May 2020 Wrap-Up
The beginning of May feels like ages ago, especially now. But somehow all that time passed, and I did manage to finish 11 books! Most of my reading has been guided by what advanced copies I have and when I want to finish those by. But as we move into the second half of the year, I want to try and make it a bigger goal to tackle books on my backlist, and be more intentional in reading authors of color. While I would like to tackle all of the books I shared in my Black Lives Matter book stack this year, I also want to be honest with myself. I know that I can’t handle reading that much intense non-fiction back to back, so I hope to be able to balance it with other books I have by authors of color, especially black authors. I hope I can make some headway in tackling this goal throughout the next few months!
Now, onto what I read during May!
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin ✩✩✩✩✩
Miracle Country: The Fragile Joy of a Family and a Landscape by Kendra Atleework ✩✩✩✩
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan ✩✩✩✩
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman ✩✩✩✩
Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt by Steven Johnson ✩✩✩✩
Expectation by Anna Hope ✩✩✩✩
The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe ✩✩✩ ½
In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway ✩✩✩
Braised Pork by An Yu ✩✩✩
These Women by Ivy Pochoda ✩✩✩
Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan ✩✩✩
What did you read this month? And what are you planning to read in June? I will be buddy reading Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin with @readwithemilyg
and Half of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with @mads_lit
I’m so excited to finally read these two works!