Reading Queue: May

The Reading Queue

Hello there!

April was such a busy, yet fun, month!

In addition to staying on routine with a newborn (now two months old!) we had a bunch of family visitors over the past few weeks. First, my brother and sister-in-law came for a long weekend to meet their little nephew for the first time! A few days later, my parents came to visit for few days. Then after that, my in-laws came into town to see Colin as well.  I’m telling you, they only want to see Colin!

Let’s talk about my May Reading Queue. I don’t know if May is going to be any slower than April, but we can hope that I get more reading in! Remember that I co-host this monthly event with Jessica at Books A True Story, so be sure to visit her blog (and her Reading Queue) too!


How I Did Last Month

With so many visitors April was a rough reading month for me as I only finished two books. Also Shadow Scale was SUPER long so I didn’t have much time for other books this past month.

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman


My May Reading Queue

In May I think I’ll do better than I did last month. None of the books are as massively long as Shadow Scale was and we don’t have nearly as many visitors coming in town. Plus, I’ve been cleared to start exercising again and I’ll be working my way back into running, so audiobooks are my game again!

The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London #3) by Maureen Johnson

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

All Fall Down by Ally Carter Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


What are you planning to read in May? Did you reach your goals in April?  We would love for you to join up with us! It’s a fun way to see what others are planning to read each month. Plus, you never know who wants to read the same book you do! If you’d like to join up, just link to your own Reading Queue post below!

7 thoughts on “Reading Queue: May

  1. Heyo! *waves* coming by for the first time today, so yey. And congrats on the two-month-old. Which reminds me, I’m doing a whole week of parenting and reading posts (and a blog hop on the subject) and represetations of mothers in fiction posts next week on the blog as a wind up to mother’s day on the weekend. You don’t happen to have already written something on the subject? And I should come back to remind you about the parenting and reading blog hopg Tuesday? Well anyway, let me know or stop by if you’re interested. I am always fascinating to hear how parents manage to find time to read (or not). My daughter is 3 now, so it becomes less and less a problem, but strangely I have actually found myself reading more than ever before since she was born.

    Ok, sorry, rambling.

    Everybody keeps talking about Shadow Scale. Need to take a look at that. Sounds good. Was it?

    My reading month past and future is here: Thanks for hosting this!

    • Hey there! Whoa apparently I missed a whole bunch of comments b/c this is a month late! So sorry! You know I haven’t written anything on parenting…not sure if I will? I find it hard to write about anything other than books! haha And Shadow Scale? Hmmm…I have mixed feelings about it. It was a good story, but at times it felt like it was dragging on. I think it was a bit too long. If you liked Seraphina, book two is worth the read though. :)

  2. Shadow Cabinet was a mixed review for me, but I went into it thinking it was the final book and expected a more definitive ending, which I didn’t get ;)

    I can’t believe Colin is two months old already!!!! Time is going so fast.

  3. Love hearing about you and your baby! My friend Jennifer (your cousin) shows me pics of him on Instagram :). So cute!! I definitely want to read Shadow Cabinet, I’ve got to know what happens to Steven! I’m also super curious about Red Queen. Usually books with a lot of hype tend to let me down (Winner’s Curse, Snow Like Ashes ) so I’m definitely interested in what you think!!

    • Oh Steven! Yes you DEFINITELY need to read Shadow Cabinet! I think I liked it better than the second one. So far Red Queen is pretty good…I’m hooked! I’m intrigued to know why you didn’t enjoy Winner’s Curse…I really liked it but definitely want to know your thoughts on it!
      Thanks for the sweet words about our Tiny Colin Man! I’m biased, but yes he is cute! haha He’s three months old now so he’s starting to giggle and is sooo close to rolling over onto his back! :)

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