May round-up

May has been very gracious with the weather, it feels like from early spring we jumped right into summer and I am not going to complain about this. I love the sun and the warmth and I really hope it’ll stay this way for another few months. What I cannot believe is that only 3 months a ago I’ve been in miserable February, so happy to let that stay in the past 🙂

Reading in May has been slow, it seems to be the pattern this year, I only read five books this month and 27 since the beginning of the year, so I can be pretty sure I am not going to hit the 90 books read I did last year. Oh well, I will not beat my self about it, what I decided to do this year is read at a pace that suits me and review when I feel like it, so far the new schedule works for me, so all is well.

As in the last two years I will be taking part in 20 Books of Summer challenge hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. I will not commit to a list, but as I’m making progress you will be able to find the growing list here. One thing I must say is that because I am a little behind on reviewing you will probably only see the first reviews on the list towards the end of June. It’s Bank Holiday Monday when I write this post and I am now reading How to be Both by Ali Smith, but I don’t think I’ll finish it in the next two days, so this will most probably be the first of my #20booksofsummer.

Here’s what I read this month, again a mixed bag, I’ve visited London, then moved to gang ridden California, only to come back to the UK for a non-fiction NHS date, then off to Valhalla with Thor and Loki to finish off on a beach in Estoril, where I spent my vacation last year.

27. Estoril – Dejan Tiago-Stankovic
26. Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
25. This Is Going To Hurt – Adam Kay
24. All Involved – Ryan Gattis
23. After You’d Gone – Maggie O’Farrell

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Photo by Violetta Kaszubowska 

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