Books I Read in July 2019

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Books I Read in July 2019

In keeping with recent months; grief, mental illness and witches are still the main focus of my reading. Judging by my to-read piles the same themes will also appear next month. If you’ve got any recommendations send them my way! 

Books I Read in January, February and March 2019

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Books I Read in January, February and March 2019

The alternative title for this blog post is: the one where I remember I’m a book blogger. Between reading slumps and reviewing slumps, I’ve been jotting down notes as I go so here are the books I read during the first three months of the year.

Recent Reads – December 2018

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Recent Reads - December 2018

I finished 2018 with a heavy dose of non-fiction, which seems appropriate considering 45 of the 70 books I read last year fell into the non-fiction category. It seems I’m all about the memoirs, essay collections and feminist non-fiction these days, which I am thoroughly enjoying.

Best Books of 2018

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A more accurate title for this post would be ‘My Favourite Books of 2018’ because not all of them were published in 2018, but I called my first yearly book round-up the ‘Best Books of’ back in 2015 and feel the need to be consistent so we’re just going to go with it.

2018 was the year I stopped rating books by stars on Goodreads. I still list the books I’ve read (you can find me here), but I realised that star ratings are not something I judge books on and, to be honest, there can be so little difference between four and five stars that they feel pointless.

It was also the year of reading to my own schedule instead of feeling that I needed to read the latest releases all the time. That said, by being more selective with the advance reader copies I accepted six of my top ten were books I was sent for review purposes (they’re marked with an * throughout the post). Turns out I quite enjoy reading new releases, even when it is at my own pace!

Recent Reads – November 2018

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Recent Reads - November 2018
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November was the month of the chest infection from hell (the joys of a suppressed immune system!), which meant lots of time curled up on the couch spent reading in between painful coughing fits. Here are the books that saw me through it.

Recent Reads – October 2018

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Recent Reads - October 2018
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I’ve been dealing with an arthritis flare-up for the past few months. As a result, the blog has taken a back seat because typing has been difficult. While I’ve been reading a lot, partly due to painsomnia, I’m only getting round to writing about the books I read in October now.

Recent Reads – September 2018

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Recent Reads - September 2018
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Earlier this year I scaled back the number of advance reader copies (ARCs) I accept for review from publishers and authors. As a result, I’ve really been enjoying reading books as and when they grab my attention. Here are the books I read during September.