September 2018 Wrap Up

September 2018 Wrap Up

I’m going to be honest, August and September were crappy reading months. I was in the middle of moving everywhere and spending time on people’s couches and on air mattresses. I feel like the last thing on my mind is reading a book, which is something that I don’t normally say to anyone.

But I did finish reading some books in September and finished the month strong with 8 books. September felt like a lull in the beginning and then a mad rush to read as much as I can before the end of it. Some were shorter and others were longer, but all of it enjoyable. Check out what I read below.

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March 2018 Bookish Wrap Up

March 2018 Bookish Wrap Up

Quick update: I’ll be heading out on vacation this week and I won’t be posting as often as I do. I’ll be back later this month with stories and new books to share!

I can’t believe that another month has come and gone. I’ve always regarded March to be the longest month. This is probably leftover from school when March has no days off. It just felt longer because of that.

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February 2018 Wrap Up

February 2018 Wrap Up

February has ended and we’re fast approaching the next month. Can you believe the time moving so quickly? I guess it moves quickly through the shortest month of the year. But I feel the green shoots of Spring starting to break through the ground. I can feel the winter finally thawing out. I think it’s going to be a good one, that March.

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The 2016 Bookish End of Year Wrap Up

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Hey folks! I’m sorry I haven’t been around for a while. I’ve been in some terrible reading slump where I wasn’t enjoying what I was reading and boycotting writing blog posts about it. Also, there was that big holiday that happened that kept me away from the computer.

No, honestly I’ve been reading a great book and any time outside of reading that book is wasted time. I’m just a reading machine.

Anyway, it’s been another amazing year of reads. I’m obviously going to list all the books I’ve read this year, but I do want to highlight some of my favorites. I’m not a huge fan of saying a book was good or bad because liking something is entirely subjective. Instead, I’m going to just point them out. Perhaps you’ll like them, but perhaps you won’t. Either way, reading will always get you #woke.

Also because I’m a data nerd, I’ve decided to put down some stats I’ve gathered from my reads:

  • # of books read this year: 37 (not as impressive as last year, but I’m OK with that)
  • # of books about POC: 5/37 or 14% (not bad, but I can do better)
  • # of books written by women: 35/36 or 97% of the books I’ve read this year (holy cow!)
  • Most read author of the year: Leigh Bardugo
  • Favorite books of the year:
    • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
    • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
    • It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
  • Author I fell in love with: R.S. Grey!

Here’s my book list. For some reason I feel like I haven’t read a lot of books this year, but in hindsight I’ve read a ton of books: