Friday, May 31, 2013

May Confessions

Well, it's the unofficial start of summer and it sure feels like it here in Pennsylvania. Right now we are having a major heat wave. It's warmer here than in Key West! And with the warm weather comes some of my favorite things in life....the beach, the sun and a good book.  Here's what I read in May:

Books Read in May:
1.  Gone South by Meg Moseley - 3 out of 5 stars
2.  The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig - 4 out of 5 stars
3.  A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn - 4 out of 5 stars
4.  Dare You To by Katie McGarry - 4 out of 5 stars
5.  All I Need by Susane Colasanti- 3.5 out of 5 stars
6.  How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski - 3.5 out of 5 stars
7.  All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue - 5 out of 5 stars
8.  Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman- 4 out of 5 stars
9.  Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar - 4 out of 5 stars

May Top Five:

1.  Favorite Book: Adult Fiction Pick: All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue- I loved this book, especially the beach setting of Avalon, NJ.  Young Adult Pick: Dare You To by Katie McGarry - I adored this opposites attract story.

2.  Biggest Surprise: Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar- I had no idea what this book was about. I thought it was just a surfing book. It was so much more than this and in a good way.

3.  Biggest Dissapointment - All I Need by Susane Colasanti- I thought this book was light and fun, but I want something more in a good beach read, such as Jenny Han's Summer series.

4.  Favorite Post - My 2013 Picks for Beach Reads and Summer Reading List

5.  Favorite Part of May - We took Baby D to the shore for Memorial Day Weekend.  We took him all over the Jersey Shore, which was so much fun. First we went to Ocean City's boardwalk and he had dad's favorite, banana whip, from our favorite cafe.  We then took him to our favorite coffee shop, Cape May State Park, Avalon's beach, Cape May's beach, and Avalon's playground.  We drove through Sea Isle and Stone Harbor, too.  I loved seeing him put his toes in the sand for the first time!


  1. I loved Dare You To and can't wait to read All the Summer Girls.

    Sounds like you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Can't believe June is already here!

    1. Me too. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on All the Summer Girls. I can't believe June is here already either. The summer better not go by as quickly! Thanks for visiting, Christina!

  2. I love all the fun you're having! You go girl!

  3. Looked for All The Summer Girls at my library, but didn't find it. I'll keep checking.

    1. I hope you find it soon. :) Thanks for visiting, LeeAnn.

  4. Oh yeah, I loved Dare You To, as well. Katie McGarry writes my kind of books!

    1. I agree. She is a fabulous author! Thanks for visiting, Quinn!

  5. I'm still anxiously waiting (more like hoping) to see if my library gets in All The Summer Girls. *fingers crossed*

    Great post! Seems like you had a good month :)

    1. I hope the library gets it--it's a fabulous summer read. I had a great month. Thanks for visiting, Lea!


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