Stacking the Shelves (47) + May Recap

Sunday, May 31, 2015



For Review

(ARC) The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West (my review)
(ARC) The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
(ARC) Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
(ARC) All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder
(ARC) I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
(ARC) Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison
(ARC) The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg





Won

Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill

(ARC) More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera







Purchased

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
Five Summers by Una LaMarche
Only Everything by Kieran Scott
Golden by Jessi Kirby
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Control by Lydia Kang
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han


Thank you to HarperCollins International, Scholastic Philippines, Quercus Children's UK, and Soho Teen!

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May Recap

I said last April that I thought March kicked my butt but apparently April won. I'm saying it again because WHAT HAPPENED THIS MAY? I can't even remember what I did because a minor reading slump (more like finishing-a-book slump) happened, my semester ended (ALL HAIL), I joined a dragonboat team (!!!), I went to two concerts: Demi Lovato last April 30 and Katy Perry at May 7, and just went out a lot with friends. Which resulted to the blog suffering. But whatever, right? Anyway, let me regale you with what went down this May!

Blog

Reviews

5 stars | The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West | More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs

Yes, I only wrote TWO reviews. I am so ashamed and I feel so guilty but WHATEVER. *swats away guilt and shame* I've been targeting 7 reviews a month so I guess I'll just write five more this June. I read books (More Than Exes by Elizabeth Briggs, More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan, The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord, P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, and I just finished Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver today) but like I said, I had so much going on that the blog suffered. But watch out for the reviews of these titles this June!

Blog Tour Invites | Buqo YA 4: Heart Choices | Buqo YA 5: Perfect Moments | In The Beginning There Was Us by Ingrid Jonach

Book Spine Poetry | 7 

Cover Reveals | The History of Us by Nyrae Dawn

Excerpt | The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski | All Played Out by Cora Carmack | Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert | Spelled by Betsy Schow | In The Beginning There Was Us by Ingrid Jonach | 21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely | Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Feature | Top Ten Moments Peter Kavinsky Won Me Over in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Guest Post | In The Beginning There Was Us by Ingrid Jonach

Interview | Burn by Walter Jury and Sarah Fine | Hold Me Like A Breath by Tiffany Schmidt 


Music


Don't Dream It's Over (Covered by Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande)

Miley Cyrus FOREVER



Echo by Dark Waves

All thanks to Miguel of The Quirky Reader for introducing me to Dark Waves! As Miguel said, it's like The Neighbourhood + The 1975 but sober. Haha!



Stressed Out by twenty one pilots

twenty one pilots released their new album BLURRYFACE!!! It's not as strong as their 2013 album VESSEL but whatever, love them still and their message and music. The latter half of the album sounded the same to me. But I can definitely relate to Stressed Out. It's mah jam, people.



Hold Back the River by James Bay

I'm so late in the James Bay loving, okay? BUT I'M CATCHING UP.



Did You Hear the Rain? by George Ezra

AND I AM CATCHING UP NOW TOO TO THE GROWLY GOODNESS THAT IS GEORGE EZRA.

TV

I AM A LOSER WHO DID NOT HAVE TIME TO WATCH ANY TV SHOWS. Well, I did watch the first three episodes of Orphan Black's Season Three but they were MEH so I stopped. I plan on just binging them when the season's over.


Films

I DID WATCH PITCH PERFECT 2 AND THE DUFF AND BOTH WERE FUN!



How did your May go? Any film or music recommendations? More importantly, what great books did you read this month?

8 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read The Fill-in Boyfriend and watch Pitch Perfect 2 and The DUFF. I still haven't seen The DUFF! :( It's one of my most anticipated films this year. Also, Golden is amazing. Happy reading!

    My book haul.

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    1. Okay, you're in for a treat for The Fill-In Boyfriend! I hope you get to read it soon. And watch THE DUFF too! Thanks for dropping by, Haraiah!

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  2. Great books and songs! Love your cactus btw :)
    Enjoy!
    Sugar & Snark

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    1. The cactus isn't mine, actually! Haha! I took the photo at my office. Thank you for dropping by!

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  3. I find the cover for ONLY EVER YOURS soooo creepy yet sooo awesome? Is that weird? I'm glad you enjoyed my Dark Waves rec! Now I'm praying for an entire album from him this year. And I also watched PP2 which was PHENOMENAL. So much better and funnier than the previous instalment. I sort of want to watch it over and over.

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    1. I AGREE! It's so creepy. I loved my Barbies but this one... PP2 was so much funnier than the first! Although I like the songs more in PP1? They're more popular, I guess. Haha! I hope Dark Waves puts out an album as well because WE NEED MORE, WE'LL ALWAYS NEED MORE. Thanks for dropping by, Miguel~

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  4. Is it just me or you totally did not mention MHTN in the books you've read? And whoa. Your blog has been pretty busy despite the lack of reviews. TNWSY, I want!

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    1. OH MY GOD WHY IS MY BRAIN NOT WORKING. Edited! Thanks for pointing that out! Confession: Almost all of those excerpt spotlights should have been reviews but obviously I couldn't keep up! T_T Thanks for stopping by, Miel!

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