Most Popular Song On My iPod: Lily Allen – Chinese
I don’t have an easy way of checking my top played songs from the past month, so I’m just going to choose a song I know I’ve been listening to a lot for the past month. I’m not quite sure why I’ve been listening to this song so much, but it seems to pop up so many times on shuffle and I decided to listen to it every time because I do like it. Doesn’t represent my mood or anything over the past month – just a song I like to listen to that I have listened to a lot lately.
Top Books Read
1. Perfect Scoundrels (Ally Carter) This was a great addition to the Heist Society series. There were times I was a little mad with what was happening, but in the best way possible (it was a sign that I cared so much about the characters) and the ending was dramatic and sad and awesome. I hope there are more books in this series in the future.
2. Out of the Easy (Ruta Sepetys) I was really surprised at how much I really, really enjoyed this book. I’d heard lots of great things about Ruta Sepetys’s first book, Between Shades of Gray, but I wasn’t sure that I was going to be such a fan of this book. It was the characters and their stories and the drama that was both sad and great.
Books I’m Excited About
I already have The Lost Hero and The Rising and plan on reading them as soon as possible. I’m both excited and scared for them – The Lost Hero because it’s a companion series and I’m excited for it but worried that I won’t like it and it’ll make me sad; and The Rising because it’s the last in the trilogy and I’m also excited for it but also worried I won’t like it and it’ll also make me sad. Golden comes out in May, I believe, so there’s a good chance that I won’t read it right away since I rarely find new releases at the library, but I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about it and really want to get my hands on it.
Upcoming Releases I’m Excited About
There are plenty of great books coming out this month that I want to get my hands on. The first and third are debuts, which can be both exciting and daunting, so we’ll see how well they end up going for me.
A Goal for May
* Get Ahead on Posts – I was sick for the first half of last week and then trying to catch up during the second half, so I had trouble posting last week, and I think I’ve been pretty sporadic overall if I remember correctly. Once summer starts, hopefully I’ll be able to get a bunch of posts written ahead of time, but before that exams and projects will probably make that difficult.