Previously On : May 2019 Recap

Posted June 2, 2019 by Tina in Challenges Recap, Memes, Monthly Recap, Recap, Stacking The Shelves, Weekly Recap / 14 Comments


Welcome to Previously On: May 2019 Recap! This is where I recap what I read, listened to, hauled and watch throughout the month. I’ll be linking up my monthly recap to Feed Your Fiction Addiction, The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer, Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Book Date .

This Month I Read:

Reading Stats For May
9 3 0

Borrowed: 2 Owned:6 Re-Reads:0 ARCs:2 Podcasts:1 Kindle Unlimited: 2

Best Of The Bunch:


Next Year In Havana was a book I had been wanting to read for a while but was a bit nervous about reading because I’m not really into historical fiction. I decided to borrow the audiobook from the library and I loved the narrator, I loved the story. I loved the characters. It was a pleasant surprise and I highly recommend it.

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This Month I Hauled:

This Month I Posted:

2019 Challenges

#MYTBRLIST June Poll:

#MyTBRList is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading.Each month you will make a post with three books from your TBR List (these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and add your link on the linky that will be provided on my post. Your followers and the people on the linky will help you choose which book you will read next. The following Saturday you will announce the book that won. Then read the book and on the last Saturday of the month post a review.

Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared—for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; and for death in the theater.

Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston, the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love. When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it’s easy to say yes. But it’s hard not to be distracted when there’s a death at the theater—and then another—especially when Zara doesn’t know if they’re accidents, or murder, or a curse that always comes in threes. It’s hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara. It’s hard not to fall in love. In heart-achingly beautiful prose, Amy Rose Capetta has spun a mystery and a love story into an impossible, inevitable whole—and cast lantern light on two girls, finding each other on a stage set for tragedy.

In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia.

The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks—refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear.

Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater good.

Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a Reg (read: non-witch), she could lose it. For good. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly by Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans.

But dealing with her ex is the least of Hannah’s concerns when a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire. Evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah’s sure it’s the work of a deadly Blood Witch. The issue is, her coven is less than convinced, forcing Hannah to team up with the last person she wants to see: Veronica.

While the pair attempt to smoke out the Blood Witch at a house party, Hannah meets Morgan, a cute new ballerina in town. But trying to date amid a supernatural crisis is easier said than done, and Hannah will have to test the limits of her power if she’s going to save her coven and get the girl, especially when the attacks on Salem’s witches become deadlier by the day.

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Behind The Scenes:

  • May was a crazy busy month.
  • I once again had car troubles. Something with my tire broke and it turned out that I’m pretty much lucky to be alive because the part that keeps together the tire was broken. All three of my tires minus one.
  • I had a ton of anxiety this month. It was the first month it was a bad month.
  • Little 2 turned 6 and we had a birthday party for her. I was really surprised that so many of her friends came to the party. She had a blast.
  • Little 1 is now a second grader.
  • Little 2 is now a first grader!
  • For Mother’s Day, my sister cooked me and my mom and grandma dinner. She made spaghetti, it was really nice.
  • My mom also celebrated a birthday this month, we had a little dinner for her and I bought her a box set for Chucky movies.
  • Little 1 scored an awesome home run on Saturday. It was really cool.

How was your May? What did you read? What did you watch? What was your favorite read of the month?