May came and went faster than I could say wrap up. I can’t believe it’s actually June already and almost half the year has gone.
I completed my first month at my new job on the 1st of May and then went on holiday for a week to Cornwall with my family which was lovely. It was definitely a much needed break from work and everything. I’ve never really felt like I needed a break from working before but I have really been feeling it this year for the first time.
I also had a pretty decent reading month which I’m chuffed about. I would really like to keep this momentum up, however I start my next Accountancy qualification in the middle of June and I know that after that, I won’t have as much time to read as I’ll be studying instead. With that in mind, I really tried to take advantage of the fact that May was my last full month before starting that and tried to read more so that I had a better chance of hitting my Goodreads goal for the year. As you can see below, I am getting quite close to it now and am hoping that by the end of June, I’ll have hit it!
Monthly Reading Total: 7 || Total Books Read In 2019: 26/30
Reading Goals for Last Month:
- Finale by Stephanie Garber
- Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
- Romanov by Nadine Brandes
- The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
- Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
What I Actually Read:
- Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan ★★★★
- The Suffragettes by Various ★★★.5
- Finale by Stephanie Garber ★★★★★
- Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia ★★★★★
- The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven ★★★★
- The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson ★★★★.5
- Saga Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan ★★★★
I said last month that I wanted to read a similar amount to what I read in April and I went for one up on that! I think this is the most I’ve read in one month so far this year and I am so happy about it! It feels really good to look at my reading this month. I feel like I’ve also read some really decent books this month.
- The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
- The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
- S.T.A.G.S. by M. A. Bennett
- The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
- It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
For my June TBR, I have chosen books by authors who are going to YALC at the end of July (apart from The Kingdom). I am trying to focus on reading books by these authors in preparation. It is a little ambitious seeing as I start my new qualification however I’m hoping to start the month off strong!
What was your favourite read in May? What books are on your TBR for June?