Monthly Rewind ~ May 2017

Posted June 1, 2017 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Monthly Rewind / 45 Comments

Monthly Rewind is exactly what it sounds like. A post to summarize the past month: Books read, my quick takes on them, top posts of the month, what I have been watching and what’s coming up. I will be linking up to Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Monthly Wrap Up Round Up.

Break from Books

  • May was a great month for eating better and exercising. I finally started to see some results.
  • I had a great Mother’s Day. I had Mother’s Day Tea with both kids at school and spent the day with family.
  • The kids have been going to tennis still and really are enjoying it.
  • I watched lots of Netflix this month.
  • I tried Le Tote. My first box was eh. My second box I actually bought all the items which got me a free month. I am not sure if I will do it after that month is up but I did enjoy it.
  • The weather has still been nuts. It was cool, windy and rainy and then super hot then rainy again.
Top 3 Reviews

The Light We Lost // Really Short Review Round Up (6) // The Truth About Happily Ever After

Top 3 Non-Reviews

Too Many ARCs Too Little Time // Top Ten Cover Freebie // Ten Things on My Reading Wishlist

What I Read

Books read: 13
Pages read: 4,119
Average rating: 4.038

The one that was my favorite: The Names They Gave Us
The one with a title that makes no sense: The Summer I Found You
The one that made me want to garden: The Garden of Small Beginnings
The one that was not about space:
Dark Matter
The one that was quick and (very) dirty: Daddy’s Best Friend
The one set in a theme park: The Truth About Happily Every After
The one I am glad I stuck with: Faithful
The one I almost quit on but skimmed to the end:
The Simplicity of Cider

Challenge Update

You can see my progress on the side bar and the books for each challenge here.  On the Shelf Love budget I failed. FAILED. Oops.

Contemporary Romance Challenge May Topic- Sports Romances

I love sports romances!! There are so many good ones but I tried to pick a variety of sports here. We have tennis, baseball, hockey, soccer, and football. I have so many more on my TBR too!

Tentative May TBR


Will Try and Squeeze In

What’s Ahead

June is the end of school for my kids as well the pre-k graduation for my daughter. I am sure it will be adorable. She also has her little dance recital in June. Otherwise, we just have some birthday parties and a baby sprinkle. I do get to have a night out with my girls and I cannot wait!! I hope for good weather and lots of time outside.

How was your May? What was your favorite book from the month?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


45 responses to “Monthly Rewind ~ May 2017

  1. It looks like you had a lovely month! Yay for seeing results! I finally started exercising again at the end of April and I’m starting to see some results. Now I just need to work on that eating better thing lol. You have some great books on your TBR! I need to read Ramona Blue sometime soon.
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  2. What a lovely month you had, Grace. You read a lot of awesome books, a lot of them are on my wish list so I’m looking forward to getting them myself.

    I hope June brings about some amazing reads for you and congratulations to your daughter for graduating from Pre-K. They’re so cute at that age! Also, keep up the good work on the exercising. Congrats on the results! 🙂
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  3. I’m glad to see that you had such a great month Grace, I’ve definitely been making myself go to more classes at the gym, but I so need to sort out my eating, its where I fail every single time. Also I’m happy to see that you enjoyed The Names They Gave Us, I need to get to my copy of that book soon! I hope you have a great reading month in June too!
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  4. Glad you had a good month! My reading was down a bit in May (I blame Netflix- yeah that’s it!)

    Dark Matter WAS awesome, I need to read more Blake Crouch. And maybe more Lisa Jewell too…

    Hope you have a good June!
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  5. Sounds like you had a great month! The end of the school year madness took a chunk out of my reading. I started out ahead and ended up behind! I have mixed feelings on Le Tote’s summer clothes. They’ve added a little more variety this year but I have a hard time finding stuff that’s casual enough AND light weight enough. I might put mine on hold for a month or 2 because this is the 2nd tote in a row I’m sending back unworn (except for the cutest pair of Kate Spade earrings!).
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  6. danielle hammelef

    Glad to read that your health goals are doing well! I can’t wait to read The Names They Gave Us. I’ve also see The GArden of Small Beginnings around a lot and have that on my TBR.

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