Hey hey, it’s MJ,
July has been a rough month, this was supposed to be out like weeks ago so I have a feeling that by the time you are reading this, it’s August. I just finished up book 70, that’s right, my original goal this year was 50 and then 75 and now it’s 100. Hyper fixation, how you be?
I feel like these posts are repetitive but at this point, I’m okay with it. It’s just May and June and you can get a more in depth look at what I read with what I read in May and June and my Book of the Month Books for May and June. I love linking posts, if you have been around for any length of time, you know that already.
May: (I am for sure in my living room and my journal is in my office so I have to go grab that like an idiot.)
Cover: Vines, I don’t remember what possessed me to do this pattern and if I would do it again, I would do it differently. I like the idea; the execution is a little rough. The quote is from The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab which was my top book of the first half of this year. Like it beat out A Court of Mist and Fury so you know how much I liked it.
Books Read: May was rough, I didn’t read all that much, I only read 9 books, one was for school and I unhauled three. One that I should have DNFed from page one.
Thoughts: I still love the condensed view of my thoughts on books that are sometimes different from what I say about the books in my blog posts. May was rough though, super rough.
Stats: I bought a lot of books, I haven’t bought many this month so that’s good but in April and May, I bought a bunch, most of them were from Book Outlet so I didn’t pay full price for many of them and books are my one thing at the moment. I didn’t have any five-star books in May either and reading felt like a chore throughout the month.
Recap: Finally seem to have a color scheme I like and that’s about where we are. I also have decided to change my colors for next year in regard to my genre breakdown, I am not going to have a “free choice” slice I am just going to have them by genre.
Book Stack: I wished there were more books here, and more books that I enjoyed this month.
Between: Tropes, I could add so many more now, but I haven’t recently.
Cover: Beach balls, I grew up on a Great Lake, we would usually go like once a year and beach balls are fun. The quote is Roald Dahl and that’s fun.
Books Read: June was another rough reading month; I am being completely transparent about that. I unhauled three and DNFed one because I could not read it. I DNFed the whole series because of the first one.
Thoughts: I had a lot of thoughts, so many thoughts. Some not so great about books that I didn’t enjoy. Again, the whole reason for my physical pre-planned TBR is to go through my collection and weed. You will notice some of my book covers are missing, that’s because they aren’t printed yet. I will get around to it eventually.
Monthly Stats: 9 books, would have been 10 but I DNFed one, I didn’t buy a bunch which was great and I had two five-star books, I had some that I didn’t enjoy though so it balances.
Recap: You can see why I want to do a different genre breakdown next year, actually moving forward this year because I don’t think that this one is working for me. I read so many paperbacks!
Book Stack: I am starting to get the hang of doing it, it’s just a lot.
Between: My top books to buy, I have a list on Amazon, I already bought both of these books because Barnes and Noble had a sale in April, I regret nothing.
I hope that until I am back (hopefully) later in the week with another post that everyone has a good week and stays safe, happy, and healthy.