May Wrap-Up!

monthly wrapup

I feel like I said this every month, but can you even believe how fast this year is flying by?!  We’re already halfway through, and I’m kind of freaking out about that.  On the plus side, the summer months are finally here, and with them they bring more reading time, no school, and SUNSHINE!  Needless to say, I’m just a little excited. 😉  Overall, I had an okay reading and blogging month for May.  The first half of the month, I was so busy with finals and dance that I barely blogged or read at all.  Once everything settled down though, I was able to get a bit more on track.  I ended up reading three books in the month of May, which, given my circumstances, isn’t terrible, but I was hoping for at least four.



– Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

– Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

– My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



Emergency Contact was filled with great characters, real life topics, and cute banter.  It’s a perfect, mature*, YA novel that I think a lot of people have been looking for!

*not in the explicit way, haha.  The characters are older – in their late teens and early 20’s.



The Rebellion by Livy Jarmusch \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


So, I bought quite a lot of books in the month of May!  First, I went to two different library book sales, and so, if you’ve followed me for a while, you know I go completely overboard at those sales, and bought wayyy too many books.  If you’re interested in seeing which books I got, I currently have that book haul as a story highlight on my Instagram.  You can check that out here!


Then, I received a copy of How to Be a Perfect Christian by the satire website, The Babylon Bee, from WaterBrook & Multnomah as a thank you gift for signing up to be a member of their book launch teams.  A huge thank you to them! It was such a pleasant and unexpected surprise, and I can’t wait to read it!


IMG_1699.jpgLastly, I was looking through the bargain books at Books-a-Million, which is a very dangerous place to be, and found a hardcover copy of The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer for only $6! I’m not embarrassed to admit that I was a bit of a Twi-hard back in the day (maybe I still am a little, lol), and I also loved The Host.  So, I’m excited to give this one a try and see what I think!


Like I said earlier, the first half of May was quite slow.  Despite that, May still managed to feature some exciting posts!

Top Ten Tuesday new

Here are all the TTT’s that I participated in for the month of May:


Here’s what I was Waiting on Wednesday for this month:


I participated in The Rebellion blog tour last month, as well!

The Calico Books New Logo

Also, last but not least, I unveiled my new logo for The Calico Books!

That wraps up everything bookish that happened during May!  I have high hopes for a big reading and blogging month for June, so wish me luck! 🙂

Thanks so much for reading!

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2 Comments on “May Wrap-Up!

  1. Oh I read Emergency Contact this month too. I really enjoyed Sam’s pov but I wasn’t a huge fan of Penny’s pov. I am glad to see you enjoyed it!

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