Reading in September

No complaints from me, this month, on the reading front. It’s pretty much what I expected it to be and I’m good with that. I am pretty sure this will be the first year that I don’t actually complete the Cybils Shortlist Challenge… ugh. But, let’s not think of that right now. Let’s look at the numbers for the month.

Total: 20

Audio: 1
YA: 6
Children’s: 8
Cybils: 12
Graphic Novels: 3 (quit one)
Queer: 1
Non-Fiction: 2 (quit one)

The quits, man. Those were rough… October will be questionable due to all of the travel on my calendar. I’ll be lucky to finish 10. (Forget the Cybils challenge, my EOY numbers are going to be pathetic, lol.)

Reading in July

It was a better month for reading but not nearly as good as I’d hoped. The RNC and DNC got in the way, darn it. Also, the social life. Goodness, the social life!

I read 9 books.

1 was an audiobook
2 were non-fiction
4 were middle grade/YA
3 were Cybils

In August, we’re doing a fake #readathon and that should help. Hopefully.

Reading in June

Lol. This is getting ridiculous.

I read three books in June. THREE. THREE. How can that even be possible? Remember when 13 was a not great month for me? Whatever, I’m going to have a better reading month in July. Seriously.

1 was an aduiobook
1 was non-fiction
1 was HORROR

(Interestingly, two of the three books were written by blogger friends. Funny how that worked out.)

Reading in May

Just when I think it can’t get any worse, it does.

I read six books in May, which is a lie since one of those books I actually read in April and didn’t blog it in time for the end of month recap. Another one of those books we listened to on audio and had about half of the last disc to go before the end. So, yea. Reading in May sucked as much as all of the other months — probably more since one of the books this month was really crummy and I should have just quit it.

I cannot wait to get into more of a normal routine so that I can start reserving books at the library that I actually want to read rather than just grabbing any old thing from the shelves at our libraries.

Total: 6

1 audiobook
1 Cybil Challenge
1 Ya
1 Middle grade fiction
1 non-fiction

Reading in April

As expected, reading in April was the PITS. It’s impossible to read when you’re packing up a house to move, when you’re actually moving, and when you’re unpacking at your new home. After several days of not reading at all, I cracked open a box of books in our office and found… all children’s picture books. I cracked open another box and found cookbooks and… a book about the first season of Survivor (a season I’ve never seen) and was so desperate to read, that I read it. That’s how it was in April. Oh, and we started a lot of books while in Chicagoland that we never finished before they had to go back to the library. I have four books started that I will have to reserve at our new library (if I ever manage to get a library card, gah!)

So here’s how bad it was:

Total read: 4 (well really 5 but since I never managed to blog the 5th, we’re not counting that until next month.)

3 were non-fiction
1 was YA and it was a Cybil

Lord, I need to get my life in order so I can get back to books. We missed the April #readathon and I think we need a #fakereadathon in July to make up for it. (I say July because we’re still unpacking in May and we have a trip to Chicagoland to take. Then, in June we go to NY for the birth of the pumpkin and I think we’re planning a housewarming party so… yea, July.)

Reading in March

Oh, look. A month ended while we were traveling and I almost forgot to count my books for March.

12 books, total. LOL. And here I was thinking it wasn’t a bad month for reading. Hahahaha. I may never have a good month again. Maybe in October, if we can manage #Readathon. (Speaking of which, we’re gonna have to skip spring #Readathon in April. *Sniff*) One good thing about the month, I did get some more books from the Cybils challenge crossed off. That’s a good thing.

1 was an audiobook
2 were graphic novels
Only 2 non-fiction (wow)
6 were YA
7 were from the Cybils shortlist

Reading in February

I’m pretty pleased with February’s reading, all things considered. And believe me, there were all the things to be considered.

8 total

2 were audiobooks
2 non-fiction
1 graphic novel
4 were from the cybils shortlist

Go me. Let’s hope I can do at least as well in March, since there will be all the things to consider, again.

Reading in January

It wasn’t a great reading month for me. Too many work things to deal with. Too many hours spent staring at Zillow, hah.

Six books. SIX. Lord.

Two were non-fiction (one of those was from my stacks.)
One was audio.
The rest were adult fiction.

Ho hum. February probably won’t be much better.

Reading in 2015

Either I didn’t track all of my books properly in GoodReads or I didn’t track them properly here. I dunno. GoodReads said I only read 222 books but my blog tracking says I read 233. Either way, it wasn’t the best year of reading for me. I normally hit 250 and I always try to hit 300. Darn it.

It’s ok though since this was a busy year in a lot of other ways. A lot of art happened. A lot of travel. A lot of date nights. And, a heck of a lot of KonMari. Not to mention a weird and hectic work year.

I did finish my Cybils Shortlist Challenge. I did read 6 books from my stacks, an improvement over my normal 4 but nowhere near the 12 I always hope for. I suspect 2016 will be a better from the stacks year since we’ll be moving into a new library system. We also did pretty well with audiobooks this year – 17! Thank you Glenview Public Library, (Overdrive and Hoopla were super helpful.)

I feel like I read more non-fiction this year – 72 seems like an awful lot, doesn’t it? For me, at least.

I read a ton of children’s fiction because of JMP, obviously. I hope to do more of that next year.

I put 85 books on my “Favorites” list and I quit a LOT of books this year. So many that I can’t even remember them all. I’m adding a “Quits” folder to my GoodReads to track them properly next year. I’m still trying to get through Bleak House and I started the Miniaturist and had to return it to the library before I was even half-way — I’ll try to pick that up again next year.

I don’t think I’m going to set any specific goals for next year — except to read all of the Cybils + more books from my stacks. Next year is going to be seriously hectic (again) so non-fiction and audio will save me.

Reading In December

Not bad, all things considered. And, even better, I finished the Cybils shortlist challenge without scrambling at the last minute to do so. That’s an accomplishment!

24 books total

2 were audio

10 from the Cybils shortlist

3 were graphic novels (ya/middle grade)

And, of course, a whopping 9 non-fiction books this month.