Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up May 2022

May was one of the most stressful months that I can remember in a long time. We had to put one of my dogs to sleep, and another dog went into congestive heart failure the next week, followed by some major health issues for my mom resulting in a hospital visit for her. Fortunately she’s home and doing better, so the last week of the month was much less stressful. I got through it with the help of some truly amazing people and by escaping into some books. I read more books in this month than I’ve ever read before (47!). Here’s a quick rundown on my goals:

  • My blog continues to grow, with 20 new followers bringing me to a total of 589. I’m so close to reaching my next goal of 600!
  • I read 6 books that I own, although 5 of them were physical ARCs. I’ve been getting more physical ARCs sent to me, which is an unexpected benefit.
  • I read 5 nonfiction books this month, two of which were outstanding.
  • As far as diversity went, I was mainly focused on getting through some of the ARCs that were accumulating, but I did read books by Asian-American authors, Black authors, LGBTQ authors, Jewish American authors, and one Arab-American author. So I’d say that I still managed to do pretty well on this front.

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

May Totals:

  • Books read: 47
  • Books DNF’d: 0
  • Pages read: 8,881
  • Hours listened: 9 days, 12 hours, 2 minutes
  • Average pages: 341.6
  • Average hours listened: 10 hours, 51 minutes

Cumulative Averages:

  • Days per book: 2.53
  • Pages read per day: 77.49
  • Books read per month: 42.40
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.2

Genres Read in May:

  • Biography/Memoir: 2
  • Fantasy: 15
  • Folklore/Fairytale: 1
  • General Fiction: 7
  • General Nonfiction: 1
  • Historical Fiction: 4
  • History/War: 1
  • Horror: 1
  • Mystery/Suspense: 5
  • Poetry: 1
  • Romance/Erotica: 9

Backlist vs. New Releases:

  • Backlist books: 19
  • 2022 releases: 28

Fiction Vs. Nonfiction:

  • Fiction: 42
  • Nonfiction: 5

Format Read:

  • Print: 9
  • Digital: 17
  • Audio: 21

Age Range:

  • Adult: 28
  • YA: 19

My favorite books of the month were The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah and Little Thieves by Margaret Owen.

Here’s what I read in May:

  • The Lost Legends by Cait Marie (The Nihryst #1) — proofread
  • This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron (This Poison Heart #1) — reread
  • The Lost Prince by Cait Marie (The Nihryst #2) — proofread
  • The Lost Legends by Cait Marie (The Nihryst #3) — proofread
  • Secret Guard by Cait Marie — proofread
  • King of Fools by Amanda Foody (The Shadow Game #2) — reread

How was your reading in May? Drop a link to your wrap up so I can check it out!

5 replies »

  1. Woah!!!! That’s a lot of books with a big range of stars! Surprised to see the Zodiac Academy at 1/2 a star! I haven’t read it yet. There’s a lot of great books and glad you ended up loving Book Lovers!! I hope you have a fabulous June!

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