What I Read – May 2020


They Said This Would Be FunEternity Martis (McClelland & Stewart, 2020)

The Penguin Book of Mermaids – edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown (Penguin Books, 2019)

Behind the Scenes at the MuseumKate Atkinson (Picador, 1995)

Hold on to Your Kids – Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate (Vintage Canada, 2005)

A Good Man is Hard to Find – Flannery O’Connor (A Harvest Book, 1983)

How We DisappearedJing-Jing Lee (Hanover Square Press, 2019)

Shiner – Amy Jo Burns (Riverhead, 2020)

This Little Light – Lori Lansens (Random House Canada, 2019)


Uncommon Ground – Timothy Keller & John Inazu

Drifts – Kate Zambreno

2020 GOALS:

Books Read: 42/100

Books Reviewed: 37/75

Current TBR: 176 (previously 176)


I’m trying to be more focused in my non-fiction reading, setting aside time that’s just for that in my day. My plan right now is to go back and forth between religious and non-religious non-fiction so once I finish Uncommon Ground I hope to read Etched in my Memory which is a memoir from a local woman who is an elder of the Sechelt Nation. (This is the people group Indigenous to the area I live in.)

My fiction picks to read in June are:

ARCs: Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri, The Big Door Prize by M.O. Walsh, and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Borrowed: Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

From my shelves: The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (And I will try and get to the short story collection that I was going to read in May and never did.)


Highlights of May reading were How We Disappeared and Hold on to Your Kids. Two very different books but worthwhile in their own ways. What was your best read for May? Anything you’re excited about in June?

6 thoughts on “What I Read – May 2020”

    1. I’m so glad to hear that! I know nothing about it but grabbed an ARC on a whim as part of reading more translated work. Thanks!

  1. Hmmm….I think my favorite book from May was Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie, and I’m most looking forward to Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie Anderson.

  2. I’m also looking forward to Brit Bennett’s new book! I read The Mothers and was underwhelmed, but I am hearing great things about Vanishing Half. My favorite read this May was My Dark Vanessa—worth the hype!

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