TBR List: May 2017

I only finished 3 of the 6 planned books from my April TBR list. I’m in the middle of one other, and another is still on my stack for this month. The last one I gave up on and returned to the library without even starting. You know how that goes. I did read a lot of other unplanned books, so it was still a great reading month despite my busy travel schedule last month.

This month I have selected a variety of adult, young adult, and non-fiction reading.

Books I’ll be reading in May 2017


The Yellow Envelope by Kim DinanThe Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World by Kim Dinan

How I got it: The author emailed me asking whether I’d be interested in reading and reviewing the book, so I’m reading an eARC.

Why I got it: I don’t often accept these unsolicited ARCs, but this book really caught my attention. You know I don’t love memoirs, but yet this idea of giving while traveling the world intrigued me. I’m about 60% into this book, and…spoiler…I am loving it!


The Museum of Extraordinary ThingsThe Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman by Alice Hoffman

How I got it: I borrowed the CD audio book from the library.

Why I got it: My department lead at work mentioned loving this book, and I needed an audiobook for our road trip last weekend. It seemed like something Jim and I would both enjoy. I love circus stories, and a side show is kind of like a circus, right?


Carve the Mark by Veronica RothCarve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1) by Veronica Roth

How I got it: I borrowed it from the library.

Why I got it: It’s my YA book club selection for May – Sarah’s pick.



Almost Missed You by Jessica StrawserAlmost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

How I got it: I received an ARC from the publisher.

Why I got it: It’s my She Reads pick for Spring 2017.



Tumbling by Caela CarterTumbling by Caela Carter

How I got it: I borrowed it from the library.

Why I got it: I love gymnastics books. And My Life with the Liars was amazing, so I’m anxious to read another book by Caela Carter.



It's Always the Husband by Michele CampbellIt’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

How I got it: I have an eARC from NetGalley.

Why I got it: I was looking for another suspense book, and this one caught my eye.



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What are you planning to read this month?

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    1. What’s making you reconsider Almost Missed You? I haven’t picked it up yet. I had a rush of library books come in, so I’m going a little off script this month. 🙂

      1. I’m not sure, there was just something about the blurb that wasn’t making me feel like I needed to read it. But kind of moot now, since I did read it – and enjoyed it way more than I thought I would! I have a review coming up in a couple weeks.
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    1. I actually started the She Reads summer pick this week instead of Almost Missed You (spring pick). Oops. I’ll get to it soon. The Yellow Envelope was amazing. My review and author interview will be up soon. I have been suck a slacker with blogging lately.

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