May 2015 in Review

Posted May 31, 2015 in Faith, Reading / 4 Comments

Month in Review

Things that Happened in May

  • The last full week of school has been completed! Really, this is a party worthy event.
  • We celebrated the Ascension, Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday. That is three great Sundays in a row.
  • You can tell that summer is fast approaching. The sun beats me up at 5am and it is still bright when I try to fall asleep after 9pm. It is crazy to think that just a few months ago (like December) it was dark when I was walking to work at 7:30am and dark when I was walking home at 4:30pm.
  • The school talent show was this past Tuesday. The teachers decided to do our own thing this year. We all got a variety of instruments and played Yellow Submarine. I will give you just one word for it: HILARIOUS!

Books I Read in May

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenFrostbiteHollow CityRuin and RisingIsland of the Blue DolphinsMagic StudyThe HeirDark TriumphThe Plain ChoiceShadow KissThe Sea of MonstersA Wrinkle in TimeMortal HeartThe Dream ThievesThe Titan's Curse

List of Books

A Curse Dark As Gold

  • A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C Bunce: I did not finish this book. I found that I didn’t really care about the characters and I couldn’t get into the story. I really wanted to like this book but I just couldn’t. 🙁

Books I Reviewed in May

Arriving At AmenTortall and Other LandsDivergentThe Pharaoh's Daughter
BeautyIsland of the Blue DolphinsMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The JewelFrostbiteHollow CityRuin and Rising

List of Books

Things I’m Looking Forward to in June

  • The final four days of the school year. I am pretty sure that I need the summer break a bit more than some of my students. Then again, maybe not.
  • Next Sunday is Corpus Christi!
  • Catholic summer camp starts the end of June! I am very excited to be a counselor this year!
  • I am planning to start studying Polish a bit more to get ready for World Youth Day next summer. My main goal is to be able to communicate my food allergies so I don’t accidentally die in Poland.

Challenge Progress Update

Birthday Month Reading ChallengeHard-Core Rereading ChallengeFinishing the Series ChallengeColor Coded ChallengeYou Read How Many Books? ChallengeAlphabet Soup ChallengeWhat's In A Name? ChallengeMythology Challenge

  • The Grisha Trilogy with Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • His Fair Assassin Trilogy with Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  2. Frostbite by Richelle Mead
  3. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  4. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  5. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  6. Magic Study by Maria V Snyder
  7. The Heir by Kiera Cass
  8. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
  9. The Plain Choice by Sherry Gore
  10. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
  11. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  12. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  13. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
  14. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  15. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  • A Body of Water: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • Greek: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • Greek: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

 

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4 responses to “May 2015 in Review

  1. You’re going to World Youth Day? SO AWESOME. I would like to go, but we shall see.

    So many of those books are either on my favorites list or my TBR. I’m so glad you liked Ruin and Rising because I love that series!

    Kudos to you on all the challenges. I’ve given up on attempting those because I am SUCH a mood reader and always fail them. 😛
    Sophia recently posted…Traveling With Books

    • I am SUPER EXCITED about World Youth Day. It is going to be utterly awesome. I have been waiting years to finally decide to go.

      As for the challenges, I’m not specifically reading for the challenges but just seeing where whatever I want to read fits.

      Thanks for visiting!

  2. Congrats on finishing school!
    Hollow City is on my must-read list! A couple more of those I’d like to read too! You had a fantastic month for books! Happy June reading!
    Freda recently posted…May Monthly News

    • This last week is always the worst with all of the students wanting it to just be summer already. I love it though. I also signed my contract for next year which is exciting. I’ll have some of the crazies another year. 🙂
      I hope you have a great June!