September wasn’t a great reading month for me. I only read 3 books. I had a lot of teaching to do and I felt knackered after those days. The fact that the books I read were so-so and not the more engaging stories ever, also make it harder to read more. So this was a mediocre reading month with mediocre books, but I’m going to share them with you nonetheless.
Natasha Pulley – The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Maggie Stiefvater – The Raven Boys
Maggie Stiefvater – The Dream Thieves
August has flown by and that means it’s time to show you the books I read. I only read two books. However if I add up the amount of pages that I read between those two books, it is close to 1200 pages. So even though the amount of titles I read is not too impressive, it is still pretty close to what I usually read. I just felt like investing some time in reading something more hefty with it being summer break and all that. Here’s the two books I read last month.
Jay Kristoff – Nevernight
Steven Price – By Gaslight
I have a fairly good sense of what I like to read, but that doesn’t mean my reading tastes are singular. I go through phases with what I like and I like trying new things from time to time. But in general, I think I can narrow it down to 5 different genres that I will always enjoy.
Favorite reading genres
July is gone and so are 5 books that I read this past month. Yes, 5 book. Despite the first two weeks of the month being quite hectic, I ended up making up during the later weeks of the month because a) I have a week of vacation and b) I feel well-rested and energized which makes me want to read. Here’s the 5 books I read in July.
Cassandra Clare – Lord of Shadows (Dark Artifices #2)
E. Lockhart – We Were Liars
Jim Butcher – Storm Front (Dresden Files #1)
Steven Hall – The Raw Shark Texts
Rachel Joyce – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Almost half way through July, but better late than never: here is my June book review. I read another 4 books last month, which seems to be my average. So far I’ve read 26 books this year, which means I’m still right on track for completing my reading goal for this year. Last year around this time, I was doing a lot worse and summer vacation is almost near, so I hope to be reading some more and get ahead of the schedule again.
Leslie Silbert – The Intelligencer
Alex Grecian – The Harvest Man
Jonathan Stroud – Lockwood & Co – The Creeping Shadow
Lauren Kate – Fallen
May was another good reading month. I finished my 4th and final book of the month pretty much on the dot right on the 31st. And yes, I say 4, because I did read 4 books, but the 4th physical copy of the first book I read last month is now lent out. But that doesn’t mean I can’t review it of course!
Ben Aaronovitch – The Hanging Tree
Ernest Cline – Ready Player One
Heidi Heilig – The Girl from Everywhere
Marissa Meyer – Winter (Lunar Chronicles)
I’ve been upping my reading game these past couple of years, but that also means that not every book you read is one you enjoy. These are books that I read from cover to cover, but that I somehow still didn’t rate too highly. I’m not a high rater to begin with: I don’t want to taint my star rating by randomly distributing 5 stars to each book I like. Books I like get a 4 star rating. Books that impress me or that I love get a 5 star rating. These all received a meagre 1 or 2 star in my book.