May Wrap Up and June TBR


So, I’m really veeeery late with my May wrap up. Between having sick kids every other week, almost no sleep, walking the dog and going to work, I’ve been mostly reading and catching up on the first season of Outlander. (Which I ADORE! I think they’ve really managed to capture both the story and feel of the first book in a beautiful way.)

Last month I read 7 books, not counting the one I finished on May 1st (because I finally decided that the books are counted as a whole in the month that the majority of it was read), which feels awesome considering my goal is one per week (4-5 books per month).

  1. A Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond – 4/5 *
  2. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater – 5/5 *
  3. Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast – 4/5 *
  4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik – 4/5 *
  5. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman – 5/5 *
  6. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton – 4/5 *
  7. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – 5/5 *

As you can see I’ve had a very good reading month in May, all books being 4 or 5 stars. I do think this month’s TBR will be as good but I’m not sure I’ll have time to read as many as last month. Its already the middle of the month and I’ve only read one book. 😉

My TBR for June:

  • Once a soldier by Mary Jo Putney – 4/5*
  • Främlingen (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon (re-read)
  • Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  • The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

In addition, I get my one vacation week this month (a downside of being hired with an end date) and I’m planning a trip to my hometown with my sons. I haven’t been “home” since before Christmas, so that will be fun. 🙂

What are your plans for this summer? 🙂

2016 Reading Challenge

I’ve never participated in a reading challenge before. I’ve known how much I normally read in about a week depending on family, work (or no work) and life in general, but it would still be a guess just how many books that adds up to per year.

I’ve set my goal for 2016 to 50 books, basically one book per week. No pressure, just a fun personal challenge to see how far I get. So far I’ve read 24 books (though 2 of those books were short stories and I’m of a mind to count them as one). I’ve just started reading my 25th, which feels great!

Do you have a goal for 2016? 🙂