I’m very very proud to have read 13 books last month. Yes, 13. I’m not a reading machine nor someone who does nothing but read. I’m just thankful that I have no distractions last month. Now, guess what, I have. I already read 2 books, but that’s a few number to me because I want to read a lot of books this summer. When school comes, I doubt I’ll be able to read quickly.
This is the month when my 5-star ratings have been given out.
- Touched by Elisa S. Amore
- Dying to Live by Vincent J. Monteleone
- Never Stop Falling by Ashley Drew (e-book)
- The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- Swan Boy by Nikki Sheehan
- The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne
- My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin
- Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
- The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
- Ruined by Amy Tintera
- The Blood Between Us by Zac Brewer
- The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight
My very first 5-star read this year was The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, and it was literally good from start to finish. It was funny and relatable, and I already posted my review of this. You can check it out here. That book is the highlight of my month, and I have never been disappointed with Holly Bourne’s books.
However, the book that was a complete disappointment is, sad to say, Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes. Before you kill me, I want to explain why. The book kept on rambling nonsense about the Queen, and I’m baffled why this one is a book. It has no story at all. I’m warning you – it’s boring as hell.
Also, there’s another disappointment. A lot of people loved this book. I didn’t. It’s a hyped series and when I read The Raven Boys, it felt dull. I didn’t understand the story; the writing was hard to get into. Everything was just pointless, but I continued reading with The Dream Thieves. Questions remained unanswered. I put down the book, and read a new book. Sorry, The Raven Boys fans. 😦
- The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
- The Darkest Corners
- Never Stop Falling
- Swan Boy
- My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights
- The Square Root of Summer
- The Blood Between Us
- The Raven Boys
- The Outliers
- Queen of Hearts
That’s it for my reading wrap-up. For my blog recap, it wasn’t a really big improvement because I had a mini-hiatus, and to be honest, I feel lazy to update my blog sometimes. I think everyone becomes lazy from time to time. As much as I want to stay from my blog for a while, I can’t because I have a lot of books to review. Even though it feels like a chore, I’m still glad that it keeps me on my blog.
So for last month, my blog has:
- 2,461 views
- 1,394 visitors
- 684 likes
- 192 comments
Not bad right? Hopefully, I’ll be able to improve my stats this month because I’m losing my skills, yo. I need to get my creative juices back. If only grocery stores sell these kinds of juices. Please.
What are your humble-brag-worthy (lol) achievements last month? Comment below and let’s talk about it.