Monthly Wrap-Up

MAY 2019 | Wrap-Up

What’s this?! My first monthly wrap-up of 2019?!?! I know it’s been a while, but I’m so happy to say that I’m back! May has certainly been a time…

In May I read a total of 4 books:

  1. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
  2. Food by Gertrude Stein
  3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  4. Mary Poppins Opens the Door by P.L. Travers

My favorite book this month was To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I watched the movie over spring break with some friends and loved it, and I think that positive memory definitely shaped this reading experience too. I’m excited to read the rest of the series at some point this summer! Review coming soon.

+ TO WATCH: The only thing I actually watched this month was the new Avengers: Endgame, and let me tell you: what a RIDE. I cried basically throughout the entire thing, especially at the end. (If you’ve seen it, you know what I mean!) It’s strange to think that this means goodbye to some of the characters I’ve grown up with, but there’s also an exciting silver lining: new characters! New stories! An ever-evolving and changing franchise! Definitely recommend watching it if you’re a Marvel fan.

+ TO LISTEN TO: In light of some things that happened recently in my personal life, I’ve opted not to listen to music on my commute back and forth to work every day (can’t get too emotional with those memories…). Instead, I’ve been listening to audiobooks, which has been really nice. Not only do I get a lot of reading done, but it also makes the ride go by a lot quicker.

+ TO EAT: Recently I made lemon and ginger cookies and they are so good. I used this recipe and they were super easy to bake. Will definitely be making these again soon!

+ TO GO: For the last time as a student, I’m going to have to say Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. I’ve made such incredible friends there and have so many amazing memories of this tiny campus.

May was a rollercoaster of emotional ups and downs for me. I successfully defended my honors thesis, graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in English, and said goodbye (or “see you later!” as I like to think of it!) to so many of my close friends. I’ve also recently went through some pretty $#!tty stuff in my personal life, which is not fun. But thanks to the help of my family and friends (and my love for books!) I’m getting through slowly but surely. So in lieu of me going into any details, please enjoy these photos of my month of May!

Am I wearing an outfit made of drafts of my thesis? Why, yes I am!
Me and my finished thesis!
After Holi on the last days of classes…. very wet, but very colorful!
The roses they gave us to hold during graduation.
I graduated!

 Here are some posts from other bloggers that I’ve loved this month: 

Here are some notable posts from my blog this past month:

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!

Yours,

HOLLY

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30 thoughts on “MAY 2019 | Wrap-Up”

  1. I honestly spent all of Endgame alternating between cackling and bawling, it was glorious.

    Also, that picture of you wearing your thesis is absolutely adorable! Congrats again on graduating!

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  2. Congratulations on graduating, Holly! 🎉 Those pictures are lovely! I love your paper suit haha
    I’m sorry some rough things worked their way to you, but I hope everything is alright from now on 💛
    And thank you so much for sharing my post 😊

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  3. Congratulations again on graduating, yay! I love these pictures so much, your outfit made of drafts of your thesis is awesome hahaha I love it so much 🙂
    I’m so glad you liked to all the boys it’s such a fun read, I can’t wait to hear what you think of the rest of the series 🙂
    Have a beautiful June! 🙂

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  4. Congratulations on graduating! That is super exciting. Also boo on the not so fun personal life issues; I know those can be tough to deal with, but at least books stay a constant in our lives, right?

    Let’s see, May was a pretty great month for me. Favorite books read include The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala, The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, and Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes. And as for fun and/or exciting things that I did in May, my fiance and I went hiking along this gorgeous trail in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio, and I took so so very many pictures, and found myself once again being inspired to write on my fantasy novels.

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    1. Thanks! And so true–I’m so grateful to have books as a constant. They’ve gotten me through so many tough times!
      Sounds like you had a fab May! That hike sounds lovely 🙂

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