I’m still alive…just very much absent on here right now. I haven’t been feeling very motivated to blog. I haven’t really been that motivated to read either. There’s even a month that I didn’t read a single book! 😦 It’s sad because I want to read, just haven’t felt like actually sitting down to read for long periods of time. I’ll read a few pages and then end up not being in the mood to read and stop, so it takes me FOREVER to even finish a single book these days. April, May, June, and July were okay months for reading because I was listening to audiobooks as well. But I started doing more work at my job that is a lot more complex, so listening to audiobooks isn’t easy while working anymore. This year I listened to a lot of audiobooks at the start and that’s how I got a lot of my reading done, so my numbers have definitely taken a hit and I’m actually 10 books behind on my reading challenge, ughh. With not being able to listen to audiobooks much anymore, my reading has taken a huge hit in August, September, October, and currently this month as well.
With that being said, I am going to jump into my April, May, and June wrap up. I’m combining them into one post because it’s not that many books. My next post will be July through November books that I’ve read combined. You can find a full list of the books that I read so far this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.
You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen McManus – 3 out of 5 stars (April)
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – 5 out of 5 stars (April)
Home Front by Kristin Hannah – 5 out of 5 stars (May)
Inheritance by Elizabeth Acevedo – 3 out of 5 stars (May)
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling – 3 out of 5 stars (May)
Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala – 4 out of 5 stars (May)
Book Lovers by Emily Henry – 4 out of 5 stars (May)
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – 5 out of 5 stars (June)
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews – 3 out of 5 stars (June)
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – 3 out of 5 stars (June)
I had a few five star books during these months, which was great because it seems like five stars are rare with me these days. Could be the reading slump making me not be as into books though, who knows. I can’t get enough of Kristin Hannah and it seems like all the books I’ve read of hers have been five stars! There were a few books where I expected them to be amazing and fall in love with them, but then they ended up being only three stars, like You’ll Be the Death of Me and The Midnight Library. I still liked them though. Three starts to me means that I liked them, so it’s okay. 😛
I don’t know how much I will be around the rest of this year, to be honest. I think I might just take the rest of the year to just chill and try to catch up on what posts I want to do to close out the year and hopefully start fresh in 2023! Maybe I’ll get out of this crazy reading slump that I am in and read more and actually want to post on here again. I feel so behind with you guys and all the new books that have been released and are going to be released! I feel so out of the loop in the book world these days! Sigh. Fingers crossed things go back to normal here for me! 🙂
Feel free to link me to any posts of yours that you think I should check out! Also, fill my comments with book recommendations since I am so lost in the book world now lol. ❤
I hope you have a great day and weekend!