Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up June 2022

June was a busy month for me, and it was still pretty stressful. I’m so grateful for my friends and good books, because they’ve kept me from completely falling apart. In other news, America officially sucks and I’m so embarrassed to live here. Reading has become an escape from reality now more than ever, and so many of the books I read this month were really great. Here’s how that’s going for me:

  • I went from 589 blog followers to 607! It’s a huge jump and I’m so excited about it! Thanks to all of you for sticking with me.
  • I read 3 books that I own, but all of those were physical ARCs. Although I had tried to plan a buddy read for one of my backlist books, it just didn’t quite work out for this month.
  • I read 4 nonfiction books this month, one of which was absolutely incredible (The Book of Pride). 
  • As far as diversity went, I devoted a lot of energy towards getting through my ARCs, but I read some relatively diverse books, including those written by LGBTQ, Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, and Jewish authors, so I’m still doing fairly well with this goal.

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

June Totals:

  • Books read: 45
  • Books DNF’d: 1
  • Pages read: 8,190
  • Hours listened: 7 days, 11 hours, 0 minutes
  • Average pages: 341.3
  • Average hours listened: 8 hours, 31 minutes

Cumulative Averages:

  • Days per book: 2.52
  • Pages read per day: 88.07
  • Books read per month: 42.83
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.33

Genres Read in June:

  • Fantasy: 8
  • Folklore/Fairytale: 1
  • General Fiction: 7
  • General Nonfiction: 1
  • Historical Fiction: 5
  • History/War: 1
  • Horror: 1
  • Mystery/Suspense: 11
  • Romance/Erotica: 6
  • Sci-Fi: 2
  • Science/Nature: 1
  • Travel/Food: 1

Backlist vs. New Releases:

  • Backlist books: 15
  • 2022 releases: 30

Fiction Vs. Nonfiction:

  • Fiction: 41
  • Nonfiction: 4

Format Read:

  • Print: 6
  • Digital: 18
  • Audio: 21

Age Range:

  • Adult: 37
  • YA: 8

My favorite books of the month were Nothing But the Truth by Holly James, The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri, and The Change by Kirsten Miller.

Here’s what I read in June:

DNF

Not Rated

  • Emperor’s Sword by Alex Gough (Imperial Assassin #1) — reread
  • Masking the Love by Cait Marie (Bennu Firebirds #1.5) — proofread
  • Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah (Beacon Bakeshop #1) — reread
  • Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off by Darci Hannah (Beacon Bakeshop #2) — reread
  • Up to No Gouda by Linda Reilly (Grilled Cheese Mysteries #1) — reread
  • The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen (Ice Cream Shop Mystery #1) — reread

How did your June reading go? Drop a link to your monthly wrap up in the comments!

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