May 2020 Bookish Goals
I don’t usually make a monthly tbr anymore. I call them HOPEFULS or POSSIBILITIES, this month they are MAYbes.
But I like to keep a yearly tbr, a book challenge for 2020, about all the books I like to read this year. Sometimes I clean it up a little when I lose interest in a book, but mostly I LOVE to be able to check books off the list.
Let’s talk about my audiobooks for May.
For the last two years, I’ve listened to a LOT of audiobooks besides reading regular books, and I get most of my books from the library. And that means that I usually have 21 days to finish a book . But since, as it always happens, multiple holds come in at the same time, I sometimes struggle to get to them in time.
Two of the audiobooks I need to finish this month have already expired once, and I really don’t want them to expire a second time, so they are definitely my priority for May.
|Catch and Kil by Ronan Farrow||✔️READ||7 DAYS LEFT|
|I started the audiobook in February, I’m two hours into the book and I need to finish it soon. It’s also part of my Popsugar Reading Challenge.|
In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.
In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. more
|Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier||✔️READ||18 DAYS LEFT|
|I’ve had this one on my tbr for a couple months now. I loved the author’s Jar of Hearts last year, and I’m really excited about this one.|
Four hundred and eighty seconds. That’s how long it took for someone to steal Marin Machado’s four-year-old son.
Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They’re admired in their community and are a loving family. Up until the day Sebastian is taken. more
|The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix||✔️READ||21 DAYS LEFT|
|Another audiobook I already started and ran out of time once. I struggled a bit with this one, but I’m only a little more than an hour into the book, and reviews so far have been excellent. So I’m not giving up.|
Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend. more
May 2020 Bookish Goals
And then there are all the other books I have my eyes on.
Some are oldies like the Agatha Christie one, which is also a Popsugar Challenge book, as well as my ongoing reading of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, I hope I can get to book 6&7 in May. And a few other books have been provided by the publisher.
WOULD LIKE TO READ NEXT
The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker
Scarlet Reed has returned to Polson Falls, convinced that twelve years away is long enough to shed her humiliating childhood identity as the town harlot’s daughter. With a teaching job secured and an adorable fixer-upper to call home, things in her life are finally looking up.
That is, until she finds out that Shane Beckett lives next door. more
Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin
A dark, witty page-turner set around a group of wealthy mothers and the young musician who takes a job singing to their babies and finds herself pulled into their glamorous lives and dangerous secrets. more
Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry
Echoes Between Us is bestselling author Katie McGarry’s breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her.
Veronica sees ghosts. More specifically, her mother’s ghost. The afterimages of blinding migraines caused by the brain tumor that keeps her on the fringes and consumes her whole life haunt her, even as she wonders if it’s something more…
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything…until she lost her life.
Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.” Yet in this exotic setting nothing is ever quite what it seems.
Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen – ✔️ READ
Seventeen is nothing like Codi Teller imagined.
She’s never crashed a party, never stayed out too late. She’s never even been kissed. And it’s not just because she’s gay. It’s because she and her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, spend more time in her basement watching Netflix than engaging with the outside world.
So when Maritza and JaKory suggest crashing a party, Codi is highly skeptical. Those parties aren’t for kids like them. They’re for cool kids. Straight kids. more
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA meets CLUELESS in this boy-meets-boy spin on Grease
Summer love…gone so fast. Will Tavares is the dream summer fling―he’s fun, affectionate, kind―but just when Ollie thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After, summer vacation ends and Will stops texting Ollie back. Now Ollie is one prince short of his fairy tale ending, and to complicate the fairy tale further, a family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country. more
Bury Your Dead (Gamache #6) by Louise Penny – ✔️ READ
It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society – where an obsessive historian’s quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it? more
Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka
A boy desperate to hold on, a girl ready to let go.
Fitz Holton waits in fear for the day his single mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s starts stealing her memory. He’s vowed to stay close to home to care for her in the years to come–never mind the ridiculous college tour she’s forcing him on to visit schools where he knows he’ll never go. Juniper Ramirez is counting down the days until she can leave home, a home crowded with five younger siblings and zero privacy. Against the wishes of her tight-knit family, Juniper plans her own college tour of the East Coast with one goal: get out. more
What’s on your bookish list for May?
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May 2020 Bookish Goals