Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2020

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DNFs

none in January!

Total pages: 5,715
Total books: 16 full + 1 partial
Average rating: 3.27 stars

  • BEST ADULT: It has to be Stiff by Mary Roach. This book was funny and informative!
  • BEST YA: It was a tough decision, but I think Together We Caught Fire by Eva V. Gibson is the winner. I read most of this book in one sitting because I had to know how everything would end.
  • BEST MG: In December it was Small Spaces, and in January it’s Dead Voices, both by Katherine Arden. I love this series.

2020’s reading challenges are off to a great start!

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

January’s theme was winter wonderland, or, more specifically, “a book set in a truly wonderful place – somewhere you’ve always thought was beautiful, somewhere with a wonderfully rich culture, a snowy setting, or maybe even a magical realm.” I think a lot of books I read could qualify for this, but the first one I used toward the prompt was:

I finished a total of 16 books in January, putting me off to a great start!

What’s in a Name is hosted by Andrea @ Carolina Book Nook.

I crossed off three of the six prompts in January:

The Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer.

I set a goal of listening to 50 audiobooks in 2020, and I listened to 14 in January. If I can keep listening at this rate, I’ll have no problem completing this challenge!

(The 🎧 on my page count shows all my audiobook listens.)


How did January go for you? Are you doing any reading challenges? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2019

I’m trying something different for 2020 and, instead of doing a bunch of separate posts about the previous month, I’m just doing one big one!

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DNFs

8 pages (🎧)32 pages (🎧)9 pages (🎧)24 pages (🎧)

Total pages: 5,898
Total books: 15 full + 3 partial + 4 DNFs
Average rating: 3.06 stars

Fun fact! In 2019 as a whole, I read 47,140 pages!

  • BEST OF THE MONTH: 100%, without a doubt, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty. This was the exact right mix of funny and informative and I loved it.
  • BEST YA: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy! I read a bunch of Julie Murphy at the end of 2019 and I loved everything, but Dumplin‘ was definitely my favorite.
  • BEST MG: I’m not into spooky stuff, but Small Spaces by Katherine Arden was just the right amount of spooky for me! (Which makes sense, I guess, since it’s middle grade.) This was so much better than I’d expected.

I’m happy to share that I finished all of my reading challenges with plenty of time to spare!

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

December’s theme was last chance, meaning finally getting to any books that you’ve been putting off for one reason or another. I decided to just go with it and see what library holds came in. I ended up reading:

I finished a total of 17 booksΒ in December, bringing me to a total of 177 books in 2019.

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge every year.
You can find out more information on their website.

I made the executive decision to forgo one of the Popsugar prompts (a reread of a favorite book) because I don’t like rereading things and I’m an adult, so I can do what I want. I did cross off all of the other prompts, though.

I used the Gilmore Girls book list for help with that prompt, because I legitimately had no idea. I hardly ever watch things.

Romanceopoly is a reading challenge hosted by
Under the Covers and Peace Love Books.

I didn’t think I’d be able to do it, but I did it. All of the romanceopoly prompts are checked off! In December, I checked off:

I also made the decision not to do the photo challenges with this one.

I think this will be the last Killing the TBR update for a while since I’m going to pause this challenge for the foreseeable future, but I did finish Make Me Bad and The Boyfriend App, both of which I’ve had for a while.


How did December go for you? Did you meet all of your goals? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Page Count: November 2019

Once again, WWW Wednesday is on hold, this time because I was so busy with traveling that I forgot to post this on December 1. So, finally, here is November’s page count. You could say that I went a little crazy with the audiobooks in November, but you know… I enjoyed myself.

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DNFs

24 pages (🎧)27 pages (🎧)18 pages (🎧)

Total pages: 7,974
Total books: 26 full + 2 partial + 3 DNFs
Average rating: 3.5 stars


How did November go for you? Did you read as much as you hoped?

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Page Count: October 2019

October was the month when I started listening to audiobooks again! I had so much fun listening to audiobooks while working, and I found that listerning to an audiobook actually makes it easier to concentrate than hearing my coworkers’ 500 conversations does.

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Total pages: 6,311
Total books: 19 + 2 partial
Average rating: 2.95 stars


How did October go for you? Did you read as much as you hoped?

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Page Count: September 2019

Between a long-distance move and starting a new job, I fully expected to read about two books this month, so I’m pretty happy with this total! I’m also happy that I had the highest average rating since November 2018!

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Total pages: 1,618
Total books: 8 (+ 1 partial book)
Average rating: 3.75 stars


How did September go for you? Did you read as much as you hoped?

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Page Count: August 2019

I definitely read less in August than I have in previous months, but I’m actually pretty proud of the amount of reading I got done considering everything else that was going on in my life!

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Total pages: 1,711
Total books: 9
Average rating: 3.00 stars


How did August go for you? Did you read as much as you hoped?

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Page Count: July 2019

I feel like I say this every month, but how is it possibly time for another one of these wrap-up posts? July went by so quickly and I just can’t believe it’s already over.

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Total pages: 2,537
Total books: 12 (+ 2 partial books)
Average rating: 2.92 stars


How did July go for you? Did you read as much as you hoped?

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