What I read in May 2020
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What I read in May 2020

What I read in May 2020

It’s time to find out what I read in May 2020. Let’s wrap up the month and see what books I read, liked, didn’t like and more. I’ll also dive into a few readathons I’ve participated in. Maybe I made progress on my reading challenges in May 2020?

First of all, I just want to stress the fact that I don’t see reading as a competition and I do have months where I don’t read anything, and other times where I read a lot of books. It all depends on my mood, my sparetime and whatever else is going on.  So please, don’t feel bad if you don’t read 300 books a year! I only started tracking my reading because it’s fun and to see if anyone else might have read the same books.

Feel free to let what I read this month, inspire you to read anything you want.

Readathons in May

So, in May 2020 I had big plans for readathons. I had planned on participating in 2. These were Read with Cindys Asian Readathon and the Medieval-a-thon by Hollyheartsbooks.

If you follow the links in the text above, you can see/read more about the readathons. They were all scheduled to take place in May on various social media. But of course, as with most reading for fun, you can pick up the challenges whenever you want. There is just more of a sense of reading ‘together’, when doing them as they are announced.

So if you feel like doing some reading, anytime is a good time!

What I read in May 2020

What I read in May 2020

I read a total of 2 books in May. Yes, you read that right, two. I’m not going to lie, I had definitely hoped for more, but that’s what happens.

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I read the following in May (find the reviews through my collection of book reviews, where they will show up when I get around to write them):

  1. “Kafka on the Shore” by Haruki Murakami
  2. “Josie & the Pussycats – volume 1” (graphic novel) by Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio & Audrey Mok

What did I think of the books

As “Kafka on the shore” was the second Murakami book I read, I had a feeling that I’d like it. (I absolutely loved the first one, “Hard-boiled wonderland and the End of the World”). And I did! It was a great read and it fully lived up to my expectations. More on that and why, will be up in my review!

I haven’t read many graphic novels/comics before and it’s still a new kind of book experience for me. I’ve read Donald Duck growing up, but this is something different. “Josie & the Pussycats” was, well… It was. I don’t think I disliked it, I just also didn’t really like it as much as I had hoped. I have seen one too many seasons of Riverdale on Netflix, and this made me want to pick up some of the newer comics based on the old Archie comics. This one looked cool and pretty and feminist, and it sort of is but isn’t. I’ll put a full review up within the next few weeks and tell you more about what worked/didn’t work well for me with this one.

Basically, the books this month was not a big reading month, and that’s okay.

Have you done any fun readathons lately or have you read a good book that I should hear about? Maybe you’ve read one of the books on my list? Let me know how your reading went in May, in the comments below and let’s talk about books!

If you’d like more inspiration on what to read next, feel free to check out my entire collection of book reviews right here>>

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