I had a somewhat busy month in November – it was my birthday! I had lots of catching up to do with friends and also spent a few days at home with my parents. My reading definitely picked up though which I was grateful for. After a couple of months of reading only three books, I fared much better in November, finishing six books, including one that I started way back in July.
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 added far fewer books to my TBR in September than I have in previous months, but I think these are all going to be great reads. Quality over quantity!
October has been such a great month for me! Let’s see what I got up to, what I read, and what else I’ve been loving this month.
Last month I experimented with a new structure for this post, and so far I’m enjoying it! It makes these posts much quicker to write somehow, and they’ve become handy to refer back to. Despite not reading a lot this month, I still managed to add a good handful of books to my TBR.
Ah, September, where to start? Firstly, I read so little this month! After August’s whopping fifteen books, I only managed three in September – my slowest reading month since February. I read my first book, Crossfire, on the first day, but then it took me over two weeks to finish my second book, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle! Those two weeks went by so fast, I didn’t even realise how little I’d read at first.
After last month’s enormous post in which I bought twelve books and added another sixteen to my wishlist, I’ve been a lot more selective this month and only added four books to my TBR. I also mentioned in July’s post that I wanted to keep better track of where I heard about books so that I could thank fellow bloggers for their reviews, so I’ll be changing up the structure of these monthly posts just a little bit.
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.