May & June Wrap Up 2018

Just a warning, this will be a long one. I completely forgot to schedule a wrap up for May and figured I’d make this one a double whammy.  A lot has happened in the last two months. I don’t even know where to start. Now that I’m back home, my Canadian adventure feels like a dream. I genuinely had the best time out there and am already itching to go back. 

I wasn’t very active in the blogosphere during the holiday and it was nice to have that little break from the blog. I still checked in every now and then, but that was out of choice instead of that feeling of obligation. The break was just what I needed to revive my enthusiasm for blogging. I came back from the trip with fresh ideas for the blog.

Now, in preparation for this trip, I ended up stocking my kindle with a bunch of different titles and packed two books with me thinking I’d do some bedtime reading at some point. That did not happen and I read a total of one book on the holiday. However, since coming home I’ve found a new motivation to read and ended up speeding through To Kill a Kingdom. 


The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Ariana Zapata: 3.5/5 Stars

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo: 4/5 Stars


17th June: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Top Ten Tuesday

1st May: Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early
8th May: Books Featuring My Favourite Colour
22nd May: Best Character Names
29th May: Bookish World I’d Never Live In

12th June: Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me
19th June: Summer TBR 2018
26th June: Abandoned Series

Waiting on Wednesday

2nd May: The Way You Make Me Feel
9th May: Bridge of Clay
16th May: Intercepted
23rd May: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
30th May: What If It’s Us

6th June: Amber & Dusk
13th June: 96 Words for Love
20th June: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
27th June: King of Scars


15th May: What I’ve Been Watching, #3

15th June: What I’ve Been Watching, #4
21st June: Cover Reveal – Only a Breath Apart


I also introduced a new feature to the blog in June. At the moment it’s looking to be a five post extravaganza reflecting on my great Canadian adventure. The first part of the On the Road series take you to Toronto.

Favourite Posts in May and June

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books tells us how she has managed to avoid the dreaded book slump. She also provides some tips on how to find new ideas and inspiration to blog.

Kelly @ Just Another Book in the Wall talks about her love for anti-heroes.

Jesse @ Books at Dawn spotlights the book series he won’t be finishing.

Kat @ Life and Other Disasters celebrated her 5-year blogiversary with this super fun q&a.

Regina @ The Bibliotheque spotlights the pros and cons of negative reviews.

Maria @ Big City Bookworm provides some insight into her trip to Seoul, South Korea.

Lisa @ Remarkably Lisa tells us why she’s taking a break from reading.

The Orangutan Librarian explains to us why her reviews are for readers.

July Goals

Keep the energy going. When I was in Canada I felt like I had this fearless attitude where I could literally achieve anything if I put my mind to it. Coming back home it would be so easy to get stuck back in that bubble of familiarity. I don’t want that to happen to me so I want to keep that fearless energy and channel it into something productive, whether it be in my life, on the blog, or both. I’m tired of playing it safe and learning to put myself out there no matter how terrifying it is my biggest goal not just for July, but for the entire year.

What was the highlight of your month?
What was the best book you read in June?
What are you looking forward to in July?


11 thoughts on “May & June Wrap Up 2018

    1. Thank you. I was hoping to get a bit more time to write these posts up but I’ve been thrown back into the choas of work and extra shifts so I’ve not been home to actually write them haha

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      1. Oh no. I can’t say I am surprised, happened to me to in a way, but you’ll get through it. I needed to be allowed to do just nothing for a bit, but that wasn’t really an option when I came back either and then I burned myself out just a tiny bit. Take care of yourself, okay?


  1. I am so glad you had such a great time on your trip and that you came back refreshed. It’s the best, whenever you take some time off and find yourself more motivated and filled with new ideas, I love that feeling 🙂
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my post! ❤ I hope you will be able to keep your energy for that month and for the rest of the year! ❤ Wishing you a wonderful July! 😀

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    1. Not gonna lie I didn’t really want to come back haha. I’m trying to keep those energy levels high, but right now I’m swamped at work and am feeling a bit more drained than anything else haha

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