Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2020

Hello, friends. πŸ’ž It feels a little strange to be writing a blog post because it’s very insignificant in comparison to what’s going on in the world.

Before I start, please continue to support the Black community through donating and signing petitions as the Black Lives Matter movement is a continuous fight. Educate yourself on how to be a better ally. If you can, I recommend joining the Blackout Buddy Read hosted by Books with Shae in June.

TIFFANY’S LIFE 🌺

The first half of May was focused on finishing final exams in time for graduation. ✏️ Several of my family members tested positive for COVID-19 so I had to spend most of my time caring for them, but luckily, many of my professors were understanding and allowed me to take my finals at a later time.

I was super proud of myself because I graduated from university with Magna Cum Laude Honors despite everything going on. πŸ₯° The actual graduation ceremony has been postponed, but part of me is low-key glad that I won’t have to sit outside in the sun for 5 hours. One of the best things of this month was the PJO TV show announcement so please enjoy my fangirlish photos trying to channel my inner child of Aphrodite. πŸ’ž

BOOKS I READ πŸ“š

This month, I read 17 books putting me at 88 out of 100 books for my Goodreads Reading Challenge. All of my reads this month were rereads except for I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn which I read as part of subtle asian book club. I’m hoping to read more new books in June (she says despite having already reread 3 books) so I get the chance to be introduced to new authors and stories.

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58 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2020

  1. May was decent for me. I finished my sophomore year of High School with somehow passing one of the hardest classes with an A. Most of the books I’ve read was rereads minus a few new books in between.

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    1. Ahh that’s amazing, Lori!! You should be so proud of that A. ❀️ Hopefully, we’ll get to read some new 5-star level reads this month~

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  2. congrats on graduating magna cum laude honors Tiffany!! this is such a big achievement omg! i hope you’re family is doing better now 🀍 also i love how most of the books you’ve read are books i had totally forgot about but whose authors shaped me as a teen reader (im looking at you meg cabot)!!!

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    1. thank you so so much, saoudia!! everyone has officially recovered and tested negative πŸ₯³ thank you for your sweet and healing thoughts. and I KNOW!! honestly, there’s something really fun about going back to reread the books that shaped us. πŸ˜‚

      i hope you have a fantastic june!!

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  3. Congrats on your graduation! Seventeen books s an amazing reading month, I managed to read 6. But, I found a new favorite series, The Magicians. I finished it in May and I loved how it finished.

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    1. Thank you!! I tend to read a lot more when I reread books because they fly through a lot faster. Ooo Is The Last Magician part of that series?

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      1. Yes, it is a trilogy. It is really fun adult series that follows a student through a magic university of sorts and beyond graduation. That description doesn’t really do it justice. πŸ˜‚

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  4. i don’t remember if i ever congratulated you on your magna cum laude?? but whether or not… CONGRATS BB ur the smartest and i am so proud of u!!! πŸ’–πŸ’– also lmaooo the way people always think i reread a lot but you’re out here spending your entire month rereading 😭 i support you!!! especially with 88/100 books… you’re putting us all to shame

    i hope you have a good june! and 1) thank you for linking to my post πŸ₯Ί and 2) stop being so cute πŸ₯Ί

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    1. ljflkaflaksjfaslk THANK YOU BB 😭 OKAY BUT HONESTLY REREADING IS THE WAAY TO GO. it’s just so comforting?? and fun to look back at all these nostalgic reads?? but i’m determined to pick up some new books for June!! YOU THE CUTEST πŸ’–

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  5. I don’t know if I’ve said this before but congratulations on your graduation and especially the magna cum laude!!!
    Honestly it’s so amazing that you can score so good, read and blog and also take acre of your sick family members?? You’re a freaking hero ❀

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    1. Aww thank you, Charvi!! and omg NO ASKLFAJLS to be honest, after my exams, I’ve had a lot more free time πŸ™ˆ

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  6. tiffany!!! congratulations on graduation and your magna cum laude, you’re such an inspiration ❀ i'm so happy to hear that your family members have recovered. have a lovely june! (and thanks for the mention πŸ’—πŸ’—)

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    1. chloe!! thank you for being so so sweet. i appreciate you lots, and i hope you have a fantastic june too ❀️

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  7. Congrats on graduation magna cum laude! That’s so amazing!
    I can’t believe that despite all that was going on, you read so much. I’m in awe πŸ™‚
    Hope you have a great June!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jas!! It’s definitely been a challenging month, but things have been looking up ❀️I hope you get to read a bunch of amazing books in June~!

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  8. Congratulations on graduating and I hope that your family is okay now πŸ’•
    I somehow haven’t read the Percy Jackson books yet but I definitely plan to at some point this year. If I ever push passed this slump but I think I can. I have more reading enthusiasm anyway which is a good sign ☺️

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Charlotte πŸ’– You definitely should read PJO!! It’s such a classic series, and it’s so good!! It’d be so fun to get caught up before the Disney adaptation too~ Good luck beating your reading slump, and I hope you have a wonderful June!!

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  9. congrats on your graduation!!! That’s so amazing !! And I read 16 books in may!! I’m always tempted to re read but know I have TBR tackle but I love how just spent the entire month reread haha. I hope u find some new amazing reads in June that you love !! Also 88 books…I have been called out with my measly 29 (or something )

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    1. ILSA I’VE MISSED YOU ❀️❀️❀️ aslkfjaskl we’re killing our reading challenges!! and no omg rereading is now my form of procrastination. my netgalley ratio is currently LAUGHING at me! i hope we both get to read some amazing books in june~!

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    1. thank you, destiny!! everyone has more or less recovered ☺️ i hope you get to read a bunch of amazing books this month~

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  10. I’m so so, so SO proud of you ahh you did so well, congratulations love ❀ ❀ ❀ and wow, you've read such an incredible amount of books, too, that's so impressive. I'm happy you liked I Love You So Mochi, I'm so curious about that one! πŸ™‚
    I hope June will be kind to you ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. *runs to hug you* thank you so much, marie!! truthfully, it took me a while to get into i love you so mochi but i still enjoyed it!! sending you so much love for june πŸ’ž

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  11. I love the formatting on your blog posts. It’s so clean and light and beautiful. ❀ Congratulations on graduating with such high honors!

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    1. aww thank you, heather!! you are too sweet πŸ’–

      i hope you have a wonderful june! happy reading~

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  12. I’m so sorry that your family has been sick, I hope they are feeling better now! ❀ I’m happy to hear that you graduated with such good results though, congratulations!! πŸŽ‰ I’m also so excited for the new Percy Jackson adaption, I hope it’s going to be good! πŸ™

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    1. Everyone’s been healing well!! Thank you so much for your kind words, Caro πŸ’– and AHHH I KNOW?? THE MEMES ARE GOING TO BE SO GOOD AND I’M SO EXCITED!!

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  13. Yayyyyy congratulations on graduating with honors!! I am so so excited for the PJO adaptations and those fangirling photos are πŸ”₯πŸ”₯oh my gosh 88/100?? Rereads are honestly so much fun, I definitely need to start prioritizing that!

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    1. Thank you so much, Riv!! and DKAJFLKSFJA THE MEMES ARE GOING TO BE SO GOOD IM SO READY ❀️

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  14. Aaah thank you so much for sharing my post love ❀ And congrats and graduating with honours, so proud of you! My May was good? I think, honestly I can't remember much of it now and it's only 2nd week of June but I don't remember May anymore. I just know I spent a lot of time watching YouTube, reading a lot which hasn't happened in a while. I hope you have a wonderful June and sending all my love to you and your family ❀

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    1. Of course, Clo!! I loved it πŸ’ž AND I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. May feels like a long time ago even though it was less than a week ago?? The days are seriously starting to blend together πŸ™ˆ

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  15. ahhh tiffany congrats on your magna cum laude!! ❀ ❀ and sending you and your family lots of love and light. I hope they feel better soon ❀

    also! 88 books??? my brain cannot comprehend that, you're a legend tbh ❀ and!! you're so pretty omg !!!

    hope you have a lovely june, tiffany! ❀

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    1. aww thank you, sara!! they’re definitely healing well which is good. and ahhh it’s the free time post finals πŸ™ˆ thank you for being so so sweet and i hope you have a fantastic june~

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    1. ASDSFGHJKL THANK YOU JESSICA!! Now that finals are over I’ve definitely have way too much free time πŸ™ˆ

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  16. oh my goodness, congratulations on graduating from university with Magna Cum Laude honors!!! that’s so amazing – you should be very proud of yourself πŸ₯°β€ and omg you’ve read 88 books this year?? teach me your ways please!! ahh thank you so much for mentioning my blog post, that means a lot to me πŸ₯Ί i hope you have the most beautiful June, Tiffany! ❀

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    1. Ahh thank you, Ash!! and I’ve reread a lot of books this past month which flew by πŸ™ˆ and I loved your post!! I hope you have a wonderful June πŸ’ž

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    1. Thank you, Priyasha!! I hope you have a wonderful June and get the chance to read a bunch of amazing books ❀️

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    1. Thank you, Emme!! It’s been a really great reading year so far. I hope you have a lovely June and can pick up some amazing books πŸ₯°

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  17. Aaah, Tiffany congratulations on graduating with honors!!! You’re absolutely crushing your reading challenge this year, I’m definitely going to need some tips on that πŸ˜‚ fkajlhfslka I love your Camp Half Blood selfies! I can *feel* the child of Aphrodite vibes emanating off the photos. Thank you for sharing my post! I hope your June has been going well!! πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Aww thank you, Chana!! asdfghjkl reread a bunch of books to catch up and maybe even manga πŸ™ˆ and AHHH THANK YOU FOR APPRECIATING!! I hope you have a lovely June, Happy Reading~

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    1. Ahh thank you Ruby!! I hope you have a fantastic June and are reading a bunch of amazing books πŸ’–

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