November was a bitch. A straight up bitch. The month started off terrible and did get better but it was really overshadowed by my mum’s health. I was absolutely distressed and I worked a lot. I love the money, but it really took an impact on my reading. I’m actually writing this post the day before it goes live because I haven’t had time to write it – I haven’t done that in months.
I can happily say thank fuck November is over and let’s hope December is the best month of this year.
I read 14 books, which totalled 3,974 pages. I know it seems like a high number but it isn’t for me. I hope December is my best reading month of the year, I am only 7 books away from 200 as well!
Wow, can you believe this year is almost done? October wasn’t super busy for me, I worked a lot, I handed in my last university assignments and I went and saw Taryn from @ Taryn Reads Books for a few days. I also started my Christmas shopping because ya girl likes to be prepared. However, I am so stuck on what to ask for my 21st in December. What did y’all get if you’re 21 or what your siblings get?
In terms of reading, I had a pretty good reading month. I read quite a few novellas but I am not mad about that – a lot of them I have been anticipating for a while.
Let’s just jump into my wrap up though. I don’t want to babble too much, mainly because I am typing this up before work because I was not prepared for this month to end. I read 4, 830 pages and 17 books in total! Let’s jump into this.
September was a wild month for me. It kicked off quickly with my work experience period starting. I was trained up in reception skills to be useful and underwent some work with the marketing girls. I did so well that the workplace offered to hire me. I will now be working in a casual position but I am so ready to get some money in my pocket and learn more!
I didn’t think I would read that much due to working most days of the week for work experience. I managed to shock myself and read 20 books which equalled 6236 pages. I managed to finish a couple audiobooks this month too on the bus to and from work!
As it is with these wrap-ups, most of these reviews will start appearing in the next few weeks so keep an eye out!
Wow, August went by fast. I’m not even sure why. I think it’s because I had to do so much for university as I tried to get ahead before I start work experience in September. I don’t think I’m going to get much reading done in September, yikes. I typically read over ten books so I’m a little nervous. But, that is not this month.
I didn’t do a lot throughout August. I did multiple university assignments, started walking my dog every day, my arthritis medication finally started to work. I didn’t do anything socially, so it was a tad bit of a boring month in terms of a social life.
My reading month was all over the place though. I read some books I loved and I read some books I hated. I had some of my most anticipated releases let me down and I had some shock books that I absolutely loved. I read way more books than I even thought I would this month as well.
Over August I read 26 books and 7,929 pages. I find the page count interesting, so I’m going to start adding it to my wrap-ups!
A lot of my reviews I have written for my August reads haven’t been published yet. I scheduled all my posts for September, which are mostly these reviews. I hope you all stick around to read them!
I can’t even be like ‘wow this year is going by so fast’ because July was the slowest month for me ever. July was a super shitty month for me in terms of my personal life. I don’t think I got a break at all. My mum had three seizures and ended up in the hospital again a week later for almost having a heart attack (all before her 44th birthday). I was left to help care for mum alone while also trying to balance my full semester of uni that I signed up for. I also got diagnosed with mild arthritis so it’s been a mess of a month.
Don’t get me wrong, some good things happened. We finally caught up on our rent. My mum had a great birthday. My mum made a full recovery and there was no heart attack. I got to go see the Masterchef Australia judges with one of my favourite people, as well as have a great day with her and her partner. I also now being treated for my mild arthritis (which is good!) and I got the work experience opportunity I wanted.
Some major highs and lows this month.
I also upped my Goodreads goal and managed to hit 100 books this month! Yay!
You’re not here to hear about my highs and lows of July 2018 though. You’re here to find out how many books I managed to get through. I managed to read nineteen books in July. Here they are. A lot of the reviews haven’t been posted yet, so prepare for them over the next month or so.
June of 2018 may be my best reading month ever. I read eighteen books this month.I have read so many incredible books this month, with many coming in under a four or five-star rating – something I give out rarely. I am beyond shocked and, honestly, quite giddy over these ratings. I am so pleased to see a month where I enjoyed a large number of what I’ve read. June was also a month where I got super on top of all my posts, trying to post more bookish discussions and writing lots of reviews. A lot of these books don’t have reviews posted just yet, but they’re coming. I’m currently scheduling posts for August now (oops) so prepare to see them popping up and be patient.
May. How are we out of May? The fifth month of the year? Just, wow. I am speechless. This month was a little out of the norm for me. I went away for five days to a friends house for her 21st. This meant going back to the town I actually spent five years of my life in. It actually went super well. I had such a good time and definitely made some amazing memories, so much so I actually want to go back soon. The biggest hindrance of this trip is that I have developed a cold, blah. Additionally, I also had no time to read. I was either chatting with friends or sleeping after staying up to 3am drinking (oops).
I still managed to read a pretty great amount of books this month. Twelve is definitely something I am personally happy with. I know I’ll have heaps of time to read next month because I’m going to be on uni break which will be 90% part-time job hunting.
Anyway, time to jump into what books I did read this month. I, unfortunately, didn’t read a bunch of books I loved this month but, oh well.
Happy end of April everyone! I’m pleased to be able to say I had an awesome month. There were a few downs – but when doesn’t life have done? The month was primarily filled with ups. I just really enjoyed my time and felt as though I was making leaps and bounds with repairing my mental health (yay!).
I’m also happy to say I read nineteen books this month. That feels a lot more like myself, I was hoping for 20 but I’m pretty proud of this! I’m not sure how many I will read next month considering I go away for around five days in the middle of May, plus it’s the knuckle down in uni month. So, crushing my own expectations in April will mean I won’t be too crushed by myself next month!
On top of that, I also finished my reading goal for the year. I set my goal pretty low because I wasn’t sure where I would be health wise and studying wise. 50 books seemed achievable but it is now April and I’ve read sixty-six books. I’m pretty stoked if I do say so myself. How are your reading goals going? What did you set it as?
I figure I better stop blabbing now since you’re here to find out what I did read. I’ve linked to where I’ve written the reviews, a few books haven’t had their reviews published just yet but I linked to the Goodreads review I wrote. Stick around and those reviews will be coming very soon!
March. What a month. I’m seeing a pattern of 2018 maybe not being great to me, but I’m trying to smile and push through. What can I say about March? My best friend turned 21 and I went out for dinner with his family, that was nice! I went back to university, it’s my last year and at this point, I am so ready for it to be over. Next week is break week though so, I’m hoping for the best. My mums health? Not great. This month she had a seizure the day I was going to see Ed Sheeran in concert. Though, I did still go see Ed Sheeran and he was incredible. I was selfish for possibly the first time in my life and ended a friendship, which still sucks that I had to hurt someone. I think that’s my March in a nutshell, honestly. A lot of bad and a few moments of good. That’s life though and I’m not here to complain.
So, how many books did I read? Not a lot. 13. Okay, so maybe a lot. I felt a bit slumpy this month and struggled to push through books. Which sucked, because I needed books this month. I did read some great books though, as you’ll see below! I also am only three books away from hitting my goal of 50 books! I kept my goal low this year and I’m glad I did. But, I’m excited to meet the goal in April! How are your reading goals going?
February was a bit of a strange month for me. Actually strange the wrong word. It was a fucked up month. It was busy and an absolute fucking mess. I was doing good reading and then early in the month, my mum ended up in the hospital overnight. Which resulted in me having to sit with her a lot afterwards. It was just a mess, honestly. Then a friend was moving away so I tried to spend some time with him and apparently it’s not socially acceptable to take your Kindle to a movie theatre. I know, ridiculous! I did watch Black Panther and developed a love for Michael B Jordan, just normal Feb things.
Obviously, you aren’t here to hear about my month though. You want to know how much I read. In February I read fourteen books. A decent amount but I personally wanted to read more. I didn’t enjoy a lot of books I read this month either. My favourite was probably Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi – the only book I rated five stars. What was your favourite book?