may monthly wrap-up

May was the best reading month I’ve had for a while – and one of the worst mental health months too. I won’t be sad to see the back of it! I also did a giveaway for a recent diverse release, and I will be choosing the winner tomorrow!


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Children of Blood and Bone

Her Body and Other Parties

I Am Thunder

Mental Health Monday: 

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It’s All In Your Head review

Social Media

Why I’m So Open


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Diverse Book Blogger Spotlight: The Shenners

Focus On: Galli Books

Diverse Book Blogger Spotlight: Word Wonders

Focus On: Snowy Wings Publishing

Diverse Book Blogger Spotlight: That Bookshelf Bitch


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One Lovely Blog Award

Cake Flavoured Book Tag


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Asian Lit Bingo TBR

Mental Health Awareness Month

Top 5 Recommendation – bisexual books

Ramadan Readathon TBR

Top 5 Recommendation – nonfiction

  • Read 52 books – I’ve read 43 books this year so far, so I’m doing well! I actually managed to read 12 books this month, which in comparison to last month is REALLY GOOD.
  • Read more diversely – As I was doing the Asian Lit Bingo as well as starting the Ramadan Readathon, much of my reading was diverse this month! I read The Astonishing Colour of After and From Twinkle With Love. I also read Not That Bad, a collection of essays edited by Roxane Gay, and Final Draft by Riley Redgate (which has a pansexual main character!), among others!
  • Post on bookstagram – I hit 400 followers! I’m so excited about this. I’ve been feeling really down about my Instagram account, so to hit this milestone really means a lot.
  • Comment more on all social media – As I’ve said before, this one is hard to judge. I might remove it from my goals to be quite honest.
  • Post on booktube – I posted quite a few times this month!

Finally, I took part in the Asian Lit Bingo – while I didn’t manage to get a proper bingo, I read 4 books and started a 5th!

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How was your May? Let me know what you’ve been up to, and most importantly, what you’ve been reading!

8 thoughts on “may monthly wrap-up

  1. BiblioNyan says:

    You and your BF are so cute! Man, I really need to get my hands on Children of Blood and Bone. Waiting for my library to have it available. *sobs* I really enjoy all of your posts, but your recs on books about mental health and your personal chats on mental health are my absolute faves. Wishing you an excellent June of reading and writing and good, happy vibes.


  2. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    Congrats on an amazing May! I’m super impressed wih everything you were able to accomplish, particularly since it wasn’t a great mental health month for you. I hope that you find June to be a better place for brain space.

    How did you decide what books to read for Asian-Lit bingo? I love the list you selected! I haven’t done bingo before, so I was curious if you had a strategy.


    1. whatthelog says:

      Like the Ramadan Readathon, I went with books that I already had and made a list from there. I also went on the Lit CelebrAsian blog and found a huge list of recommendations for some of the more obscure squares. I would definitely recommend doing a bingo – I always find them really fun!

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      1. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

        Wow, you have SO MANY owned books, then! I’m super impressed. I’ll have to check out the LitCelebrAsian blog now.

        I recently discovered the A Thousand Beginnings and Endings reading challenge, which is a similar setup to bingo, only 4×4 instead of 5×5. Another one from LieCelebrAsian! It looks like I’m not too far behind. 😉


      2. whatthelog says:

        Yeah, I’ve got quite a few on my Kindle. I’m pretty good at finding books that are on sale.
        Yes, I saw that challenge! Unfortunately I’m doing a pride reading challenge this month so I can’t take part 😦

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