Dancing out of May 2020

May was better than some of the other months mental health wise. It has been easier to take breaks and hide in books with Merijn going to pre-school. The weather has been pretty good too. A Dance with Books turned 5 so that happened. 

Reading Challenge

The Numbers

In May I read a total of 21 books which makes the total of 2020 71 books read.
Of the 21 books 17 books were fantasy, 2 books were contemporary and 2 books were sci-fi.
Out of the 31 days of May I read 19 days which amounted to a total of 5572 pages. My best reading day was May 6th  with 800+ pages.
The rating average of this month was 3,88.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel

  1. Do Not Look Back, My Lion by Alix E. Harrow / 4 stars // Short Story
  2. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrrow / 4 stars
  3. Magic Bites (Kate Daniels 1) by Ilona Andrews / 4 stars
  4. A Questionable Client (Kate Daniels 0.5) by Ilona Andrews / 5 stars // Short Story
  5. Magic Burns (Kate Daniels 2) by Ilona Andrews / 4 stars
  6. Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels 3) by Ilona Andrews / 4 stars
  7. Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels 4) by Ilona Andrews / 4 stars
  8. Magic Slays (Kate Daniels 5) by Ilona Andrews / 3,5 stars
  9. Magic Rises (Kate Daniels 6) by Ilona Andrews / 4 stars
  10. Burned (Fever 7) by Karen Marie Moning / 2 stars
  11. Moon Called (Mercedy Thompson 1) by Patricia Briggs / 4 stars
  12. Blood Bound (Mercedy Thompson 2) by Patricia Briggs / 4 stars
  13. Iron Kissed (Mercedy Thompson 3) by Patricia Briggs / 5 stars
  14. Rosemary and Rue (October Daye 1) by Seanan McGuire / 3,5 stars
  15. Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin Whye / 2 stars // ARC
  16. A Local Habitation (October Daye 2) by Seanan McGuire / 4 stars
  17. Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake / 3 stars // ARC
  18. Gips by Anna Woltz / 4 stars
  19. An Artificial Night (October Daye 3) by Seanan McGuire / 4 stars
  20. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison / 4,5 stars
  21. Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries 5) by Martha Wells / 5 stars


turtle recall white

Read: 0
Total: 4/15

I’ve fallen behind on the readalongs for my own readathon but I know that I shouldn’t pressure myself. With everything that went on it is not weird.

June Plan: Wyrd Sisters | Witches Abroad | Lords and Ladies | Going Postal

go big or go home 2020

Read: 0
Total: 4/15

June Plan: Who Even Knows Anymore...


Reading Challenge(2)

⌘ Merijn started pre-school again and he is complaining because he has to listen to the rules haha. But I know he enjoys being there when he is there. Just don’t ask him if he had a good time. Kids huh. It is giving me some more room to read as you might have picked up from the reading list above.

⌘ Aiko turned 1 this month and we got her tubes tied (she’s a cat). She gets to be a outside more and it turns out she is a bit of a hunter. We found a half eaten mouse in our backyard. And one morning she surprised me with an alive bird before 8.00 am. She just took it inside with her. I saved it, luckily.

⌘ As for me, mental health wise I have been mostly okay. I’ve been tired a lot. I got to meet my psychologist and I think we get along so that is good. But I also had a sad because someone I knew passed away this last week. It affected me more than I thought it would. Things are also happening around my fil (the one who had a brain hemorrhage in March) which also keeps our minds occupied somewhat.

Edit June 2nd: This was a pre-planned post and I didn’t get the chance to add in what is going on in America. I say America because that is where the focus lies right now. But Black Lives Matter should be important throughout the world. It is important for us with white privilege to be allies to our black community. We do that through boosting their voices, signing and sharing petitions, donating and sharing funds, speaking up against those that are racist or show racist behavior. I find this site to be particular helpful for petitions as an international person. 


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If you want to read and see what I posted for Wyrd and Wonder you can check out my wrap up for that here.  There are 21 posts there alone so lots to discover still. Today I’m just going to link the things that didn’t fit with Wyrd and Wonder.

Dancing out of April 2020
⌘ Book Haul #53 | The Remainder of April
⌘ Best of the Bunch // April 2020
⌘ 5 Years of A Dance with Books | Stats and Shout-Outs
Vote for June’s Readalong Book | Turtle Recall
⌘ Moving Into Cabin 13 of Camp Half Blood During June | #OGReadathon 2020
⌘ June Readalong Book | Turtle Recall

Reading Challenge(4)
⌘ Captain Underpants | Movie

⌘ Sommerdahl Murders | Season 1 | Ep 1-2

Reading Challenge(6)


⌘ Lindsey from Lindsey Reads has some Bookish Food Ideas for your bookish party.


Reading Challenge(8)

This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.

7 thoughts on “Dancing out of May 2020

  1. De lijst op die website is inderdaad heel handig. Die van Amnesty had ik al maar ik ga nog eens door de andere heen gaan ook. Super trouwens dat je deze maand zo vaak afleiding kon vinden in het lezen. Hopelijk helpt die extra tijd je om voldoende rustmomenten te krijgen. Ik ben alleszins heel blij dat je je deze maand wat beter voelde en ik ben hier volop voor jou aan het duimen dat dat zo mag blijven.

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  2. Happy fifth blogoversary! I’m glad to hear you’ve been doing better mental health-wise but sorry for your loss – that’s always painful. Glad you got a lot of reading done, though.
    Hope you’ll have an amazing June!

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  3. I can’t believe you read 21 books! Just wow! I’m glad you are mentally better during May and hope June is going well too.

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