Monday, 3 June 2013

May~ A Review!

Monthly Feature- rounds up all the books I've read, progress on challenges and reviews my blogging!
It is kind of an expansion (?) of my favourite memes hosted by the lovely Shelia over at Book Journey!
May is my favourite month! It's my birthday month and in the UK we get two bank holidays and half term!
May in Numbers!
Total posts= 16
Books read= 16
Reviews Posted= 10 

What I read in May!

Wow! I think half-term really upped my reading time! 
What I reviewed!
Mini Reviews~ Jolene Perry and Nyrae Dawn. 3 Reviews! 3-3* Hearts.
Way more than reviews April!

What I posted!
Stacking the Shelves: May. See what I added to my sheleves in May!
Book News! New realeases and book deals I'm looking forward to!
Blog Tour: The Last Hour by Charles Sheehan-Mi​les... Extract from Charles Sheehan-Miles' newest book!
Cover Reveal: Off The Record by Sawyer Bennett Beautiful cover to end a lovely series!
Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop! Second giveaway.
Blog Tour: Friends and Lovers Trilogy by Bethany L... Series Review of Friends and Lovers!
April~ A Review A review of April.
Challenge Progress
Genre Variety Challenge- 4/12
New Adult Challenge- 20/20!
YA Contemporary Challenge- 3/10
First Reads- 17/20
TBR Pile- 5/11-20
Dystopia- 4/15
Good progress- So close to completing the First Reads Challenge!
Just need to get started on the British Books Challenge!

Did I achieve my goals?
Posts!- I want to post at least 12 posts in May!
Yes! I posted 14 posts! Back up to my usual average :) I also managed to post 10 reviews which I think is a personal best of 2013. I however didn't really get as much post diversity as I planned!
The giveaway threw me off my target but I'm going to spend Wednesday evening going back over May's posts and replying to comments!
Amazon- Curb my Amazon spending!
I brought more books but I also read a bigger percentage of them so it's a sort of victory....

What I hope to achieve in June!
  •  Post Diversity.- I definitely think May was overwhelmed with blog tours so I want to make sure each blog tour gets a non tour post 'companion' post posted within a couple days!
  • Maintain an average of 14 posts. - I want to keep on top of my average posts!
  • TBR. This is building on my goal of curbing Amazon spending. I want to make sure I go back and start reading all the books I've brought instead of just buying more!
  • Spring Clean! It's my Blogiversary! So I want to make sure my blog is looking tidy and up to date! So updating the pages, review page maybe a bit of a shake up!
How was your May?
What do you hope for in June?
Much Love!


  1. Congratulations on exceeding your goals! :)

  2. Good job! I'm lucky if I can get 1 or 2 books read a week since I had my baby. I'm trying to do the Alphabet challenge. So far, I'm doing pretty good. I'm currently reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares.

  3. Looks like you read some good books last month!
    here is my Monday post.


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