Finally, it’s the last day of May, which means – time to summarize everything we’ve done over these four and a half weeks!
Be brave to hit that “Continue reading” link to see what I’ve done throughout May!
You shouldn’t be surprised at the amount of books I bought this month… Nope, you sure shouldn’t. Because it’s THIS. FREAKING. AMOUNT.
Nineteen books. Plus ten eBooks. Twenty-nine books in total. Yup. I’M CRAZY.
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber, UK edition (if you’re interested, the cover hidden is the dress)
- Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones, a.k.a. biggest book disappointment of 2017
- Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis, the book was included in April’s Fairyloot box
- H2O by Virginia Bergin
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
- The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable, a.k.a. I think I have an obsession of buying fiction related or taking place in Russia…
- Off the Page by Jodi Picolut & Samantha Van Leer
- Longbow Girl by Linda Davies
- Kingdom of Sleep by E.K. Johnston, a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty retelling set in Middle Asia
- Moon Princess by Barbara Laban
- The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, Vietnamese 2017 edition
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, Vietnamese 2017 edition
- Fairy Tale Reform School series by Jen Calonita (currently only 2 out of 3 books)
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, a.k.a. how to destroy a fangirl soul 699 times within 699 pages
- This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Russian edition, 4 books
- Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, Russian edition, a.k.a. I’m digging the translation there, it’s much better than in ACOTAR!
- The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Non-fiction by Neil Gaiman, Russian edition
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, Russian edition
Reading, Blogging and Bookstagram Wrap-up
Two books read, and one DNFed this month? Yeah, sounds pretty much like me. Blame that book hangover and reading slump after ACOWAR!
Anyways, you can still read reviews for these books:
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, with some quote hunting;
- Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones, which was my total disappointment despite the beautiful cover;
- Pax by Sara Pennypacker, or how this book is too boring to recommend it to even adults, not only middle-grades.
Okay, so how actually active I was with my blog? I think not really.
- I announced my new blog design, which you are seeing now, and I really hope you like it!
- I talked about a Korean survival show called Produce 101 Season 2, in two posts: 1, 2;
- There was also a celebration of #20YearsofHarryPotter in VN;
- I shared my personal hardships as a #bookstagrammer, featuring social anxiety;
- Discovered the contents of April’s Fairyloot box!
- And finally, officially started my very new segment called Wednesday K-pop! with Liliana, which I’m really excited for since I’m a long time K-pop lover, and I’d love to share that love with everyone possible!
Unlike April, I wasn’t active enough, on my bookstagram, and that is one of the reasons I still didn’t break through the 300 followers mark. I had two trips, and one heavily depressive period throughout May (actually, it hadn’t fully ended yet), so I wasn’t really focused on keeping my bookstagram that alive. Plus I was thinking of a new layout theme, since I got tired with my bokeh one, even knowing how much you liked that. But I needed changes.
Here’s a recap of best picks of May, excluding the new theme announcement, which only started today.
Well, that’s it for my May recap! I will try my best to be active during June, and maybe I’ll get my next achievement which is 100 followers here and 400 on bookstagram!
How productive you were this month? Read many books? Bought a lot?
Love you all,