Wrap Up May 2020 or the world is burning

May was even weirder than the months before. The world isburning and everything is kind of awful (to be clear: racism sucks, Black lives matter, property destruction is a great way to protest. I have no idea how to properly address what is going on but I wanted to be clear where I stand ideologically.) but at the same time I gave birth and so everything is also kind of wonderful. I have no idea how my blogging will look like from now on, but I am determined to at least post sometimes. Currently my daughter is happiest sleeping on top of me – so writing anything even slightly long is difficult.

Books I read in May:

  1. Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island by Nibedita Sen: 4 out of 5 stars
  2. Home Remedies by Juliana Xuan Wang: 4 out of 5 stars
  3. Archangel’s Legion (Guild Hunter #6) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
  4. Archangel’s Shadows (Guild Hunter #7) by Nalini Singh: 3 out of 5 stars
  5. Archangel’s Enigma (Guild Hunter #8) by Nalini Singh: 4 out of 5 stars

Favourite of the Month:

I had a pretty mediocre reading month – but Archangel’s Enigma was my favourite of the Guild Hunter series so far. I am still vastly prefering Singh’s Psy-Changeling series but I as always appreciate her world building.


I read four books and one short story (I was planning on reading the Nebula and Hugo nominated short stories but as I said, I usually have a child on top of me which means all my reading will be done on my kindle from now on apparently). Three of those books were paranormal romance and one short story collection. Everything I read this month was written by authors of colour.

Currently Reading:


I am reading way too many books – and have the attention span for literally half of them maybe. I am trying to give myself the room to just pick up whatever I feel like because I do not want reading to feel like a chore.


17 thoughts on “Wrap Up May 2020 or the world is burning

  1. Congratulations! Hope you and the little one are doing well.
    What do you think of Hamnet so far? Out of all the Women’s Prize nominees this is the one I’m most reluctant about so I’m curious to know your thoughts.

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    1. Thank you!
      I really enjoyed what I got to of Hamnet! I own the audiobook and that is a format that I am struggling with currently. I am mostly reading on my kindle and I don’t know when I will be able to consistently listen to audiobooks again.

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    1. I am really hoping to finish at least one of those soonish – but it seems my brain is fried after all. I am having trouble reading the more literary of the books I am reading.

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  2. Congratulations! I hope you and baby are well! I actually read LOADS when the twins were very young babies – not quite sure why that was. Look forward to hearing what you think about Daddy by Emma Cline – I enjoyed The Girls.

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    1. Thank you! I got a lot more reading done a few weeks back when she didn’t want to be entertained but I am loving seeing her discover the world around her.
      I am not loving Daddy – I find the prose weirdly clumsy and the stories for the most part super depressing without being very interesting. I really enjoyed The Girls as well (particularly the prose!), so I am disappointed.


    1. Thank you! In the beginning, I spent so much time with a sleeping baby on my stomach that I got quite a bit of reading done. Not so much anymore. But now she reacts to the world and that is also really cool.

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