February 2020 Books

Around the beginning of each month, I’ll take a look back at the books I read last month. Since most of the book reviews I post on this blog are from books I read months ago, this gives all my readers a good opportunity to see what I’ve been recently reading, as well as how my reading goals are going!

As a side note, you can see every book I am currently reading on both the Goodreads sidebar on this blog as well as on my Goodreads profile.

Books read in February: 17

Reading Stats:

*The categories do not cross (rereads will not count in their respective genres)

Non-fiction: 0

Adult fantasy/sci-fi: 2

Adult fiction: 4

Rereads: 2

Children’s: 5

Middle Grade: 0

Young Adult: 3

Publisher Copies: 1

Favorites:

January 2020 Books

Around the beginning of each month, I’ll take a look back at the books I read last month. Since most of the book reviews I post on this blog are from books I read months ago, this gives all my readers a good opportunity to see what I’ve been recently reading, as well as how my reading goals are going!

As a side note, you can see every book I am currently reading on both the Goodreads sidebar on this blog as well as on my Goodreads profile.

Books read in January: 23

Reading Goals:

None *officially*, but here are some unofficial ones I’ve been working on or thinking about:

–Royal Diaries (none read this month)

–Reread The Queen’s Thief series in preparation for the 6th book coming out later this year

–Newbery Honors that seem interesting

–More classic books

–Nostalgic reads

Other Reading Stats:

*These stats are separate from goals (so, for example, even though Dear America counts as children’s books, I do not include them in my children’s stats) and from each category (rereads will not count in their respective genres)

Non-fiction: 2

Adult fantasy/sci-fi: 2

Adult fiction: 1

Rereads: 5

Children’s: 2

Middle Grade: 8

Young Adult: 3

Publisher Copies: 0

Favorites:

December 2019 Books

Check out my 2019 year in books!

Around the beginning of each month, I’ll take a look back at the books I read last month. Since most of the book reviews I post on this blog are from books I read months ago, this gives all my readers a good opportunity to see what I’ve been recently reading, as well as how my reading goals are going!

As a side note, you can see every book I am currently reading on both the Goodreads sidebar on this blog as well as on my Goodreads profile.

Books read in December: 18

Reading Goals:

I currently have none so far, though I’ve been picking up some Newbery Honor books and reading through the Royal Diaries (spin-off of Dear America focusing on royalty around the world).

Other Reading Stats:

*These stats are separate from goals (so, for example, even though Dear America counts as children’s books, I do not include them in my children’s stats) and from each category (rereads will not count in their respective genres)

Non-fiction: 0

Adult fantasy/sci-fi: 3

Adult fiction: 2

Rereads: 6

Children’s: 4

Middle Grade: 1

Young Adult: 2

Publisher Copies: 0

Favorites: I did a lot of rereads this month (Elizabeth Enright’s books), so even though those were my favorite reads, I won’t post pictures. Check out my reviews instead!

November 2019 Books

Around the beginning of each month, I’ll take a look back at the books I read last month. Since most of the book reviews I post on this blog are from books I read months ago, this gives all my readers a good opportunity to see what I’ve been recently reading, as well as how my reading goals are going!

As a side note, you can see every book I am currently reading on both the Goodreads sidebar on this blog as well as on my Goodreads profile.

Books read in November: 18

Reading Goals:

I currently have none so far, though I’ve been picking up some Newbery Honor books and reading through the Royal Diaries (spin-off of Dear America focusing on royalty around the world).

Other Reading Stats:

*These stats are separate from goals (so, for example, even though Dear America counts as children’s books, I do not include them in my children’s stats) and from each category (rereads will not count in their respective genres)

Non-fiction: 4

Adult fantasy/sci-fi: 2

Adult fiction: 2

Rereads: 3

Children’s: 2

Middle Grade: 2

Young Adult: 3

Publisher Copies: 0

Favorites:

October 2019 Books

Around the beginning of each month, I’ll take a look back at the books I read last month. Since most of the book reviews I post on this blog are from books I read months ago, this gives all my readers a good opportunity to see what I’ve been recently reading, as well as how my reading goals are going!

As a side note, you can see every book I am currently reading on both the Goodreads sidebar on this blog as well as on my Goodreads profile.

Books read in October: 22 (!!)

Reading Goals:

Dear America: 3 (Goal completed!!)

Other Reading Stats:

*These stats are separate from goals (so, for example, even though Dear America counts as children’s books, I do not include them in my children’s stats) and from each category (rereads will not count in their respective genres)

Non-fiction: 2

Adult fantasy/sci-fi: 5

Adult fiction: 1

Rereads: 2

Children’s: 1

Middle Grade: 2

Young Adult: 5

Publisher Copies: 1

Favorites:



September 2019 Books

Around the beginning of each month, I’ll take a look back at the books I read from last month. Since most of the book reviews I post on this blog are from books I read months ago, this gives all my readers a good opportunity to see what I’ve been recently reading, as well as how my reading goals are going!

As a side note, you can see every book I am currently reading on both the Goodreads sidebar on this blog as well as on my Goodreads profile.

Books read in September: 17

Reading Goals:

Dear America: 1

Other Reading Stats:

*These stats are separate from goals (so, for example, even though Dear America counts as children’s books, I do not include them in my children’s stats) and from each category (rereads will not count in their respective genres)

Non-fiction: 3

Adult fantasy/sci-fi: 4

Adult fiction: 2

Rereads: 0

Children’s: 1

Middle Grade: 1

Young Adult: 3

Publisher Copies: 2

Favorites:

Top 10 Newbery Medal Books

To celebrate finishing my Newbery Medal reading goal, here’s a list of my ten favorites. These are the ones I thought were the best of the best. Since I read these so far apart, I took a look at the list and wrote down the ones that stood out the most in my memory, then narrowed it down further by looking at how I rated them. So, in no particular order:

Bud, Not Buddy

Holes

Lincoln: A Photobiography

The Hero and the Crown

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Ginger Pye

A Single Shard

The Westing Game

Number the Stars

Of these ten, if I had to choose, the cream of the crop would have to be Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

August 2019 Books

Around the beginning of each month, I’ll take a look back at the books I read from last month. Since most of the book reviews I post on this blog are from books I read months ago, this gives all my readers a good opportunity to see what I’ve been recently reading, as well as how my reading goals are going!

As a side note, you can see every book I am currently reading on both the Goodreads sidebar on this blog as well as on my Goodreads profile.

Books read in August: 14

Reading Goals:

Dear America: 2

Other Reading Stats:

*These stats are separate from goals (so, for example, even though Dear America counts as children’s books, I do not include them in my children’s stats) and from each category (rereads will not count in their respective genres)

Non-fiction: 0

Adult fantasy/sci-fi: 1

Adult fiction: 5

Rereads: 0

Children’s: 1

Middle Grade: 2

Young Adult: 3

Publisher Copies: 0

Favorites:

July 2019 Books

Around the beginning of each month, I’ll take a look back at the books I read from last month. Since most of the book reviews I post on this blog are from books I read months ago, this gives all my readers a good opportunity to see what I’ve been recently reading, as well as how my reading goals are going!

As a side note, you can see every book I am currently reading on both the Goodreads sidebar on this blog as well as on my Goodreads profile.

Books read in July: 17

Reading Goals:

Dear America: 3

Other Reading Stats:

*These stats are separate from goals (so, for example, even though Newbery Medal winners count as children’s books, I do not include them in my children’s stats) and from each category (rereads will not count in their respective genres)

Non-fiction: 4

Adult fantasy: 0

Adult fiction: 1

Rereads: 0

Children’s: 2

Middle Grade: 5

Young Adult: 1

Publisher Copies (or Christian fiction): 1

Favorites:

June 2019 Books

Around the beginning of each month, I’ll take a look back at the books I read from last month. Since most of the book reviews I post on this blog are from books I read months ago, this gives all my readers a good opportunity to see what I’ve been recently reading, as well as how my reading goals are going!

As a side note, you can see every book I am currently reading on both the Goodreads sidebar on this blog as well as on my Goodreads profile.

Books read in June: 15

Reading Goals:

Dear America: 1

Other Reading Stats:

*These stats are separate from goals (so, for example, even though Newbery Medal winners count as children’s books, I do not include them in my children’s stats) and from each category (rereads will not count in their respective genres)

Non-fiction: 5

Adult fantasy: 2

Adult fiction: 6

Rereads: 1

Children’s: 0

Middle Grade: 0

Young Adult: 0

Publisher Copies (or Christian fiction): 0

Favorites: