Friday, 29 May 2020
Month in Review: May
May had its ups, and it had its downs. But, I did reveal a lot more about myself this month then I have in my six years of blogging. For the first time ever, I was vulnerable to pretty much everyone in my life. And it was so needed. While everything is still a work in progress, being able to reveal what I have basically kept secret for a long time was a crucial step for me.
What I Read:
The Lighting Thief by: Rick Riordan: 5/5 stars
Great Goddesses by: Nikita Gill: 5/5 stars
Oedipus the King by: Sophocles: 2/5 stars
Siege and Storm by: Leigh Bardugo: 4/5 stars
Skraelings by: Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley: 3/5 stars
The Elite by: Kiera Cass: 5/5 stars
The One by: Kiera Cass: 4/5 stars
Wacousta by: John Richardson: 1/5 stars
The Selection Series Novellas by: Kiera Cass: Avg. Rating: 4/5 stars
As you can see, I read A LOT this month! I was on a total Selection series re-read kick and pretty much flew through the entire series. I'm also not done yet because I'm working through the stories I missed in Happily Ever After, and I plan on reading The Heir and The Crown as well. These books are just so fluffy, and despite me not always rating them five stars critically, they do provide me with so much comfort. So, I will say The Selection series as a whole was my favourite from this month!
What I Blogged:
I think an obvious post of mine that I wish to highlight this month is my post on My Experiences with Pure OCD. This post was not easy to write, but I so needed to write it for my own acceptance and healing. I could not be more happy with the response, and this is my sincerest thank you to everyone who has reached out and given me support in any way. You guys make my fight so worth it <3
Favourite Blog Posts:
Konna asks How You Diversify Your Reading
Veronika discusses if she's Fallen Out of Love with Writing Reviews
Cait shares 10 Things She Would Like to See More of in YA Books about Mental Health
Roberta asks If you Rate Books Up or Down on Goodreads
Lais discusses the Premonition Sex Trope in YA
The month of May was a rollercoaster of emotions. But, we made it through! I have found a therapist who I really love, and I do feel like I am turning over to a new chapter. The true road to recovery begins now!
A thing that I really enjoyed this month was the SoShelf Distancing Book Club. Two book bloggers, Claire and Tessi put this virtual book club together and I look forward to it every Saturday! It's been so nice getting to put some faces to the names of many book bloggers I have seen around the blogsophere, and also nice to talk to people outside of my family for a change haha. This round we're reading We Hunt the Flame by: Hafsah Faizal! If you're interested in participating definitely get in touch with these ladies, because it's a really awesome club.
One thing that has really been a highlight of May has been the weather. It has been super hot and sunny this past week, which means I have been doing a lot of my schoolwork outside. I love summer and so it has been so nice being able to wear shorts and enjoy sitting outside. I have also been going on a lot of long walks and I'm just overall happy that the snow is behind us. It's nice to get into a new summer routine.
So, that was my May. We forge ahead towards June, and as Sesame Street said, hope that the sunny days will sweep the clouds away :)
How was your May?
Emily @ Paperback Princess