May 2020 Wrap Up

Welcome to my May 2020 book wrap up. A list of what I read last month.

So, I updated my wrap up images. They look pretty snazzy if I do say so myself... And I do... May was a crazy month, but I managed to read a whole bunch of amazing books. Lets get to it, shall we?

Three books made it on my five star list. They are all very different, but I enjoyed them all for their own reasons. My Story by Elizabeth Smart really chilled me to the core, but told a story about the strength of one person to survive. The Girls With No Names by Serena Burdick was an emotional roller coaster of what love between sisters looks like. Hella is a ground breaking scifi with an unusual, but wonderful main character. A must read. 

My Story

For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime.
On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.
Now for the first time, in her memoir, MY STORY, she tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served.
In the nine years after her rescue, Smart transformed from victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire and foster change. She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and is a frequent public speaker. In 2012, she married Matthew Gilmour, whom she met doing mission work in Paris for her church, in a fairy tale wedding that made the cover of People magazine.

The Girls with No Names


42/50 Books in my Read Around the Country challenge
17/196 in my Star Wars Legends challenge
6/20 in my Scotland challenge
39/341 Gilmore Girls challenge
38/100 in my 100 books before you die challenge

I'm nearly finished with my read around the country challenge, should be done within the next few weeks. Then I can get to work on some of my other challenges. A few are pretty hefty. 

I've already started my June TBR list, its looking like an amazing month. I'd love to hear what you plan on reading. Leave me a comment below.


  1. I definitely need to check out the Disne and Suzanne Collins books!

    1. My favorite Disney book in that series is the Mulan retelling called Refelctions. You should start there, and who doesn't like Suzanne Collins?!