Monthly Wrap Up: May

May was another wet one in Texas. These storms are just killing us, I’ve been lucky so far but we are expecting more flooding rain this week and it just seems like we can’t catch a break. I just pray that the skies don’t do more damage we just can’t take that much more. On another note I celebrated my birthday on Memorial weekend it was nice I had a great time spending it with family and eating some good food. I’ve never been one to make a big deal about it, it’s just another day to me but I’m settling into my 40’s [41] and loving it so far. Enough about me here’s how my month went bookish wise.
Books Read
*25. The Choices We Make by Karma Brown
 24. First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
 23. The Island House by Nancy Thayer
 22. Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer

*=Super Faves

Books Received via Publishers
The following via Goldberg McDuffie
The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
The Dinner Party by Brenda Janowitz
In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch
The Last Woman by Thelma Adams
Saving Abby by Steena Holmes
Where We Fall by Rochelle Weinstein

Daring in a Blue Dress by Katie MacAlister
The Education of Dixie Dupree by Donna Everhart
The Fallout by Tamar Cohen
The Sweetheart Deal by Polly Dugan
Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank
People Who Knew Me by Kim Hooper
The Children by Ann Leary

Thank you so much to the following amazing publishers: Little Brown, William Morrow, St. Martin’s Press, MIRA, Kensington and Signet

Arcs by invite by publisher via NetGalley/Edelweiss
Kiss Me that Way by Laura Trentham
Then He Kissed Me by Laura Trentham
Till I Kissed You by Lauren Trentham

Come Away with Me by Karma Brown
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
The Beach House by Jane Green

Personal Goals Update
Well no surprised my goals went out the window but I have a new summer TBR list goal that I’m starting this month until Labor Day weekend that I know I can do. I’ll be posting a blog post with the books that I want to read and keeping a report on my monthly post.

Non-Bookish things
I’ve become obsessed with Fixer Upper. My mom got me into it and I’ve been binge watching on Netflix and trying to catch new episodes on HGTV. I love Chip and Joanna’s style and the magic that they do.

I’ve been spending some major time with my sibs on the weekends and we’ve been having movie nights. We have our Friday night Dateline viewings [lol] and here are some movies we’ve rented from RedBox recently.

The Intern starring Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro
LOVED THIS! I thought this was a cute movie and I loved the interaction between these two. It's about Anne who has started a company and Robert who comes in as a senior intern. It’s funny and there are some touching scenes between them.

The Choice
 After watching it we were all very surprised by this one. We honestly didn’t think it would be that good but it was amazing! Let's be honest as much as I love Nicholas Sparks his movies/books are all sort of the same but this one was different and there were some surprises. This one is definitely at the top 5 of his books to movies.

Straight Outta Compton
I know I’m late on this one but its another winner. It shows the rise of the popular rap group N.W.A. I also loved how we saw a glimpse of how Ice Cube and Dr. Dre become the moguls they are today. Great music bio pic and the fact they had a hand in the movie made it so much better.

Yes, FINALLY I saw this. I read the book and loved it and I’m so happy to say the movie totally captured the book! Brie Lawson was amazing [Oscar deserved!] and Jacob Tremblay was the star by far. The movie had me balling and it definitely deserved all the praised it received.

Upcoming Reads
Barefoot Beach by Toby Devens
The Sweetheart Deal by Polly Dugan
Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
Lost Along the Way by Erin Duffy
The Dinner Party by Brenda Janowitz

Well, that’s my month how was yours? Please feel free to link up yours I love to see all things bookish!


  1. I love love love Fixer Upper. I can't wait to read Here's to Us and Barefoot Beach sounds good, too! Here's to a great June!!

    My May Recap!

    1. Thanks Eva! I'm so glad to finally get into my summer reads.