Monday, June 01, 2020

Month in Review: May 2020

This month was a little harder than the past two months only in that I would have just gotten back from BookExpo had we not been in the middle of this pandemic. While I am still getting books from publishers - some print copies, but mostly e-galleys - I was just sad to not be able to see everyone and be able to hear about all the upcoming new books coming out. This has always been something I look forward to each year and I not only look forward to seeing all the publishers/publicists and authors, but also all my book friends from near and far that I really only get to see in person at this event. Hopefully next year this event will happen and I was excited that they did do some things online, but it was just not the same as being together in person.

Reading-wise, I managed to have another great month, but then again, when you aren't doing much else, reading is definitely a saving grace! The weather has finally turned nice and we ordered our deck furniture so that should be here in the next week or so, so I will be out on my deck as much as possible!

Reading Stats:
  • Read this month: 28
  • Year to date: 124

Books Read: 
  1. Where the Lost Wander -- Amy Harmon (audio book)
  2. Take Me Apart -- Sara Sligar
  3. The Murder List -- Hank Phillippi Ryan (e-book)
  4. The German Heiress -- Anika Scott
  5. The Getaway -- Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (audio book)
  6. The Secrets of Love Story Bridge -- Phaedra Patrick (e-book/audio book)
  7. My Kind of People -- Lisa Duffy
  8. The Girl Beneath the Sea -- Andrew Mayne
  9. The Sun Sister -- Lucinda Riley (audio book)
  10. The 19th Christmas -- James Patterson
  11. This Is How I Lied -- Heather Gudenkauf (e-book)
  12. Ali Cross -- James Patterson
  13. Daughter of the Reich --Louise Fein
  14. A Good Marriage -- Kimberly McCreight
  15. The Echo Killing -- Christi Daugherty
  16. The Ingredients of You and Me -- Nina Bocci (e-book)
  17. Humankind -- Brad Aronson
  18. The Sunday Girl -- Pip Drysdale (e-book)
  19. The Jane Austen Society -- Natalie Jenner (audio book)
  20. The Summer Set --Aimee Agresti (e-book)
  21. The Silence -- Susan Allott
  22. The Liar's Room -- Simon Lelic (e-book)
  23. Tough Love -- Lori Foster (e-book/audio book)
  24. The Wife Stalker -- Liv Constantine
  25. Buried Angels -- Patricia Gibney (e-book)
  26. The Paris Hours -- Alex George
  27. Summer Longing -- Jamie Brenner (audio book) 
  28. The Queen's Secret -- Karen Harper
Favorite Books of May: 
  • Take Me Apart by Sara Sligar
  • The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley

Once again I am participating in #TheUnreadShelfProject2020, hosted by @theunreadshelf. I will be posting monthly updates both here and over on Instagram.


*These numbers only refer to books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while or that I have recently purchased. It does not include any review books.

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of May: 169
  • Books read this month (that count): 5
  • Books bought/received as gift this month: 8
  • Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 0
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of May: 172
 YTD Stats: 
  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of January: 158
  • Total Books read from shelves (that count): 16
  • Total Books bought/received as gift: 30
  • Total Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 0
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of May: 172



  1. 28 books for the month - that's amazing! Plus you knocked a few off your unread shelf project.

    Happy reading in June!

  2. So bummed that we didn't get to hang out at BookExpo! Our morning floor sitting strategy sessions were so fun. Here's to next year, hopefully!

  3. 28 books is a great effort

    I just started reading The Moon Sister! Looking forward to getting stuck into it.


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