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April Stats

New books read this month: 34*

Books from the to-read pile: 8

Ebooks read: 2

NetGalley books read: 6

Library books: 18 (all ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 3

Most read author:  Beverly Jenkins (8 books – 7 Blessings books and one historical romance)

Books read in 2019:  107

Books bought: 2 ebooks, 2 books

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 588 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

A solid month all things considered, and some wonderful books read.  I seem to have swapped the Susan Mallery binge for a Beverly Jenkins one, although now I’m up to date with the Blessings series that may slow down somewhat!

Bonus picture: Finishing April with a trip to Fiddler on the roof on Tuesday night!

Programme and stage set up of Fiddler on the Roof

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

 

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March Stats

New books read this month: 38*

Books from the to-read pile: 6

Ebooks read: 10

NetGalley books read: 5

Library books: 15 (all ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 6

Most read author: Susan Mallery… again (7 books)

Books read in 2019:  107

Books bought: 6 ebooks, 1 books

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 588 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Still on the Susan Mallery jag, which is rapidly turning into a contemporary romance binge after Wednesday’s post about diverse romances sent me on a library hold request binge and they all started coming in.  I did try and restrain myself on the book buying front, but…

Bonus Picture: London at sunset on my way to Follies on Thursday!

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (9 this month)

 

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February Stats

New books read this month: 29*

Books from the to-read pile: 4

Ebooks read: 14

NetGalley books read: 5

Library books:  6 (all ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 4

Most read author: Susan Mallery (10 books!)

Books read in 2019:  67

Books bought: 3 ebooks, 4 books

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 579 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

As you may be able to tell, I went on a bit of a Susan Mallery jag this month – with a few library loans coming in and a couple of omnibus editions totally enabling my habit of just going straight on to the next book in a series! I also spent some of my birthday book tokens…

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

 

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January Stats

New books read this month: 39*

Books from the to-read pile: 6

Ebooks read: 15

NetGalley books read: 11

Library books: 7 (all ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 1

Most read author: Simon Brett.  NINE Charles Paris mysteries…

Books read in 2019:  39

Books bought: 3 – two books and one ebook!!!!!!

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 579 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Another year, another tweak to the monthly stats post.  This year I’m not doing any reading challenges – after last year I got swamped.  My main reading focus at the moment is getting down the NetGalley backlog and the actual number of physical books waiting to be read so I’ve tweaked the categories appropriately.

The Physical book count is low this month – on account of that holiday and because of the shock I got when I compiled the NetGalley backlog list!

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

Bonus picture: a film crew at work with some very powerful lights on my walk from work to the station last Friday. This is the same house used in Phantom Thread. No idea what they’re up to this time though!

Film crew with powerful lights outside a Georgian town house in Bloomsbury

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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)