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: 0 4.5* reviews: 0 4* reviews: 0
So, July didn’t exactly work out as I intended. It started with me getting Covid and I never really made up for lost reading time. Then my final week was spent on holiday with my 3-year-old niece and 1-year-old nephew. Meaning there wasn’t much time for reading in between playing and going on adventures. I still managed to get a few things off my TBR, so it’s not a complete disaster and I’m still ahead of my yearly target.
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.
Number of books read: 9 Number of rereads: 0 Number of physical books: 4 Number of ebooks: 1 Number of audiobooks: 4 Number of ARCS: 1
5* reviews: 0 4.5* reviews: 0 4* reviews: 5
Where the heck did June go? I can’t believe it. My friend gets married tomorrow and it’s snuck up so suddenly. It feels like only yesterday that we were madly trying to decide on a bridesmaid dress and now we’re a day away from the actual wedding. That’s also my excuse for not getting much reading done this month. I’ve had stuff to do. Still, I think I’ve done okay. I barely touched my Pride TBR but that’s hardly new.
Number of books read: 7 Number of rereads: 0 Number of physical books: 2 Number of ebooks: 1 Number of audiobooks: 4 Number of ARCS: 1
5* reviews: 1 4.5* reviews: 0 4* reviews: 1
May was a bit of a non-month really. Work has been super busy compared to last year for obvious reasons. Then I’ve had a load of personal commitments to fit in. All meaning that I’ve not had as much time for reading. This has been my worst month for a while but I’m choosing not to focus on that. Instead I’m celebrating the fact that I’ve finished some books I’ve had on my list for a while.
We’ve only got one more day left in the month which means I’m madly trying to finish all of my current reads. I should be okay but I’m so tired right now. Obviously, it’s been quite a week in terms of world news and I haven’t helped myself by doom scrolling on Twitter constantly. This is certainly going to be quite a memorable decade and not for the right reasons.
I always used to think that I preferred Miss Marple stories but I think this is because of the adaptations. Or, at least, the women who have played her. There have been plenty of great portrayals of the character that made her seem much so wonderful. Going back to some of the stories that I haven’t read in a while, I’m starting to realise just how much help the adaptations have had.
Number of books read: 9 Number of rereads: 2 Number of physical books: 3 Number of ebooks: 0 Number of audiobooks: 6 Number of ARCS: 1
5* reviews: 1 4.5* reviews: 0 4* reviews: 4
The end of January really snuck up on me this year. Normally, it’s a long month but I feel like it’s flown by in 2022. Although, I felt the same last year, so maybe it’s not a good sign? We don’t want 2022 to go the same way as 2021. Unless we’re talking about how much I read. I’m not sure I’ll best my total books this year but I’ll give it a try. Thankfully, we got off to a pretty good start this month.
First things first, my family bloody love trains. We get especially excited about steam trains. It fills me with absolute joy that my niece is finally reaching an age where she’s starting to want to play with our old train set. She’s still not quite got to grips with it but it gives me plenty of excuses to play with it myself. I could easily see myself becoming one of those model train people. If I had enough room, I’d definitely set one up permanently. So, as you can probably tell, I was really excited at the prospect of a series of children’s mysteries set on trains. It was everything I could have wanted.
I started the month of very badly in terms of reading. Until this week, I was genuinely scared that I would finish one book this month. Thankfully, in the past week, I have finished 3 audiobooks and am nearly finished with the physical book I’m reading. That one has taken me ages but I’m going to push on. It just feels as though I’ve put too much time into it now to leave it unfinished. As it’s now October, it’s been a year since I officially started rereading as many Agatha Christie novels as I could. I lost steam partway through, so I decided to start the month off with a Christie. I might try and fit in a few of her spookier books for Halloween but we’ll have to see how I go for the rest of the month. For now, I’d better review the one I’ve actually read.
Normally, I have enough self-control to not pre-order books because there’s really no need. It’s not as if it will become impossible to read it, so it’s just a waste. I very rarely pick up a new release as soon as I buy it, which means it just sits on my shelf for ages. Well, I’ve a lot more time on my hands in 2021. This definitely explains why I’m suddenly all about the pre-orders. There are quite as many this month but there are some that I’m very excited. As I couldn’t face writing today’s review, I decided to go through the list.w