May Reading Wrap Up

Welcome to our May wrap up! This was one super busy month for both of us, filled in equal measure with finals and book events! If at times you noticed we were super silent or weren’t posting as frequently, that would be the finals. Malka also had to replace her laptop, which made blogging difficult at times. BUT! We still managed to read a bit! And that’s why you’re here. So, onto the books! As always, all covers link to Goodreads!

Books Read:


Numbers-wise this wasn’t my greatest reading month, but in terms of the books I read, it was a great time! I read so many wonderful books this month, and I’m also in middle of several others that I’m quite enjoying and can’t wait to finish!

5 Stars

Redd White & Royal Blue With the Fire on High

4 Stars

Pilu of the Woods Hot Dog Girl Bread Pig_Case Sea Prayer The Breakaways

3 Stars

Acquicorn Cove Prom-Wrecked Let's Get Textual

2 Stars

The Raven King


Sooo…I definitely didn’t read as much as I wanted to this month. I read a total of 16 books, which is the least I’ve read per month so far this year. Also, they were mostly graphic novels, so I cheated a lil’ bit. But I’m not too worried since I’m keeping up with my challenge and I FINISHED FINALSSS. Which means overall, it was a pretty great month.

5 Stars

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4 Stars


3 Stars

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2 Stars


Books Acquired:



Redd White & Royal Blue

I was so excited to read this book that I bought it the day it came out and read it immediately. I do not regret that decision one bit!


The Gravity of Us Tell Me How You Really Feel The Spaces Between Us Risking It All

We had a really fun time at Blogbound that we discuss in more detail later, but these are the books I left with by the end of the day! I received The Gravity of Us from Bloomsbury, and all the other ARCs were given to me at the Blogbound event itself!




We received this book from Viking Publishing to be part of a blog tour next month! It will be our very first blog tour and we’re really excited!


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Things We Did:

To cap off a super busy month filled with finals and stress, we were able to attend Blogbound! It was so much fun, especially since we got to meet so many fantastic bloggers, and sit in on fabulous panels!

We started the day with a tour of Bloomsbury publishing, which was SO COOL. We got to see all their shelves of ARCs and the desks the editors, designers, and media people use.

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The entrance to Bloomsbury

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Shelves of every edition of the books Bloomsbury has published, The conference room where we met and received the arc pictured, super cool looking stacks of papers that I assume will eventually become books.

After the tour, we wandered around the city for a bit and eventually made our way to Harper Collins publishing for the main event. We sat in on two wonderful panels (that we forgot to take pictures of) where we heard about bookstagram and building a community. And to end it all, we got an awesome bundle full of amazing ARCs that ayou already saw!

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Blog Accomplishments:

We had finals this month and we still posted pretty regularly and even commented and blog hopped quite a bit! If that’s not an accomplishment I don’t know what is!

Posts We Loved:

Charvi @ It’s Not Just fiction had a really fun post where you had to guess a book based on her description of the cover!

Lauren @ Twenty Seven Letters had two wonderful posts that I enjoyed this month. The first was a behind the scenes look of her experience working at BEA and BookCon (which we’ll be going to Sunday!) The second was all about falling out of love with your favorite book or genre.

Nicole@ Feed Your Fiction Addiction had a fantastic post about all the confusing checkboxes at the end of posts and I was so happy to see that someone shared my frustrations!

Amy @ Bookish Heights had an amazing post with loads of fantastic webcomic recommendations and where to read them.

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books posed one of her amazing lists, this one being about 12 YA books with great friendships

How was your May? Did you read any of the same books as us? What was your favorite May read? 


16 thoughts on “May Reading Wrap Up

  1. Thank you for including two of my posts from this past month! It means the absolute world to me! ❤️

    It looks like both of you had a super productive reading month, and I’m so glad to hear that! Congratulations on finishing finals, and I’m super looking forward to hearing more about your Blogbound adventures! I’ve also had the opportunity to visit a few book publishers, and I LOVED it!

    I hope you have a great time at BookCon today, and thank you so so much again!

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    1. Of course! I loved them both so much I couldn’t just pick one!

      May was pretty great! I’m hoping that with finals over June will be even better! (Even though I will be taking a class over the summer.) Visiting publishers is so much fun! I hope I get to do it more often in the future!

      Thank you so much! 💕

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    Sorry. I had to get that out haha. I’m just way too impatient to read this one, I can’t wait to hear what you think of it! 🙂
    It seems like you both still had a pretty productive reading month, yay! I’m happy you liked red, white and royal blue, Malka, currently reading it and loving it! and Chana, heartstopper ahhhhhh this story has my heart ❤ ❤
    I hope you'll both have a fantastic June! ❤

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  3. I’ve always wanted to do a publishing house tour and see how they work! That seems like so much fun! The Gravity of Us looks so cool! I’m glad that you had a good May, and here’s to a good June 🙂

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  4. Blogbound seems like it was fun and quite fascinating!! Thanks for the photos its neat to get a look at what you saw. Looks like you guys got great books too. All the Greys sounds super fun with the mystery and setting. And I’ve been looking at With the Fire on High! Glad you liked it so much. ❤

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    1. Blogbound was a really fun time! I was so proud of myself for remembering to take pictures in the morning, but I kind of forgot towards the end of the day! Ooops! And I’m really excited for the books I received! I’ve already started reading Tell Me How You Really Feel, and I’m enjoying it a lot so far! I also highly recommend With the Fire on High! Elizabeth Acevedo is an amazing writer! If you haven’t read The Poet X, I definitely recommend that one as well!

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    1. It was super fun!! I’m so glad that you were able to get a little bit of rest in May, wrapping up the school year is so stressful 😅

      To be honest, I was a little bit disappointed in The Sea Witch, because I expected something similar to To Kill a Kingdom, but it really wasn’t similar at all. But the Sarah Anderson comics are so cute!! And super relatable, you should definitely check them out! Hope you have a lovely June 💕


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