May Stats

New books read this month: 30*

Books from the to-read pile: 7

Ebooks read: 15

Books from the Library book pile: 6

Non-fiction books: 0 (although I have a couple on the go)

#ReadHarder categories completed: 1

Most read author: Sarah Morgan (3 book omnibus)

Books read this year: 154

Books bought:  7 – 1 print book and 6 ebooks

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf:  (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Read Harder bingo card

The latest version of Read Harder Bingo!

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (3 this month)

 

April Stats

New books read this month: 28*

Books from the to-read pile: 9

Ebooks read: 18

Books from the Library book pile: 1

Non-fiction books: 1

#ReadHarder categories completed: 3

Most read author: Kathi Daley, Catriona McPherson and Jacqueline Winspear (tied on 2 each)

Books read this year: 123

Books bought:  11 – 7 ebooks, 4 print books

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf:  523 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Read Harder bingo card.

The Read Harder bingo card is starting to fill up nicely…

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (3 this month)

 

March Stats

New books read this month: 45*

Books from the to-read pile: 9

Ebooks read:  26

Books from the Library book pile: 5 borrowed from elsewhere

Non-fiction books: 2

#ReadHarder categories completed: 3

Most read author: MC Beaton (2 books)

Books read this year: 95

Books bought:  4 – 1 book, 3 ebooks

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 495 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

Can you tell this was a holiday month?  Exactly.  Lots of books read, not too many bought and a few Read Harder categories ticked off too.  Win, win.

Read Harder Bingo card

The latest status of the Read Harder Bingo card.

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (6 this month)

 

February Stats

New books read this month: 26*

Books from the to-read pile: 9

Ebooks read: 17

Books from the Library book pile: 0

Non-fiction books: 0

#ReadHarder categories completed: 0

Most read author: Elinor M Brent Dyer (2 books)

Books read this year: 51

Books bought: 3 (!) all ebooks

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 496(I don’t have copies of all of these!)

I’m very impressed with my book-buying will power this month – even if I’m not impressed with how well I did at Read Harder, library books and non-fiction.  However I’m blaming the nights for that – because it was more than two weeks of a short month where my brain couldn’t concentrate on anything difficult or complicated!  But l’m focussing on the book buying restraint – I did double nights and didn’t buy any books at all!

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (3  this month)

Read Harder challenge January update

After a good January, February has been a set back for Read Harder…

 

January Stats

New books read this month: 25*

Books from the to-read pile: 9

Ebooks read: 14

Books from the Library book pile: 1

Non-fiction books: 1

#ReadHarder categories completed: 6

Most read author: None – I read books by 25 different authors this month!

Books read this year: 25

Books bought: 12(ish) books – all bar 2 on my birthday trip and 1 ebook

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 493 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

New year, new stats post.  Not many tweaks this year – but one is more visible than the others – and it’s my lovely #ReadHarder Bingo card down the bottom here.  I’ll be crossing more books off every month – or hoping to.  I’ve also made a #ReadHarder shelf on my Goodreads profile if you want to see more details about which books are the ones that tick boxes for the challenge.  Some books count for more than one category, and some categories I have (already) read more than one book which counts (I have 5 which would fit the published betwen 1900-1950 category!), so I’m not filling out the form yet, I’ll save that for the end of the year and try and pick some (at least) books I haven’t already talked about!

Read Harder challenge January update

I’m actually quite surprised how many I’ve already ticked off.

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (2 this month)

December Stats

New books read this month: 31*

Books from the to-read pile: 10

Ebooks read: 19

Books from the Library book pile: 2

Non-fiction books: 2

Most read author: Sarah Morgan (2 books and a novella)

Books read this year: 259

Books bought: 13 ebooks – mostly Christmas Novellas

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 486 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

This is the last of the 2016-style monthly stat posts – there are tweaks coming in January, but I’ll explain at the weekend.  Aren’t I a tease?!

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (10 this month, mostly Christmas novellas)

November Stats

New books read this month: 28*

Books from the to-read pile: 9

Ebooks read: 18

Books from the Library book pile: 1

Non-fiction books: 1

Most read author: Courtney Milan and Deanna Raybourn (2 short stories each)

Books read this year: 328

Books bought: 12 ebooks and 4 books

Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf: 484 (I don’t have copies of all of these!)

I’m not even going to talk about how many books I’ve bought this month – and I wasn’t doing great even before the elbow-fracture induced pain purchases.  Bad Verity. Still, hopefully I’ll be able to restrain myself in December with the prospect of Christmas present books on the horizon.  Oh who am I kidding.

*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics (8 this month)