What I Read in August

I didn’t finish as many books this month and I didn’t start any new ones either. I guess it was a slow reading month. It happens sometimes but I’m a little worried it will become a pattern. I don’t want to read less. There are too many good books out there.

Books I finished reading in August:

  • Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

Books I’m currently reading:

  • House of Many Ways – Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Poppy War – R. F. Kuang
  • Exit Strategy – Martha Wells

Do you ever unintentionally read less for a little while? Do you do something to start reading more or do you let the phase run its course?

What I Read in July


July was a weird month for reading. I kept bouncing from one book to the next without actually finishing any of them for most of the month. Then in the final week of July I reached the end of multiple books. It was a bit strange to close out the month with so many conclusions. I’m not sure that’s happened to me before.

Books I finished reading in July:

  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V. E. Schwab
  • Rogue Protocol – Martha Wells
  • Persuasion – Jane Austen

Books I’m currently reading:

  • House of Many Ways – Diana Wynne Jones
  • Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
  • The Poppy War – R. F. Kuang
  • Exit Strategy – Martha Wells

What did you read in July? Have you ever jumped around between different books only to finish several of them within a few days on each other? I’m still not sure how I feel about it even now.

What I Read in June

June felt really chaotic. I think I got too caught up in the number of books I was reading at once and I felt overwhelmed. Because of that, some of the books have been moved to the back burner until I finish a few more or feel a bit more equipped to handle reading many books at once again.

Books I finished reading in June:

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  • The Night Masquerade – Nnedi Okorafor
  • Artificial Condition – Martha Wells

Books I’m currently reading:

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  • House of Many Ways – Diana Wynne Jones
  • Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V. E. Schwab
  • Rogue Protocol – Martha Wells

What books did you read in June? Do you ever find yourself reading too many books at once? What do you do when that happens? I’d love some tips and tricks for dealing with starting too many books.

What I Read in May

I didn’t stop reading in May. It was a really hard month for me and there were times I hid in books. I won’t pretend I read a lot during those times. I spent a lot of time staring blankly at pages, but it was a comfort to have another world to jump into if that was what I needed.

Books I finished reading in May:

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  • Home – Nnedi Okorafor
  • Across the Green Grass Fields – Seanan McGuire
  • Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo
  • All Systems Red – Martha Wells

Books I’m currently reading:

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  • The Night Masquerade – Nnedi Okorafor
  • House of Many Ways – Diana Wynne Jones
  • Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

What books did you read in May? Are there any books you are looking forward to reading this summer? I’d love to add to my to-read list.

What I Read in April

I was prepared for April to focus much more on writing than reading. It didn’t turn out that way. I really needed reading to get through certain days.

Books I finished reading in April:

  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance – Tomi Adeyemi
  • In an Absent Dream – Seanan McGuire
  • Come Tumbling Down – Seanan McGuire
  • Binti – Nnedi Okorafor

Books I’m currently reading:

  • Across the Green Grass Fields – Seanan McGuire
  • Home – Nnedi Okorafor

What books did you read in April? Have you ever intended to do something else only to discover you needed to read to get through the day?

What I Read in February

There was so much snow in February this year. I feel like I should have read more books because of it. I’m still ahead of schedule with my 2021 reading goal though!

Books I finished reading in February:

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  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Seanan McGuire
  • Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

Books I’m currently reading:

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  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance – Tomi Adeyemi
  • Beneath the Sugar Sky – Seanan McGuire

What books did you read in February? Are you on track for your 2021 reading goals?

What I Read in January

A new year means a new reading goal! Since I know I have ups and downs with my reading throughout the year, I’ve set a goal of 24 books for 2021. Two books a month isn’t an overwhelming amount and it seems like a fair goal after the hit or miss months I had in 2020. At the end of January, I’m officially ahead of schedule with this goal! I hope I can keep it up.

Books I finished reading in January:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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What books did you read in January? Do you have a reading goal for 2021? I’d love to hear about it.

What I Read in October

This post is a bit late because NaNoWriMo started and the US is absolute chaos right now and I just couldn’t find the motivation to get this out at the start of the month. Hopefully it isn’t too late when I finally post this.

October wasn’t an ordinary month for me reading-wise. I felt like I hadn’t read much when I checked on Goodreads. Then I remembered fanfiction. I read a long fanfiction this month. I wondered how long so I checked. The fanfic was just shy of 1,100,000 words and I read it all in October. Now I understand why I didn’t find the time to read more original fiction.

Books I finished reading in October:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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I don’t know why I will have the opportunity to finish reading The Priory of the Orange Tree. The wait list at my library is quite long and there’s only one copy of the ebook available. I read more than half the book so far but then my borrow period was up and I’m at the back of the line again. I am determined to finish it, but it will require patience.

What books did you read in October? Have you ever expending most of your reading time/energy on a very long fanfic?

What I Read in September

September flew by so fast. I’d say it was a very average month for reading. I wasn’t racing through books, but I wasn’t avoiding reading either.

Books I finished reading in September:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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What books did you read in September? Are there any books you’re looking forward to reading in October?

I know I need to pick at least one spooky book to read for Halloween this month.