113 Pages per day (YAY, back above that unofficial average I like to be at)
I don’t have official reading per day/month goals. I have a year long goal (104 books) which breaks down to 2 per week. Sometimes I’m ahead. Sometimes I’m behind. Also, in a perfect world I’d read about 100 pages a day (preference) but sometimes life gets in the way. So when I reference my silent goals or my unofficial goals … I probably mean these.
- 1 Literary Fiction
- 1 Graphic Novel
- 1 Contemporary
- 2 Fantasy
- 1 Romance
- 2 Mystery/Thrillers
- 1 Historical Fiction
- 2 Science Fiction
Every time I feel like I’m reading too much of the same stuff I have a month like this. I like my variety, what can I say? But then there’s age range …
- 5 Young Adult
- 6 Adult
I default to these two age ranges, which you probably already knew. I do read other age ranges, but this is the bulk of what I read.
WHERE DID I GET MY BOOKS?
- 7 Borrowed from the library or someone else
- 1 Advanced Reader Copies or Review Copies from publishers or authors
- 3 Purchased outright over the years
Speaking of graphs, here’s that graph showing the format I get all those from. It was a crazy month for library usage (summers typically are around here).
I’m almost scared to check this next one because anytime I have a lot of library books this one gets skewed to chaos.
- 4 Independently Published
- 0 Traditionally Published Advanced Reader Copies
- 7 Backlist Titles
Yup, as expected. Most of my stuff this month was backlist traditionally published.
Need a Rec?
5 Star Go Add This to Your Shelf Immediately:
- Beneath the Snow, A Science Fiction. The beautiful cover doesn’t let you down in this amazing story about a town completely covered in snow. Great characterisation and realistic consequences for science make this one a serious must read.
4 Star Worth Reading if you like this Genre:
- Daughter of the Burning City, YA Fantasy. An interesting journey into a traveling circus begins with a freak show populated exclusively by the main characters’ creations and it doesn’t let up from there. This is a beautiful fantasy story with big themes and creative characters.
- Hammer My Heart, A Romance. Two characters compete on a live reality show. They both want the prize, but to win it they may have to confront how they really feel about each other.
- The Letter Carrier, A Historical Fiction. If you’re interested in WWII historical fiction heavily based on a real family, look no further. This one follows a family in Nazi occupied France during WWII and features details that come directly from real life.
That’s June! In case you aren’t keeping a running total, I’m at 61 books when June is added onto the total. I’m on track to meet that massive 104 books read/reviewed goal by the end of the year. Thank you for being here! Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog to catch those reviews as they drop.