May 2014: in which BEAAAAAAAAAAA
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (audiobook)
Book of the Month:
Total books read: 8
Total pages read: 2,637
Average rating: 4.06 (!!!!)
2 2014 debut authors read
6/8 (75%) standalones, 2/8 (25%) series
7/8 (88%) paper, 1/8 (12%) audio
Total books read: 51
Total pages read: 19,904
Average rating: 3.42
5 2014 debut authors read
47% standalones, 53% series
59% paper, 39% pixels, 2% audio
- The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer ★★½
- Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone ★★½
- The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes ★★★★½
- Meridian by Josin L. McQuein ★
- Emma by Jane Austen ★★★★★
- Hourglass by Myra McEntire ★★★½
- Losing It by Cora Carmack ★★★★½
- Faking It by Cora Carmack ★★★★½
- Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff ★★★½
- Eon by Alison Goodman ★★★★½
- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin ★★★★½
- The Geek's Guide to Dating by Eric Smith ★★★★
- Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis ★★★½
- Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2014
- Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art
- Music Match-Up #5: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Help Me Graduate!
- Top Ten Friendships in Books
- Expectations for NYC/BEA 2014
- Book Haul #10: Pre-BEA Excitement!
- Top Ten Galleys I Hope To Pick Up at BEA 2014
- Music Match-Up #6: Everneath by Brodi Ashton
- May was the month of BINGE WATCHING ALL THE TV SHOWS. First up, there was Orphan Black which is just absolutely fabulous. But seriously guys, you will be addicted to this series, so set aside a weekend to watch it in full. Each episode has like a cliffhanger ending, I’m not even kidding. SO GOOD THOUGH.
- Next was The Blacklist which has to be one of the best 2013-2014 new series. Whoaaa. I was quickly addicted. It’s just so intense and twisty and action packed. AND THE CHARACTERS. AND MY SHIP. I want more. *moans*
- Then I watched House of Cards. Compared to the other two, I didn’t like it as much, it’s a bit less explosive. But. But. It’s cool. I love politics. The characters here are so hateful though. I’m reeling from the end of season 2. asdfjkl;
- And finally I’ve been rewatching Lie To Me. It’s one of my favorite series ever, and its cancellation really broke my heart. Watching it again, I love it just as much, but I’m also loling at all the actors guest starring in that show that I’ve gotten to know in the last few years. Mike Ross and Louis Litt from Suits were there! Logan Echolls as a crazy psychopath – which explains my initial revulsion to him as a character (Jason Dohring seriously has the crazy eyes). And so many others. It’s like nostalgia central.
- Music-wise: Shatter Me by Lindsey Stirling. Yeah, I found it, made it a music match-up, then listened to it on repeat. I regret nothinggggg.
- Also currently assaulting my music-loving heart and tearducts – Nashville‘s It Ain’t Yours to Throw Away. Seriously, I cry every time. *sobs*
In Real Life
- We had some pretty nice weather, which I got to enjoy a couple of times by having drinks after work, but most of the month I was just busy busy busy, either working on my thesis or preparing for BEA.
- Book club once again! We had it a bit earlier, so that I wouldn’t miss it while I was in NYC. We read The Falconer and as you can tell I LOVED IT A LOT A LOT. The others also all liked it but did not want to fangirl squeal with me. Sad day.
- I started looking for jobs a little bit, which is terrifying and nerve-wracking. I actually saw this 2 month internship that was perfect for me, but then I never heard anything back. SADFACE. I WAS MADE FOR THAT PROJECT. 🙁
- Um. BEA happened. Duh. Full recap to come.