Well, it’s been a slightly mismatched quarter.
I read 15 books in July, which is slightly above average, then 17 books in August. That was down to the fact that I went and spent £120 on books for my birthday, and then had a week off from work, so I essentially just sat here and read all my new books for a week. I had a great time and I read so many amazing books. It was really tough choosing a favourite for this month.
Then September… off. September was not a good month. Five books in September! My average before that had been 14 books per month! Whilst it doesn’t bother me, not as such, it is a little strange considering that there was no real reason for it. I wasn’t on holiday, or particular busy, or… anything really. Possibly I was just in a funny headspace as we’re attempting to buy a house and it’s every bit as stressful as people promised it was.
Still, onwards and upwards, right?
This quarter I spent £131.04 on books, which is surprisingly only £10 or so more than usual, which I can definitely deal with.
Over the year, I’m averaging 13 books a month, which I’m happy with. It boils down to 147 pages a day, which is very similar to my average pages per day for the first and second quarters of the year, which was 152 and 148 pages a day respectively. Weird. Clearly my reading habits don’t tend to vary much!
I’m doing quite well with whittling down my TBR as well. The average time the books I’ve read spent on my TBR before reading is 1.8 years, which means I’m finally reading those older books.
I’ve decided that I’m going to do Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon this time around. I’ve done it once before and didn’t do very well, but that’s alright.
And as for the books themselves:
Best Book of July 2018:
Absent in the Spring by Agatha Christie/Mary Westmacott
Worst Book of July 2018:
Lumberjanes: Volume 1 by Noelle Stevenson et al.
Best Book of August 2018:
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Neverworld Wake by Marisa Pessl
Worst Book of August 2018:
Ongoingness: The End of a Diary by Sarah Manguso
Best Book of September 2018:
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Befpre by Jenny Han
Worst Book of September 2018:
The Hoarder by Jess Kid
I’m really happy with the books I’ve read this year. Not just the amount, although I do fail to understand how I’ve read so many, but the quality as well. I’m looking forward to seeing what the last quarter of the year will bring!
See you in December!