Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up July 2022

July was a super stressful month on the home front. My mom had a major surgery, and I spent a bunch of time rushing back and forth between the hospital, on the phone trying to coordinate care for her, and trying to meet her needs while still working to practice whatever self-care I could. Reading was officially my escape, and fortunately I found some really amazing books. Here’s some of the highlights of the month:

  • I went from 607 blog followers to 632, which is a big bump for me. I’m grateful to each and every follower I have!
  • I read 8 books that I own, and 2 of those were backlist reads that have been languishing on my shelves. I consider that good progress.
  • I read 4 nonfiction books this month, one on the topic of abortion and two memoirs about disability in honor of Disability Pride Month.
  • As far as diversity, I think I did a pretty good job incorporating diverse books, reading those written by LGBTQ, Asian, Indigenous, Black, Jewish, and Latinx authors (featuring main characters with those identities), and I think this is by far my favorite and most enjoyable goal of the year.

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

July Totals:

  • Books read: 37
  • Books DNF’d: 1
  • Pages read: 7,994
  • Hours listened: 6 days, 22 hours, 18 minutes
  • Average pages: 399.7
  • Average hours listened: 9 hours, 46 minutes

Cumulative Averages:

  • Days per book: 2.55
  • Pages read per day: 97.34
  • Books read per month: 42
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.43

Genres Read in July:

  • Biography/Memoir: 3
  • Fantasy: 13
  • General Fiction: 1
  • Historical Fiction: 7
  • Horror: 1
  • Mystery/Suspense: 4
  • Romance/Erotica: 7
  • Social Science: 1

Backlist vs. New Releases:

  • Backlist books: 16
  • 2022 releases: 21

Fiction Vs. Nonfiction:

  • Fiction: 33
  • Nonfiction: 4

Format Read:

  • Print: 10
  • Digital: 10
  • Audio: 16

Age Range:

  • Adult: 29
  • YA: 7

My favorite books of the month were Babel by R.F. Kuang, Self-Made Boys by Anna-Marie McLemore, and The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen.

Here’s what I read in July:

  • The Reader by Traci Chee (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) — reread
  • The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper (Wolf Den Trilogy #1) — reread
  • Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Defy the Night #1) — reread

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    • She had a hip replacement, but she’s doing a lot better now. And it’s the first Zevin book I read but I absolutely hated it, although everyone seems to be loving it. I don’t get it.


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