What a whirlwind May has been! From final exams and moving back home at the end of the semester to starting work again, it feels as though things have been in a constant state of change. Now that May is over and done I feel like everything is finally settling down into a regular routine again, which is such a relief.
- The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 4 by Ryan North & Erica Henderson
- The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
- The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
- Sartoris by William Faulkner
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
- Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
- One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak
Whoa… May is the best reading month I’ve had in a long time. (The end of the semester works wonders for extra free time!) Because I read so many fantastic books actually going to pick two favorite books of the month: The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather and Sartoris by William Faulkner. I love them both for different reasons, but they both gave me a similar feeling of OH MY GOODNESS I MUST TALK ABOUT THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. (Sorry, mom, for rambling about the brilliance of Cather and Faulkner for far too long.)
It feels so great to be back reading and reviewing again!
May was a huge transition month for me. Not only did I move off of my college campus to go back home for the summer, but I also started working and realized that I’m now halfway through college. (Eeek!) It feels strange to know that I have nearly four months of summer break ahead of me before school starts again in September. Such a long expanse of time seems like it will stretch on forever right now, but I have a feeling that it will fly by in no time.
Now that I’m back home I’ve been taking advantage of my newfound free time to read and blog as much as possible. I’ve also had more time to take #bookstagram photos with my new camera, which is really exciting.
On a different note, lately I’ve been watching the original Twin Peaks TV show and I’m obsessed. I only have around ten episodes left until I finish the series, which I’m hoping to do in the next week or so. You have no idea how hard I’ve tried to avoid spoilers online– I hate having endings ruined accidentally!
Here are some notable posts from my blog this past month:
- How to Read Sexist Texts When You’re a Feminist English Major
- 5 Reasons Why Molly Weasley is the Ultimate Mom
- I Dare You Book Tag
- My Personal Canon | 2017
- Sunshine Blogger Award | 2
- Why I’m No Longer Rating Books | Discussion
Here are some posts that I loved reading this month:
- Marie talks about how to keep up with the blogging community
- Shar discusses the interesting topic of online personas
- Jillian shares her own personal literary canon
- Mikaela weighs the pros and cons of writing book reviews
- Samantha contemplates whether or not reading slumps are a myth
- Mahriya’s quiz tells you what kind of book buyer you are!
- Cait’s quiz reveals your reading mood
- Sydney highlights some awesome women in Marvel
- Marie discusses what we consider to be a “popular” blog post
- Chloe talks about the idea of thinking of books as objects
- Shannon shares her thoughts on DNF-ing books
How was your month of May? What was the best book you read? Did you do anything really fun or exciting? Let me know in the comments section below!