Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up December 2021

December was my best reading month out of the whole year (38 books!), and it actually wound up being a rather low-stress month. I always find myself reflecting on the year during December, and while 2021 was definitely another dumpster fire of a year, there was also a lot of good to be found in it. I’ve connected with so many great people, and read a ton of great books. In addition, there were so many books I didn’t get to, but that look incredible and that I can’t wait to read. So as expected, my TBR grew exponentially. There was also a great book sale that I took full advantage of right after the holidays, so now I have some more books to read. I even got out of my comfort zone and started a BookTok account! I did pretty well with my 2021 goals, so I decided to set some new ones for 2022.

I’m hoping to:

  • Further grow my blog and social media. I gained another 23 followers on my blog, leaving 2021 with a grand total of 483. I’m still working towards hitting the 500 follower mark, and hopefully that one will come up soon.
  • I’m one of those people who view buying books and reading books as two separate hobbies. So this year, I want to read the books that I already own. I’m still going to be a regular at the library, but I definitely want to get through my own bookshelves.
  • I read a grand total of 335 books in 2021, and hopefully I can read more than that in 2022, even though I’ve set my goal for 200 currently.

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

December Totals:

  • Books read: 38
  • Books DNF’d: 1
  • Pages read: 6,388.43
  • Hours listened: 218 hours, 33 minutes, 44 seconds
  • Average pages: 339.3
  • Average hours listened: 10 hours, 24 minutes, 28 seconds

Cumulative Averages:

  • Days per book: 2.91
  • Pages read per day: 191.72
  • Books read per month: 27.09
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.75

Genres Read in December:

  • Biography/Memoir: 2
  • Fantasy: 13
  • General Fiction: 5
  • Historical Fiction: 4
  • Mystery/Suspense: 8
  • Romance/Erotica: 4
  • Science Fiction: 2

Backlist vs. New Releases:

  • Backlist books: 15
  • 2021 releases: 20
  • 2022 releases: 3

Fiction Vs. Nonfiction:

  • Fiction: 36
  • Nonfiction: 2

Format Read:

  • Print: 11
  • Digital: 5
  • Audio: 22

Age Range:

  • Adult: 27
  • YA: 10
  • Children: 1

Yearly Totals:

  • Books read: 335
  • Books DNF’d: 9
  • Pages read: 70,170.43
  • Hours listened: 1,426 hours, 33 minutes, 2 seconds

Format Read:

  • Print: 103
  • Digital: 92
  • Audio: 140

Fiction vs. Nonfiction:

  • Fiction: 308
  • Nonfiction: 27

Age Range:

  • Adult: 212
  • YA: 113
  • MG: 9
  • Children: 1

Genres Read: 

  • Biography/Memoir: 9
  • Fantasy: 106
  • Folklore/Fairytales: 6
  • General Fiction: 31
  • General Nonfiction: 1
  • Graphic Novel: 1
  • Historical Fiction: 33
  • History/War: 1
  • Horror: 1
  • Mystery/Suspense: 68
  • Play/Theater: 1
  • Romance/Erotica: 56
  • Science/Nature: 2
  • Science Fiction: 6
  • Social Science/Current Affairs/Politics: 3
  • Travel/Food: 10

Rating Breakdown:

  • Half Star: 0
  • 1 Star: 5
  • 1.5 stars: 0
  • 2 stars: 9
  • 2.5 stars: 6
  • 3 stars: 32
  • 3.5 stars: 21
  • 4 stars: 97
  • 4.5 stars: 43
  • 5 stars: 101

Page Breakdown:

  • Less than 100 pages: 10
  • 101-200 pages: 15
  • 200-300 pages: 28
  • 300-400 pages: 76
  • 400-500 pages: 43
  • 500-600 pages: 12
  • 600-700 pages: 2
  • More than 700 pages: 8

My favorite books of the month were The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman and Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González.

Here’s what I read in December:

  • Lore by Alexandra Bracken
  • Vulpini by Meg Pelliccio (Remnants of the Old Gods #1)
  • The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith (Hell’s Library #1)
  • The Archive of the Forgotten by A.J. Hackwith (Hell’s Library #2)
  • Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (Kingdom of the Wicked #1)
  • Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha (Mercenary Librarians #1)
  • The Reader by Traci Chee (A Sea of Ink and Gold #1)

How was your reading in 2021? What are your goals for 2022?

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