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Monthly Recap: May 2016

Number of Books Read
I read (well, including one DNF ) 18 books in May, including two 5 star reads (which I'm not sure has ever happened if you don't count re-reads of series).  This is pretty great since I had two trips (neither of which involved flying, which I love for the uninterrupted reading) and also had visitors one weekend (which resulted in little to no reading).  Also, I won the appellate argument that I mentioned last month!

Hot Cowboy Nights (Lucky Penny Ranch, #2)
Sleepless in Manhattan / Midnight at Tiffany's Bonus
Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective, #1)
The Island House: A Novel
Dear Fang, With Love
Summer of Supernovas
Good Girl (Love Unexpectedly, #2)
Death Angel
The Weekenders
Every Exquisite Thing
The Versions of Us
The Girl from Summer Hill (Summer Hill, #1)
Alice and the Fly
Tone Deaf

The Unexpected Everything

Highest rating
I can't believe I had two 5 star reads this month!!
Every Exquisite ThingDear Fang, With Love
Lowest rating
Alice and the Fly
Best read of the month
Every Exquisite Thing
Book which surprised me the most
Dear Fang, With Love
Fictional crush of the month
The one she ended up with!
Summer of Supernovas
Three books I’m looking forward to reading next month
American Girls by Alison Umminger         I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid        Vinegar Girl (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Anne Tyler
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    1. That is an awesome reading month!! Two 5 star reads is impressive. YAY for winning appellate argument!! Hope June is just as great :)

    2. You had a kick a** month. Wayyyy better than me! Here's to another great month of reading!

    3. You read a lot of books! I really liked The Unexpected Everything and I'm looking forward to reading Vinegar Girl. I'm really curious about a modern interpretation of The Taming of the Shrew.

    4. Great month, and lots of good books!! I'm excited to read Hot Cowboy Nights and Sleepless in Manhattan!! I'm Thinking of Ending Things is twisted - hope you enjoy!

    5. You had an amazing month, Eva! And 2 5 stars reads! I love when that happens too.
      I can't wait to hear your thoughts on I'm Thinking of Ending Things. The more I think of that book though, the more frustrated I get. I gave it a 4 stars at the time, but I might lower it to a 3.
      Yay for your fictional crush being from Summer of Supernovas. The boy was all swoon! :)
      Have a great month in June too! :)

    6. You did fabulous this month and yay for those two five star reads, I love months like that!

    7. Wow, this is a lot of really awesome books! I almost picked up every exquisite thing yesterday, but decided against it at the last minute. Seeing that you rated it 5 stars makes me want to go back and pick it up! glad that you had such a great month :)

    8. Super jealous you read so many books this month! I need to get out of my rut asap. Glad you got to read so many fab books.

    9. Ahhh last month was when I read 18 books! This month of May I only read 15, and I think I only had one 5 star read.. I think... I can't remember if it was only one. Anyways, it was for ONE TRUE LOVES which was so beyond amazing!
      I saw Sleepless in Manhattan in a newsletter and I've been wanting to read it! I just added it to me Goodreads because apparently I hadn't added it *shakes head* I'm very forgetful.
      I'm also interested in I'm Thinking Of Ending Things. The cover looks so chilling as well as the synopsis. If you read it, write a review!!! I want to know your thoughts on it.
      Have a good month of June :)

    10. what a great month you have had here!! May was pretty great for reading. I liked Good Girl and I do want to read Carolyn Brown's soon. Hope June is a great month for ya.

    11. What a great month! I see so many there that I would love to read. I've not written my monthly wrap-up, yet because I'm afraid of what it looks like this month. haha

    12. Dear Fang With Love has great cover art, and your high rating has me intrigued.

      Thanks for stopping by my blog, Eva!


    13. I'm really excited to read American Girls also!! Everything about it sounds like me. Also I am beyond happy to hear you liked Every Exquisite Thing so much! It's one of my most anticipated books for this whole year!

    14. Congrats on your appellate argument win! So glad you enjoyed Hot Cowboy Nights and Troublemaker! I need to get back to Linda Howard soon. You got a lot of reviews and reads in for the month of May! Happy reading in June, Eva! :)

    15. That's a lot of books! Congrats! Hope June is just as productive :)

    16. You had a really awesome Reading Month. I'm glad you loved every exquisite thing, I'm looking forward to reading it later this year.

      Tori @ In Tori Lex

    17. What a fantastic month! Congrats - 18 books is marvelous! I hope I can be that productive this month!

    18. *high five* Nice job! I had a fairly productive May as well. I think it's because it rained here for about 3/4 of it, so I wasn't feeling particularly motivated to do anything else. Surprisingly, we only had one book in common last month, but I do have several of these books on my TBR.

      Here's hoping June is as great!

    19. I also read 18 books! And I had one 5 star read, which is still great for me. But I didn't have any trips or visitors, so you win :-P And I don't know what the appellate argument is, but congrats on winning it!

    20. Wow, I am in awe of your reading month! I typically read about 6 books a month so the fact that you read 3X that many kind of boggles my mind. :) And I'm so excited to see Dear Fang With Love was one of your 5 star reads!! I've had it on reserve at the library and just this morning received the email that it's available to be picked up. So I'm headed there right after work today. Now I'm more excited for it than ever!

      Tanya @ Girl Plus Books


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