State of the Blog: June 2016

State of the BlogYea, yea, the usual drivel about how fast the year is going. Let’s just get to the numbers!

The basics

  • Books read since January 1: 26
  • Pages read: 8,842
  • Books reviewed: 16
  • Books not enjoyed: 6
  • Books not finished: 0
  • Library books: 14
  • Ebooks: 3
  • Audiobooks: 5

Genre breakdown

  • Fiction: 14
  • Non-fiction: 11
  • Fantasy: 5
  • History: 9
  • Memoir: 2
  • Mystery/Thriller: 10
  • Paranormal/Supernatural: 4
  • Young adult literature: 1
  • Children’s literature: 2

Reading challenges

  • Charity Reading Challenge: 26
  • The Mount TBR Reading Challenge: 3 of 6
  • Monthly Motif Challenge: 6 of 12

Kickin’ ass and taking names! Check out my reading challenge progress.

Some thoughts

  • I’m at about the same place with my reading now as I was at this time last year. I was feeling like I’d fallen behind, so it’s nice to look at the numbers and realize I’m keeping pace with myself from year to year.
  • I’m doing better with my reading challenges than in previous years. I think I found a handful that are the most fun for (and valuable to) me.
  • The last 12 months have been awful, but have taught me so much.

Looking ahead

  • I’m also really enjoying stretching my creative writing muscles with writing prompts. Going to keep this up in the second half of the year.
  • My book-buying ban continues, but I’ve amassed some gift cards that are begging to be used. Time to stock up on psychology texts and other books I can’t find at the library!

How’s your reading going this year?

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