What I Read in July

July is always a month of chaos for me. It’s hot. I want to spend time outside doing summer activities and there’s Camp NaNoWriMo to worry about. Sometimes reading books falls by the wayside. I feel like that happened a little bit this month.

I read some books, but I feel like I lost the momentum I built up while reading in June. I wonder how long it will take to get my reading mojo back.

Books I finished reading in July:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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What books did you read in July?

Does summer weather motivate you read more or less than other times of the year?

What I Read in June

I didn’t feel like I read a lot in June, but looking back I guess I did read a decent amount. That’s a nice feeling. I was enjoying reading so much it felt like I needed to keep reading more.

There’s a lot going wrong in the world these days, but books are still a great escape.

Books I finished reading in June:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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What books did you read in June? I hope you’re able to escape into books for at least a little while. We could all use a break these days.

What I Read in May

May was a good month for reading! Escaping into books worked really well and I was happy to have an escape.

Books I finished reading in May:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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What books did you read in May?

Do you use books as an escape from reality when things are a little too bleak? I’ve been craving that escape a lot lately. I’m so glad my local library has a pretty decent selection of ebooks and audiobooks I can check out from home. I’d probably be climbing the walls at this point without them.

What I Read in April

April has been a month all about writing for years now thanks to Camp NaNoWriMo, but I often find I read more when I write more. This April was a pretty decent month for writing and reading.

Books I finished reading in April:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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Do you find that you read more when you write more? There’s just something magical about getting lost in words in more than one way. I wish I knew which came first. At the moment it seems like reading more might be a neat trick to get myself in the right mindset to write more.

What books did you read in April? Are there any books you are looking forward to reading in May?

What I Read in March

If February flew by, March was the month that wouldn’t end. The world was in chaos. I was distracted, scared and upset in varying levels every day. Reading was a good way to escape, but I found it difficult to focus unless I was already at least mostly calm.

Books I finished reading in March:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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What books did you read in March? Are you struggling to read because of worry and stress or has it served as a way to escape?

What I Read in February

I can’t believe February is over. We even had leap day this year and it still seemed like the month flew by. I feel like I read a lot this month, but I spread it out over multiple books so I didn’t finish much of anything.

Books I finished reading in February:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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What books did you read in February? Have you ever spent a month reading some of many books instead of finishing one book at a time?

What I Read in January

A new year has started!

I feel like a lot of my reading habits from 2019 have carried over to 2020. Some of that is good. I’m taking advantage of my local libraries digital offerings. Some of it isn’t so good. I’m not doing much to build up good reading habits. Fortunately, there’s plenty of time to change that!

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 any books you think I should read? I like to have at least two books in rotation at a time so I have an opening right now!

What I Read in December

The year is over! I didn’t read a ton of books this year, but I really studied a couple of books I knew I loved to figure out what makes them so great.

Books I finished reading in December:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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How was 2019 for you reading-wise? Did you discover a new favorite or revisit a fictional world you love?

In 2020 I’m going to aim for two books a month. I should be able to achieve this goal, even if I slow down and really study the books. What’s your 2020 reading goal?

What I Read in November

November is for NaNoWriMo so I never know what to expect from my reading habits. This month I actually managed to read a bit.

Books I finished reading in November:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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I’m still savoring my reread of The Fellowship of the Ring. I adore Tolkien. This time I find myself getting stuck rereading the songs and poems. I want to be able to do that! My poetry skills aren’t good enough yet. It’s something I’ll have to work on if I want to try to include poetry in my writing.

What books have you read recently? I’d love to know!

 

What I Read in October

Reading was interesting this month. One of the things I read this month was my own writing. That was a weird experience, but definitely a worthwhile one! I didn’t hate everything I read!

Books I finished reading in October:

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Books I’m currently reading:

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I’m still savoring this read through of The Fellowship of the Ring. It’s a book I’ve ready multiple times before and this time around I’m enjoying the songs and picking up as many references to the ancient history of Middle Earth I can.

Do you ever do this with books you love?

What books have you read recently? I’d love to know!