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June 2022 Wrap Up: apparently I read a lot

~reading

How many books that I planned did I read?

I planned 6 books in my June TBR and of those I read 4, with one in progress and one not started. But in total, I read 15 books so… I guess I plowed through anyway.

The Plan:

A mix of library loans of new releases and books I had on my shelves but hadn’t read, this was the goal for June.

The Result:

WOWW did I ever want to abandon two other books in this list: Crying in H Mart and Remarkably Bright Creatures were both duds for me in different ways, and I super wanted to stop reading them. But since I’ve met my quantity goal for the year, I’m pushing myself to read more widely and things I might not usually try. That includes continuing with books even when they’re a struggle or I would usually ditch them due to my mood-reader-ness. I think the slog of those are partly why I read so much: trying to break them up to make them more palatable. xD

Besides those two, I plowed through a ton of other books. I peg this largely on the 20 (15) books of summer challenge that i joined a little bit into June where you have to read and review a certain number of books in the summer. I may have gone aggressively into that list, and even posted ONLY reviews for like a week straight which was an interesting experiment.

Here’s a massive list of all the reviews that came up in June, because I went on an absolute tear there for a minute.

Phew!

~stats

Last month I put an unnecessary amount of time into creating my own charts and graphs and such of my reading tracker, on top of all the wonderful charts and graphs and data that Storygraph tracks for me. So to showcase that a bit, here’s a little section for all the data people like me out there to drool over. 😍

  • My reading was 7% Nonfiction this month (and the remaining 93% fiction).
  • My top genres were Young Adult (8 books) and Romance (7 books).
  • I mostly read books that were emotional, adventurous, or lighthearted.
  • My average rating was 3 stars out of 5. I read a total of 5,958 pages in May.
  • I traveled to South Korea, Japan, France, and even the Underworld through my books. In the United States, I was in Washington, California, and Boston.

~life

Well if you missed it, my puppy got spayed last month so we had to live with the dreaded CONE! It was my first time dealing with it and wow was it annoying. I felt super bad for her constantly bumping into things even though it was also kind of funny. Plus we couldn’t play or even go for walks for a while to make sure she healed alright. And of course I was super anxious for most of it since it was all new to me and I didn’t want there to be any issues.

Besides that, it was YET ANOTHER crazy hectic month at work with another massive project. End of June means end of the insanity, and thank goodness for that. Although… I might have signed up for another massive project or two. πŸ˜… I’m never going to learn, am I?

~blog

It’s another milestone month with more views than ever! I posted almost every day so I’m sure that contributed. I found it interesting that even for the weekish where I only posted reviews, views didn’t drop despite popular belief in the blogging community that reviews don’t get views (or as many, anyway).

Here are some of my favorite posts I worked on this month, in case you missed them!

And here are some of my favorite posts by other bloggers!

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12 thoughts on “June 2022 Wrap Up: apparently I read a lot

  1. Thanks for sharing my post, lovely! πŸ₯° Looks like you got through quite a lot of books in June and except for a few duds, it seems like you had a pretty great reading month? I hope that July is awesome for you as well!

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    1. It’s hard not to have a few duds (lol that typo’d to dudes and I almost wanted to leave it πŸ˜‚) but it was lovely to take in so many stories! ☺️

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  2. Wow, your wrap up is AMAZING!! I’m currently working on mine and it’s so plain. I keep telling myself I need to vamp it up but haven’t done so yet. Yay, so glad you linked my post and I CAN’T wait to see yours!!! I hope you have a fabulous July! ❀

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    1. Haha well thank you! I originally formated it off Holly @ Nut Free Nerd with their three section setup and then tailored it from there, back when wrap ups were a wild idea to me. XD

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  3. That’s a lot of reading! And I love the stats. (I also do my own graphs and charts in addition to The StoryGraph’s.) I’m glad you liked the free online fiction I posted! “For Lack of a Bed” really was a highlight of them. So good.

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    1. Years ago when I started this blog and saw people with their intense stats that they tracked I was so awed and impressed and thought I would never be at that point. Here we are…. πŸ˜‚

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      1. LOL! Here we are. πŸ˜‰ I’ve been blogging long enough that there weren’t all that many people to compare myself to, and certainly nothing like the book blogging scene there is now. It’s been fun to see the blogosphere evolve.

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