Sunday, April 29, 2018

May Preview

Hello everyone, I'm trying a new thing on my blog to let people know about the upcoming month and all the exciting things that are happening. In this new post, I'm going to be talking about a few exciting posts that I'll be writing in May as well as some of my anticipated book releases and other events that are going to be happening! Let's go ahead and jump into it! 


First, I'm going to start with my TBR for this upcoming month. There are a lot of exciting releases that I can't wait for as well as a lot of books that I've been meaning to read for a while. I do plan on reading other books than the ones on this list, but I'm not sure what those other ones are at the moment. I think I'm just going to see how the month takes me and I'll go from there! 

The first that I am going to talk about is my book of the month for May and that is A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. This is my second most anticipated book of the year and I can't believe that I'm going to have it in my hands in two days. 

Next, I want to read Furyborn by Claire Legrand. It's one of my most anticipated releases of this year and I've had an arc of it for a while now, but I've been putting off reading it because I didn't want to wait a year and a half for book two. I'm so excited to finally read it, though!

Then I want to reread Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff so that I can move straight into Obsidio. I love this series but it's been almost 2 years since I read the sequel and I want to be fully refreshed before I go into the final book. Plus, I want to put off my heart breaking just a little bit longer. This series just means so much to me and I want to be able to experience it knowing everything that has happened and not forgetting anything. 

I also want to read is When Evil Comes to Play by B.L. Brunnemer. This is the fifth book in her YA RH series and it's one of my favorite series out there. I've been anticipating this book for so long and I can't wait for it to release on May 4. 

The last book I have on my TBR is Cinderella Boy by Kristina Meister. I got an e-arc of this through Netgalley and it sounds like such a cute, fun read. I think it'll be perfect for the beginning of summer and I'm very excited to get into it this month. 


I have a few exciting posts coming up in the month of May. If you don't know, my post schedule is Sunday, Wednesday, Friday with occasional posts on other days if it's celebrating a book release. The most notable of the upcoming posts that I have planned are my A Court of Frost and Starlight book review, my Furyborn book review, a book tag that I am currently creating right now, and a wrap-up for my freshman year of college with tips for upcoming students and things I loved about it. 


May has always been an exciting month for book releases and there are so many releasing in the coming weeks. The ones that I have listed here are not all of them, but they're the ones on my radar. Obviously, I don't have the money to get all of them, but they're still all pretty exciting. 

On May 1st, we have a whole plethora of books releasing. I think we all know which one I am most excited about, but there are a few others that are also out on this day that are pretty exciting. We have mostly fantasy books here, but there's a science-fiction thrown in as well. 

On May 4th, we have a novel by an independent author releasing. It's one of my most anticipated releases of the month and I can't wait to have it in my hands! 

Releasing on May 15th, we have the following two books. One is a new release about dragons and traitors while the other is a long-awaited conclusion to a popular series. 

On May 22 we have one of my most anticipated books of the year releasing. This is the first book in a new fantasy trilogy about prophecies, magic, and so much more. I can't wait for it to be released for the world to read. 

On May 29 we have two more of my anticipated books releasing. I can't wait to have them in my hands. I've already read and reviewed one of them, but I'm still so excited for its release so that I will finally have people to talk to about the events that happened!


May is hopefully going to be an exciting month filled with lots of events and things to do. I know for sure that a lot of people are looking forward to something at the end of the month in particular, but I sadly, will not be able to go. 

First things first, my last day of classes is on May 1st. My last final portfolio is due on the 8th and I will be moved back home on the 9th. In 10 days I will be reunited with my niece and family, my friends, and my amazing bookshelves. If you can't tell, I'm very excited to be done with all these final papers and such and for summer to be starting!

On May 10th, I am officially beginning my novel. It's the day after I get home from college and I'll have everything outlined by then. I'm using a program called Pacemaker to help me stay on track with my word count. At the moment, I have it set to 150,000 words (equivalent to 600 pages), by my birthday on August 10th, but I am not sure if it's going to take that much to write the story. That is the max that I am setting for it, though. 

I will also be starting back up my BookTube channel. Now that I have a new camera, I am even more motivated to do it. I can't wait for my first video to go up. I have some big plans for this channel that I think you all will enjoy! 

There's also the Fierce Reads tour which is happening. I might be able to go to one of the signings, but it's not for sure yet. It's likely that I won't be able to, but I'm still keeping my thoughts optimistic. I'd love to meet Taran Matharu and get all of his books signed. 

I am also going to be starting back up at work towards the end of the month. If you aren't aware, I'm a lifeguard at a country club and it's my dream job. I can't wait to be back with my coworkers and back making money.

Book Expo and, with it, BookCon begin at the end of May. I wish that I had the money to go to New York City to attend, but it's just not possible. If it were in Chicago like it was the first time I went, then I would be able to go but at the moment I just can't. Still, I'm excited for everyone else who is getting to go and hopefully I'll be able to trade a few of my arcs for ones that they pick up at the con. 

Other than that, there's not much else going on in May. I'm hoping to visit my dad and grandparents as well as see Infinity War. I think primarily my focus this summer is writing my novel, reading, and working. I want this summer to be productive and I can't wait for all the possibilities it will bring!


Thanks for reading! Here's to a fantastic May.


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