Another month, another
TBR batch of unrealistic goals ~
May, like every month so far this year, flew by in a whirlwind and *insert obligatory monthly mention of how I can’t believe it’s a new month already here* — but honestly, it was a pretty good month! We settled into our new life with the kittens (who are doing great), I read more than I have in the past couple of months, I planned out a bingo event in my bookish discord (let me know if you’d like to join us!), and I got back in touch with my inner hermit by allowing myself to prioritize my needs and goals again. It was nice. ♥
May goal check-in:
- Read everyday ❌ — SO CLOSE! I only missed 2 days in the whole month, which honestly still feels like a HUGE success.
- Catch up on all of my buddy reads ❌ — Also nope, but I made progress!
- Three blog posts per week ✅— YES! I actually did this goal, and in fact, I think I did more than 3 posts in one or two weeks.
My goals for May are:
I’m re-using two of my May goals that I didn’t meet, plus adding a new one.
- Read everyday
- Catch up on all of my buddy reads
- Catch up on all of my unwritten reviews (I think I have about 8!)
Because June is Pride Month here, I’ll be notating every queer book and/or queer author with a little 🌈 emoji! 💖
I decided not to include any of the books that I want to read to catch up on my annual/seasonal TBRs, and to just put the “top priority” books and my Books Out of the Blue Bingo TBR! First, let’s talk about bingo. For the event, I made several different cards people could choose from, and I’m going to start with one of the smaller cards first. If I finish it before the event ends on July 31st, I’ll pick another card, too! (If that happens before I post my July TBR, I’ll probably write a separate bingo update/TBR post between now and then.)
🌈 Square³ // Mira Grant: spooky + one-word title
☀️ The Visible Filth // Nathan Ballingrud: shortest on (physical) TBR + released 5+ years ago
🌈 How to Vex a Vampire // Alice Winters: re-read
☀️ Anybody Home? // Michael J. Seidlinger: top of my TBR
☀️ Sleeping Giants // Sylvain Neuvel: blue (teal?) cover + start a new series (and I’m buddy reading it with Misty!)
And now, for the rest of my June TBR picks:
☀️ Mapping the Interior // Stephen Graham Jones: TBR jar pick
☀️ Broken Beautiful Hearts // Kami Garcia: TBR jar pick
🌈 A Taste of Gold and Iron // Alexandra Rowland: highly anticipated ARC
☀️ The Ghost That Ate Us // Daniel Kraus: highly anticipated ARC
🌈 The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester // Maya MacGregor: buddy read with Malli!
☀️ Three Days in the Pink Tower // E.V. Knight: highly anticipated ARC
🌈 The Death of Jane Lawrence // Caitlin Starling: TBR & Beyond group read
☀️ Book of Night // Holly Black: highly anticipated review copy
☀️ Just Like Mother // Anne Heltzel: highly anticipated review copy
What are you reading this month?
— destiny ♥
SCREEEEEEEEEEEEECH I cannot wait to see what you think of A Taste of Gold and Iron!
I am SO excited to finally read it!
So many awesome books on here, Destiny!! I hope that you get through all your goals! <3 I can't wait to read Book of Night!!
Thank you, Leslie! I hope your June reading is awesome!
Thank you! <3
Happy June and Happy reading Destiny! I am absolutely loving your bingo card (also you can’t see me but I am sending big hugs and awes your your new kitties!) and can’t wait to see your progress with it! 10/10!
Aw thank you Sam!! Happy June! 🥰
Ah, so many interesting books on your June TBR! I’m hoping to pick up Book of Night this month too; hope we both love it.
Thank you! I hope we both love it, too!!
I’m so excited about our buddy read!!
I’m sorry our buddy read wasn’t as exciting as we hoped it would be, but I really have enjoyed reading it with you! Sorry I fell behind schedule a bit!
I loved buddy reading with you and whenever you finish we can talk about our thoughts. There’s no rush at all.
Loving the bingo, as you know! 🥰 You also got me interested in How to Vex a Vampire, as I hadn’t heard about it at all! I’ll be adding it to my TBR 😊
Thank you! I’m so glad. 🥰 Oh my gosh, How to Vex a Vampire is SO silly and fun – definitely recommend it!