May 2013 Wrap Up

May 31, 2013 Meme 83

May 2013 Reading Wrap Up

Alise’s Reading Wrap Up Video

In May, Readers in Wonderland:

Moved to WordPress
Participated in the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
Are preparing for the YABBC Clockwork Angel Book Discussion

Had two different discussions:

The Stress of being a Book Blogger
Underrated Books you need to read

Not to mention we reviewed sixteen books on the blog!

Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry
Dead Radiance by TG Ayer
Hooked by Liz Fichera
Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Dark Triumph by RL LaFevers
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Books we obtained in May:

 Bec’s May Book Haul Video

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Leave us your Stacking the Shelves / Sunday Post Links!

83 Responses to “May 2013 Wrap Up”

  1. Leigh @ Little Book Star

    Ahhhh so many amazing books! I seriously want Paper Valentine & The 5th Wave! I have Clockwork Princess & This Is What Happy Looks Like. Will read it before the year ends. This month was just “bleh” for me. I had Spanish finals literally every other day so I couldn’t get a lot reading or reviews done. -_- I still have finals next week. Ugh. This month went by fast though, don’t you think? Can’t believe its already June!! How are you ladies liking WordPress btw? Your blog looks super awesome & cute!

    Leigh
    Little Book Star
    Leigh @ Little Book Star recently posted…Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

    • Alise

      Aw :( Finals are the worst, especially the ones in another language xD I think it went by pretty fast, yeah. Thanks :) We are liking it much, much better now. The first week I wanted to tear my hair out, I messed up so many things. I think I got the hang of it now. Good luck on your finals!

    • Alise

      Yay! I’ll look forward to reading those two then! I hope you like TGWWSD, I like Henry’s other novels better.

    • Alise

      Thank you! I saw those two at Barnes & Noble for a bargain price and had to pick them up! I also love the cover of Anderson’s fairy tales :)

  2. Sunny

    I love all your posts, especially your reviews so I was giddy that you have 16 :) Great hauls, too!

  3. Gabbi @ BookBreather

    Dang! You think we’ve been busy? I wish I had months even half as productive as yours was! I realllllly looooved Clockwork Princess and The Truth About You and Me. Both had me in tears.
    Gabbi @ BookBreather recently posted…May Recap

    • Alise

      Well I have no life xD Bec reads pretty fast, too. Oh gosh, I loved Clockwork Princess too, I cried for like an hour after I finished that one. Thanks for visiting!

    • Alise

      I love fairy tales too :) They were bargain price at Barnes & Noble! I can’t wait to read Paper Valentine!

    • Alise

      I know what you mean. That epilogue was the most emotional thing I ever read. Loved the ending, though :) I like Happy Ever Afters.

  4. Delaney

    Wow you had quite a month! And you’ve got Grimm’s! It took me at least forever to read it but I thoroughly enjoyed how…strange it was. XD Not going to say anything else, but it was totally different than what Disney makes it seems.

    Also, I haven’t been popping by your blog a lot but i see you’ve changed the design! It looks absolutely gorgeous you two!

    P.S. Well…my secret for good book deals was just going into this store called Dollar Book Fair…don’t know if there is one there where you live, but that’s where I got most of the books i got. Don’t tell anyone, ‘kay? ;D

    Have an awesome time reading all those and Happy June to you guys! ^^
    Delaney recently posted…Stacking the Shelves #5

    • Alise

      Yes, it was very productive :) I love reading the original, un-disneyfied fairy tales.

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it! :)

      Shh, I’ll keep it a secret. (So now I have to make a post revealing all of Delaney’s bargain deals then take over the world.)

      Thanks, too!

    • Alise

      Ah, I know what you mean. The subject matter is definitely a touchy topic. Can’t wait for Stormdancer!

    • Alise

      I’m glad to hear that because I was iffy about This is what happy looks like. The Infernal Devices were great! Thanks!

  5. Susanne

    Nice haul! Full Dark No Stars is really good. I have heard so many great things about The 5th Wave. I really want to read it! Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

    • Alise

      I’m so excited for Siege and Storm as well. Bec already read it :( I didn’t care for Let the Sky Fall either!

    • Alise

      Really? Thanks! :) You really should read TID soon, it was great. Much better than TMI. Thank you, best of luck if you do!

  6. Shelley

    Hi Alise! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really really love the layout of your blog. Been thinking about changing over to WP for months now. Maybe in July when GFC goes away. I really need to read the Hunt one of these days since it’s sitting on the shelf behind me! Stormdancer & The Fifth Wave were Awesome! Happy Reading!
    Shelley recently posted…Stacking the Shelves (June 1, 2013)

    • Alise

      Thanks! I recommend the switch, everything is so much less stressful now. Glad to hear that about Stormdancer :) Thank you!

  7. Kezia D

    AAHHH I totally want to read The 5th Wave!! The hype surrounding it is kinda crazy but I hope it will meet your expectations. Stormdancer sounds amazing too. I love Japanese culture and the MC seems badass!

    P.S: Your blog layout is getting better!
    Kezia D recently posted…[Hot from the Oven] June 2013

    • Alise

      Thanks! I know, I usually stay away from books that have been hyped so much, but I’m really curious.

  8. Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

    Ooh, very nice haul! Full Dark, No Stars sounds fantastic; I’ll be putting this on my wishlist immediately. Also, I’ve heard great things about The 5th Wave, so I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading, and thanks for visiting my blog! =D

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

  9. Adriana

    Goodness gracious you reviewed a lot of books! And most of them have pretty awesome covers :D
    Ooh! Have fun with the Stephen King novel. I’m excited about The Shining sequel coming out.
    Adriana recently posted…Random Reads #1 ~ June 2013

    • Alise

      Yeah, it was a busy month :P Ooh, I didn’t know there was a sequel coming out! Awesome. Thanks!

  10. Lisa

    I want Paper Valentine. I’m not even sure what it’s about, but the cover alone is enough to make me pick it up. I’m reading This Is What Happy Looks Like right now. I like it so far, though I’m not zooming through it like I figured I would. *shrugs* I STILL need to read Clockwork Princess. I’ve been putting it off because I don’t want the series to end. Lol. Enjoy your books! (:
    Lisa recently posted…In My Mailbox (20) / Stacking the Shelves (14)

    • Alise

      LOL, I know the feeling: “I don’t know what this is-but I gotta have it!” Clockwork Princess is so crazy, I think you will love it! Bittersweet though, because as you said-it is the end. Thank you :)

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