Darling #5) by Megan McCafferty
-Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Other Posts:
-Top Ten Book Covers I'd Frame As Art
-Waiting on Wednesday (36) - The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
-Courtney Reads A Lot Adopts a Puppy!
-Showcase Sunday (4)
-Top Ten Books About Friendship
-The Book Blogger Confessions Tag
-Top Ten Book Quotes

Armchair BEA:
-Day 1: Introductions & Literature
-Day 2: Author Interaction & More Than Just Words
-Day 3: Expanding Blogging Horizons & Novellas/Short Stories
-Day 4: Giveaway & Beyond the Borders
-Day 5: Recovering from a Blogging Slump & Young Adult
-Day 6: Armchair BEA Wrap Up Post

Yes, Armchair BEA gets its very own section! As you can tell, this month was very post heavy even though I did not actually read any more books than I usually do. I participated in Armchair BEA for the first time this year, and I loved it! I'd definitely do it again next year. I made an effort to post on others' blogs, but I still wish I could have visited everyone's. If only! If you're unsure what exactly Armchair BEA is, you can check out the Armchair BEA website here.

In other news, there were some interesting developments this month, as in I adopted a puppy! Or well, a three year old dog. There's been ups and downs with the training, but Riley is settling in very well, and I'm so happy to have him. As for my monthly goals I set in my first Monthly Recap post, I read 1 author debut (Stolen Songbird) and finished 1 series (the Jessica Darling series), taking me one step further for each of my 2014 reading challenges. Hey, I'll take it. As for Bout of Books, I did not end up participating, but there's always this August. I did not read more books than last month, but oh well.

Goals for Next Month: 
-Read at least two debuts for Debut Author Challenge
-Finish at least 2 book series for personal challenge
-Read at least 7 books by the end of the month
-Write another Bookish to a Fault post

How was everyone else's month? What was your favorite read for May? Are you ready for summer? I am!


  1. Good month. A couple of those books I'd like to read.
    Happy June reading!

  2. I'm scared of dogs (I KNOW, I'm working on it, though, I promise!) but I think it's absolutely adorable that you adopted a puppy! :) I'm looking forward to seeing what you read next month, Courtney!

  3. Really, you had a good month reading-wise with everything else in your life taken into account! And I've been meaning to read The Curious Incident.. for some time now. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it!
    Also, I like your goals section. That's a good idea - I may end up copying you with that haha.

  4. YAY DOGS!

    I think my favorite May read was The Queen Of The Tearling. :-)


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