May Wrap-Up 2017

My overdue wrap-up is here lol! Finally!! I will keep this short and to the point! I read 5 books in the month of May, slowly but surely I am getting into the hang of things when it comes to reading. Working a full-time job, writing, having a poetry book, being a dog mom, and just adulting. AHH!!!!…I’m happy to get back into the swing of things!

What I Read:

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor ★★★★★ 

Genre: YA Fantasy
I wrote a mini spoiler free book review because although this is a very long book, everything is a spoiler lol.






The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember ★★★★★

Genre: YA Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Retelling
I thought this Little Mermaid retelling was amazing!!! It was the perfect balance of a retelling with originality. Add some Norse Mythology into the mix and you have The Seafarer’s Kiss! I have a review here.





Table for One by Laura Ashley Laraque ★★★★★

Genre: Poetry
A collection of poetry that tells a story about a toxic relationship and overcoming it. If you like poetry and want to check some pieces, I have a review here where you can read my thoughts as well!







Afterlife by Melissa Jennings ★★★★★

Genre: Poetry
I cannot stop gushing about this collection. It’s amazing and dark!! I love love loved it and I cannot wait to read more about this author. I have a review with some poems here.






I Am More Than a Daydream by Jennae Cecelia ★★★★

Genre: Poetry
I didn’t write a review for this book but this is what I wrote on Goodreads:
If you are looking for poetry that is positive and inspiring, then this is the book you will want to pick up. Jennae writes about strength and adds themes of self-acceptance and self-love. I really enjoyed the body positive poems! And the artwork was great too!




Some poems I posted in May:
it was 8:43am
it’s 11:somethingP.M. and i wrote a thing

again, I’m trying to get in the hang of things but I do also post poetry on my instagram! my instagram username is chicnerdreads

Things That Happened in May:

My blog turned 1 on May 20th!!!!! eeeeeeeek! time does really fly and it’s been an amazing year with blogging! I met some of the greatest people and it’s been such an ease with my anxiety as well. I also got to find out about books that I NEVER heard of! I did a Q&A and fellow bloggers asked me the coolest questions. If you’d like to check it out, click the banners and it will take you to the post ❤



and that’s about it! how was your may? have you read any of these books or plan on too? let’s chat in the comments!! =)

Instagram: @chicnerdreads
Twitter: @ChicNerdReads
Goodreads: Gretchen (ChicNerdReads)

31 thoughts on “May Wrap-Up 2017

  1. I know I’ve said this to you before but here I am saying it again! I am so happy you’re getting back in the swing of things twin! I missed my buddy reading partna’ even though you’re getting ahead of yourself with ACOWAR LMAO! jk I’m looking forward to our buddy read of Our Dark Duet *eeeeeeK* ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. Wow. Looks like you had a great bookish month. I also purchased a quite a few poetry books from your recommendations, can’t wait to start them!

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  3. Great recap for this month Gretchen, and it seems like you got through some amazing books in May as well. Strange the Dreamer is such an incredible read isn’t it? I remember ready your review and I still think you did a great job avoiding spoilers! 🙂 Also I have The Seafarers Kiss on my to-read list. It sounds like such a good book and I can’t wait to get started on it.
    Congrats on your one year blogiversary, and again great recap! 😀 ❤️

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    • I’m terrified toooooo!!!!! Like what the hell is going to happen with everyone?! and i need ANSWERS ON THINGS LAUREN! lol.
      I hope you like The Seafarer’s Kiss, it’s short but so cute ❤


  4. Strange the Dreamer is on my to read list for this month. I’m super excited to see if it’s as good as people have said. Plus, I can’t get over how gorgeous the cover is!

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  5. Congratulations on your blog turning one, this is so great! 🙂
    It seems like you had a lovely reading month, with such great reads! I haven’t read Strange The Dreamer but only heard good things about it, I hope I’ll be able to read it soon to know what the hype is all about 🙂

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  6. Looks like you had a very good reading month quality wise!!! Mostly 5 stars and one 4 star!

    Congrats again on your 1 year blogiversary! Look at all you’ve accomplished in one short year. You’ve established a blog, wrote a poetry book, AND have been published! I hope your second year blogging is just as successful as your first 🙂

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  7. Seafarer’s Kiss is downloaded and ready to go thanks to your review 😉 I am fighting not getting distracted from my pile of arcs, but I am seriously in a mood for fairy tales and mythology. We will see how long I hold out. I just realized I missed my blogiversary haha. It was right around my bday 😛 I think I am mentally tapped.. sigh.

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