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May Blog Wrap-Up

It has been SUCH a busy month! I might not have been able to get a lot of books or reviews done, but I definitely had a lot to do outside of blogging. Work has been CRAZY! Last week was especially busy with events and whatnot. I was able to go to Phoenix Comicon for a day this weekend and I attended a panel called Girl Power! Women Writing YA... or something like that. (I also got to see John Barrowman, aka Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who... but that's not bookish, so I'll skip that. Hee hee!) The panel was really awesome! On Thursday, I got to go to the Summer Lovin' Tour with Jessi Kirby, Shannon Messenger, Kimberly Derting, Sarah Ockler and Morgan Matson. I missed all but the last fifteen minutes or so of their discussion, but it was still heaps of fun. All five ladies were so nice! On Friday I went to a signing for the launch of Loki's Wolves, a middle-grade novel by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr. I can't wait to read this one, you guys! Norse mythology AND two amazing authors? Heck yes! I got an ARC of Melissa Marr's upcoming adult novel, The Arrivals, which sounds amazing. I was really happy to be able to see both authors again at the Comicon panel with Suzanne Young and Alexandra Monir. Oh! I was able to meet Suzanne Young, too! She is so incredibly awesome, you guys. I can't wait to read The Program!!!

Okay, enough fangirling! Moving on... May was the first full month having Naomi join She Dreams in Fiction, so that's awesome! We were able to get some stuff done, ya'll! I don't know what format I want to do for this collective wrap-up thing, so I'll try a few out and see which works best. Here goes nothing!

We were able to get a few reviews done, so that's awesome. Nomi posted her first reviews, which included:


The Selection by Kiera Cass and Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. I loved Nomi's reviews so much, I picked up a copy of The Selection for myself!

I was able to get some reviews done, too. Shocker, I know! Hee hee. I reviewed:


Chasing the Dark by Sam Hepburn and Tiger Lily by Jodi Lyn Anderson. I was lucky enough to get a copy of Chasing the Dark (which comes out June 3rd!) for review from the Book Depository. It was quite good, guys! I read Tiger Lily earlier this year, but my review waited in my drafts for a while. Ahem. Slacker! Glad I was able to finally get it posted, though.

As for my reading, well... I wasn't to successful with that. I will say that I am reading two books right now. I had hoped to finish them before the month was up, but it just wasn't possible. Again, it was such a busy month! Here is what I was able to read:


I didn't read any books for the TBR Pile Reading Challenge... but I am ahead! I made the goal of reading 10 books for the year and I've already read 9! I was also able to link up my first review for the challenge, so that's awesome. One month of semi-slacking isn't too bad, right?


I still have yet to read any books for the Don't Let it End Challenge. I don't know what's wrong with me! I just can't seem to let some of these series go! Well, that and I have so many other books I'm reading. Sometimes I wish I could speed read or something... almost.

As for non-reading challenge books, I was able to finish two:


As I mentioned before, Chasing the Dark was a review ARC I received from the Book Depository. Scarlet was the pick for a read-along I did with my friend Jen over at Literally Jen. I really enjoyed it and I hope to have a review up before too long! I like when I get to do read-alongs with people. It helps all of us get through our immense TBR piles! Too bad Scarlet was too new to count towards my TBR Pile Reading Challenge. Oh well.

So that's what's been going on with us here at She Dreams in Fiction. Maybe next time Nomi will be able to share her reading progress with us as well! Ahem. Hee hee! Well... I think that's all for this month's wrap-up. I wish you all the best bookish dreams!

Happy reading, all!
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