Another busy month! The NEWTs Magical Readathon helped me pack a lot of reading in though. I managed to read fifteen books this month, with a total page count of 2780 – that’s about 700 more pages than my average for this year.
Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, Stacking the Shelves is a regular feature where I share everything I’ve added to my TBR list in the past month. I’m trying to work through my TBR list without growing it too much, but it seems that every month I do this post, the length of it grows and grows! This month I’ve done things a little differently…
Ah, July! The weather was scorching, our house was turned upside down by workmen, and everything was kicking off at work. On top of all of that, the beginning of the month saw me really struggling to get into anything I was reading. I DNF-ed two books – TWO! – in the space of a week. I normally DNF two a year, if that. I also had my first 1-star read of the year – I would usually DNF if I think it’s going to be a just 1 star, but this one was short and I had nothing else with me to read at the time so I finished it. However, I made up for these with one of my FAVOURITE reads of 2019 in the form of The Other Half of Augusta Hope, and two more excellent 5-star reads: Ask Again, Yes and The Truants.
This month I’ve added a YA book – an unusual pick for me – with a fat black queer protagonist, a debut novella about sex and obsession, a thrilling sequel to one of my favourite May reads, and another debut about a feminist cult.
Can you believe we’re in July already?! As we’re halfway through 2019, I’ve seen a lot of people doing ‘Mid-Year’ posts, mostly the ‘Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag’, created by ReadLikeWildfire and Earl Grey Books. I will be doing the tag sometime soon but first, I decided to check in with my reading goals. I want to see if I’m on track to achieve the targets I set myself at the beginning of the year, and also take a look at any trends that seem to have emerged so far! I haven’t included anything I’ve read the past week or so, so these stats are for exactly the first six months of the year: January 1st to June 30th.
June has felt like a really busy month for me, yet it’s still gone past almost painfully slowly. I managed to read eight books this month though; three non-fiction, four fiction, and one poetry collection.
Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, Stacking the Shelves is a regular feature where I share everything I’ve added to my TBR list recently. I’m trying to work through my TBR list without growing it too much, so I’m being a lot more selective with the books I choose to add this year. Yet, they still keep piling up… This month has found me adding a few fantasy books, poetry, a hugely hyped-up bestseller, and more!
After the rush of reading as much as I could for April’s Magical Readathon, it was really nice to be a bit more leisurely with my reading, letting me really savour each read. I ended up reading some really great books, most of them ended up being four- or five-star reads. Let’s have a look at what I read!
Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, Stacking the Shelves is a regular feature where I share everything I’ve added to my TBR list recently. I’m trying to work through my TBR list without growing it too much, so I’m being a lot more selective with the books I choose to add this year. Most of the books I added to my TBR this month are future releases, so I have time to cull my current pile before they come along! Here’s what made the cut in April.
I thought I’d steam through books in April because I had so much time off but turns out I struggled to find time in the first couple of weeks! I spent four lovely days in Yorkshire with my family and managed to read a little in the evenings. After that, my mum came to stay with me in London and we were super busy seeing the sights so I didn’t get my butt in gear and buckle down with my books until the second week of April, but I quickly made up for lost time!