Thursday, June 7, 2018

What I Read in May

I didn't accomplish my reading goal for April and I was not sure if I'd reach my goal for May, but I am so happy to say that I did. I finished one book this month, read a couple of magazines, and I read a bunch of blog posts. There were so many amazing blog posts that I read and a few of them really made me think about a lot of things.

Must Read

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

I was so excited when I found out that Elizabeth Acevedo released her new book. This is a verse novel and the poems in the book are really good. The Poet X is about a girl named Xiomara Batista from Harlem. She is the daughter of two old school and strict parents. Xiomara keeps a journal and is invited to join her school's slam poetry club. The story was great and I loved following Xiomara's journey of finding her voice. One of my favorite things about the book is how Elizabeth Acevedo mixed languages (Spanish and English) and culture (Dominican and American culture) in the story.

Light Reading

Cosmopolitan - June 2018 issue

I loved reading Cosmo's interview of Kesha. I also loved the book recommendations.

Hello Giggles

Hello Giggles released their first magazine and I finally found it at Barnes and Noble. It was a really quick read and there were not that many pages, but there was a lot of interesting articles. The essay that stood out to me was "The Day I Found Out I Wasn't White". This was a great essay on race and identity.

Blog Posts I Loved

Learning for learning's sake by Austin Kleon.

My Day Arted by Julia Cusworth

The Best Moms Are Selfish by Ashley (Atlanta Area Moms Blog)

Hey Moms, Let's Stop the Shaming by Genevieve Padalecki

The London Notes: Big Magic by Brittany (Letters to Rayelle)

What did you read in May?

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time...


  1. I love reading magazines- I read that Cosmo issue, and the Hello Giggles magazine, among many others. I'm glad you liked The Poet X. I want to check that out.


    1. What did you think of the Hello Giggles magazine? What other magazines did you read?

  2. Sounds like some great reads for sure! I love reading a magazine for some light reading!

    1. Do you have a favorite magazine? I would love to add some more to my reading list.

  3. Oooh, Poet X sounds really good! I read another one about slam poetry (aptly named "Slammed" by Colleen Hoover) and then went to a few slam poetry events, and they're so fun! I also like it when authors mix in cultures and language. I'm curious to know Cosmo's book recommendations- I haven't read that magazine (or any magazine, tbh) in ages! I didn't know Hello Giggles had a magazine now too; I love the website so I'll have to check it out!

    1. The Poet X was so good. I'll have to check out Slammed. I have never been to a slam poetry event, but it sounds amazing.

  4. I read Hello Giggles' new magazine, too :)

  5. Oh, I love that you shared some of your favorite blog posts from last month. I always like to see what other people found worthwhile.

    I read three books in May:

    1. Thanks Sandra. I love reading what other people found as well.