Wednesday, June 1, 2016

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks - May

I almost forgot to write this post because I'm totally focused on getting through these last two and a half weeks of school and everything else is just a distraction. Summer vacation is so close I can taste it. Right now I find it hard to focus on a book for too long. I can't wait to have task-free days where I just sit in a lawn chair (in the shade) with a book and a huge glass of iced tea. Still, I've been walking more lately so I'm getting through audiobooks faster than normal and I've tried to make at least a couple of them ones that I have the paper copies of on my TBR. This wasn't a great month for progress on this challenge but I'm still in a good position to meet my goal.

For this challenge, my goal is 80 books for the year from my own shelves, whether they're new books from the TBR or rereads.


Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Adventure Time: Candy Capers by Yuko Ota and Ian McGinty
The Apothecary by Maile Maloy
The Memory of Blood by Christopher Fowler
Elijah's Mermaid by Essie Fox

Monthly Total: 5
Yearly Total: 35

I'm going to try my best to read more TBR books in June. The main obstacle to that will be the fact that I listened to The Raven Boys last week (OMG!) and I anticipate most of June will be filled with me rushing through the other books as soon as I can get them from the library. I'm also continuing on with the audios of The Apothecary series but only the first book was on my TBR. Oh well!

Is there a book that you couldn't resist this month that tempted you away from your TBR?

Reading here, there, and everywhere,


  1. You seem to be doing really well with this challenge! I'm struggling with it a bit. Here is a link to my blog about #smashyourshelves challenge:

  2. I SCREAM SO MANY SCREAMS OF JOY that you liked The Raven Boys. Wasn't it great? Who is your favorite character? Are you so so excited to read The Dream Thieves? I am excited for you.

    1. I like Blue the most right now but my favorite boy is Gansey. I can't tell you why but I like the clueless rich boy thing he's got going on. And I am DYING to read The Dream Thieves but the dang queue for the audiobook is NOT MOVING. I am getting rather angsty about it, especially since Blue Lily, Lily Blue is available right now and I bet it won't be when I'm ready for it!
      I can't believe I ignored all of you for so long on this series but at least I've finally redeemed myself by starting it.