May 2020 Reading Wrap-up! #BookBlog #BookReview #WrapUp


May was a great reading month for me, both in quality and quantity! I tried to really focus on making time for reading this past month and I feel like I was successful. It doesn’t hurt that I really enjoyed most of the books I read this month, also!! YEAH!

Now the details! Below you will find a summary of my May reading, upcoming books, and my reading stats so far this year.

Click on the links to read my full reviews.

Reviews Posted

  1. The Secrets of Love Story Bridge by Phaedra Patrick ★★★★☆
  2. The Night Swim by Megan Goldin ★★★★★
  3. Happily Ever After & Everything In Between by Debbie Tung ★★★★★
  4. Time for Bed’s Story by Monica Arnaldo ★★★★★
  5. Inventors: Incredible Stories of the World’s Most Ingenious Inventions by Robert Winston ★★★★★
  6. The Lady with the Books by Kathy Stinson ★★★★★
  7. This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf ★★★★★
  8. Backward Science by Clive Gifford ★★★★★
  9. Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders ★★★☆☆
  10. The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington ★★★★★
  11. Emmy Noether: The Most Important Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of by Helaine Becker ★★★★☆
  12. Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell ★★★★★
  13. A World Full of Dickens Stories by Angela McAllister ★★★★☆
  14. The Safe Place by Anna Downes ★★★☆☆


Finished Reading in May (reviews to be posted in June)

  1. In The Dark: The Science of What Happens at Night by Lisa Deresti Betik (ARC)

No DNFs this month!

Currently Reading

  1. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov – personal choice
  2. Subversive by Raena Rood – ARC/author request
  3. When I Met You by Olive Newport – ARC

Up Next in my Reading Queue

  1. The Essence of Darkness by Tom Clearlake – ARC
  2. The Apartment by K.L. Slater – ARC
  3. Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg – ARC
  4. The Vacation by T.M. Logan – ARC
  5. Crossings by Alex Landragin – ARC
  6. Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan by Deborah Reed – ARC

I was able to read and review 11 ARCs in May; unfortunately several of them were new requests so I still haven’t made any real dent in my NetGalley shelf! I’m working on it though! I have one ARC I’ve read and need to write a review for and two ARCs I’m currently reading. So, if I can get through the six on this list above in June I think I will be in good shape!

2020 Readings Stats

As of May 31, 2020, I have read 51 of the 104 books I challenged myself to read this year. According to Goodreads, I am currently 9 books ahead of schedule… which means I was able to pick up the pace a bit this month (I was only 4 books ahead of schedule in April)!

That’s it for May!


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(cover images from Goodreads)

2 thoughts on “May 2020 Reading Wrap-up! #BookBlog #BookReview #WrapUp

  1. I also really need to make more of a dent in my Netgalley shelf! I just have so many books I want to read and this unprecedented time has offered the best opportunity to read more!

    jasmine |

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  2. I just can’t keep “browsing” on NetGalley! There are so many great books and before I know it I’ve requested 10 new ones in no time! I need an intervention! 😂

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