How can I review 30 books in 30 days? Because I have read and not reviewed a mountain of books this year. In May of last year, coming off my first year of grad school and a reading drought, I devoured 30 books. Which, to be fair, is a very respectable number. But this year I really wanted the satisfaction of hitting one book for every day of the month of May. Did I do it? First, let’s review my goals…
- Total books read: 150
- Pages: 60,000
- 40 non-fiction
- 10 classics
- 10 translations
- 22 books from my TBR list (my current list is at 52, and that’s a pretty limited list)
- 50 book reviews
Totals through May
- 97 books (that’s 33 books for the month)
- 32,964 pages (up 10k in 1 month!)
- +37 hours of audiobooks for the year
- 22 non-fiction (10 for the month)
- 1 translation
- 1 book from my TBR
Whew. Not gonna lie, it was a whirlwind month. Down toward the end, I wasn’t quite sure I was going to make it. But I’d say my first two goals are well on their way.
I read quite a variety of genres, which I think really is the only way to handle that many books in such a short period. Switching topics and genres kept me interested. I finished some really astonishing books, but I’ll review most of them in 30/30 and I don’t want to give up the secret here!
June will probably be a much lighter reading month as I focus on writing, traveling, and running. Possibly I’ll try to focus on reading some of the slower books, the long or thought-provoking ones I put off during May.
What did you read this month? Have you ever read 30 books in a month? Or more??