May in Review

June 8, 2015

I have sucked so hard at blogging. School got out and then there was all the prepping for summer, and now it’s summer, and I am deep in the throes of my summer class (only two weeks left! It went so fast!).  So, yes, my blogging has suffered, but my reading has not.

I read 9 books in May. (I started 12, though.)

  • Twintuition: Double Vision by Tia & Tamera Mowry (middle grade)
  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson (YA graphic novel)
  • Ever After High: Once Upon a Time: A Story Collection by Shannon Hale (kid lit)
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (middle grade graphic novel)
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler (adult non-fiction)
  • Girls Like Us by Gail Giles (YA)
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (adult)
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (YA)
  • Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty by Tania del Rio (middle grade, though it was shelved as YA)

So, I stopped tracking my books in my spreadsheet, and I realize now that was a horrible mistake. All I had to do to write these posts was copy and paste. This time, I had to type them all out. Terrible. (Apparently I said this in my last roundup as well. Maybe I’ll learn one day…)

I have, though, decided to stop tracking number of pages either way. It’s always a lie because I also have so many student papers to read and those are also pages read, so I don’t even care how many book pages I read. Basically, I know it’s a lot. I’m fine with that.

More importantly, I have officially met my Diversity on the Shelf reading goal for the year. We won’t talk about the other reading challenges. Let’s just say I’m burnt out on required reading, and the non-restrictive parameters for DOS make it a much more fun deal for me.  We’ll see how that affects my book club reading.

So that’s where I am. I’m excited about the books I’m reading now, so maybe that will translate into some posts soon.

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  1. Trisha

    I think I take the cake in sucks at blogging. Glad to see your getting to read. I barely even do that anymore.

    • Akilah

      But you have a new baby! Also, your Heart of Darkness posts were killing it, so.


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