May 2017 | Month in Review

Posted June 14, 2017 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Features, Month In Review / 11 Comments


So it’s been a few months since I did a month in review post (since February, actually) however things have been such a whirlwind that it never really felt like the right time to sit down and recap my monthly happenings. With May signaling the end of the spring months and the start of summer, I decided it was the perfect time to jump back on the month in review bandwagon- and boy was this spring a RIDE.

May pretty much immediately started with Max and I driving back from YallWest and then the following day my MOST ANTICIPATED book of 2017 was released, so you know, goodbye all productivity. ACOWAR took up most of my life the first week of May but it was so, so worth it. Then less than two weeks later I was back in SoCal for the Tinkerbell half marathon weekend at Disneyland! I ran the 5K, which was the first race I’ve ever seriously trained for, and I was really happy with my time! I then spent the weekend playing in Disneyland (again, that #annualpassholderlife though) and came back to real life and jumped into some crazy times with work. Then, at the end of the month I found out I received a promotion I had been interviewing for at work and I could not be more ecstatic! So obviously I then spent the rest of the month starting to transition into my new role and start this new chapter in my life and career!

Books I Read This Month

The Duke of Bannerman Prep

A Court of Wings and Ruin (4 Stars)

I Believe in a Thing Called Love (4 Stars)

Ramona Blue (3.5 Stars)

Someone Like You (3 Stars)

Alex, Approximately (4 Stars)

Books I Reviewed This Month

A Court of Wings and Ruin (4 Stars)

I Believe in a Thing Called Love (4 Stars)

Ramona Blue (3.5 Stars)

When Dimple Met Rishi (4 Stars)


Total Books Read: 6

Total Novellas Read: 0

Rereads: 1

Favorite Book Read This Month: A Court of Wings and Ruin

Book that Most Surprised Me This Month: I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Reading Challenge Updates:

Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge Progress: 30/60

Bookish Events This Month:

None that I made it to 🙁

Other Notable Posts This Month

I recapped my third trip to YallWest!

I match up Sarah Dessen books with their appropriate ice cream pairings.

I featured YA books set in California!

Looking Ahead

June and July are going to be crazy busy, but I’m really excited for more upcoming Disney trips, warm weather, and teaming up with Lauren from Bookmark Lit for our Rereading Sarah Dessen feature!

How has 2017 treated you so far? Have you made good progress on your 2017 reading goals? What are you most looking forward to this summer Let me know in the comments!



11 responses to “May 2017 | Month in Review

  1. That Disney photo with the ferris wheel and the rainbow lights / water is STUNNING. It makes me want to plan a trip back there soon!

  2. I also read ACOWAR in May (which was ok, sadly wasn’t the hugest fan!) and I Believe In A Thing Called Love (which was so amazing oh my god!). And congrats on the promotion, that’s so cool! Looks like you had an awesome reading month!

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