Monthly Wrap Up

July 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

July felt like it flew by!

At this point in the year, I think it’s pretty safe to write 2020 off as a complete and total dumpster fire of a year.

But I’m still sticking with my plan of finding and listing positives in each month. So here’s some positives I experienced in July:

  • I read some really awesome books this month.
  • I’ve continued to focus on reading books by diverse authors, and plan to continue.
  • There are some really amazing efforts in the bookish community to support BIPOC authors and reviewers, as well as calling out unacceptable behavior.

Here’s my breakdown of monthly/cumulative totals for July:

July Totals

  • Books read: 17
  • Books DNF’d: 0
  • Pages read: 7,965
  • Average pages: 468.5

Cumulative Averages

  • Days per book: 2.42
  • Pages read per day: 284.46
  • Books read per month: 21.29
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.7

Genres Read in July:

  • Books About Books: 1
  • Fantasy: 7
  • Folklore/Fairytales: 1
  • General Fiction: 1
  • Historical Fiction: 4
  • History/War: 1
  • Mystery/Suspense: 1
  • Sci-Fi: 1

Genres Read in 2020:

  • Biography/Memoir: 1
  • Books About Books: 1
  • Fantasy: 68
  • Folklore/Fairy Tales: 8
  • General Fiction: 18
  • Graphic Novels: 1
  • Historical Fiction: 20
  • History/War: 1
  • Mystery/Suspense: 4
  • Paranormal/New Age: 1
  • Poetry: 1
  • Romance/Erotica: 8
  • Sci-Fi: 15
  • Self-Help/Inspiration: 1
  • Social Science/Current Affairs: 1

Backlist vs. 2020 Releases

  • Backlist books: 109
  • 2020 releases: 40
  • 2021 releases: 1

Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction

  • Fiction: 143
  • Nonfiction: 6

Format Read:

  • Print: 69
  • Digital: 80

Age Range

  • Adult: 55
  • YA: 90
  • Middle Grade: 3
  • Children: 1

My favorite book of the month was The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed, and Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi was the most eye-opening.

Here’s what I read in July:

  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (Simon Snow #1)


How was your July? I want to hear about your favorite book of the month and what kind of positive things you’ve experienced!

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