Hello Readers! I would like to start by saying that posting a normal monthly wrap-up post seems strange while my country and the world is hurting. As a person with white privilege, sometimes I feel unequipped to even begin to understand what people of color are going through, have gone through, and will go through. But I want to learn. I want to be someone who lifts up their voices, not ignores them or silences them. I’m starting by educating myself—listening, reading, looking within. Calling out racism when I see it. No longer being silent and looking the other way. Which is hard for a shy introvert, but so important. If you’re a person of color and you see something I need to correct or do better, please don’t hesitate to point it out to me. <3
Where did May go?? Seriously, it flew by. Somehow, I still managed to read 9 books this month. (3,825 pages, thanks to the super long A Breath of Snow and Ashes!) And several of those I rated five stars, so a fun and rewarding reading month. I decided to separate my wrap-up and haul this month since they were both large. You can check out my haul here!
Looking back at My May TBR I kept my expectations low so I could mood read, and I would say it worked. I read all four books on my list, plus some. 🙂
Be sure to check out The Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction!
(Link to synopsis on Goodreads through the book title.)
My May Wrap-Up
I started the month off finishing up A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon and I’d forgotten how much happens in these hefty books. Loved returning to the Outlander world!
Rating (5 / 5)
The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler was a last minute ARC I was approved for, and while I was nervous about this one, I had no reason to be. I loved it! I still find myself thinking about it.
Rating (4 / 5)
I felt like the last person to read Normal People by Sally Rooney, but I wanted to watch the new adaptation, so I ordered it and read it (in less than a day). I’m almost done with the series, and I think I like it even more than the book.
Rating (4.5 / 5)
I read The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz with my son. This middle-grade book is the perfect introduction into the struggle of the undocumented immigrant. Based on a true story, it’s harrowing and unforgettable.
Rating (5 / 5)
I won Summer Hours by Amy Mason Doan on Instagram, and I fell in love with this atmospheric book, as well. Another perfect ‘beach read’ or book club choice. It’s currently $2.99 on Amazon, too. 🙂
Rating (5 / 5)
This month’s posts I also shared:
- My 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge Quarterly Update
- Happy News for Twilight Fans
- Bookish News to Smile About
And my Top Ten Tuesday posts:
- Engaging Debut Novels You Might Have Missed
- The Last Ten Books I Abandoned
- Reasons Why I Love Advanced Reader Copies
- Opening Lines From Books on my TBR Shelf
How was your reading month? Have you read any of these books? Did you add any of them to your TBR? Let me know in the comments!