Books Read in May, 2020

books read in May 2020

How’s your reading for the month of May? I read 11 books in total, 7 written in English and 4 in Burmese. That might be the record for me although it included 2 re-reads. For my favourite read of this month, I have to pick three books: Normal People by Sally Rooney; People, Streets, Jobs, and Related Things by Chit Min Wai; and My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell.

I also love This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay. It is such a hilarious book with a hidden layer of harrowing true stories. Everything I Never Told you, the debut novel by Celeste Ng, is a brilliant read, too. I’d recommend Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane, as well. I read The Class by Erich Segal again cause I wanted to visit Harvard once more through his vibrant characters. I picked My Tree by Juu for umpteenth times, as well.

I don’t think myself as a fast reader. Currently, I have plenty of free time and I also got back my reading mojo back in mid April. English being my second language, I sometimes struggle to pick up my interest either in the plot or in characters. I took almost a day to finish a merely 300-page books except when it is extraordinarily gripping. For thick books, I tend to take 3 to 4 days and sometimes a week to finish. When a book takes more than 3 days, my interest tends to swing sideways and harder for me to finish it. But that does’t also mean I’m prolific at reading books written in my mother tongue, Burmese. Perhaps I have to work on my focusing skill for future reading.

Happy reading for next month. I currently have The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara and Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty on my nightstand. I also order 3 new books online and hope to receive within this month. What are you planning to read in June?


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