Wow, I’m running behind on my reading recaps. Also wow, my reading has slowed down so much this fall! With all the craziness on my plate, I’m less likely to be found reading and more likely to while away the evening hours screwing around on my phone and going to bed early.
This month, I unintentionally read only female writers. I also read primarily YA. Considering I haven’t been following new releases in the genre that closely this year, this took me by surprise. Looking at the list, there’s a lot of fluff here. But it was enjoyable fluff that distracted me from a hectic fall. For that, I’m grateful.
- Number of books read: 5
- Number of pages read: 1,975
- Number of audiobooks listened to: 1
- Number of rereads: 1
- Longest book: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
- Shortest book: The Path Between Us by Susan Stabile
- Highest rating: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
- Lowest rating: Wildcard by Marie Lu
Oh, man, I struggled to get through books this month. It took ages to get through a single title. Life has been absolutely crazy and it’s impacting my reading life. A new job, new semester of grad school, and variety of other factors and responsibilities leave me exhausted at the end of the day. I’ll read a few pages, then put the book down in favor of my Facebook feed.
My first foray into the work of Agatha Christie slowed everything down. The Murder at the Vicarage sucked up over a week of my life, keeping me from the books I actually wanted to be reading, which was very frustrating.
Looking at this month’s list, I notice an equal blend between YA, adult fiction, and faith-based nonfiction. Thinking about this month’s list, the books that really stand out are the nonfiction. This surprises me, as my go-to brain candy is usually fluffy YA. But there’s so many avenues of personal research I want to pursue right now. Sadly, grad school gets in the way of most of that reading.
- Number of books read: 6
- Number of pages read: 2,148
- Number of audiobooks listened to: 2
- Number of rereads: 1
- Longest book: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
- Shortest book: The Sin of Certainty by Peter Enns
- Highest rating: The Sin of Certainty by Peter Enns (4.5 stars)
- Lowest rating: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (2 stars)
It’s time for my first reading recap of the year!
As part of a project to better track my reading habits, at the end of each month, I’m sharing some statistics from what books I covered. Being a graduate student on top of working full time, I really don’t have the mental capacity to review each book I read. So this is a way to share what I’m reading. These posts will also be handy summaries that I can use later for personal purposes.
I do share some brief thoughts about each book and I do my best to phrase things in a way that don’t have spoilers. These aren’t reviews, just scattered thoughts that I put in my notebook to help me remember my impression of the book. If you have any questions or want to talk further about anything you see on this list, I’d be happy to do that with you in the comments! Or, feel free to add me on Goodreads!
If you want more information about each book, follow the links embedded in the titles. That will bring you to the book’s Goodreads page.
So here we go!