What to Read in May


I’m officially behind on my GoodRead’s Book Challenge. Yep, I am. I’m not too surprised because life has been taking off, in a good way though. With my new job and newfound love for this blog, along with some other projects that I’m working on, my leisure time has all but seized to exist. For the month of May, though, I’m recommitting to my challenge to read 100 books by December 31, 2015. I mean, I only have about 95 left to go, so why not? Here’s what I’m planning to read in May.

Amy Poehler’s Yes Please



I’ve been wanting to read this book for the longest. My love for AP (She calls me “VP” and I call her “AP.”) runs deep. And not just because of Parks either. I can’t wait to dig into this one.

Marie Kondo’s the life-changing magic of tidying up


Late last year, I ran across an article featuring Marie Kondo and her unconventional methods for keeping things clean and organized. I was intrigued because I, too, personify inanimate objects. It sounds weird, but I’m hoping that Marie and I are kindred spirits and that she can crack my code for organization.

Jeanette Wall’s The Glass Castle


I half read this book in college and remember really, really wishing I had time to read it thoroughly, instead of just blazing through for an assignment. From what I remember, it was a good book and I’m looking forward to giving it the time it deserves in May.

Pearl Cleage’s Things I Should Have Told My Daughter


I bought this book a few months ago based on Amazon recommendations. I’ve never read a Pearl Cleage book, but I hear they’re all things amazing. Since I have a daughter and I am a daughter, I though I’d start with this one.

Henriette Anne Klauser’s Write It Down, Make It Happen


This will be my second time reading Ms. Klauser’s book. I enjoyed it the first time, but I don’t think that I was in a place where I actually appreciated what she was teaching. Seeing as though the halfway mark for 2015 is quickly approaching, I think that this is as fine a time as any to revisit this gem and do some mid-year re-assessment of where I am and where I’m going.

Since my bookshelf overfloweth, the only book I’m planning to buy is Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please.” Everything else, I already own.

What are you planning to read in May? Have you read any of these books?


  1. May 7, 2015 / 1:19 am

    I haven’t ready any of these but I’m reading Thrive by Arianna Huffington right now. Adding these to my list.

    • Vaneese
      May 27, 2015 / 10:40 am

      I’ve partially read Thrive, but I haven’t finished it. What do you think so far? Are you planning to do a review on your site? I’m full of questions. LOL

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