Now we know what happens when you give me a month off work.Â
I read 24 books this month!
I read whole series.
I picked up books from other series that I had started previously.
I read nonfiction.
I read romantic books.
I even read some YA and graphic novels.
I read a couple of ARCs too.
Honestly, I started to get a bit tired of reading after a while.Â (I know, it is blasphemy!)Â I definitely slowed down at the end of the month.Â Getting distracted by real life was an issue at that point too but the beginning of the month was a glorious exercise in going to the library every day to pick up books I had requested and then devouring them because I had NOTHING ELSE TO DO.
The books were:
- Set in England, Australia, India, Congo, Saudi Arabia, Japan,Â and the U.S. (Ohio, New York, Maine, California, and Pennsylvania)
- Only one audiobook!
- The Turner series was actually three novels and a novella but I only counted it as one book.
The authors were:
- 14 unique female authors and 4 male authors
- 2 black women, 2 Indian authors, 2 biracial women of East Asian descent, 1 Latina, 1 Arab woman, 1 Singaporean woman, 1 Japanese woman, 5 white women, and 3 white men.
- 1 transgender author
- 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 three countries to the map this month – Saudi Arabia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and Japan.
I also updated my 2017 map with all the books I’ve read that have real world locations.
Poor South America. It is feeling so neglected. I need to work on that.Â Europe is surprisingly bare too except for the U.K.