Best of: November 2019

November was a weird month reading-wise for me because I look back and I’m like, yeah it was kind of shit, because I read a lot of meh books (or those are the ones that stand out), but then I went to do this and included almost half the total books I read so. I seem to have swung wildly between shit/mediocre and really good/amazing. One day I’ll manage a wholly positive month I’m sure.

Total: 30 books

Novels: 18
Novellas: 11
Non-fiction: 1

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Best of: October 2019

You know when you write a post and then just completely forget to post it for an entire month? Well, that’s what’s happened here, so bear with, because you’re about to get two wrap-up posts in quick succession.

Anyway. I don’t remember a whole lot about what I read in October (lol), so let’s just get this out of the way.

Total: 23 books

Novels: 16
Novellas: 4
Short story collections: 2
Anthologies: 1

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Best of: September 2019

September was a slow month for me reading-wise (damn those two weeks where I had to write up my research project), so I read less than half the number of books I read in August. But, it was mostly a month of good books, for once. I think I only rated one book less than three stars, which means that I have quite a few books I really enjoyed as a fraction of ones I read.

So, let’s go.

Total: 22 books (and three were rereads)

Novels: 20
Novellas: 1
Poetry: 1

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Best of: August 2019

Folks, we’re back to not completing TBRs as August ends. Yeah, I know, I’m as surprised as you are (not). Because my research project is due mid-September and I have then got to go job-hunting (bleh), I’m not bothering with one for this month really (besides the two I didn’t get to last month plus Reads Rainbow’s book club read).

But anyway, enough dwelling on the books I didn’t read, and more on what I did.

Total: 49 books (so close damnit)

Novels: 46
Novellas: 2
Short stories: 1

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Best of: July 2019

Drum roll, please. I finished a TBR!! Sounds fake, I know, but it happened! Mostly because I was able to take a whole week just to read, so the chances of it happening again? Preeetty slim.

But anyway, stats for this month (and then the best reads, as usual, no way am I spending time putting 39 books in this post):

Total: 39 books (+1 DNF)

Novels: 31
Novellas: 4
Poetry: 2
Graphic novels: 3

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Best of: June 2019

Guess what? This month, I’m not opening with “I didn’t finish my TBR”, and that’s because I didn’t set myself one! (Barring the books I read for a series of Pride month buddy reads with Anna for Reads Rainbow, that is.) Yeah, there were a couple of books that I was aiming to finish in the month (namely the ones that have repeatedly been on my TBR since January), but it was all chill.

I will be setting myself a TBR for July though, mostly because I’m going on holiday for a week (and there is nothing to do but read while I’m there).

But, this month:

Total: 34 books

Novels: 22
Novellas: 4
Poetry: 2
Graphic novels: 2
Essays: 1
Short story collections: 3

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Best of: May 2019 (ft. some half-year resolutions)

It’s the end of May and we’re almost halfway through the year. Did I complete my TBR? No. Am I gonna be a fool and make yet another one? Yes. (But I did at least start that one that’s been on my TBR since January. Small steps.)

This post is gonna be a bit more than just your usual wrap-up. My exams (and thus, the bulk of my Masters degree) are done at the start of June, which means I have more time to dedicate to thinking about blogging. So I’m adding in some (roughly) half-year resolutions in an attempt to do just that.

So: a quick summary of what I read.

Total: 22 books

Novels: 15
Short stories: 3
Poetry: 4

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Best of: March 2019

Before anyone asks, no, I did not complete my TBR for the month. Yes, the books I didn’t get to are exactly the same as the ones I didn’t get to way back in January. It’s going well, folks.

I read some really good books to start off the month, then it kind of dropped off and the good books became more intermittent. In summary, though:

Total: 22 books

Novels: 19
Short stories: 1
Novellas: 1
Poetry: 1

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Best of: February 2019

I start this post with the confession that I did not finish my TBR list. (Who’s surprised? Absolutely no one.) I was going so well! I read half of it in the first week! But then work kicked in, I trailed off, got a load of ARCs all at once (past me, what were you thinking?), and I mood-read. But 6 out of 10 ain’t bad, right?

Briefly, this month, I read:

Total: 21 books

Novels: 18
Short stories: 2
DNF: 1 (sad face)

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