May TBR List & Goals

This month’s TBR and goals are more of a struggle to set than usual. Of course, with the library being closed for 6 weeks, I quickly went through all my checked out materials. Next, since I planned to cut back on the number of book review requests I accept in order to prepare for starting grad school this year, I am entirely caught up there. Also, I have made large strides in reading books that I own but had not yet read, especially those on my 2020 Read or Donate shelf (which you can read an introduction to here). So, where do I turn from here?

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48537922Books I Hope to Read This Month:

  • Never Say Goodbye by Sarah Grace Grzy – Christian Contemporary Fiction, Clean Romance
    • Never Say Goodbye is the first book I have ever pre-ordered, and it released May 2!
  • The Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses – Contemporary Fiction
    • This book won a poll I had on Instagram last month, so it’s my current read.
  • Out of the Blue: New Short Fiction from Iceland by various authors, edited by Helen Mitsios – Short Story Collection
    • I don’t remember exactly where I heard about this book, but I suggested it to my library ages ago and I’m told that it has arrived, so hopefully it will be processed soon and I will be able to read it and mark Iceland off my reading 13260670map!
  • Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities #2) and Everblaze (Keeper #3) by Shannon Messenger – Middle Grade Fantasy via audio book
    • Two audiobooks in one month may not be a reasonable goal for me, but I can’t know for sure until I try.
  • A Christmas story
  • A book set in South America, if I can find one
  • After reading through the New Testament in April, I need to find a theology book or devotional to read in the mornings, but I don’t have anything specific in mind at the moment.

 

Things I Hope to Accomplish This Month:

šŸŒ¼ Keep up with regular blogging schedule (at least 2 book reviews, 2 gardening check-ins, 2 Tackling the TBR posts, 4 linkups, and other posts to make about 15 posts total)

šŸŒ¼ Look into the possibility of selling some of my knitting projects – coasters, mug cozies, bookmarks, etc. Set prices and determine what I am realistically capable of making.

šŸŒ¼ Acclimate to the new way the library will work

šŸŒ¼ Wash and wax my car

šŸŒ¼ Settle into a schedule that comfortably includes time for reading, blogging, crafting, gardening, and reflecting.

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Are you setting any goals this month, or are you just going to see how things go? It promises to be an interesting month. Hopefully it will be a universally happier month than April.

May the fourth be with you, Readers šŸ˜‰
Until the next chapter,

Jana

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