Mid-May Reads

Wow. So many things have been happening in my life. The main thing: I AM GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE!!! Woot! I’m excited to only be writing in my blog for a while (instead of papers for school, hehe).Β I start a new job here soon, and it is one I am so excited about. Things are looking great over here in Memphis! πŸ™‚

Because I have been busy finishing up school, I haven’t gotten to readΒ too much, but the books I have been reading areΒ incredible. I actually have been sticking pretty close to my May Reading List, so I’m proud of myself!

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

I have been promising a review onΒ Station Eleven for about 2 weeks now – itΒ will happen. I just need to sit down, sort out my thoughts, and write it! I had to stew on it for a bit because it is just an incredible book. I finishedΒ Station Eleven in the first few days of May and it was just as wonderful (if not more) as the first time I read it in December.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare

I have made zero progress in this since the last time I wrote about it on here. But I really plan to/hope to finish it before the end of May! There are so many references to it inΒ Station Eleven that I really want to understand better. And I mean, there are fairies… so I must read it.

Pax – Sara Pennypacker

First of all, Pennypacker is like the coolest last name of all time. Second of all, this is an incredibly emotional book. I read it at the same time my friend did and there wereΒ many crying emojis in our texts about sweet Pax and Peter.

Pax is about a boy and his fox who get separated because there is a war that is making its way towards their home.Β Pax is the story of them trying to find each other again. It was a really great book and it is so cute! It is labeled for ages 10-14, but don’t let that stop you from picking it up, especially if you love animals and feeling very emotional. πŸ™‚

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it’s so adorable *cries*

Uprooted – Naomi Novik

This book has been AMAZING so far. I have about 3 chapters left, but I don’t want it to ever be over! This book is filled with so much magic, so many monsters, and a super likable main character.

Uprooted is a really unique book and I might end up reviewing this one too so I can just gush about it. It’s so beautifully written and it makes me laugh regularly. If you like fantasy and magic, you’ll loveΒ Uprooted!

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can’t you just feel the magic?!
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I think these just look so great together

Dreamology – Lucy Keating

This book is so girly and so mysterious (so far). I’m digging it. It has been a nice, easy read this last week, one that I could just pick up for 5 minutes of free time or something. I’m not very far into it, but I really look forward to reading more of it!

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so cute and girly

Other Ramblings

I got a new tapestry to go behind my bookcase and I am just thrilled! I’ve been looking for one I liked (and could afford) for quite some time!

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I also got a new camera as a graduation gift from my amazing mom and step-dad! I’m so excited to figure it out and take lots of pictures with it. (lots of book pictures hehe)

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Thanks for reading!

CASI

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