Book Review

Monthly Wrapup: May 2016 + June Tome Topple Readathon Announcement

Can you believe it’s already June? Yesterday I was still decorating the Christmas tree and today it’s June! Time does fly!

May’s been pretty weird readingwise. I didn’t get a lot of reading done because a) I had a lot of things going on this month like weddings, family stuff and dance rehearsals and b) I had a major book hangover which caused me to spend almost 3 weeks re-reading the same book over and over again (A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – favorite book so far this year).

Without further ado, here’s my wrapup:

What I read

May 2016 Wrapup

  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik (review)
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (review)
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (review)
  • Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry (review)

Other blog features

Top Ten Tuesday
Waiting on Wednesday
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (read)
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (read)
  • The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele (read)
  • Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh (read)
Tag Thursday
  • This or That Book Tag (read)
  • Epic Reads Book Tag (read)
Reader Rambles
  • Ain’t No Hangover Like A Book Hangover (read)
  • I’m So Not Too Old For That (Or Why It’s Still A-Okay To Read YA) (read)

What I listened to

This month has pretty much been 3 things on repeat. The ACOMAF playlist Sarah J. Maas created on Spotify, All Time Low and Against The Current.

ACOMAF Playlist

All Time Low – ALL THE SONGS

Against The Current – In Our Bones CD

 What I Watched

Because of all the thinsg I already mentioned I did not watch a lot of tv this month. I only managed to keep up with 2 shows:

  • The 100
    This show is epic. That finale was epic. Clarke and Bellamy and Lexa and Octavia and EVERYBODY IN THIS CAST IS EPIC!
  • Game of Thrones
    Talk about epic. The only show that can have me on the edge of my seat, wooping with joy and sobbing like a baby in just one episode. Also, the ending of episode 2 this season? YES! AND I KNEW IT!

I hope to have some more time in June so I can catch up on my other favorite shows like The Flash, Arrow, Once Upon a Time, Agents of SHIELD and more.

What’s on the June TBR / Tome Topple READATHON ANNOUNCEMENT

One of my favorite booktubers, Sam at Thoughts on Tomes is hosting a readathon from June 6th until June 19th in which I am participating. The goal is to read BIG books during this period, meaning books of over 500 pages. There are basically 5 challenges:

1. Read more than one tome (500+ pages)
2. Take a graphic novel break (doesn’t need to be over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series
4. Read over 500 pages in one week
5. Read an adult novel

If you want to find out more, you can watch the announcement video or go to Sam’s blog post to sign up for the challenge and the giveaway.

This is pretty much the perfect occasion for me to get over my fear of some intimidating big books that have been on my TBR for way too long, so I am ALL IN. Though I don’t have any graphic novels, I am planning to completely ROCK the other 4 challenges. I am planning to read the following books:

Tome Topple Readathon

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Well of Ascencion by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

I’ve been wanting to start Outlander for so long but I’ve been so intimidated by it. Plus I also kind of want to start watching the tv show, but I refuse to do so before I at least read this book.

And I read the first book in the Mistborn trilogy last December and REALLY LOVED it, but I’ve been putting of book 2 and 3 for some reason. I have to admit, they are still big and scary books and honestly, the font is rather small so reading book one hurt my eyes and gave me headaches and that kind of scared me #crybaby. No more excuses though, June is the month!

I realise this is a pretty ambitious TBR, but I figure that I can at least read one of these and then I’ll be happy. If I manage to read two I will be extremely proud of myself. And if I do manage to read all three I will crown myself book queen of the world!

Wish me luck!


  1. I hope I enjoy ACOMAF when I read it ? All Time Low ?? Good luck with the readathon!! Outlander absolutely terrifies me haha.

    1. Thanks! I hope you’ll enjoy ACOMAF more than ACOTAR 🙂 YES, All Time Low! It’s weird because I knew them and their music already for a while, but it’s only this month that I became really, really obsessed 🙂 So far Outlander is going slower than I expected, but I’m also enjoying the story more than I thought I would so that’s good. Good luck with your readathon too!

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