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:

January 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 January: 20

Sometimes I really don’t know how I manage to read so many books per month.

Reading Goals

               

Newbery Medal Winners: 4 (80/96 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: 1

     

Adult fantasy: 2 (I am counting the volume as 1 book, despite the fact that it contained 2 books)

Adult fiction: 3

Rereads: 3

Children’s: 1

Middle Grade: 2

Young Adult: 2

Publisher Copies (or Christian fiction): 0

Favorites:

              

December 2018 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 December: 16

This month, I officially finished my 2018 Reading Challenge! I read a total of 220 books in 2018. My goal was only 160, so technically I suppose I didn’t “finish” the challenge this month. For 2019, my new goal is 175 books. I hope to finish the Newbery Medal books and the Dear America books this year.

Check out my year in books!

Reading Goals

        

Newbery Medal Winners: 2 (76/96 total)

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: 1

   

Adult fantasy: 2 (I am counting the volume as 1 book, despite the fact that it contained 3 books)

Adult fiction: 0

Rereads: 5

Children’s: 1

Middle Grade: 1

Young Adult: 3

Publisher Copies (or Christian fiction): 0

Favorites:

   

November 2018 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. There you can also check out the progress of my 2018 Reading Challenge.

Books read in November: 18

What I find the most interesting from doing these statistics is the number of YA books I continually read. Consistently the number is equal or just below the number of children’s and middle grade. I thought I had cut back on YA, but apparently not as much as I thought!

Reading Goals

         

Newbery Medal Winners: 2 (74/96 total)

Dear America: 1

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: 2 (I am counting the volumes as 1 book each, despite the fact that the series is 5 books)

Adult fiction: 1

Rereads: 5

Children’s: 1

Middle Grade: 1

Young Adult: 3

Publisher Copies (or Christian fiction): 1

Favorites: