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May TBR | 2020 Reading Challenge

April was going to be the month for leaving my reading slump behind – and it sort of was.

I managed to read three out of the five books on my April TBR, and a few more books that weren’t on it (like titles from my Dewey’s Readathon TBR).

April 2020 TBR | Book Stack

The two I did not finish reading before April was over are The Portrait of a Lady (maybe 1/4 of the way through) and Wuthering Heights (about halfway through). While I have been doing a great job of starting classics this year, I can’t seem to finish them (I recently found Dracula in my bedside table drawer and remembered that I haven’t yet finished that either). Because of this, I’m not going to add any more to my May TBR. If I get around to the ones I’ve already started this year, I might add more to my summer reading list(s).

Learn about why I’ve dedicated  a paragraph to the classics I’m [not] reading above in my 2020 Reading Challenge Introduction

With that in mind, most of the books on my TBR are those I have an obligation to read; between NetGalley eARCs and Blog Tours, there are books that need to be finished and blog posts to be written for certain dates. And if you’re someone who can’t put “obligation” and “read” in the same sentence, no need to lambaste me for doing so; I need all the obligations I can get during the current time in which we live.

Therefore, my May TBR includes:

  • Drift Stumble Fall by M. Jonathan Lee
    • NetGalley approval
  • The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay
  • Catalyst by Tracy Richardson
  • Harbinger by Olga Gibbs
  • The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
  • New and Selected Poems of Mary Oliver: Volumes I and II
    • I ordered these from Longfellow Books and they arrived yesterday, so May is going to be full of Mary Oliver poetry (Volume I is a reread).

…and whatever else I happen to be in the mood for. What are your reading goals for May? Do you have a set TBR or are you just picking up whatever catches your eye? Let’s chat in the comments.

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