Friday, July 1, 2011

June Stats

Looking Forward to July: I've seen book buying bans around the blogosphere a lot but I don't think I've seen any banning people from checking books out at their library. Yet that is my plan for July because I have about 80 books on Netgalley to read.  If I concentrate on my e-books (with maybe a few books I own but haven't read yet), I think I can take a sizable chunk out of that number. I'll be participating in RedHouseBooks Netgalley July to further encourage me.  Happy reading!

Looking Back at June: Another good reading month albeit sucky on a personal level.  Like many Americans, I am unemployed and living with my parents.  I've seen loads of jobs for which I'm qualified but seem unable to get that first interview.  Any advice or prayer would be much appreciated.

I also felt overwhelmed with reviews so I decided that I didn't have to review every book I read.  In general, I'll review the YA books I read as well as ARCs I receive, but not necessarily anything else. I was putting way too much pressure on myself before. After making that decision, I felt much more relaxed and eager to review the books I did read.

Monthly Stats:
Books Read This Month: 37
Pages Read This Month: 11,362
Average Length of Book: 307
Average Rating of Book: 3.84
Favorite Book: Wedding of the Century and Other Stories-helped me fall back in love with the romance genre.
Most Disappointing Book: Love Story by Jennifer Echols-do you know the song "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry? Yeah, that kind of describes the MC as well as my feelings toward the book.
Longest Book:  Ironically Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld at a weighty 485 pages
Shortest Book: Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa, the 47-page Puck novella

Year Stats:
Total Books Read: 235
Total Pages Read: 70,501
Average Length of Book: 300 
Average Rating of Book: 3.84

By Genre:
Science Fiction/Fantasy-0
Historical Fiction-
Short Stories-0

Challenge Updates:
Contemps: 3 read, 14 total
Cozy: 1 read, 4 total
British Books: 4 read, 35 total
YA Debut: 3 read, 29 total
Ebook: 12 read, 73 total

Home Library-21
Other ebook source-6
Amazon Vine-2

Stats for Previous Months: January; February; March; April; May

Books Read (Link for those reviewed):
199. The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
200. My Life, The Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff
201. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
202. Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales
203. Wedding of the Century and Other Stories by Mary Jo Putney, Kristin James, and Charlotte Featherstone
204. Ash by Malinda Lo
205. Bumped by Megan McCaffetry
206. Tighter by Adele Griffin
207. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
208. Sharks and Boys by Kristen Tracey
209. Mad About the Duke by Elizabeth Boyle
210. The Waiting Place by Eileen Button
211. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
212. And the Rest is History by Marlene Wagman-Geller
213. Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind by Ellen F. Brown and John Wiley, Jr.
214. A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James
215. Killer on a Hot Tin Roof by Livia J. Washburn
216. Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
217. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
218. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
219. William &Catherine: Their Story by Andrew Morton
220. Plain Kate by Erin Bow
221. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
222. Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands by Roger L. Di Silvestro
223. Family by Micol Ostow
224. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
225. Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa
226. The Royal Treatment by Lindsey Leavitt
227. Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
228. Dark Goddess by Charwat Sadda
229. In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap
230. The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
231. Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
232. Love Story by Jennifer Echols
233. Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon
234. Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith
235. Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out by Lee Goldberg


  1. I'm always so impressed with how many books you read each month! I felt about the same with Love Story. I was hoping to love it so much more than I did.

  2. Hope you have fun with NetGalley July :) Thanks!


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