Monthly Book Blog Wrap-Up: May 2022

May has been a whirlwind of activity for me. I joined Wyrd and Wonder for the first time, which is a celebration of all things fantasy. There were daily prompts that I aspired to participate in, which resulted in quite a lot of blog posts this month. I posted way more than I usually do and, to be honest, even though it was fun I am looking forward to slowing my roll.

Nearly everything I posted in May was for Wyrd and Wonder. This wrap-up is essentially also a Wyrd and Wonder recap. So, if you missed anything amidst my posting blitz this month, here’s a roundup of everything.

Book Reviews

I posted five book reviews in May. From earliest to latest, here are my recent book reviews.

Wyrd and Wonder

In addition to the fantasy book reviews, I also participated in a lot of the prompts for Wyrd and Wonder. Here’s a list in order from earliest to latest.

I also did pretty well on the bingo board even though I veered from fantasy a bit in May and read a couple of nonfiction books.

I fulfilled the above bingo prompts with the following books:

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (audiobook): enchanted wood, award nominee, say it in verse, epic, don’t leave the path, reread, dragon
  • In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens: shape shifters
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh: portal fantasy, mythic
  • Gild by Raven Kennedy: (grim) dark

Statistics

I am still blown away at how much I posted in May: 5 book reviews, 10 Wyrd and Wonder prompt responses, and 5 miscellaneous posts (see below in “Other Bookish Progress”). This absolutely is not the norm for me. June I’ll return to my regularly scheduled posts of one review per week plus a couple of memes if I’m up to it.

As a result of all of this blog activity this month I hit some new personal bests for visitors and total views. I also increased by blog following by 14 followers, which I’m super excited about. Thank you to my new followers for helping me reach my 2022 goal of 100 followers! I now need 22 more followers to reach that 100 mark.

In May my top 5 posts were:

#BeatTheBacklog

Lisa at Owl Be Sat Reading started the hashtag #BeatTheBacklog to rally those who want to make a dent in their TBR list. I finished eight books in May, three of which were on my TBR prior to 2022: TELL ME AN ENDING by Jo Harkin; THE GIRL WHO FELL BENEATH THE SEA by Axie Oh; and GILD by Raven Kennedy.

Other Bookish Progress

In addition to all of the Wyrd and Wonder activity, I posted an April wrap-up.

I also recapped what I read for Mythothon Round 6 and shared a book haul from my library’s last book sale.

And I announced that I’m a panelist for the latest round of the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA).

Finally, I shared 10 bloggers’ posts to social media for the latest round of the Support Book Bloggers Challenge.

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