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December Stats

New books read this month: 33*

Books from the to-read pile: 7

Ebooks read: 17

Books from the Library book pile: 9 (all ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 3

#ReadHarder categories completed: 15

Pop Sugar categories completed: 25

Most read author: Simon Brett (7 Charles Paris mysteries!)

Books read in 2018:  379

Books bought: 1! only 1!

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 566 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

So, I didn’t do very well with the reading challenges this year – I’m putting that down to the DC trip and being away from the tbr and trying not to buy books.  I’ve got loads of books that fit missing categories, but I just wasn’t around to read them and let things slide.  Hey ho, it was worth it.  I’m going to be more selective about what I do with regards to reading challenges this year.  On the bright side, I did manage to only buy myself one book in December, which is pretty good.  I bought lots of books for other people, but resisted the urge to buy for myself.  Obviously next month there’s going to be a tweaked format to the stats post because there always is at this time of year!

If you missed my end of year look back posts: obsessions, revisiting 2017 obsessions and best books of the year are all behind this post down the feed (or on the links).

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (5 this month)

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November Stats

New books read this month: 36*

Books from the to-read pile: 0 – too busy reading library books

Ebooks read: 20

Books from the Library book pile: 27 (including nine ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 0

#ReadHarder categories completed: 9

Pop Sugar categories completed: 13

Most read author: Cat Sebastian (four books)

Books read this year:  346

Books bought: 3 ebooks, 3 ebooks

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 566 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Three books bought, two ebooks pre-ordered as I burned a streak through the library book pile and panicked about whether I would have space in my suitcase for all the books I had bought (Hint: I didn’t, and nearly had to jettison a couple of unread ones at the airport)

This is a day late because I only landed back in the UK on the morning of the 1st and my brain couldn’t cope with counting.  Sorry.

Bonus picture: the Reading Room at the Library of Congress on Thursday.

The reading room at the Library of Congress

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (4 this month)

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September Stats

New books read this month: 24*

Books from the to-read pile: 10

Ebooks read: 14

Books from the Library book pile: 0

Non-fiction books: 9

#ReadHarder categories completed: 9

Pop Sugar categories completed: 13

Most read author: Sue Grafton (four books)

Books read this year:  258

Books bought: 3 ebooks, 3 ebooks

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 583 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

This is coming at you a day late because the month started on a Monday, sorry about that.  And it’s probably not a surprise that the monthly total for this month is down, as I’ve moved across to another continent and had a lot to do.  But I also didn’t buy too many books, so the tbr shelf should be a net reduction…

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (0 this month)

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August Stats

New books read this month: 31*

Books from the to-read pile: 14

Ebooks read: 15

Books from the Library book pile: 1

Non-fiction books: 7

#ReadHarder categories completed: 9

Pop Sugar categories completed: 13

Most read author: Andrew Cartmel (1 book and 1 comic)

Books read this year:  258

Books bought: 7 ebooks, 5 ebooks

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 568 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (3 this month)

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July Stats

New books read this month: 30*

Books from the to-read pile: 14

Ebooks read: 21

Books from the Library book pile: 0

Non-fiction books: 4

#ReadHarder categories completed: 8

Pop Sugar categories completed: 12

Most read author: Basil Thomson (the other five Inspector Richardson mysteries)

Books read this year:  226

Books bought:  Too many to count to be honest.  About 20 at the book fair, a couple of others in the charity shop and then about 10 ebooks…

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 574 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (8 this month)

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June Stats

New books read this month:  24*

Books from the to-read pile: 9

Ebooks read: 15

Books from the Library book pile: 0

Non-fiction books: 1

#ReadHarder categories completed: 8

Pop Sugar categories completed: 12

Most read author: Basil Thomson  – three (and a bit) Inpector Richardson mysteries ( runners up Colin Watson with 2 more Flaxborough books and 2 more of Sue Grafton’s Kindey Millhone Books.

Books read this year:  181

Books bought:  1(2 books and 7 ebooks)

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 567 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (1 this month)

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May Stats

New books read this month:  34*

Books from the to-read pile: 6

Ebooks read: 27

Books from the Library book pile: 1

Non-fiction books: 1

#ReadHarder categories completed: 7

Pop Sugar categories completed: 12

Most read author: Sue Grafton – four more from the Kinsey Milhone series! (Colin Watson close behind though with three more Flaxborough books)

Books read this year:  157

Books bought:  11 (6 books and 5 ebooks)

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 561 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (3 this month)