Hi! This is the time of year where I’m crazy busy with school and riding, and 2016 is even crazier for many reasons that I will not get into. If you remember from my April overview, I wanted to post more. That did not happen. Shoutout to my teachers for increasing the workload as we get to the end of the year! Thankfully, I have five days of school left and I’m free! Unfortunately, next week is finals. 😦 I don’t think I’ll be getting in that much reading, so just bear with me until I’m free from school and have more time. Anyways, MAY. It flew by, and it makes me sad that I only read like seven books. (NOTE: I need to take more pictures (but WHEN??) so the featured image for this is a super old copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that I liked. Sorry.)

BOOKISH THINGS

Books Read (7):

  1. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) (Maggie Stiefvater)
  2. The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) (Rick Riordan)
  3. Don’t Fail Me Now (Una LaMarche)
  4. The Unexpected Everything (Morgan Matson)
  5. Cry, The Beloved Country (Alan Paton)
  6. The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) (Sarah J. Maas)
  7. There Will Be Lies (Nick Lake)

Books Bought/Received (8)

  1. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) (Maggie Stiefvater)
  2. The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) (Rick Riordan)
  3. The Unexpected Everything (Morgan Matson)
  4. Hamilton: The Revolution (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
  5. Dreamology (Lucy Keating)
  6. Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles prequel) (Marissa Meyer)
  7. Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles novellas) (Marissa Meyer)
  8. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) (Marissa Meyer)
  9. A Darker Shade of Sorcery (William Collins) *thanks to the author for sending me this book, I promise I’ll be done soon*

Okay, I have a reason for the small amount of books read.  The Unexpected Everything was/is so amazing, I was in a slump for like, a week after reading it. I blame Morgan Matson for being the best. Also, a huge thank you to my awesome family members who gifted me with #5-8 on the books bought/received list as early birthday presents (things to look forward to this month). I’m excited to read a bunch of book in June (oh gosh, now I’m remembering that my library books are due soon)!

Posts on the Blog (10):

  1. MONTH IN REVIEW: April 2016
  2. TOP TEN: Character Groups
  3. REVIEW: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  4. REVIEW: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
  5. HAMILTON BOOK TAG
  6. BOOK TUNES: Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche
  7. REVIEW: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  8. TOP TEN: Summer Contemporaries
  9. DISCUSSION: eBooks vs. Print
  10. REVIEW: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Okay, so I said I wanted to post more in May, and that did not happen. It will in June, hopefully! I have more free time, so that means more reading time! And maybe no slumps, that would be nice.


OTHER THINGS

Music:

Hamilton: Obviously. I got Hamilton: The Revolution, and it’s so PRETTY. It’s only making my love for the show grow. (FAVORITES: You’ll Be Back, The Schuyler Sisters, Wait For It, The Room Where It Happens, Non-Stop)

The Mowgli’s: The bands music just makes me feel summery, so I listen to them in a higher concentration during the warmer months. (FAVORITES: Bad Dream, I’m Good, Whatever Forever, Summertime)

In the Life of Julia:

Driver’s Ed! Horses being injured! School! It’s been insane. I’m taking driver’s education classes with my school, so I’m up earlier in the mornings, I’m driving in the afternoons, and it’s busy. My horse is currently not able to be out and/or ridden, so that’s stressful and time-consuming. Like I said before, finals are next week, but this month, I have a lot to look forward to. Getting my schedule for junior year, visiting my aunt, going camping, spending time with friends outside of school, finishing driver’s ed, and oh yeah TURNING 16. This month is going to be crazy, but I’m determined. Bring it, June.

🙂 ❤

P.S. how was your month? If you have any questions or comments, feel free to comment on this post or get in contact with me some other way.

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