May Reading Wrap-Up

I know it’s not the end of the month yet, but I don’t think I’ll be starting or finishing anything between now and June 4. It’s the end of the semester for me, and I’m too busy writing papers and doing other school work. I’m still reading The Path of Daggers (Robert Jordan) for my bedtime book, and there is a *chance* that I’ll finish that before the 31st, but other than that, I’m not starting anything new for the rest of the month.

I read (or finished) nine books in June, and all but one fit into the following categories…

Asian Readathon (May 1-31)

  • How We Disappeared, by Jing-Jing Lee (★★★★)
  • The Dragon Republic, by R.F. Kuang (also read for Tome Topple) (★★★★)
  • Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng (★★★★)

Tome Topple (May 9-22)

  • Lethal White, by Robert Galbraith (★★★★)

Sykes & Savidge Book Club

  • The Hunting Party, by Lucy Foley (★★★)

Lauren’s Patreon book club

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (★★★★)

Women’s Prize Longlist

  • Actress, by Anne Enright (★★★)
  • Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson (★★★★★)

I also read Dopesick (Beth Macy) for my Drugs & Human Behavior class, which is what one of my final papers will be based on.

There were other books I wanted to get to, but May turned out to be busier than I expected with work and school. I’m still happy with how much I read and *what* I read, so I’m calling May a good month. I’m looking forward to having the summer off from school so I can just read for pleasure outside of work. That’ll be so nice. I’M SO CLOSE.

How did your reading go for the month of May? What was your favorite book of the month?

11 thoughts on “May Reading Wrap-Up

  1. You’re on figurative fire! May’s been pretty fun for me, reading-wise. My favorite read, so far, was a trio of Sweet Valley High books.

    I love how nostalgia creates these cycles in my life; I was obsessed with Sweet Valley in middle school, and now I’m re-experiencing that joy with an added appreciation for the hilarious ridiculousness of it all.

    Definitely good de-stress reading.

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      1. Oooh, if you’re a BSC fan (even nostalgically), you should absolutely listen to the Babysitters Club Club podcast. It’s hiLARIOUS (but totally NSFW). You’ll gain so many mind-blowing(ly ridiculous) insights into the series.

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  2. What a great wrap up of books that really worked for you. The only one I’ve read is How We Disappeared, which I thought was very well done. My reading is at a standstill with work and the pandemic. Not fun.

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