Best of: July 2020

July was a… mixed month, I think. I swung wildly between books I loved and books I hated a lot – there was not much going on in between. As such, I have a lot to rec you from what I read.

And, yes, I did go on a binge of one particular author’s backlist. I’m sure it’s quite obvious who…

Total books: 50

Novels: 34
Nonfiction: 2
Classics: 2
Novellas: 8
Plays: 3
Short story collections: 1

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Best of: June 2020

June was overall a good reading month. I mean, I read less, but I can rec you a greater proportion of the books I did read so. You lose some, you win some.

Total books: 42

Novels: 26
Nonfiction: 6
Novellas: 8
Short story collections: 1
Poetry: 1

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Best of: May 2020

May was a very mixed reading month for me. I read some amazing books in the first half, and then some really really shit ones, and then more recently, back to the good stuff.

But thankfully I read enough that was very good to have 19 books (that you should read!) in this post.

Total books: 54

Novels: 35
Novellas: 7
Poetry: 12

P.S. before we go any further, undoubtedly you have heard about the Black Lives Matter marches currently occurring around the globe. Please consider donating/signing petitions/educating yourself, resources for all of which you can find here.

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Best of: April 2020

First of all, let’s not talk about the state of my ARCs at the end of this month. All my good work in March, undone.

But anyways! April was full on lockdown so I didn’t do much else but read. And read some more. As you can see. (Oh, and set my goodreads challenge to 500 books, but let’s not talk about that.)

I took part in a couple of readathons too, #ReRaReadathon, as hosted by @yourtitakate and @acrimsondaisy, and #ReadALittleRomance, which I hosted myself (and which is still ongoing for another couple of days). And, what do you know, I completed #ReRaReadathon! With a few, uhh, alterations to my initial TBR, sure. But complete’s complete, right?

Total books: 55

Novels: 35
Novellas: 9
Short story collections: 2
Nonfiction: 5
Poetry: 3
Plays: 1

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Best of: March 2020

In March, I made an effort to read through my ARCs. And I think I did alright with that. I read all those I had at the start of the month (plus a few that I was approved for during the month), and now I’m left with only 3 unread ARCs, and one currently reading one.

Now all I need to do is catch up on reviewing them (hahahaha).

I also kind of went on a few romance binges throughout the month so that’s why my total books count is maybe a little inflated.

Total books: 51

Novels: 41
Novellas: 9
Poetry: 1

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All the Books I Read for #FFFeb 2020

Last month was #FFFeb, so for my wrapup post I’m going to do something a little different. Instead of giving you my favourite reads, I’ll give you all my reads (plus ratings).

Yeah, fun, I know.

So, let’s get started.

Total books: 30

Novels: 24
Novellas: 1
Poetry: 1
Graphic novels: 4

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Best of: January 2020

New year, new me, because I have, shockingly, succeeded in completing my TBR for the month! I know, I am as surprised as you are. But it happened. I ticked off every book I had on it, got ahead on my ARCs in time for F/F Feb – I was organised. (Bets on how long that’ll last?)

Anyway. Of the 42 books I read in January, these 15 were my favourites.

Total books: 42

Novels: 31
Novellas: 5
Poetry: 3
Non-fiction: 2
Graphic novels: 1

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Best of: December 2019

At the beginning of December, I’d read 326 books. This was something like a handful short of my 2018 total, some 20-odd short of my 2016 total, and about 70 short of my 2017 total. So, not entirely seriously, I was like hey what if I tried to beat my 2017 total. And obviously that then became hey what if I tried to hit 400 books for the year.

And then it became less of a joke.

Note to self: if you decide to try read 400 books next year, don’t choose to do it with one month left, 74 books short.

Total books: 75

Novels: 27
Novellas: 47
Poetry: 1

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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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