It’s hard to believe we’re coming into May! This month flew for me. Now that the weather is warming up and all the snow is gone, it’s been a pleasure to spend more time outside in nature. I’m feeling very positive about the upcoming growing season too.
I returned to blogging the second half of March. Because I missed that wrap-up, I’m going to combine everything I’ve posted since coming back. I’ve had a few good months and feel really good about being back here in the blogging community again, especially now that I’ve figured out the block editor. 🙂
Regular Book Reviews from March-April:
- Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens
- World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
- The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
- Of Beast and Beauty by Chanda Hahn
- Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay
- The Pastel Effect by Arly Carmack
- Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood by Anna Burke
- Free Lunch by Rex Ogle
- What Doesn’t Kill You by Tessa Miller
- A Summer to Remember by Erika Montgomery
- The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
- Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent
- Gone to the Woods by Gary Paulsen
- Tampa by Alissa Nutting
- Vasilisa by Julie Mathison
- Fable by Adrienne Young
- Namesake by Adrienne Young
- Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest by Rebel Girls
- When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain
- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
- Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry
I started my own personal 2021 Retelling Reading Challenge since it doesn’t have a host this year. Since I’ve started, I’ve completed 6 books towards this challenge. I do have a DNF (Love in the Wild) which I’ll talk about next week. This means in order to meet the goal, I have 9 books left to read by the end of the year. I’m thinking it’s possible to surpass my original goal at this point.
1. Of Beast and Beauty by Chanda Hahn - Review - 2.5-3*** 2. Nottingham: The True Story of Robynhood by Anna Burke - Review - 4**** 3. Vasilisa (Old Rus #1) by Julie Mathison - Review - 4**** 4. Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent - Review - 4-4.5 **** 5. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman - Review - 4**** 6. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle - Review - 4****
I’ve completed my Goodreads Challenge early. At the beginning of the year, I set it fairly low at 60 books total. Usually I do 100, but I didn’t want to add too much and regret it later. Hopefully I’ll read well over 100 books now that I’m back to reading full time.
Music Monday Posts:
- “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd
- “Where Rainbows Never Die” by The SteelDrivers
- “Circles”by Post Malone
- “Better Be Good To Me” by Tina Turner
- “Cry No More” by Vaults
- “Strong” by London Grammar
Shabby Sunday Posts:
- Humpy The Moose by Harry J Baerg
- Rhyme Stew by Roald Dahl
- Old Bones: The Wonder Horse by Mildred Mastin Pace
Opinion Related Posts:
Flower Friday Posts:
I did a few ‘This Week’s Reads’ posts. Luckily I was able to read almost all of the planned books, with the exception of one that doesn’t publish until December. I decided to wait on the NetGalley books with publish dates past July.
So that’s it for March and April! I’m hoping to have a productive May as well. I’ll be doing a May thyroid health update after receiving a few emails from people asking about my Medical Medium progress. Flower Friday posts will hopefully increase too.
I hope you all had a wonderful April. Happy reading, and have a beautiful weekend!