Month in Review: May 2013

The Book Vixen's Month in Review

It’s officially June! You know what that means? Summer is upon us (even though it feels like it’s already here). School will be out for summer break soon. And my birthday is this month so that means TBV’s annual Birthday Extravaganza is coming this month!! We have some awesome giveaways lined up that you won’t want to miss.

The Book Vixen's Birthday Extravaganza

Remember last month, in the monthly wrap-up post for April, how I said that I removed the ‘current giveaways’ widget from the sidebar? Well, I put it back in the sidebar since it’s easier to find there.

J9’s TOP PICK for May was Bear, Otter, and the Kid by T.J. Klune. My TOP PICK for May was Love Irresistibly by Julie James. If you haven’t, READ THESE BOOKS!

And here are some bookish events going on this summer:

Zombie Craze 2013Wicked Wildfire Read-A-ThonDeadly DestinationsStomp vs Romp

» The Bookish Brunette is hosting Zombie Craze in June.
My Shelf Confessions is hosting the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon from 6/7-6/14.
All Things Urban Fantasy and Dark Faerie Tales are hosting Deadly Destinations in July.
The Book Nympho and Rabid Reads are hosting Stomp vs. Romp in August.

Books Reviewed on TBV:

  1. Eternal Demon by Laura Wright – 4 frogs
  2. Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster – 4 frogs
  3. Predatory Anthology  3 ½ frogs
  4. Soul Magic by Poppy Dennison – 3 frogs
  5. Finding Shelter by M.J. O’Shea – 3 frogs
  6. Never a Hero by Marie Sexton – 2 ½ frogs
  7. Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane – 4 frogs
  8. Moon by Laurann Dohner – 3 frogs
  9. Built 4 It by Daisy Harris – 1 frog
  10. Bear, Otter, and the Kid by T.J. Klune – 5 frogs
  11. Still by Mary Calmes – 2 frogs
  12. Tats of Honor by Vona Logan – 2 ½ frogs
  13. Who We Are by T.J. Klune – 4 ½ frogs
  14. Adrian’s Librarian by Hollis Shiloh – DNF
  15. The South Side Tour Guide by Shelter Somerset – 4 frogs
  16. Denying Yourself by Silvia Violet – 3 ½ frogs
  17. Living Dangerously by Dee J. Adams – 4 frogs
  18. Scorpion by Aleksandr Voinov – 1 frogs
  19. Love Irresistibly by Julie James – 4 frogs
  20. Ethan by Grace Buttowes – 4 frogs


Current Giveaways:

2013 Reading Challenges/Goals Status Report:


How was your May? Are you ready for Summer? Are you participating in any bookish events this summer?

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  1. Wow, I didn't realize that there were so many summer bookish events. I'm just participating in the 2013 Big Book Summer Challenge

  2. Great month for books! Happy June reading!

    1. It is! There are so many good releases coming out this month.