Now we know what happens when you give me a month off work. 

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.  (I know, it is blasphemy!)  I definitely slowed down at the end of the month.  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,  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

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 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.  Europe is surprisingly bare too except for the U.K.