May 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

May 2020 Monthly Wrap Up


2020 is shaping up to be a truly difficult year. Each month has been harder than the last, and May was rough on so many levels. I’ve continued to find comfort and escape in reading, both from stressful events in the world and in my personal life.

I’ve been writing my reviews pretty regularly, but I haven’t posted all of them yet (as usual). I'm really planning to work on that in June, and will hopefully be better about organizing my posts and actually scheduling them more than an hour in advance.


Before I get into anything about my month, I want to take a minute to address what's going on in the United States, and bring up an issue that is really important: the ongoing fight for equality that is STILL going on in my country. While I don't have a big following, I still feel that it is my duty as a human being to share and amplify the message, so I'm asking you to click this link to help the Black Lives Matter movement in any way you can. This can include attending protests, signing petitions, donating, sharing information, or just educating yourself. Whatever you're able to do. We can all do better and make this world a better, safer place.


It was hard to pick a favorite book for May 2020 — but highlights included The Hunger Games series and House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas


Here’s my breakdown of monthly/cumulative totals for May:


May Totals

Books read: 20

Books DNF’d: 1

Pages read: 8,802


Cumulative Averages Days per book: 2.25 Pages read per day: 289.83 Books read per month: 21.80 DNF’d books per month: 1.33


Genres Read in May:

Fantasy: 8

Folklore/Fairy Tales: 1

General Fiction: 2

Historical Fiction: 2

Sci-Fi: 7


Genres Read in 2020:

Biography/Memoir: 1

Fantasy: 54

Folklore/Fairy Tales: 7

General Fiction: 11

Graphic Novels: 1

Historical Fiction: 15

Mystery/Suspense: 3

Paranormal/New Age: 1

Poetry: 1

Romance/Erotica: 6

Sci-Fi: 8

Self-Help/Inspiration: 1


Backlist vs. 2020 Releases

Backlist books: 78 2020 releases: 31

2021 releases: 1


Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction

Fiction: 106 Nonfiction: 3


Format Read:

Print: 54 Digital: 55


Age Range

Adult: 35

YA: 53

Middle Grade: 1

Children: 1


Here's the books I read and links to my reviews:

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas — review pending

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell — review pending

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer — review pending

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Don’t Call the Wolf by Aleksandra Ross

Galatea by Madeline Miller

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

When We Collided by Emery Lord

Night Spinner by Addie Thorley — review pending

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins — review pending

The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi


How was your May, as far as reading goes? I know everyone is affected differently, but if you need to talk/vent/anything, you can reach out through this site, or you can find me on twitter, at @Leahs_books. Here's to hoping things start looking up in June.

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