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.
Considering I had only one readathon planned for this month, I ended up taking part in three of them. This was a successful reading month for me, not only due to readathons and books read, but I finished a few books that I have had on my ‘Currently Reading’ list for a while, such as Eternity in an Hour, Wake, Outlander and The Queen of the Tearling. I managed to read two books on my September TBR.
There were three books on my Empty Shelfie TBR and I read one of them. However, I did read six physical books which I already owned on my shelf and several ebooks as well.
August was a good reading month for me in terms to books read and staying on my August TBR. There were some books I didn’t manage to get to, most of the books on my TBR for the Tome Topple Readathon but I did get to read a few books that have been on Goodreads TBR for a while, like The Unexpected Everything, Crown of Ice and Underground Railroad.
If you ever fall into a reading slump, do two 12-14 hour train journeys on your own and you’ll read out of sheer boredom if nothing else. That said, I read some really good books this month and some that have been on my TBR for a very long time. It was a good reading month, in terms of both quality and quantity. The readathons I took part in were really fun and I’m glad I did them (even if they all seemed to overlap).