Ramblings Regarding January Reading

Charm - Sarah Pinborough Duma Key - Stephen King The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse - Brian Farrey The Vanishing - Tantor Audio, Wendy Webb, Xe Sands The Dream Thieves  - Maggie Stiefvater, Will Patton Life After Life: A Novel - Kate Atkinson

Favorite book of the monthCharm by Sarah Pinborough

Honorable MentionsDuma Key by Stephen King, The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey, The Vanishing by Wendy Webb

(Not including re-reads in either of those, or it would be full of Rick Riordan and Maggie Stiefvater books, I'm afraid.)

Re-read that changed the rating: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook, but don't think that was actually the reason): went from 3 stars to 4, since apparently I was cranky when I read it the first time.

Longest in pagesLife After Life by Kate Atkinson at 544 pages

Longest in minutesDuma Key by Stephen King at 1261 minutes

 

Total books ingested: 38

Re-reads/listens: 4 (4.5 if you're counting the Pride & Prejudice comic book as a partial re-read?)

 

Total books read: 28

Total pages read: 6291

Average pages per book: 224

Average pages per day: 202

 

Audiobooks ingested: 9

Minutes spent listening: 6465, or 107.75 hours

Average minutes per audiobook: 718, or just under 12 hours

Average minutes per day: 208.5, or just under 3.5 hours

 

Scores:

1: 1

2: 3

3: 21

4: 13

5: 0

Did not finish: 3

 

Average: 3.21

 

Reviews Written/Published: 22 (counting my three DNF books)

 

A pretty solid month, all-in-all. I totally aced my book challenge of "read what you want". Not that I don't kind of do that every month, admittedly, but I'm okay with that.

 

I somehow fell wildly in love with The Raven Cycle books, or at least more in love with them than I already am. I can't explain why exactly, but wow, I'm terrified to finish three since four is not yet out.

 

I generally read way too much, though on the plus side I'm on track for my 365 books this year (and then some), which is nifty. Audiobooks have become a new way of life, and I'm spending probably as much time on them as on reading books, though since they take me much longer I'm obviously finishing quite a few less.

 

Highlights of the month (though it was partially done last month, too) include listening to the Duma Key audiobook with my boyfriend and making crazy guesses on where it was going in real time (it's so nice to be able to have us genuinely reading it simultaneously--I'm hoping we continue this) and accidentally audiobook-ing three books in about 24 hours.

 

Next month is going to be all about finishing books I keep meaning to get around to, which probably means starting a whole lot of those lovely series that I keep seeing around and also getting a bunch of my NetGalley reads done. :x

 

How was your January? Anything interesting happen? Read any good books? ;)