May 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up

Hello Lovely Readers!

Here is another monthly wrap-up! I say this every time but each month goes by so quickly.

Nothing much has been going on besides being busy with errands here and there. Our new car is finally finished and we have our official license plate! It’s been a hot mess to deal with. Besides that, my mom had surgery and is doing well now. They are still working out her medication but at least she is up and moving and the pain has been better. I wish it was easier to visit my family but a 12 hour drive and a husband working third shift isn’t a great mix for a trip. Hopefully with him finishing school next year it will be a lot easier when he has a better job.

I have seen a lot of my husband’s family recently and it helps to see some family even if it isn’t my siblings and parents. My daughter has loved it! We hung out with my mother-in-laws chickens and my daughter had fun chasing them back to their coop when they would get on the porch, lol. I’ll have to get photos next time I’m there.

I am still playing World of Warcraft and a friend of ours has come back since he has more free time now. We’ve known him for like 5 years now and it’s nice to have him on Facebook so we always see what he is up to even if he isn’t playing.

Reading was really good and I managed to get through quite a lot of arcs and have read more than I have in the last couple of months. No complaints here!

This month I managed to read 24 books and listened to 7 audiobooks.

31 books in total!


My favorite book of the month was The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious #4) by Maureen Johnson! I’m so glad she wrote another book with these characters because I love them so much!

My least favorite was the book I dnfed. It was just rather boring and I couldn’t get into it no matter how hard I tried.

  • Fae Captive (Tangled Fae #2) by Sarah K.L. Wilson
  • Fae Nightmare (Tangled Fae #3) by Sarah K.L. Wilson 
  • The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) by R.F. Kuang
  • The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious #4) by Maureen Johnson (arc) 
  • Isn’t It Bromantic? (Bromance Book Club #4) by Lyssa Kay Adams (arc)
  • Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park (arc)
  • The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur
  • Broken Web (Shamanborn #2) by Lori M. Lee (arc)
  • The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary (arc)
  • Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2) by William Ritter (audiobook) 
  • Battle Royal by Lucky Parker (arc)
  • The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter (audiobook)
  • Luck of the Titanic by Stacy Lee (arc)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (audiobook) 
  • Tell Me When You Feel Something by Vicki Grant (arc)
  • Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent (arc) 
  • Sisters of the Snake by Sasha Nanua & Sarena Nanua (arc) 3.5 stars
  • Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1) by Zoraida Córdova (audiobook) 3.5 stars
  • Forest of Souls (Shamanborn #1) by Lori M. Lee (reread)
  • Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews (arc) 
  • Redemptor (Raybearer #2) by Jordan Ifueko (arc)
  • Shipped by Meredith Tate
  • Jackaby (Jackaby #1) by William Ritter (audiobook) 3.5 stars
  • Illusionary (Hollow Crown #2) by Zoraida Córdova
  • Forestborn by Elayne Audrey Becker (arc)
  • Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby #3) by William Ritter (audiobook)
  • The Tragedy of Dane Riley by Kat Spears (arc)
  • Castle in the Air (Howl’s Moving Castle #2) by Diana Wynne Jones (audiobook)
  • You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle 
  • The Endless Skies by Shannon Price (arc)
  • Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle
  • The Emperor’s Blade by Brian Staveley
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is border2.png

How many books did you read in April? Did you have a favorite?

Find me on Instagram / Goodreads

-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

16 thoughts on “May 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up

    1. Thank you! That is great. 😊 It’s also amazing that you enjoyed most of them as well. I hope June is a good month of reading for you!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! ❤ I really did and the 5 stars were just exceptional! Truly Devious is what got me into YA Mystery / Thrillers. I love it so much!


    1. Thank you! It definitely was a good month of reading. 😊 I’m looking forward to seeing what I can read in June.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Haha, no tv and spending too much time reading. 😂 My reading will slow down in August when my daughter starts school as we are taking the homeschooling route so I am trying to get through as much as I can until then. Thank you!


  1. Looks like a fantastic reading month. I don’t know why but I’m surprised to see Isn’t it Bromantic got 5 stars from you. I haven’t read past the first book. I definitely need to get caught up with that series!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It really was! Haha, I can be pretty surprising when it comes to romance. 🤣 I do love the Bromance Book club Series. I will say the third wasn’t a favorite because friends to lovers can be a mixed bag for me but I do generally love all the plots. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s