Number of books read: 7 Number of rereads: 0 Number of physical books: 0 Number of ebooks: 0 Number of audiobooks: 7 Number of ARCS: 0
5* reviews: 0 4.5* reviews: 0 4* reviews: 2
March is always a bit of a busy month because it’s my birthday month. This means socialising is both necessary and welcome. I’ve also had the pleasure of going to see Snoop Dogg on tour. We bought the tickets way back in 2020 but Covid ruined our plans to see him that year. Finally getting to see him was incredible. Such a fantastic evening. Although, it was a massive effort to make sure I got my reading in that day. I’ve been trying to read at least 1 page every day. Even if I’m rolling in after a night out. It did help me achieve a pretty good amount of reading in March. Here’s how my month went.
Number of books read: 8 Number of rereads: 0 Number of physical books: 4 Number of ebooks: 0 Number of audiobooks: 4 Number of ARCS: 0
5* reviews: 0 4.5* reviews: 0 4* reviews: 2
February started slowly and I didn’t think I was going to get much read. It has just taken me so long to finish anything this month. I guess that’s mostly down to the book that I read. They didn’t end up being as good as I’d hoped. The kind of books that sound really good but just don’t deliver. On the plus side, I’ve knocked a few long-time members of my TBR off the list and have moved a few more audiobooks into my completed library and out of my not started library. So, what did I read in February?
Number of books read: 7 Number of rereads: 0 Number of physical books: 4 Number of ebooks: 0 Number of audiobooks: 3 Number of ARCS: 0
5* reviews: 2 4.5* reviews: 0 4* reviews:
January was a weird month. The first part seemed super quick. The middle seemed both too quick and too slow. The final part was just excruciatingly slow. Basically, I don’t know really know what day it is and I’m glad the sorry month is over. Hopefully, 2023 is only going to get better. In terms of reading, I didn’t manage to beat last January’s count but I didn’t do too bad considering everything that’s been going on. I also read a fair few books that I’ve been meaning to read for ages, so that’s a big win.
Number of books read: 7 Number of rereads: 0 Number of physical books: 4 Number of ebooks: 1 Number of audiobooks: 2 Number of ARCS: 0
5* reviews: 0 4.5* reviews: 0 4* reviews: 3
Not only is December over but so is 2022. I can’t believe that we’ve got through another year already. I’m currently preparing my yearly wrap-up post so that will be up next week. For now, we’ll just look back on the last month. It was a slow end to the year but there was a lot going on in December. I actually managed to get a few more in than I expected. Thanks to my Christmas holiday, I managed to up the count from a fairly unremarkable 4.
It’s been a while since I last read an Agatha Christie novel and I haven’t read anything festive this year. So, I decided to combine both in one go. I haven’t read Hercule Poirot’s Christmas for a while but I did watch the TV adaptation last year. It seemed like the best kind of book to pick up just before Christmas. At a time when there is so much going on and there’s always some distraction. I was planning to read each part on the designated day but that didn’t work out. In the end, I just smashed through it on Boxing Day. It was exactly what I needed.
Sometimes I feel as though I’m the only person on Earth who didn’t think that Knives Out was the revolutionary and original murder mystery that everyone else believes. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it but the way some people go on, you’d think Rian Johnson had invented the drama. Although, I’m generally underwhelmed by whodunnits in general. It might be because of my love of Agatha Christie or because I’m just too cynical. Either way, I just think they’re too obvious. It’s such an oversaturated market that we’ve seen it all before. I just think it’s difficult to shock, so you need to do something special to keep me on board. I was keen to find out if See How They Run would do that.
Thanks to Covid, I missed the actual mid-year point to post this review but that’s not going to stop me. Before writing this post, I felt like I’d been having a good year but not as good as last year. There’s a definite difference between the amount of socialising I’ve been doing this year compared to last year. So, I was sure my reading had taken a hit. Turns out I was wrong. Either I’ve been reading shorter books or I’m just getting better at it.
Do you remember how I had vowed to slowly make my way through all of Agatha Christie’s books by reading at least one per month? Yeah, that went out the window in recent months. So, I decided to pick one up in June. How did I decide? I went on Spotify and found the first audiobook that was in English. I also don’t think I’ve ever read this one before. If I have, it didn’t leave enough of an impression on me. As long as I didn’t need to know anything about golf then I knew I was going to alright.
Next week I’m heading to the Lakes for my friend’s hen weekend. So, I’ve had to spend this weekend getting ready for it. Mostly taking extra photos and buying everything that I’ll need. June is definitely going to be a month full of spending and probably less time reading. Thankfully, I’m going away in July so I can make up some ground.
I’m currently reading one of the shortest books that I’ve read in a while and, considering how short my usual books tend to be, that’s saying something. Can You Ever Forgive Me? runs at under 200 pages yet I still couldn’t finish reading in time to review it. I’ll be honest, it’s been an odd week and I’ve been pretty up and down. Which has all meant that I haven’t made as much time for reading. It also didn’t help that my book club has been postponed until later this month. Now that I have no deadline I’ve lost all energy to finish it. All of which means I needed something else to write about. Thankfully, I’ve been thinking of this for a while.