May ’19 Wrap-up and Book Haul!

Goodbye, May and hello, June! We’re basically halfway through the year already! 😱

May was a pretty chill month for me in terms of the book-buying and hauls. I had a lot of personal things to take care of in May, so buying books was really just on the back burner. I think that’ll be the same for the rest of the summer, to be honest. I’m not upset about it because some things just take priority over my hobbies. 🙂

First, the wrap-up!

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (ARC) – ★★★★
War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard  (audiobook)- ★★ 1/2
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (eARC) – ★★★★★
Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1) by Scott Reintgen (audiobook) – ★★★ 1/2
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He – ★★ 1/2
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson (audiobook) – ★★★★
Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo (ARC) – ★★★★

My favorite read of the month was definitely Aurora Rising, but I actually enjoyed most of the books I read this month as you can see. I was a little sad I didn’t like Descendant of the Crane as much, and War Storm was a disappointment. The whole series was a bit of a disappointment, to be honest. An Enchantment of Ravens was a pleasant surprise though.

Now for the book haul:

I enjoyed We Hunt the Flame and Aurora Rising so much I bought copies on the release day. I also had to buy the Barnes and Noble edition of WHtF because… I can’t help myself. I found the Fairyloot edition of Circle of Shadows (with lavender sprayed edges) at a used bookstore for $10, and I couldn’t pass that up. I have the OwlCrate edition of Finale (which I’m still trying to decide if I like) and bought Rule last week when I went to my local indie. It sounds a bit like Three Dark Crowns, so I’m really intrigued.

That’s a wrap for May! I’m pretty sure I’ll be fairly strict in terms of book buying for June. I’ve got a few more personal things to take care of and I’m trying to unhaul books lately (which, in my mind, somehow equates to buying more books because yay! more room. However, I need to stop that mentality, lol).

How was May for you? If you write posts like these, please link yours in the comments–I’d love to read it.

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2 thoughts on “May ’19 Wrap-up and Book Haul!

  1. thebookwormofnotredame says:

    May has been a great month for me, though it was super stressful!
    I’m planning on reading Aurora Rising this month so I’m super happy to see that you loved it ahh!
    I am about to post my wrap-up in like ten minutes so it’s not up yet 🙈

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