April Wrap Up

monthlytotals

So I keep a little  notebook and I write down each book I read, how many pages it is, and any quotes I like and at the end of the month I total  up my numbers for some nerdy statistics! My goal is to read at least 100 books each year (to try to catch up my overwhelmingly massive ‘to be read’ pile!) and I use a neat little Excel file that a friend created for me to total up all my numbers.

This month I read 6 books for a total of 2,281 pages, and I averaged 76 pages per day.

I’ve been spending more time on my phone lately, which accounts for the decline in the total number of books I’ve read compared to the last few months. I also only read 3 new books this month – having decided to read a few old favorites (Lamb, Fool and Pride and Prejudice). Normally I try not to re-read this many books in one month, since I have so many books I’ve never read before! I read:

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore
Notable quotes:
“All books reveal perfection, by what they are or what they are not. May you find perfection, and know it by name.”
“Children see magic because they look for it.”
“Love is not something you think about, it is a state in which you dwell.”

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

China Dolls by Lisa See

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Fool by Christopher Moore

The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

 

Quarterly Progress
Books read: 34
Pages read: 11,702
Avg pages read per month: 975

And because I didn’t have this blog at the beginning of this year, here’s an overview of the past few months:

January
Books read: 11
Pages read: 3,468
Avg pages read per day: 112

February
Books read: 9
Pages read: 3,563
Avg pages read per day: 127

March
Books read: 8
Pages read: 2,390
Avg pages read per day: 77

 

My goal for May is to get back up to 8 books. How about you? What’s your monthly/yearly reading goal?

 

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