Hello, hello! I hope you’re all doing well in the midst of everything that is going on. May has been another whirlwind month in terms of reading, blogging, and life in general. In the past few years it seems like my Mays have brought surprising changes, and this May was no exception.
In May, I read a total of 7 books:
- The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
- The Prince by Niccoló Machiavelli
- The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
- Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton
- She Said by Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey
My favorite book of the month was definitely The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. I’ll talk about this a bit in my review that will be posted later this week, but this book ended up having a really special meaning to me. I’d been highly anticipating this book for so long and it did not disappoint!
The first major change of May was finishing my first year of law school!! I took my final exams last month, which means I’m not completely done with my second semester. It was such a freeing feeling to hand them in, not only logistically (no more Zoom classes!) but also mentally. Law school is fascinating and rewarding in its own way, but it is also stressful and frustrating and overwhelming at times. I’m so looking forward to having a bit of a break this summer to catch up on some reading and blogging, reconnect with some friends, and have some time to relax.
The next major change was a bit of a rough one–I went through a break up in the middle of May. As per usual, I turned to books and friends and family and you all, and I feel so much better. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and well wishes! ❤
Lastly, I started working at my internship this month, which has been such a nice change of pace. I’m supposed to working in a courthouse this summer, but because of everything that’s going on I’ll be doing work for them online for at least a few weeks until they see if we can actually work in person. Regardless, I’m so grateful to still be able to do my internship this summer and can’t wait to dive deeper into it!
Some of my favorite posts from other bloggers this month:
- My Reading Journal and How I Write Reviews @ Simone and Her Books
- I read one short story a day for 21 days and it went just as well as you might expect @ Silvia Reads Books
- Books made me want to do it | ft. new hobbies I want to have because I read about it @ XIV Blog
- One Word Book Reviews: Because I’m Lazy Like That @ Novels & Waffles
- Why Review Books? @ Traveling in Books
On this blog:
- The Book Blogger Oldie Tag!!
- Dear THE FALCONER by Dana Czapnik: you were an excellent birthday present (even though you made me cry)
- 8 Classic Novels about Family Dynamics | Recommendations
- 5 Classics for May
- Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons I Love Classics (even after I’ve finished my English degree)
How was your month of May? What was the best book you read? Did you do anything really fun or exciting? How are you doing generally with all that is going on? Let me know in the comments section below!