I know we’re halfway through October, but I haven’t forgotten about my monthly reading update. I was a bit slow to start my reads in September. After my last read of August left me quite underwhelmed I felt like I didn’t know what I wanted to start reading next and so it took me some weeks before I got back on the reading train. I ended up reading 3 books in September, which given how busy work and life has been I still deem a success.
It’s long since been July & August, I totally realize that, but I hadn’t had time yet to post my review of my July & August reads. So this is that post. And since I read a total 11 books, more than I could fit in my opening picture. So there is a lot here, so let’s go.
Book Review | July & August 2018
Just a few more days until my summer vacation starts, which means I will have finally more time to read. Because July was another meagre reading month. It’s not that I don’t want to read, I just haven’t had the energy. The last few weeks leading up to the summer vacation are always the busiest and thus I haven’t been wanting to do much more than just sit, sleep and switch my brain off. Reading is just too much of an effort and doesn’t really fit into my busy brain. However, I still managed to read 2 books last month.
Book Review | June 2018
May was a very sad month for reading. I only finished two books. I did start another book, but I just didn’t get around to finishing it. So by now I’m 5 books behind on reaching my Goodreads goals, but I just haven’t felt that inspired by reading these past few months. I think I have hit a bit of a reading slump. That said, I did get my hands on some newer releases and I think that will take me back into the swing of things. I just have to finish my current read so I can get on with something else.
Ben Aaronovitch – The Furthest Station
Jack London – The People of the Abyss
I hadn’t yet updated you on the books I read in April, so it’s high time I did that. In April I read a total of 4 books, which was actually quite good seeing I was super busy. I spent all of April going from work to party to birthday and I spent little time at home. But despite that I got quite a bit of reading in, because none of these books were thin ones. I read two books of 600+ pages, one over 400 and one just under 400. So all in all, I didn’t do too shabby.
Neil Gaiman – Neverwhere
V.E. Schwab – A Conjuring of Light
Oscar de Muriel – A Mask of Shadows
Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Obsidio
I am a bit late to the game with this one, but better late than never. In March I was a) busy b) super tired and c) possibly had a bad flu without realizing it. Needless to say, I didn’t read as much as in February when I read a whooping 6 books. Still, I read 3 books and I really liked each one.
V.E. Schwab – A Gathering of Shadows
Oscar de Muriel – A Fever of the Blood
Genevieve Cogman – The Burning Page
2018 was not off to the amazing start reading wise as I had hoped. I selected this book at the end of 2017 and thought I’d finish it quickly. Unfortunately, this book wasn’t exactly what I had expected and so it was difficult to get much reading done. By now however, I have found a great way to do more reading: just before going to bed. So I’m now trying to go to bed earlier and just read for an hour or two. Now all I need to do is try and do it more consistently. Here is the one book I read in January 2018.
Jessie Burton – The Miniaturist