May Reading Round-Up


Once again it has been a good month for reading – with stress, turning to books has been a godsend.
It’s time to share what I have been reading this past month.
The total read for May was 29 books, with the following breakdown:
Fantasy /Paranormal – 6
Historical Romance– 5
Romance – 13
Women’s Fiction – 1
Mystery – 1
Memoir/Non-fiction – 1
MG/YA – 1
Sci-Fi – 1
(Diverse books – (2)

I continue to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves (bought/gifted or won), an e-book, or a charity read (Bought from a charity store). Here’s the breakdown
Library reads –11
TBR books –4
E-books – 14
Charity reads – 0

Here are the books read for my favourite challenges:

Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
I only read for 2 categories for this challenge, but I am still ahead.
#29 – Bird on the cover – The Witching on the Wall by Constance Barker
Advanced #3 – Character with Vision Impairment – read 2:
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
Nothing but Blue Skies by Christie Ridgway

52 Books in 52 Weeks
I read 3 for this challenge – need to catch up a bit.
#7 – Local author – Erin Bow – The Scorpion Rules

#27 – On a form of transportation (ship) – Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath
#48 -Character wears glasses – Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

Monthly Key Word Challenge
The key words I used this month were: Sky and Blue – which were in both titles:
Big Sky Blue by Hildie McQueen
Nothing but Blue Sky by Christie Ridgway

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Author Intro – new authors to me”. There were several this month, mostly ebooks:
Hildie McQueen – Big Sky Blue 
Erin Bow – The Scorpion Rules
Constance Barker – The Witching on the Wall
S. J. McCoy – Like Some Old Country Song
Julia Donner – To Jilt a Corinthian

Diversity Reading Challenge
The theme this month was East Asian/Southeast Asian author
The Dragon Egg Princess by Ellen Oh

Diversify Your Reading
The theme for April was “Science Fiction”
Erin Bow – The Scorpion Rules

Favourite Reads
So many this month! Here are my top 11 (all rated 5 on Goodreads) +

3 books by Nora Roberts:
Bed of Roses
Savor the Moment
Happy Ever After

Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath

His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare
At Grave’s End by Jeanniene Frost
Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
How to Bake a Perfect Wife by Barbara O’Neal
How to Heal a Highland Heart by Julie Johnstone
Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews
Like Some Old Country Song by S. J. McCoy

Looking Ahead to June
I am taking part in 3 more reading challenges over the summer months:
20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge ( here for more info; here for my list/post)
2020 Big Book Summer Reading Challenge (here for more info)
2020 Summer Reading Challenge (here for more info)


I am linking with the following:


Monthly Wrap-up(At Feed Your Fiction Addiction)

BotB-logo (1)Best of the Bunch (at A Cocoon of Books)


Friendship Friday Blog (at Create with Joy)

12 thoughts on “May Reading Round-Up

  1. Nice to see you have so many favourites this month, it is always good when you pick them right! All the best for June. And how did we get there – months are speeding by but maybe just at the moment that’s quite good.

  2. So many books – and many of them look so interesting! I can’t keep up the pace of a lot of reading challenges these days, but it’s fun to try new things or look for books that fit different categories – gets me out of my comfort zone sometimes! Visiting from the May Wrap-up.

    • Thanks Kym.That’s esactly why I do these challenges. i end up reading books I normally wouldn’t choose. The hunt is such fun, trying to match a category to a book.

  3. Your book list is so diverse! And I really liked The Scorpion Rules when I read it a while back, hope you enjoyed it as well. My stress relief moved more to the Animal Crossing video game I bought during stay at home time, so I didn’t get as much reading done as past months. Hopefully I’ll get back on the reading train next month though.
    Lisa Loves Literature’s May Wrap-Up Post

    • There are definitely times lately that I struggle to pick up a new book – go from one to another. But when I find a good one, I search for more by that author. Just started The Key trilogy by Nora Roberts this week and am on #2 – really enjoying this magical realism series. Hope you have a better reading time this month.

  4. Books and exercise have kept me sane through all of this craziness. Reading has been such a blessing. I recently just finished my last library check out, just in time for the library to start accepting returned materials again (the building won’t open until maybe July 1).

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