Sunday, 31 May 2020

A Month In Books - May 2020

Welcome to May's Month In Books roundup. I celebrated my birthday on the 3rd, but don't actually feel any older so I guess that's good?

My daily yoga habit is now at about 8 continuous weeks and I'm really starting to see improvements in my strength and flexibility. I even managed my first good Chaturanga pose (one that requires serious arm and core strength!) on Friday morning which I am sure is due to my new-to-me 1970s-inspired leggings from the excellent Zon Boho Vintage Etsy shop in Sweden! Anything this vivid has to be motivational, right?

Pic from Etsy listing - this is Not me! 

Regular blog series:
In May I blogged another African WorldReads, this time from Rwanda. This month's Cover Characteristics collection featured Bicycles and my 5 Books, 1 Theme quintet were all Shakespeare Retellings because I was feeling envious of all the theatre broadcasts we can't see. I also shared my favourite Bookish Etsy Finds.
I'm now up to date on State of the ARC which I am very pleased about though I may have hauled Too Many New Books.

Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
I have linked up with Nicole's WrapUpRoundUp over at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)

My Reviews

(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)




My Book Of The Month could have been Elizabeth Wein's The Enigma Game or Wasteland by Terry Tyler - both eagerly awaited and I loved reading them, but for me Braiding Sweetgrass is just too important a book not to sweep the accolade.

I hope you have found some books to tempt you in this selection! You can keep up with my daily book posts on Literary Flits plus there's now loads of Book Spotlights and Cover Reveals blogged on Stephanie Jane. Don't forget to keep up with my Giveaway Listings too!


  1. I should puy braiding sweetgrass on my list. I need to do some yoga to relax my back afer all the gardening I done recently.

    1. Braiding Sweetgrass is just brilliant!
      I love this book and Kimmerer's philosophy :-)

  2. I'm going to have to check out your Rwanda post!

  3. Good for you for improving on those yoga skills! I'm off now to go check out your Etsy finds...

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  4. I am over a month late now but belated happy birthday! And I am glad you have been able to stay consecutive with yoga and getting all the more stronger and flexible ^.^

  5. Ultra Squad looks good! Braiding Sweetgrass sounds like a very educational and interesting read as well. Hope you have a great June!
    Lisa Loves Literature's May Wrap-Up

  6. Your May was awesome for books and yay for keeping up with yoga! Books and exercise have kept me sane and thinking clearly because I can at least escape the world for a few hours.