Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up August 2022

August was a more relaxing month, and I got more reading done. My mom is doing a lot better, and things have calmed down at home, although I used that time to take care of more of my own health issues. Reading is my number one coping skill, followed by cooking, although I tend to stick to quick meals. I’m definitely looking forward to cooler weather though, so I’m happy to welcome September. Here’s some of my August highlights:

  • I gained 25 new blog followers, so I must be doing something right.
  • August was my best month for views since I’ve started my blog, so hopefully things just keep getting better!
  • I read 5 nonfiction books, including 2 memoirs and one on the topic of trans and nonbinary history. I have to say that Know My Name by Chanel Miller was a standout memoir.
  • Diversity is becoming a regular feature in the books that I read, with books being written by and about Jewish, Black, LGBTQ, Asian, Indigenous, and Latinx people featuring heavily in my monthly reading for August.

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

August Totals:

  • Books read: 42
  • Books DNF’d: 2
  • Pages read: 8,874
  • Hours listened: 8 days, 1 hour, 53 minutes
  • Average pages: 385.8
  • Average hours listened: 10 hours, 12 minutes

Cumulative Averages:

  • Days per book: 2.57
  • Pages read per day: 106.98
  • Books read per month: 42
  • DNF’d books per month: 0.63

Genres Read in August:

  • Biography/Memoir: 2
  • Fantasy: 14
  • General Fiction: 4
  • Historical Fiction: 6
  • History/War: 1
  • Horror: 1
  • Mystery/Suspense: 7
  • Paranormal/New Age: 2
  • Romance/Erotica: 4
  • Science Fiction: 1

Backlist vs. New Releases:

  • Backlist books: 18
  • 2022 releases: 24

Fiction Vs. Nonfiction:

  • Fiction: 37
  • Nonfiction: 5

Format Read:

  • Print: 12
  • Digital: 11
  • Audio: 19

Age Range:

  • Adult: 28
  • YA: 14

My favorite book of the month was The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum.

Here’s what I read in August:

  • Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim (Six Crimson Cranes #1) — reread
  • Grounds for Murder by Tara Lush (A Coffee Lover’s Mystery #1) — reread
  • Cold Brew Corpse by Tara Lush (A Coffee Lover’s Mystery #2) — reread
  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London #1) — reread

How was your August reading? Drop your monthly wrap up link below!

6 replies »

  1. oh wow, you read so many good books! I didn’t read as much in August as I initially hoped but my favourite of the month was definitely I’m Glad My Mom Died! I also listened to the audiobook and I’m still thinking about it. I’m very curious to see what Jennette McCurdy writes next, I read somewhere that she’s working on a novel!

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