Hello June. Goodbye May.
And to wave off May properly I am of course doing my monthly wrap up. This month my reading was mostly okay. I read some shorter books like novella’s. Some weeks I had more problems with picking up a book. Other weeks or days I steamed through a book in one go. Even so for being home every day I don’t think my reading is where it could be.
# Read 90 Books
Read this month: 14
Total: 46 /90
- White Sand (White Sand 1) by Brandon Sanderson – 3 stars
- Armada by Ernest Cline – 3 stars
- Uprooted by Naomi Novak – 5 stars
- XXXHolic Omnibus 1 by CLAMP – 5 stars
- Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles Novella Collection) – 5 stars
- Melodies of Blood 1: the Awakening by Maialen Alsono – 2,5 stars
- The Awakening (The Darkest Powers 2) by Kelley Armstrong – 4 stars
- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – 5 stars
- A Reaper of Stone (A Reaper of Stone 1) by Mark Gelineau and Joe King – 4 stars
- The Last Star (The 5th Wave 3) by Rick Yancey – 4 stars
- Nimona by Noelle Stevenson – 5 stars
- The Reckoning (The Darkest Powers 3) by Kelley Armstrong – 4 stars
- Faith and Moonlight part 1 by Mark Gelineau and Joe King – 4,5 stars
- Faith and Moonlight part 2 by Mark Gelineau and Joe King – 4,5 stars
So it’s been a pretty good reading month considering the amount of 5 stars I’ve given out. I don’t normally give out this many in 6 months, let alone within one month. And the amount is pretty okay. I try not to inhale books in one day. Even so I do think I could (and maybe should) be reading more seeing as I’m home every day. On the other hand I have also been working on the blog to be ahead for August, and also I’ve been tidying up and cleaning around the house a lot. I’m also now 10 books ahead so I can’t really complain. Though I’ll probably need it with the baby coming.
Also I’ve been spreading my reviews out so I’ll have some that will be ready for August in a bit, so that is why you won’t see the reviews for some of these online for a while on the blog.
I’m well ahead of my goodreads challenge at the moment. I did count some novella’s because they were around a 100 pages, and hey, I read those as well you know. Do you count novella’s?
# Unread Books
Total unread books on shelf end of April – 138
Books read in May (that count) – 8
Books bought/received in May (no ebooks) – 14
Total unread books on shelf end of May –144
Obviously I got too many physical books this month. I also read 5 ebooks and a manga that don’t count towards this goal. I didn’t count along my manga with my unread books because technically I have read most of those ‘unread’ already online.
So I’m up 6 books from last month. So here is to hoping that next month will be better.
# Commenting 365 Challenge – Commenting on 365 new to me blogs
This month: 41
I’m actually doing rather well with this goal now. I’m still a bit behind on where I should be considering this is technically one comment per day. I should be around 150, but I am catching up rather nice seeing where I was at the end of March. I did make this really hard for me by picking new to me blogs, and quite honestly I don’t think I can keep that up. So right now I’m going also for blogs I already knew but hadn’t commented on before.
# June TBR
There are so many books I want to read at this moment that it is hard putting this TBR together. Also this one is probably a bit ambitious as my husband will have his 3 week Summer vacation this month and I will probably not get around to reading that much throughout the month. But hey, I’ll have plenty to choose from when I do read I suppose, haha.
First I’d like to get around to finishing Flamecaster, and my reread of The Hobbit. I would also like to finish the Buffy the Vampire Slayer omnibus, finally, and finish rereading the illustrated The Philosopher’s Stone. When This Savage Song comes out (that different cover paperback according to various sites) I want to read that. Then I’d like to read the conclusion to De Verborgen Universiteit by Natalie Koch. Other options as you can see on my pile are the first two books of The Others series by Anne Bishop, The Jungle Book and Naked in Death by J.D Robb. But also Steelheart, Soul Music and Good Omens. Such a big pile, haha.