What I Read: May 2015

What I read may 2015

Time for another edition of “What I Read: last month”.

I finally downloaded and printed Modern Mrs Darcy’s reading journal (details here) and I have LOVED using it. I had a few other journals which I was using, but they weren’t working out the greatest, and this one is … SO nice! Mine did format a little weird, but, it’s still usable so it doesn’t bother me too much. 🙂

What I read

Fika: The Art of The Swedish Coffee Break, with Recipes for Pastries, Breads, and Other Treats by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall

Wrote a review for this book. In a nutshell, if you like desserts, check it out!


Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A futuristic spin on a classic fairy tale. Loved It! Yes, I guessed what would happen by about one-third of the way into the book. Cinder, the cyborg mechanic falls in love with Prince Kai (but she doesn’t fully realize it) In the process of running away from her “evil stepmother” she discovers valuable info that could possibly save Kai and the Commonwealth, if she only makes the right decisions…!


Belles on Their Toes by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

The sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen, the story picks up just after the death of Mr Gilbreth (Father), and continues on the family’s adventures. It follows how they lived, and how they made do with their circumstances as they were, but mostly how they relied on each other. I laughed and cried.


Minimize the Mess by Rachel Kratz

I was really excited to get my copy of this book! It’s short, sweet and to the point. And filled to the brim with solid tips to get started on the decluttering process. I also really love how she ties in little aspects of the Catholic faith throughout!

{And I love Rachel’s blog, so if you have some time head over and check it out!}


And that’s what I have for May. Not nearly as much as last month, and I didn’t actually complete a lengthy book with the kids, but, we’re working on it for this month!

I know people are putting out their summer reading lists left and right, but I don’t think I can make a full summer list at the moment. Pretty much the rest of this month is all I can manage. It’s short enough that I can actually finish the books that I decide to read and not get overwhelmed. Plus that leaves me free to choose whatever I want next month (and the next month) based on what I’m feeling like at the time.


For the rest of June this is what I have lined up:

*Finish: Story of A Soul (need to return to the church library before we leave in July)
*Finish: Dragonfly in Amber (started, but put on hold to read all the library books that came in in May and that I’m trying to finish up – see above and below)
*Finish: Gaudy Night (due back at the library in two days, will probably have to renew – I like mysteries once they get into the thick of it, but getting their always has a hard time keeping my interest, and therefore has me dragging my feet to pick up and read)
*Read: Simply Ancient Grains (for a book review – also before we leave in July)
*Read: Backlands (currently on hold at the library, hoping it makes it here in time for me to read and return before we leave).