May 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

Happy Pride, everyone! 🌈 Whether you’re queer or not, out or not, I hope you have a wonderful June!

I’m honestly still wrapping my head around the fact May is over… It’s kind of a funny time in my life, and I guess the days just sort of blur together a little. I’m in the midst of writing my thesis – I defend at the end of the summer – and I’m in the odd place where I can’t help fretting about the future but also feeling like all my responsibilities are a ways off? It’s been a bit of an adjustment getting used to it, but I’ve mostly got a routine as of now.

And I’m excited for the month of June! Even though I won’t be going out and doing a lot what with Covid restrictions and thesis writing, it’s still just nice to even have the sun staying out for a few extra hours -perfect for late-night ice cream runs and reading outside. β˜€οΈ

I also got more into blogging again this month, and blog hopping! And let me tell you… it’s so scary? I kind of forgot how much commenting on other people’s blog posts makes me anxious. 😳 I just worry I’ll say something stupid or that I’m annoying people. But then I try to remind myself how much *I* enjoy getting comments on my post, and try to push through that fear. πŸ˜…

Books Read:

I read 13 books this month! πŸŽ‰ (I’ll be trying something new this month and giving a little blurb about all the books I read instead of just a star rating. Let me know what you think!)

What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli | It was okay, good even, but honestly I expected more from these two authors.

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado | I love me a coming of age story, and if you do too, you should definitely check out this novel!

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour | Hauntingly emotional, Nina LaCour owns my soul.

Catch Lili Too by Sophie Whittemore | Not my cup of tea, but could be enjoyed by fans of Buffy and the like. Review to come!

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers | A new favourite. Check out my review here.

Vulnerable AF by Tarriona “Tank” Ball | Some poems in the collection really worked for me, and some not so much. Review to come!

The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn | What a dark, compulsive read. Review to come!

The Ivies by Alexa Donne | An enjoyable read with really great social commentary. Check out my review here.

You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes | Boring, flat, and the twist at the end really didn’t work for me. I do wonder how the TV show will adapt it.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | Just a typical YA fantasy novel, honestly. Check out my book vs. TV comparison here.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo | Nikolai was an improvement… Mal most certainly was not. This book was fine, but a little forgettable. πŸ™ˆ

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo | A really great concept for the finale, but the delivery fell somewhat flat. I am excited to see how the TV show adapts it, if it ever gets that far.

Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given | An introductory to feminism, great for younger readers just getting into the movement. Check out my review here.

Next Month’s TBR:

How was your May?

What are you looking forward to in June?

Let me now!

Liza is a twenty-something book blogger who spends way too much time with her nose in books and feels way too much. She loves cooking, baking, reality tv show watching and, of course, reading. She can be found most often with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other. Her blog, Literary Liza, features bookish content like reviews, recommendations, and author interviews.


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