Monday, 1 June 2020

Reading Wrap Up | May


It is fair to say that both my reading and blogging have been on bumpy roads this year - I appear to be back on track with my reading now, however not quite there with my blogging... I'm actively working on that though, with one thing I'm implementing being getting back to basics with blogging. How? Well, with reviews.

I haven't actually written a traditional review of a book in quite some time, and to be honest, I don't think I'll ever return to writing full length detailed reviews, however I am keen to start concluding each month with a wrap up featuring mini reviews I've posted to Goodreads.

In the month of May I finished 12 books - 7 fiction novels, 4 nonfiction books, and 1 poetry collection (I never know whether to group poetry in to fiction or nonfiction).

Books are listed in order of completion, and each title will take you to the Goodreads page of the book & my review


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I have ended May with bookmarks in the following titles - I hope to finish them in June.


Happy reading in June!
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  1. I am definitely going to look for Walks in the Wild. I became a fan of Peter Wohlleben after I read his book The Hidden Life of Trees. Thank you for sharing it. I will be eager to see what you think about it.

    I've been satisfied with posting my reviews to Goodreads and then linking to the reviews on my blog. It seems to keep things simple for me.

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    1. Deb, I have put a pause on Walks in the Wild for a moment as my library hold of The Hidden Life of Trees (via audio) has been bumped up to mid June now, so I hope to read that first before continuing with Walks in the Wild... But I'm glad you have found another Peter Wohlleben book, and that you had such a positive experience with The Hidden Life of Trees.

      Yes, it does seem quite a simple and concise way of reviewing, but still sharing them on the blog.

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  2. You had a great May, Jade. I was surprised that I actually read and enjoyed 5 from your May list.

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  3. Reviews can be tricky- I often have problems feeling motivated to write them too. :) I do like mini reviews, and have thought about going that route as well.

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    1. Yes, motivation is a big factor in review writing, and then if you leave it too late to write the review much of the detail is lost... Or maybe that is just my memory. Ha!

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  4. Great list! I really enjoyed A Walk in the Woods - don't try the movie, not good at all in comparison.

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  5. Congrats on finishing 12 books! You did better than me. I agree that reading and blogging have been challenging lately. I hope you have a good June!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thank you, AJ! May was my best reading month so far this year. Happy reading in June!

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