July 2022 Reading Stats

8 Books 

2813 Pages

90 Pages per day (WAY below the unofficial goal 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. 


  • 2 Mystery/Thrillers
  • 1 Poetry Collection
  • 2 Fantasy
  • 2 Science Fiction
  • 1 Historical Fiction

One of these months I should do a challenge where I intentionally read only one genre. Just kidding, that would be torture. As I’ve said before, I like my variety!


  • 3 Young Adult
  • 5 Adult

This is, apparently, where I don’t have much variety. Maybe I really should have a month where I challenge myself to read only Childrens or middle grade books. Can you imagine how many of those I could polish off in a month?


  • 5 Borrowed from the library or someone else
  • 1 Advanced Reader Copies or Review Copies from publishers or authors
  • 2 Purchased outright over the years

Here’s that graph showing the format I get all those from. As you can see, there were a lot of borrowed ones this time around. Mostly this was library although one did come up on the book wheel that was borrowed from my sister.

Let’s check in on that unspoken indie rule (ideally, I’d be at or above 50% independently published books but my backlist is still FULL of traditionally published books that I’ve missed over the years and am trying to catch up on)

  • 3 Independently Published
  • 0 Traditionally Published Advanced Reader Copies
  • 5 Backlist Titles

Need a Rec?

4 Star Worth Reading if you like this Genre:

  • Verity, A Mystery/Thriller. This is a good one for typically romance readers who want psychological thrillers. It’s got a good twist and a great way of messing with your mind. 
  • Dry, YA Science Fiction. Hard to ignore this great near dystopian take on the drought in the desert southwest going to disastrous levels. This one will stay with you, that’s for sure. 
  • The Alice Network, A Historical Fiction. A great fictionalization of the very real Alice Network during the world war, this one wraps real events up with good characters. 
  • She Named Me Wolf, YA Fantasy. This one deals with a boy who creates imaginary friends in order to cope with a terrible home life. Watch those content warnings if you need them. 

That’s July! In case you’re curious how I’m fairing on that 104 book goal, I was at 69 books read and reviewed when July ended. If I’d been keeping to my 2-a-week goal, I would’ve been at 60 (I think) so I was in a good place. Now we just see if August can keep up!

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