I wanted to read a lot more this month than I did. I had a hard time picking up books to read. For those not in the know, I started PTSD therapy in August and I struggled with staying afloat in September.

I did discover that listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks is a great way to help me regulate myself emotionally. I just adore every single character in the series, the wizarding world in general, and the arc of Harry’s journey from and 10-year-old boy with no family to a fully qualified wizard who takes on the responsibility to save the world.

I spent most of the month working on a new design for my blog. I’m still not quite finished, and I’m happy with my progress and how everything is looking. I’m very excited to have it all finished.

If I counted the rereads, then my favorite book this month was HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. If I don’t count the rereads since I already knew I felt the way I did, I’d say that SOME OF IT WAS REAL was quite awesome and qualify on its own as my favorite read this month.

I learned in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.

Books Read
Books Reviewed
Stats

September

Books Read: 3

Pages Read: 1,763

Average Rating: 4.67

Year-to-Date

Books Read: 29

Pages Read: 10,035

Average Rating: 4.05

October Plans

How did your September go? What are your plans for October?

I didn’t read much this month because I got LASIK on the 2nd and my eyesight has been wonky ever since. It’s okay, though, because it’s to be expected and my eyesight should be less wonky after my eyes heal completely. Because I’ve missed reading SOOO much, I have extremely lofty goals for September.

I did start three books this month: A DRESS OF VIOLET TAFFETA by Tessa Arlen, LINES OF COURAGE by Jennifer A Nielsen, and THE GOOD SISTER by Sally Hepworth. I decided to table A DRESS OF VIOLET TAFFETA for now. I know I’ll like it; I just realized I wasn’t in the mood for it when I started it. I was enjoying LINES OF COURAGE and would’ve completed it, but my due date for THE GOOD SISTER was looming and I really wanted to read it before I took it back to the library.

I don’t really have a favorite or least favorite book this month … obviously.

Books Read
Stats

August

Books Read: 1

Pages Read: 309

Average Rating: 3.0

Year-to-Date

Books Read: 26

Pages Read: 8,272

Average Rating: 3.98

September Plans

How did your August go? What are your plans for September?

This month was pretty much a bust in terms of reading because of moving. I finished the last two books in the Narniad at the very beginning of July. We moved right after I finished both books and I’ve been so preoccupied with unpacking and organizing our place that reading has been put on the back burner. I’ve really missed reading so I have big, lofty plans for August.

I didn’t really have a favorite book this month.

Books Read
Books Reviewed
Stats

July

Books Read: 2

Pages Read: 442

Average Rating: 3.5

Year-to-Date

Books Read: 25

Pages Read: 7,963

Average Rating: 4.02

August Plans

How did your July go? What are your plans for August?

This month was almost a bust in terms of reading like May was because of stress, school, and I got COVID. Fortunately, around the middle of the month, I got my reading mojo back, which is nice. I’ve really missed reading and it’s been nice to just sit, relax, and read, especially with everything that’s been going on.

My favorite book was THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig. In fact, it’s now my favorite book this year. I loved everything I read so I don’t have a least favorite book this month.

Books Read
Books Reviewed
Stats

June

Books Read: 3

Pages Read: 949

Average Rating: 4.5

Year-to-Date

Books Read: 23

Pages Read: 7,521

Average Rating: 4.07

July Plans

How did your June go? What are your plans for July?

This month was kind of a bust in terms of reading. My anxiety and anhedonia took center-stage with everything going on right now. For those of you who don’t know, Corey and I are selling our place, I graduated from therapy, and I started a new semester. It’s been a stressful month to say the least. Anyway, I didn’t really start reading anything until the last week of the month and I didn’t really read as much as I was reading before. I’m glad I did read, though. Hopefully, June will be better.

Since it was the only book I read, my favorite book was THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS by Ali Hazelwood. It’s a good thing I really loved it.

Books Read
Books Reviewed
Stats

May

Books Read: 1

Pages Read: 352

Average Rating: 4.5

Year-to-Date

Books Read: 20

Pages Read: 6,572

Average Rating: 4.00

June Plans

How did your May go? What are your plans for June?