May 2022 Wrap-Up

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It kind of feels surreal to me that May has already come and gone. I don’t know why, but mentally, I’m probably still stuck in April? Anyway, it was a pretty decent month for me? Nothing too out of the ordinary, but let’s start with the usual – the books I’ve read!

Norwegian Wood Conversations with Friends The Dead Romantics My Mechanical Romance

As per usual, click on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads, where you are always welcome to add me as a reading buddy! OR find me on Storygraph, where I have become more active this year. My own reviews you’re able to find by clicking on the titles in the list above, if there are posts for them.

As far as my reading goals go, I have to say that I’m very pleased with myself. I’m still ahead in terms of books and pages, similarly to last month. I enjoy not really feeling pressured by a looming backlog or anything like that. It has been such a solid year for me so far.

An image showing a reading goal for 2022 of 45 books with a current track record of 53%/24 books completed. Also, a pages goal for 2022 of 15,000 pages, with 45%/6,752 pages already read.

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I’d love to tell you something exciting about the past month, but there wasn’t that much happening. I did, however, end up meeting up with one of my closest friends from my time in Canada (who is coincidentally from Germany, a neighboring country of mine). It has been FIVE whole years, but I couldn’t be happier for having seen her again after all this time! It still felt the same, as if we had just talked the day before. I really do be missing people and social contacts …

Some of you may also remember that I moved into an apartment by myself by the end of last year. Well, now, like half a year later, I finally have some plates and cutlery with more than two matching pieces. I could, technically, host up to six people. I doubt I’m gonna do it, but I feel like I’m nailing this adulting stuff by just having the option now.


As every month, I’d like to take the time to spotlight which posts drew the biggest crowd to the blog. It was a surprise to me how different the top 5 looked to previous months.

  1. Should YOU Read “The Atlas Six”? (What I learned from my reread!)
    (originally posted March 2022)
    I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy that this post was thriving. First of all, I love this book, but secondly, I like seeing posts I put a lot of time in be succesful.
  2. Along for the Ride Book vs. Movie
    This is a new post where I compare Sarah Dessen’s story and its Netflix’ adaptation. Pleased it found an audience!
  3. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (Book Review)
    (originally posted in December 2020)
    It’s not number 1 this time, but it’s still here!
  4. Are Harry Styles and I compatible (readers)?
    This post took forever, so I’m glad it wasn’t a waste of time. I did think, with the album release, it might be even more interesting to people, but I’m pleased with what I got.
  5. Are Pedro Pascal and I compatible (readers)?
    (originally posted December 2021)
    While this was a reading experiment that wasn’t performing particularly well for a long time, it sure is gaining momentum now.


WHERE DO I EVEN START!? Most of you probably already noticed that I went down a bit of a rabbit hole in terms of new Star Trek content and I absolutely fell in love with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds! Is my crush on Anson Mount as the very charismatic but also kind of funny Captain Pike involved in this development? Well … yeah, very likely. But I’ve really come to love this whole universe.

Secondly, we got to see Vol. 1 of Season 4 of Stranger Things and I binged it all after work on release day. I literally didn’t think there were enough hours in the day to finish it, but somehow I couldn’t be stopped and earned myself a massive headache – totally worth it though! A season that is much more horror than before, but that had me completely spellbound. Now, if my favorite characters (new additions included) could all survive, I’d be very grateful!

I finally, finally, finally finished my Harry Styles reading experiment. It’s always so satisfying when you get done with one of these and this one in particular took ages. I don’t know why I decided to read almost double the books I usually do, but I did … it was a wild ride.

Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention The Dead Romantics! That book was on my most anticipated books of 2022 list for the longest time and I’m so happy to report that it didn’t disappoint. There’s nothing better than a book being exactly what you need at a certain moment and The Dead Romantics certainly filled that role.


Please also visit some fellow bloggers and share the love! Here are some posts I enjoyed in the past month:





I hope you had a great May and that June will be kind to you! Did you do something special last month? Any plans for the summer? Let’s chat!

24 thoughts on “May 2022 Wrap-Up

  1. Yeah I really feel like it shouldn’t be June already either 😅 but I am glad May allowed you to find some good reads for the most part.
    Congrats on getting some matching plates and cutlery, it really is the little things that make you feel more organised. Whenever I sort my photos on my phone out, I feel like a better person 😂
    Thank you so much for sharing my post, I am glad you liked it 💜
    I hope you have a lovely June!! ☀️💛

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    • You’re so right, it really is the small stuff. I also got a vase for my apartment, so now I get to buy flowers and put them on my table. I’m also taking care of 10 plant babies. I love it haha
      I hope you will have an amazing June yourself!! ❤

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  2. I was talking to someone about Stranger Things yesterday. They really went all out on the traumatizing horror this time, didn’t they? I gotta love that, though I really wish Will would get a better haircut and that they wouldn’t tease Nancy and Steve getting together again. I’d rather see Robin and her love interest get together.
    My May 2022 was insanely busy! Book release, a convention, going back to the office two days out of the week (and dealing with all the craziness that comes from that), and a ton of other stuff I can’t get into just yet. I’m hoping my June is a little easier, but I have a novella to edit for the new collection and a few other things on the horizon, so I doubt it. At least it’ll be fun (I hope).


    • I honestly looked away at some of the disfiguring scenes in Stranger Things, but I’m just all in because of the characters. I 100% do NOT want Nancy and Steve to get back together and I hate that that’s something they’re hinting at.
      It really does sound like you had a busy May. I was at the office too, maybe twice, last month. I’ll be going in once again this month too. I miss seeing my colleagues, but it’s also fairly convenient to work from home.


  3. You have MAYBE convinced me to read The Atlas Six. Even though I had somehow never heard of this book until you mentioned it and still don’t know what it’s about 😂


  4. Great wrap up! I don’t know how it’s already June when I feel like we’re still at the start of the year 😂 Looks like you had a pretty great reading month and I hope June continues to be a great month for you overall!

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  5. SO glad you could meet up with your friend again after all this time – hope you all had a great time! I’m also super hyped for the Dead Romantics and your 5 star rating makes me wanna sgo read it even sooner! Hope you have a great June ❤

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    • Thank you! ❤ It was such a joy to see my friend again. And I really hope you get to read The Dead Romantics soon and love it as much as me. I was so happy reading it.


  6. I’m not sure what’s happening but I agree, I feel like the months are flying by, lately, as well. I’m amazed by how great you’re doing with your reading goals, YAY! and I now need to read your review for The Dead Romantics, that’s one I missed. I’m so late 😂
    I’m so glad you could meet up with an old friend and that everything was as it used to be, this is one of the best feelings ever. I hope that June will be filled with more lovely moments!! ❤ ❤

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    • Time’s just flying by and we have no choice but accept it haha
      It was really the best to see my friend again. I’ve missed hanging out with her on a daily basis, but we are still on the same wavelength, which is great.

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    • The Dead Romantics has my whole freaking heart. I really loved it! I also cannot wait for the second Volume of Stranger Things. I hope I won’t get spoiled, since I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch on release day.

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