Ah, 2019. Another year (almost) gone. It was… a time. Some of it was great, some of it not-so-great. But you know what was great? The number of books I managed to read!
50 books, y’all! I’m so proud of myself! Just a couple years ago, I was barely managing to read 10 books, if that. So the fact that I managed to hit 50 in 2019 makes me so happy. I love reading and I feel like I missed out on so much during the time where I barely had the energy to pick up a book.
I also really enjoyed having this blog to share what I read. While I may not have managed to write a post every single month, I still blogged about everything I read. That’s another feat I’m proud of! I’ll never call myself a real book blogger (I couldn’t degrade the real book bloggers by doing that) but writing about books is fun.
Anyway, here’s everything I read in 2019 and my favorites of the bunch!
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I did it, y’all!! I hit my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal! Actually, considering I read more than my goal, I totally smashed it. Heck yes! Gimme a high five!
I’d like to thank the several 4-hour long train rides I had this year, the delayed flights, and the ebook section of my public library. Those are the MVPs that allowed me to read 50 books this year. Without them, I never would have gotten this far.
I’ll be doing a round-up post for all of my favorite reads of 2019, but for now, here’s what I read in December!
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Well folks, fall has drawn to a close and winter has arrived here in D.C. What a perfect time to snuggle up with a great book.
My library apparently thought the same, because all 10 of the library holds I submitted in September became available at the exact same time in November. Fun! Overwhelming! So much to read! Ahh!!!
So here we go, my reads from October and November!
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As of the end of September, I’m finally back on track with my Goodreads goal! Phew. For a while there I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever have the time and desire to read a book again.
I did quite a bit of traveling in September, which meant I had lots of uninterrupted reading time. Thank goodness for my library’s collection of ebooks, because I breezed through a few of them during those plane and train rides.
So here’s what I read in September!
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Hello reading slump, my old friend.
I’ve been so busy in the past three months that I, once again, haven’t had time to read as much as I wanted to. But you know what? Books will always be there, but the opportunities that arose during these months won’t. So I can’t be mad at myself for picking the more time-sensitive option.
Here’s what I read during June, July, and August!
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Back atcha with another month of book reviews!
Last month I managed to read five books, which isn’t too shabby considering I didn’t read as much in the two months prior. I’m finally starting to feel like I’m getting back into the swing of reading, which is definitely a relief. As much as I hate writing slumps, reading slumps sometimes feel even worse.
Click on if you’re interested in seeing what I read during the month of May!
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Hoo boy, it’s been a busy two months. I have to apologize for the lack of updates and the fact that I skipped March’s round-up completely, but here it is now in combination with April’s.
I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t manage to read as much as I wanted to, but sometimes other things have to take priority. That said, I did manage to read 3 books in March and 3 books in April, one short each month of my 4-books-a-month goal. Thankfully I had a cushion from reading more in previous months, so I’m not quite behind yet!
If you’d like to see what I read in both March and April, click on!
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