My Birth Month!

So, tomorrow starts the month of August. I’m convinced I slept through June and July, but I digress. August is my birth month! My birthday is August 15th! I’m trying to get better on being excited for my birthday. Enjoy the moment if you will. So here we are!

I thought of trying something fun. I don’t know how this is going to pan out. I’m excited for it though. I’m going to make a list of ten reading challenges. They can be completed anytime in the month of August. Anybody is welcome to participate. Please include #BirthdayBookChallenge2022 on your posts so that I have a chance to see them all!

Challenges:

  1. Read a book with a friend.
  2. Read a book recommended to you.
  3. Blindfold yourself and pick a book from your TBR.
  4. Read a graphic novel.
  5. Read a book with a purple cover.
  6. Read a book gifted to you.
  7. Read a book with your pet.
  8. Read a book with cake on the cover.
  9. Read an anthology story. (Or the whole thing!)
  10. Read a book from your favorite genre.

This is just completely for fun. Sadly I don’t have the funding to offer a giveaway or anything. I really would love if you joined in anyway. Challenges and readathons are two of my favorite things! It will be like you’re celebrating with me! Don’t forget #BirthdayBookChallenge2022

My Reading Stats: June 5th

Lately, I haven’t read as much as I’d like. I’m reading every day still, but just barely on some days. I have still been keeping track. I am hoping that sharing my progress on here will be helpful. We shall see. I will make it from Sunday to Saturday.

Note: Some ebooks I have don’t have page numbers so I measure it by % instead. It gets a little tricky with daily page counting, but it works in the end.

Sunday:

Rise of Riverstone: 401-404
War Storm: 322-391

Monday:

War Storm: 392-430
Rise of Riverstone: 405-590

Tuesday:

Royal Spy: 1%-9%

Wednesday:

Royal Spy: 10%-18%

Thursday:

War Storm: 431-538

Friday:

War Storm: 539-662
Royal Spy: 19%-31%

Saturday:

Royal Spy: 32%-35%

What I hope to read this week:

  1. Royal Spy by Heather Frost
  2. Into the Violet Gardens by Isaac Nasri
  3. Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber
  4. Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler
  5. Nightcrawling by Lelie Mottley
  6. The Gate Keeper by James Byrne
  7. Scorpion’s Dance by Jefferson Morley
  8. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

I’d like to try to read at least a hundred pages a day, but I know that there will be days I won’t do that. I am going to at least make it a point to read at least a chapter a day. I love my job, but sometimes the back-to-back calls for the entire shift is mentally draining. It makes wanting to read really hard. I’ve found myself watching more television than I have reading when I’m not working. I’m just thankful that I’m not having major anxiety over that anymore!

Tell me about your reading these days!

Books I Read In April

I had a pretty decent month for reading in April. I manage to read fourteen books. Being that I had some struggles through the months with getting into reading, I think that’s pretty amazing. Any reading progress is good though.

Books I read:

  1. As Old as Time by Liz Braswell
  2. Wake’s Claim by Michelle Dare
  3. The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
  4. Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  5. Learn to Love Yourself by Leah Gail
  6. Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson
  7. Cataclysm by Brandon Sanderson
  8. The Ash Moon by Michelle Dare
  9. The Somber Call by Michelle Dare
  10. The Crucial Shift by Michelle Dare
  11. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  12. Wake’s Claim by Michelle Dare
  13. Zelia by Zora Marie
  14. A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson

I’m behind on reviews, but I have a goal of writing two reviews a day. Hopefully, I’ll have them all written in no time. I’ll try to spread out posting them as much as I can. What are some books you read in April?