It’s May! I’m so glad for April to be over and for it to finally be May! This month I’m participating in several events in TBR and Beyond as well as Reading Rivalry.
This month in TBR and Beyond, we have Middle Grade May going on as well as some amazing group reads: The Tiger at Midnight, Descendant of the Crane, Nevermoor and Wundersmith. I’m definitely participating in Middle Grade May and will be reading Nevermoor and Wundersmith. I have read The Descendant of the Crane and hope to reread it again this month, but that one is a maybe since my TBR is rather large already.
For Middle Grade May, TBR and Beyond has once again created an amazing game! This month the game is to go into our library and read books for the various topics along the bookshelves. I’m so excited for this game and can’t wait to read all the middle grade this month!
For Reading Rivalry this month, the game is a little different. It’s their first anniversary and because of that, the criteria is set up in a different way than it usually is. Two criteria are set, but criteria choices three through twelve are chosen from a list of thirty prior criteria from the past year of Reading Rivalries!
This month, I’m going to be trying for the two set criteria as well as ten from the list of choices to fulfill all criteria and five more from the list of choices for one of the bonus criteria for May.
These are the seventeen criteria I hope to get to in May:
- Author Highlight (All Authors Highlighted in the Last Year)
- Book Based on one of Themes from the Past Year
- Book with Multiple Authors
- Book with Main Character on the Cover
- An Author’s Debut Novel
- NY TImes Bestseller
- Book Recommended by a Friend
- Book with Multiple Cover Art Editions
- Next Book in a Series You Have Already Started
- A Book Written by/Featuring LGBTQ+
- Goodreads Rating over 3.5
- Book Involving Family
- Book With a 3 Word Title
- Book With A Red/Pink Spine
- Book from an Author you Want to Meet
- A Book That Makes You Nostalgic
- Book That Takes Place on Another Planet
For my TBR this month, I have a large one and really hope I can get through most of them!
- The Wicked King by Holly Black
- Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
- The Sand Warrior by Alexis Siegel and Mark Siegel
- Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
- Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby
- Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- Legendary by Stephanie Garber
- Finale by Stephanie Garber
- Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
- Love a la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm
- The Last Life of Prince Alastor by Alexandra Bracken
- Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
- Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
- Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
- Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small
- City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
- You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
- Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
- Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
What’s on your TBR for May? Is there any you have read that you think I should give priority to?