May 2022 Reading Wrap Up

Welcome to my May wrap up! May was a really busy and big month for me in many ways, as I’ll get to in a later section of this wrap up! Despite getting injured and having finals, I look back at this month with a lot of fondness! I’m also really looking forward to what I have planned in June including GRADUATING and going on a very exciting weeklong vacation with a friend! But you’ll hear all about that in June’s wrap up! For now let’s focus on what happened in May!

Books Read:

Like I mentioned, it was a very busy month, and it inspired quite a slump for the first few weeks of May. In the end, I did manage to pick up and enjoy 3 books, and I’m quite happy about that. Am I 19 books behind my reading challenge now? Possibly. But that’s what June and July are for! For now let’s talk about what I did manage to read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This was actually the last book that I read in May. I picked it up at the very end of the month, and I absolutely adored it! I’ve written a full review for it that you can read, but I’m so very glad I picked this one up and ended my month on a high note. I cannot recommend this hilarious graphic novel enough!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I mentioned in last month’s wrap up that I was upset I didn’t read my copy when it arrived a week early on my doorstep. Because of that I made sure to prioritize it in May, and so it was the first book I picked up once I had the time! I ended up giving this book 3.5 stars, and rounding up. I really enjoyed watching the romance bloom, but it was really the characters and the setting that stood out to me about this book. There are so many important conversations that were discussed in this book as the main character came to recognize the many flaws her “perfect” workplace had. I loved all the queer rep in this book as well, as I found it brought a perspective I hadn’t quite seen before, which was great. The only thing that kept this book from being a full 4 stars was because of how I wanted more interaction between our two main characters, and was sometimes left frustrated by their obvious connection that neither acted on. But I would definitely recommend picking this one up, since my issues were very personal, and the book itself is excellent!

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This month I also read Delilah Green Doesn’t Care! I gave this one 3.5 stars as well, but rounded down to 3 because this book didn’t hit me as hard as Chef’s Kiss, nor did it feel as memorable. Don’t get me wrong, I did still enjoy it! I thought there were lots of very interesting dynamics between all the characters that were great to read about. I really loved how there were complicated family structures in this book, with Claire as a single mom, and Delilah and Astrid as step-sisters. However, there was a lot of miscommunication of sorts that had me frustrated, and since that’s one of my least favorite tropes, I wasn’t the biggest fan by the end.

Books Acquired:

Cheer for me again! There’s no NetGalley section for the second month in a row! Look at me, having self control!

Books Purchased:

I almost made it the entire month without purchasing a single book! But then I heard more about A Lady For a Duke by Alexis Hall and couldn’t resist picking it up! And since I had been considering purchasing Set On You for some time as well, I decided to throw that into the very same order! I’m hoping to get to at least one of these in June, if not both, since I’m really excited for them both!

Things I Did:

So like I mentioned, this month was BUSY!

The first Friday of the month was BME Day, where the biomedical engineering senior undergraduate students got a chance to show off what we’ve been working on for the past 8 or 9 months. It was so, so much fun to get to show off our device after working so hard on it! We had a poster and a demonstration, and people kept coming up to ask questions and see how it worked. My team made an automated tissue cutter that was quite complex, and having people who were actually interested in hearing about something I was so passionate about was just wonderful! I would show some pictures, but the company we made the device for is looking into a patent for the device, so I don’t know if I can show it off!

Though I can’t show the whole device, I can show off the cute remote with my team’s name on it!

However, even though we showed off our device on BME Day, we still had more testing that had to be done in the following weeks. Which means that the Monday after BME Day, I was in the lab testing the device. Important to note is that this device has two blades, and we kept pushing off making a guard for the exposed one, as other deadlines took priority. As my professor so kindly put it after she heard what happened, my team learned about safety the hard way after I cut myself on the exposed blade! I needed 6 stitches to close up my hand, but thankfully it hasn’t hurt much since it got sewn back together, and it’s healing nicely! Oh, and in case you were wondering, the blade now has a safety guard!

The last exciting thing to happen in May was my finishing up all my classes! There was a flurry of tests, presentations, and finals, and then I was done! It’s so crazy to think that it all is coming to an end! I’m excited to see the ways my life changes in the next few months as a result!

How was your May? What was the best book you read? Have you ever gotten stitches?


17 thoughts on “May 2022 Reading Wrap Up

  1. Congratulations on finishing up your classes and on your project! Even if we only got to see a little peek, that tissue cutting machine sounds really cool! 🤩 I’m sorry you hurt your hand, though – I hope it heals soon! 💙

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  2. Congratulations! I had to get stitches in my hand a few years back and it wasn’t fun, but I’m pretty sure getting numbed was more painful than the actual stitching process since it was numb. And A Lady for a Duke was such a great read! Hope you have a great June!

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    1. Thank you! YES! Getting numbed was NOT fun, but honestly, since that was a relatively short span of time versus the weeks it’s taking for my hand to heal, I’d much rather that be the only time my hand hurt!

      Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed A Lady For a Duke! I can’t wait to read it!

      I hope you have a fabulous June as well!

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  3. ah i’m so sorry to hear about your injury!! i’m glad that it all ended up okay, i hope you’ve been recovering well ❤ congrats on finishing classes (and graduating, by now)!!!

    i'm so sad to hear that there was miscommunication in delilah green… i was willing to give it a chance because of ashley herring blake (since i'm usually not a romance reader), but i hate miscommunication with a burning passion so i don't know how i'll feel about the book if that's in it

    i hope you had / will have a great vacation with your friend this month! happy june ❤

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    1. At this point my injury is basically all healed and has merely left a cool scar in its place, so it’s definitely all okay now! THANK YOU! It’s been so exciting!

      I mean, the miscommunication sorta made sense in Delilah? But I still wasn’t a fan of it. So I suppose it depends on your tolerance level and how much you enjoy all the other aspects of the book.

      Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful June! 💕

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