May 2019 Recap

I got some good reading done in May, but that’s about all I can say for it. I was informed my rent is being raised by an extra $55/month. I’m already paying a ridiculous amount of money for my crappy one-bedroom apartment and I just don’t feel like I can stay here anymore. The other rental options really aren’t much better. I thought maybe it would be a good time to re-evaluate buying a condo and I went to talk to a loan officer and ended up being really disappointed in what my price range would be. I work so hard at saving money and deny myself so many things and it just all feels so pointless right now. There are also crappy things happening at work and I’m just feeling very disappointed with life. Anywho, onto the important parts of this post…

Celeste Ng Book Signing


Amanda and I went to see Celeste Ng on the paperback tour for Little Fires Everywhere. I haven’t actually read it yet, but it’s set in Ohio and she is a former Ohioan, so attending seemed like a no-brainer. It was interesting, but she made a couple of political statements that kind of put a damper on the whole experience. However, I’ll still be reading the book.

Books Read: 12

Adult: 10
YA: 2

Favorite Book I Read This Month:


Truth or Die (DS Imogen Grey #5) by Katerina Diamond. Watch for my review in July!

  Books Reviewed: 7

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker – 4/5 Stars

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – 3/5 Stars

Just One of the Groomsmen by Cindi Madsen – 4/5 Stars

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda – 4/5 Stars

Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) by Jennifer L Armentrout – 4/5 Stars

The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall – 2 Stars

Sweet on You (Bradford Sisters Romance #3) by Becky Wade – 3.5/5 Stars

Books Read in 2019 Overall: 60

Funny Fridays:


May 3

For the most part

May 10

And my poor ex-husband got the wrath of this. Perfect book boyfriends = unable t

May 17

Other Posts:

April 2019 Recap

WWW Wednesday – May 8, 2019

WWW Wednesday – May 15, 2019

Reviewing the Unreviewed: May 2019

Book News


The Hating Game is being made into a movie!  It’s going to star Lucy Hale and Robbie Amell. The casting wouldn’t be my first choice, but I don’t hate it. Super excited to see what this ends up looking like.

30 thoughts on “May 2019 Recap

  1. I am sorry to hear about your rent. That is so frustrating. I hope you are able to find something else soon.
    The author visit was disappointing. I am sorry I suggested it. I still plan on reading the book but I am not very excited for it.
    What I AM excited for is The Hating Game movie!

    • Thanks! It’s super frustrating. And don’t worry about the author visit! I wanted to go, too. I’ll be putting her book off a little longer now, though, haha. We should go see The Hating Game together when it comes out!

      • I am glad you wanted to go see Celeste too. Makes me feel a better 🙂 Sorry I can’t make it to the next one. I have so much going on and I am so tired. I think I am not feeling well not sure because my only symptom is exhaustion lol. I would love to see The Hating Game with you! I was hoping it would be soon but I can’t find any release date info about it.

  2. Ah man, I totally understand the hell it is to find a good place with good rent to pay. Currently hearing a lot of the issues people are having with finding a nice place, despite the insane prices everywhere. Hope you’ll find something more stable and to your taste, or find a way to live with the price raises.

  3. I don’t watch a lot of movies anymore, but The Hating Game is one I’ll definitely want to see. I don’t even know those actors – that’s how behind the movie times I am!

    I’m really sorry this month has sucked so bad. The whole apartment/condo thing is awful. I ask myself the same question sometimes…why do we work so hard? Seems like all I do is work to pay ridiculous bills. Where is the fun in that?! Ugh. I hope things get better and you find something soon.

    • I don’t see a lot of movies either, but would definitely love to go see The Hating Game! And thank you! I am feeling particularly pessimistic about life lately haha. My realtor showed me the two condos in the area that are in my price range yesterday and they were both big no’s.

  4. Hey Stephanie, that’s frustrating and disappointing about your living situation. I hope you find a solution. I hope you like Little Fires Everywhere – I really liked the book so I’ll be interested in what you think. I’ve never heard Ng speak – so many things make an impression, don’t they?

    • Thanks! the housing frustration is definitely bad right now. On top of everything, I have ants that will not go away. Ugh! I haven’t started Little Fires Everywhere yet, but I will. She wasn’t a bad speaker at all, just made a couple of comments that I didn’t agree with – and made in such a way that you know she thinks you’re an awful person if you don’t agree with her…

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