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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Monthly Reflections (#5) ~ May


Monthly Reflections, where we take the time to reflect on the previous month.

My goals for May were...

Read 10 books
Read at least 1 eBook
Read two "Just for Fun" books (one being Nightmare by Robin Parrish)
Read a book starting with the letter "E"

In May, I...

Read 12 books - including:
3 non-fiction books
2 eBooks (Flirting with the Forbidden and Unfriend Yourself)
3 "Just for Fun" books (Nightmare, Loving, and Divergent)
Did not read a book starting with the letter "E"

I am very happy with the amount of books I read! I hope I'm able to do the same in June. :) I can hardly believe I read THREE "Just for Fun" books - the majority of books I read are review books and how I was able to read three books that I didn't get for review in May, I don't know... :| In June, I plan on getting my review book TBR stack down in size, so I'm hoping I'll be able to read a LOT! :)

Books read:

Gone to Ground: A Novel

My favorite fiction book was Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins - Nightmare by Robin Parrish was very gripping though and a close second from this list. :)

My favorite non-fiction book is a tossup between Praying for Your Future Husband and Flirting with the Forbidden. I loved both of those books and while there were a few things in Flirting with the Forbidden that I didn't like, it did make me think a LOT.


Lily by B.J. Bassett
To Dance Once More by Sherri Wilson Johnson
Illusion by Frank Peretti
Nightmare by Robin Parrish
The Pursuit of Lucy Banning
Stardust by Carla Stewart
Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins
Praying for Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer
*Spoilers* Loving by Karen Kingsbury
Flirting with the Forbidden by Steven James


Carol McCormick
Dani Pettrey
Barbara Brink
Olivia Newport
Carla Stewart
Naomi Rawlings
Tracy Higley

Special Posts:

Guest Post: Sherri Wilson Johnson
Cover Reveal: Tributary by Lisa T. Bergren!

I received The {Booker} Award!

Looking ahead:

Here is what I hope to accomplish in June...

Read at least 11 books - including:
2-3 Non-fiction books
1 "Just for Fun" book
1-2 eBooks
Read a book starting with the letter "E"

Now it's your turn! What did you accomplish in May, what do you hope to accomplish in June?

If you want to do your own Monthly Reflections, feel free to grab the button and post about it on your blog, then leave a comment with the URL - otherwise, please share your thoughts in a comment!


  1. Great job this month! The only book on your list that I've read was Baroness but I loved it! Here's my Monthly Reflections: http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2012/05/monthly-reflections-5.html

  2. Your two favorite non-fiction books look very interesting! Two great "E" books are Expectations and Evasions by Melanie M. Jeschke - books 2 and 3 in the Oxford Chronicles series. Here's my monthly reflections.


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