May Recap + Looking Forward To: June

The monthly recap is one of my favorite posts to do even though it’s a bit time consuming. Every month I recap my life, my blog, and talk about music, movies, Broadway and book news as well. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it.
Looking Forward To is a monthly feature that I do at the beginning of every month and talk about things I’m looking forward to.

~Stats~

WordPress Followers: 148
BlogLovin’ Followers: 88
Facebook Likes: 26
# of Views/Visitors: 4,162/2,786
# of Blog Posts: 26
# of Reviews: 1
# of Likes: 116
# of Comments: 254
Most Viewed Post: Review:

~Book Stats~

# of Books Read: Finished 2; Read 3
Finished: Challenger DeepFans of The Impossible Life 
Read: Anything Could HappenBecause You'll Never Meet Me5 to 1
# of Books Started: Four
Perfect (Sara Shepard)Tiny Pretty ThingsScarlett UndercoverMore Happy Than Not
# of Books Bought: 0
# of Books For Review: 3
A Step Toward FallingUnderneath EverythingAnything Could Happen
Thank you HarperCollins and Scholastic!
# of Books Won: Five
Tamara Ireland Stone and Sarah Dessen Books
I won Every Last Word, Time Between Us and Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone from Lisa at Read Breathe Relax<3
I won an arc of Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen from Meghann @ Becoming Books on Twitter. ❤
I won a book of my choice from Katie @ Polished Page on Twitter

~Favorite Book I Read~

Because You’ll Never Meet Me was everything I always wanted.<3
I also loved loved loved Fans of The Impossible Life
And Anything Could Happen was the unrequited love story I’d always hoped for.
More Happy Than Not is super super super fantastic.
Yes I’m cheating, no I don’t care. 🙂

~What I Posted Last Month~

Features:
Musical Monday: Will Walton guest post
Wondrous Covers Wednesday #33
All The Summer-y Covers (Wondrous Covers Wednesday #34)
Wondrous Covers Wednesday #35
Reviews:
ARC Review: Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu (Five Stars)
Other Posts:
Looking Forward To: May ’15
Bout of Books #13
The Time I Interviewed Corey Ann Haydu
My Sophomore Life Soundtrack (RRWC May Challenge #1)
Bookspine Poetry (RRWC May Challenge #2)
Musical Book Tag
I Read The Fault In Our Stars In A Strip Club
Armchair BEA: Introduction
Armchair BEA: Part 2 – Visual Expression + Social Media 
Armchair BEA: Part 3 – Characters
Armchair BEA: Part 4 – Movie Adaptations
Memes:
I Am Never Ever Ever Reading You (Like, Ever) (TTT)
All The Authors I Want To Meet (TTT)
All The Movies I Want To…Read? (TTT)
Great Beach Reads (TTT)

~Favorite Posts~

This has been a month of favorite posts for me, strangely enough. 🙂
Basically anything I posted this past week I really love.
Musical Monday: Guest Playlist by Will Walton for his book Anything Could Happen
Things To Do Instead of BEA
All About The Character Love (and Hate)
My interview with Corey Ann Haydu<3
Musical Book Tag!

~Blogosphere Participation~

I did Bout of Books (#13) for the second time this year! It was fun again even though I didn’t do complete my goal. I still need to update my progress page here for it.
I participated (a bit too much, oops) in the #YAParty Twitter giveaways! Haha. So funny story, I originally thought you could only post once per prize, so I posted only once, then half an hour later, someone messaged me saying you COULD post more than once per prize, and this was quoted from a host’s tweet. So then I went tweet crazy. (Sorry about that).
THEN I heard from other hosts that only ONE tweet would be counted for each prize so…I spammed a ton of you for no reason. Lol. Sorry!
Besides that, I participated in Armchair BEA and I had fun doing it! That lead to a few of my favorite posts for this past month. ❤
~How Did I  Do With My Blogging/Reading Resolutions and Challenges?~
I’ve read a few books for the EW/NG reading challenge.

~TV News~

Game of Thrones finally had an epic episode last night. Winter is here. I think.
Pretty Little Liars returns TOMORROW!!!! I’m SO SO SO excited.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES HAD A SERIOUS ENDING FOR THE SEASON FINALE AND OMG. I’M SAD.

~Movie News~

I learned 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson has been optioned.  
The potential We Were Liars movie has a writer now.
Steven Spielberg’s Company to Adapt Brave New World for SyFy 
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has been optioned by Overbrook to be a movie.
Vicious by Victoria Schwab was optioned to Scott Free Productions and Story Mining and Supply.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is to come out in March 2016.
13 Reasons Why and Before I Fall are both in development for filming.

~Broadway News~

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will launch a national tour in 2016: 

~Fantastic Videos~

I have been waiting for this video for like a month and a half and I was so happy to finally see it. ❤
I found this amazing and important and real video on depression. 
I died watching this video. 
I loved this video and this video and this video

~Music I’ve Loved~

I have been playing The DUFF soundtrack over and over. Haha. I’m also back into Rent, because sometimes I just need Rent.
I listened to Brandon Flowers’ “The Desired Effect” and I liked it a ton. Lonely Town finally clicked with me.
I discovered I like Elliot Smith’s Either/Or a lot too. I was always under the impression I didn’t care for it.
I rediscovered this cover of Crush from Glee. I love it.

~New/Discovered Music~

King by Years and Years 
No Words by Erik Hassle
Preach by M.O. 
Fire Under My Feet by Leona Lewis
All About You by MYYRA (Album out june 9th)

Looking Forward To: June

And now for what I’m looking forward to this month in books and movies.

Albums:

Florence + The Machine “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” (June 1)
Young Guns “Ones and Zeroes”  (June 6)
Muse “Drones” (June 9th)
Of Monsters and Men “Beneath The Skin” (June 9th)
Adam Lambert “The Original High” (June 12th)
Hilary Duff “Breathe in. Breathe Out.” (June 16th)
Third Eye Blind “Dopamine” (June 16th)
Breaking Benjamin “Dark Before Dawn” (June 23rd)
Carly Rae Jepsen “E-MO-TION” (June 24)
I am absolutely dying for Hilary Duff’s and Breaking Benjamin’s albums. As well as Florence + The Machines’, but the other two are number one. ❤
Books:
~June 2nd~
Like It Never Happened by Emily Adrien
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
The Devil You Know by Trish Dollar
Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu
Joyride by Anna Banks
The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
Skyscraping by Leah Thomas
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
~June 9th~
Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca
Even When You Lie To Me by Jessica Alcott
~June 16th~
The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Get Dirty (Don’t Get Mad) by Gretchen McNeil
The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen
~June 30th~
Under The Lights (#2) by Dahlia Adler
Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips
June 2nd is insane! And it’s tomorrow, EVERYONE GO BUY BECAUSE YOU’LL NEVER MEET ME AND MORE HAPPY THAN NOT! DO IT. DO IT NOW. Or pre-order them in the meantime. I left off a few of the books I have for review so…sorry about that. 🙂 I had Because You’ll Never Meet Me and More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera which you all know I have loved/am loving. 🙂

Let me know how your past month has been or what you’re looking forward to this upcoming month. 🙂 I want to know all about it.
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About Amber (YA Indulgences)

Amber is a 20-something woman who enjoys reading, writing, listening to music and taking walks. She has a book blog called YA Indulgences . She is still trying to figure out what she's doing with her life, but she's confident that time will tell. In the meantime she's heading towards the goal of becoming a renowned blogger. View all posts by Amber (YA Indulgences)

2 responses to “May Recap + Looking Forward To: June

  • Kayla @ The Bookish Owl

    Looks like you had a fabulous May! That GoT episode was CRAAAAZYY! My heart was beating so fast when Jon and the White Walker were dueling and the entire fight sequence, I was thinking, “Please don’t die. Please don’t die. Please don’t die.” HAHA. And, that cute Wildling mom 😦

    Hope you have a great June!

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  • Kayla Sanchez

    I can’t WAIT for Beneath the Skin!! But I can’t go out and buy it that day because my mom has a rule that I can’t buy stuff in my birthday month, lol. So I guess I’ll have it July first at the latest – but Spotify is going to be my best friend until then haha.

    WAIT WAIT WAIT Breaking Benjamin’s new album is coming out this month?? *excited flailing*

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