May 2020 Reading Recap

Happy Saturday!
I’m basically going to refer to this past month as ‘April Junior’ because I did the exact same thing as last month: read books, did home workouts/walked, watched TV, & cooked. So I apologize yet again, that yes, this is another long as anything reading recap, because I’m bored & loosing my mind. Also, I just realized I didn’t read as much as last month, but  oh well, life happens, I’m still way ahead of where I thought I would be this time of year!

One thing that was exciting & book related, ‘P’ got me a kindle & I’m just waiting for it to come in but I’m actually so excited & nervous at the same time.

So with May coming to an end, here is my May Reading Recap & current TBR list!

2020 Reading Challenge
– 34/50

Currently Reading:
Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young

Completed in May:

  • Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • My Favourite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
  • American Royals by Katharine McGee
  • The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
  • Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid 
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

My Thoughts:

  • Where’d You Go Bernadette: I have really mixed feelings about this book. I mean it was great that we got all the side stories & everything, but there was just something about this book that I didn’t enjoy.
  • My Favourite Half-Night Stand: So again, I have such mixed feelings. Like I like how the book started & then once she decided to cat-fish her best guy friend/hookup buddy it just got to be too much, that was my turning point. Like how in your right mind do you think that is okay, it’s not & for that reason I really ended up not enjoying the book as much as I hoped I would. But yeah, I’m disappointed.
  • American Royals: So this book was way too long, like it could have been done halfway through, & that would have been sufficient. Other than that, I didn’t mind it. I’m not sure if I want to read the second one, but at the same time, I feel like I’ve invested so much time learning about these characters lives (because yes, the book was that long) that I feel like I have too. But it’s a good read, totally what I would think a book about a fictional American royal family (or any fictional royal family).
  • The Wives: Uhhh, this was a totally weird book. So I was totally into it & enjoying it & then all of a sudden the book took this weird plot twist turn & then it was all downhill for me from there & yeah, I basically just didn’t like it, I don’t really know what else to say which sucks because I was excited to finally read it, but thats life.
  • Such A Fun Age: This book was interesting. I feel like I was kind of confused for most of it. I did enjoy it at times but it was kind of meh to me. I dont know how to explain this one really.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing: So this book was interesting. I did find there was a lot of discrimination & it made it tough to read. It also seemed to drag on a little & I ended up not liking how it ended, but it was an alright book.
  • What Happens in Paradise: So this was a continuation, which Elin literally never writes. so I was all for it. I really loved that we learned more about what lead to the first book, & got to know the characters even better. My only thing is how it ended, it just ended & like I really really really hope there will be a part 3, because I need that right now.

 

TBR List or as I like to call it the ‘what’s unread on my bookshelf list’:
Again not being read in any order, crossing out books as I read

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
  • Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
  • The New Rules of Work by Alexandra Cavoulacos & Kathryn Minshew
  • Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young
  • Special Deluxe by Neil Young
  • Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
  • What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  • The Mister by E.L James

 

Have you read anything worth recommending?
Let me know in the comments, I’m seriously looking for new books! 

 

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9 thoughts on “May 2020 Reading Recap

  1. Pingback: Keeping Up With Cass – May 2020 | Uniquely Cass

  2. I’m reading Where The Crawdads Sing right now & I’m having a hard time getting into it. I can’t wait until October when the 3rd book in the Paradise series is due out!!

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