MAY 2020 | Wrap-Up

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:

  1. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  2. The Prince by Niccoló Machiavelli
  3. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
  4. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  5. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  6. Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton
  7. 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:

On this blog:


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!

Yours,

HOLLY

28 Replies to “MAY 2020 | Wrap-Up”

  1. Aw, break ups are tough, but I’m glad you’re feeling better and that you are able to do your internship even under these circumstances.

    Thank you so much for linking to my post! 💕

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  2. I’m so so so happy you loved The Starless Sea! It is very easily one of my favorite books of all time. I’m sorry about the breakup, and I’m sending you all of my love ❤ The internship sounds really exciting, and I'm glad to see you are still able to do it amidst the covid-19 situation. Hope you have an incredible June !

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    1. Thank you!! ❤ I highly recommend She Said–SUCH a powerful book, I could not put it down while reading it and now all I want to do is talk about it because it's such an important topic. Hope you have a great June as well!

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  3. Woah, you read an amazing variety of books in May! I loved The Night Circus so really want to read The Starless Sea soon. And I’m very sorry to hear about your breakup but big congratulations on your internship and finishing year 1 of law school!!! Go get em girl ☺️ X x x

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  4. Ahh 7 books in a month, that’s so great and so happy you enjoyed the starless sea so much! Congratulations as well on finishing your first year of law school, so proud of you Holly ❤
    I'm so sorry to hear about the break-up, but happy to know you are surrounded by love always, and i'm always here, too ❤
    I hope that June will be kind to you, take care ❤

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