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:

May 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 May: 21

I finished my Newbery Medal reading goal this month! Those posts will be rolling out weekly on Saturdays (for those who don’t know, I have a backlog of reviews–what I post on my blog does not reflect what I am reading currently. For that, check my Goodreads sidebar or profile). I may dedicate a week just for Newbery Medal posts, so I can get those finished up.

New goals: I have an unofficial goal of one nonfiction book a month, which I’ve more or less stuck to so far. I also want to read one or two books on each major war. Another goal I’m thinking about is one classic book a month.

Reading Goals:

Newbery Medal Winners: 3 (97/97 total)

  

Dear America: 2

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: 3

Adult fantasy: 2

Adult fiction: 4

Rereads: 2

Children’s: 0

Middle Grade: 2

Young Adult: 1

Publisher Copies (or Christian fiction): 2

Favorites:

April 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 April: 20

I’ve only got three books left in my Newbery Medal goal!

Reading Goals:

                             

Newbery Medal Winners: 8 (84/97 total)

  

Dear America: 2

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: 2

Adult fantasy: 1

Adult fiction: 2

Rereads: 0

Children’s: 0

Middle Grade: 1

Young Adult: 3

Publisher Copies (or Christian fiction): 1

Favorites:

      

 

March 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 March: 19

I made huge strides in my Newbery Medal goal. So close to the finish line!

Reading Goals:

                       

Newbery Medal Winners: 7 (88/96 total)

       

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: 1

Adult fantasy: 5

Adult fiction: 0

Rereads: 0

Children’s: 0

Middle Grade: 1

Young Adult: 2

Publisher Copies (or Christian fiction): 0

Favorites:

           

 

 

 

February 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 February: 13

Very bad reading month for me in terms of goals, and far less exciting and more tedious reads than January. I hope to finish the Newbery Medals by the summer, and Dear America by the end of the year.

Reading Goals:

Newbery Medal Winners: 1 (81/96 total)

Dear America: 0

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: 0

Adult fantasy: 0

Adult fiction: 2

Rereads: 4

Children’s: 3

Middle Grade: 1

Young Adult: 0

Publisher Copies (or Christian fiction): 2

Favorites: