Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up June 2021

June turned out to be a super productive month for me, even though it felt like it flew past. Does anyone else feel like this month was ridiculously short? I’ve been staying home a lot, especially since it’s been oppressively hot lately. I know the heat has been really bad everywhere (unless you’re lucky enough to be somewhere that isn’t having summer right now, in which case I’m super jealous of you right now). 

This year I vowed to focus on my goals for the year. So here we go:

  • I got a few new followers this month, so I’m up to 384. I’m hoping to get to 400 soon!
  • Blog posts have continued daily, and scheduling in advance was especially helpful. Rather than just scheduling posts one day in advance, I’ve been scheduling posts multiple days in advance, so that I have the time to plan out thoughtful posts.
  • I read 9 NetGalley ARCs this month and got my list of ARCs down to a manageable number. However, I promptly went on a requesting spree, so I’m waiting for my ratio to go down any day now. The State of the ARC accountability post has been super helpful with that.
  • I think I’ve done really well with continuing to diversify my reading, focusing on some LGBTQ+ books for Pride Month.

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

June Totals:

  • Books read: 29
  • Books DNF’d: 0
  • Pages read: 5,766
  • Hours listened: 123 hours, 12 minutes, 6 seconds
  • Average pages: 360.4
  • Average hours listened: 9 hours, 31 minutes, 29 seconds

Cumulative Averages:

  • Days per book: 2.96
  • Pages read per day: 191.41
  • Books read per month: 25
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.67

Genres Read in June:

  • Fantasy: 7
  • Folklore/Fairytales: 2
  • General Fiction: 3
  • Historical Fiction: 1
  • Horror: 1
  • Mystery/Suspense: 8
  • Romance/Erotica: 5
  • Sci-Fi: 1
  • Travel/Food: 1

Backlist vs. New Releases:

  • Backlist books: 12
  • 2021 releases: 16

Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction:

  • Fiction: 28
  • Nonfiction: 1 

Format Read:

  • Print: 5
  • Digital: 11
  • Audio: 13

Age Range:

  • Adult: 19
  • YA: 9
  • MG: 1

My favorite books of the month were Malibu Rising and Capture the Crown.

Here’s what I read in June:

  • The Lost Alliance by Cait Marie (The Nihryst #3) — this was a proofread.

How was your reading in June? Did you reach your goals?

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