How do you even begin to wrap up this month?  We all knew it was going to be awful.  Let’s distract ourselves by looking at some books.

I started out the year reading the sequels to the first two books I read in 2016.

I read some novellas this month too.

The middle of the month was Fantasy with one Mystery audiobook thrown in for fun.  I also started a great nonfiction audiobook.

Then DiverseAThon started.  I focused on finishing books but also ran through a few audiobooks.

That’s a total of 16 books this month.

  • 5 were audiobooks
  • 7 were fantasy
  • 4 were nonfiction

The authors were:

  • 11 female and 5 male
  • 8 POC

Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I added Kyrgyzstan by reading On the Noodle Road. I totally reserve the right to move that to one of the other central Asia countries she visited if I need to.

I earned my first badge from the Read Diverse Books link up this month.


If I review all these DiverseAThon books, I should get to the next level soon.