Since I haven’t been keeping up with my monthly reads I thought I would recap what I have read over the summer. It is hard to believe that summer is nearly over. Though as someone who lives in the south the cooler weather of Fall probably won’t make its way here until mid October.
From May to July, I have read 15 books. This might be my most productive summer, in terms of reading, that I have ever had. Usually Fall and Winter dominate when it comes to the amount of books I manage to get through the most during the year, but for whatever reason the past few months I’ve found more time to pick up a book or two. Also managing to squeeze in a few audibooks does help to up my reading count.
So here it is! What I’ve read lately:
I managed to read more nonfiction than I have in the past. In fact, 2019 might be the year of nonfiction for me, especially since I read 4 of them in the past 3 months alone. As for my favorite, I would have to go with Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler. It is the first in a series, and I’ve had to pace myself so I don’t go through it too quickly.
I think I managed to do quite well in reading a large variety of books. Though I think being able to read this many in a such a short amount of time for me probably won’t be how I finish out the year.
Here is what I read in April!
I didn’t read as much as I have been this year but I’m still on track to make my goal in 2019. Of the three books I read in April I think my favorite was Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. That was my first time reading one of her novels and I’m sure I’ll continue to read her books over time.
What did you read in April?
I originally thought I hadn’t managed to read that much this month, but I would say that 4 books isn’t that bad. Reading Ms. Marvel created a first time experience for me as this was my first comic book. I loved it! Kamala is certainly going down as my new favorite super hero.
I was also able to reread Anne of Green Gables. This is my all time favorite book and I always love revisiting Anne and her world every few years. I hope to go through the entire series that L.M. Montgomery created later this year.
The Heartbreakers was a spontaneous pick in March. I was scrolling through Scribd (the Netflix of ebooks and audiobooks) one day looking for something to read and this caught my eye. My guilty pleasure reads are mindless teen romances. The Heartbreakers fit the bill and was the fastest read for March.
I listened to Five Feet Apart on audio and liked it. I mostly listened to it because it was released as a movie this past month and decided to give it a try. Five Feet Apart is only 5 hours long on audio and I was able to listen to it in an afternoon while I did a few other things.
Comment below what you read in March. What was your favorite and what was your least favorite?
July was a sad month reading wise for me. I literally didn’t read anything at all last month. But I’m sure August will be better. Hopefully!
I don’t know what it is about Summer but I personally feel less inspired to read during this time. Perhaps it feels like there is more to do between June and August, that all my free time goes somewhere else. Or maybe the colder months are just cozier and a better atmosphere for reading. Whatever the reason is I hope to be back on track with my reading again soon.
What is the season you read best in? And which one do you think you read the least in? Let me know in the comments below.
I didn’t read as much as I thought I would last month. I took a week long vacation around my birthday on the 15th, but only managed to read halfway through one book. I suppose I ended up being busier than I thought I would be at the beach because I was under the impression that I could at least finish three books plus whatever else I might buy while I was there. However, I did read two books and i started two others. I’m currently debating adding what I’m reading at the moment into my monthly wrap ups but I’ve decided to include it in this one; so if you like seeing what I’m reading lately please let me know!
And now here are the books I read in June of 2018:
Sleeping Giants By Sylvain Neuvel was a surprisingly good book. And I don’t say that because I expected it to be bad, but rather that I almost never read Science Fiction novels. This is the first in a trilogy series and I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book. Expect a book review coming soon!
If you didn’t read my last blog post then you may be wondering why I read a Sweet Valley High novel. Well for starters I feel like there are classic book series that I missed out on growing up because I wasn’t invested in reading as much as I am today so I’ve been trying to experience them now; and also I had an idea to do a series here on my blog chronicling myself going through the entire series. From what I have researched there are, I believe, about 140 books in the Sweet Valley High series so it would be almost a three year project if I read one book a week. I was hoping to have others join me but I didn’t get a large response on my survey, though I did still create a goodreads group if you’d still like to join me. I’ve only read the first book so far and it isn’t too late to join!
Onto the new section!
I don’t know how many people are like this when it comes to reading, but I typically read at least two or three books at a time. Usually the books I read at the same time have to be different in genre and/or story line because I’ll tend to get characters mixed up otherwise, and at the moment I’m reading one Young Adult novel and a Urban Fantasy novel:
Both books I’ve owned for a while now and I’m liking each one so far. I will admit that I thought I would be done with I’ll Meet You There by now but It is a little darker than I was expecting it to be which is causing me to read it slower than normal. Other than that I hope to have them both read by the end of this month.
I’d really love to hear what all you have read recently or are reading currently. Please let me know in the comments!
So last month I didn’t read as much as I have in the past but that is mainly to do with the fact that for May I read a book with over 600 pages. This is the biggest book I have read all year and it reminded me why I don’t usually read such large novels as I tend to be a slow reader and it did take me almost all month to finish it. But enough with all that, here is what I read in May 2018:
Hope you had a more successful month in reading. Though I did enjoy both books so maybe less is more in this case.
How was everyone’s April? Ours was pretty rainy here is Georgia and the weather kept fluctuating enough through out the month to make me confused on whether Winter was coming or going. But thankfully it looks as though Spring has finally sprung and I cannot wait for the warmer weather, though with Summer quickly approaching I might be biting my tongue as the South’s summer often comes with 100% humidity everyday.
Okay enough about me and my complaints about the weather, here is what I read in April:
I managed to read three books this week. After spending most of March reading Historical fiction I made my way back to my first love YA fantasy. I finally got around to continuing the Falling Kingdoms Series and I can’t wait to keep going, it truly is one of best YA Fantasy series out there in my opinion.
What did you read in the month of April?
I’d love to know in the comments below.
I was able to read 6 books this month! It makes a great head start for my reading challenge this year. I do feel as though I cheated a bit, however, two of the books I finished at the beginning of January were ones that I had started in December.
My favorite book this month was Snowed In. It’s one of my favorite guilty pleasure reads and while the beginning was rough I found it to be a delightful read and it helped me accomplish January reading challenge of a book set in winter. If you haven’t checked out the reading challenge I created for this year there is a link to it above. It isn’t too late to join!
And the most disappointing book was A Discovery of Witches. It’s incredibly long and has about a thousand plot lines all running at once with out really ever moving the story forward.
I meant to post this last weekend on the 1st but since I haven’t been as consistent with my blog as I would like I figured at this point my “What I Read in September” post didn’t need a deadline. So here you are all the books I read last month:
In September I read a few new books and then reread a few of my favorites from last year. I’ve been rereading a lot of novels lately and while I probably should have read The Falconer and The Vanishing Throne before diving into the last book of series, The Fallen Kingdom, to refresh my memory I found that it wasn’t really needed for the final book. Overall I think I did pretty well last month and I’ve got several reviews to catch up on.
This past month I was able to read two new books and reread one of my favorites:
I was pretty happy with the fact that I was able to read three books this past month considering that I was hoping only to finish Midnight in Broad Daylight before June arrived. I really enjoyed all the books I read (or in one case reread) and don’t know if I can chose a favorite for May.
A Study in Charlotte is a modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes and it was witty and entertaining. Midnight in Broad Daylight is a nonfiction book about a Japanese American family before and during World War II. I found this book highly insightful and it also proved to be timely for current events as well. And lastly I decided to reread the Doon series again and just finish the first book Doon over the Memorial Day holiday here in America. This series to me is the novel equivalent of comfort food. I love the world of Doon so much and I was amazed by how much I’ve forgotten since reading it last year. It may become a tradition to try and read the Doon series every summer.
Are there any books on your reread list? I’d love to know about in the comments below!