April was so busy for me. Not just for my writing (thanks to Camp Nanowrimo), but also in general? I went away one weekend, I saw a lot of my family and friends. Like, where were these people in March? Anyway, I read about half the books this month than I read in March, but since there were more than a few books I really loved, I’m happy with my reading month.
First month of spring and of mystery and middle-grade books! It was a fun month but busy as I was getting ready for Camp Nanowrimo in April so was trying to finish everything off by the end of the month. I’m not quite sure how this reading month happened but I’m just going to go with it.
This was such a short month so it seemed to go by so quickly! I was in the second and last month of my Cutthroat Reading Challenge which changed my TBR frequently, as well as having several readathons in the background. Unfortunately, we did not win the challenge but I did clear a lot of books off my TBR which I was so happy about and I enjoyed a lot of those books too.
Not going to lie, I was quite relieved to relax my reading during this month, rather than the mad rush to finish 365 books. A lot of people reading this are probably thinking ‘then why did you give yourself such a ridiculous goal, you foolish person?’. I ask myself the same question. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the books I read. It just meant I ignored other things to read. However, I still read a lot this month because I’m doing a Cutthroat Reading Challenge. It’s fun but it’s definitely a challenge!
My last wrap up of 2017! It’s been a great reading year, I’ve read a lot of books (368 books) and, more importantly, I’ve read a lot of books I’ve really enjoyed. I set myself a secondary goal of 365 books, which I did actually manage to complete, mostly by reading about twenty books in the last ten days. I got a lot of new books for Christmas (three of which I read on Boxing Day) so I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in to those.
I definitely did not read as much during November as I did during October. To be fair, I don’t think I could have ever read as much during November as I did during October. I did Nanowrimo during the month of November so I was concentrating on writing (over here on my writing blog), I did Tome Topple Round 5 which is a readathon which focuses on long books and I started work! Fun fact, if you go back to work after not working for a while and you have an annoying commute, it sucks up more of your time than you think.
I read a lot of books in October and not really much else. Well, I got ready for my job with training days and so much paperwork, but I ignored everything I could in favour of reading. Not books on my October TBR of course because that would be too easy. I did read a lot of horrors/thrillers considering every readathon I took part in had it as one of their challenges.