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June Stats

New books read this month: 33*

Books from the to-read pile: 5

Ebooks read: 12

NetGalley books read: 4

Library books: 10 (all ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 3

Most read author: Susan Mallery (5 books – all Fools Gold ones)

Books read in 2019:  203

Books bought: 0!!!!!

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 589 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

I can’t believe I’ve finally managed a month where I didn’t buy a book! And without realising that I’d done it too.  Amazing.  Thank you baggage tag mix up for keeping me away from the bookshop at Luton airport!

Bonus picture: Aix-en-Provence’s cathedral – from my holiday in the middle of the month.  If there’s an architectural style – from Roman to Gothic – this has got it.

Aix-en-Provence cathedral front

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

 

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May Stats

New books read this month: 29*

Books from the to-read pile: 11

Ebooks read: 5

NetGalley books read: 3

Library books: 10 (all ebooks)

Non-fiction books: 2

Most read author: KJ Charles and Mary Balogh (2 books each)

Books read in 2019:  170

Books bought: 4 ebooks, 3 books and 4 more pre-ordered

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 593 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Not a bad month’s reading all in.  Slightly under my usual figure, but there were the two non-fiction books in there which required time and brain power, and it’s been a busy month at work too.  I’m hoping for some time off in June and have a reading list all planned!

Bonus picture: Worthing Pier last weekend in some lovely bank holiday weekend sunshine.

Worthing Pier and the beach

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

 

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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)