May was a really good month for reading! I read six books. That’s even more than I read in March (which had 2 audiobooks)! All of them were actual books or e-books, none were audiobooks. The first one I did start in April and finished in May, but that makes it go on the May list. Here’s what I read in May:
Writing this reading list made me realize that these were good months for books! I’ve been on a roll reading books that have not disappointed me. I hope this continues! I think the trick is to just not set high expectations and read every book with an open mind.
I think I need to do a better job with realistically rating the books though. I noticed I gave a lot of 5’s on this one (on a 1 to 5 scale, 5 being the highest score). That’s not a bad thing but it may not be super helpful when I give 5’s all the time. I’ll try to improve on that next month. I think I did a better job rating books last time, or I just loved more books this time!
On GoodReads.com, you can participate in an annual reading challenge where you set the number of books you’d like to read during the year. As you read the books and add them to your list on GoodReads, it counts the books for you. I reached my goal of 30 books in November! This includes audiobooks, ebooks, and paper books. I’m pretty happy with myself 🙂 Now, let’s get to the book reviews for October and November.
If you’re anything like me, then you love to read books and listen to audiobooks but hate spending a lot of money on them. Now, I’m not saying the authors don’t deserve to be paid – of course they do. But it’s hard to spend $30 on one book when you don’t even know if you will like the book. And if you’re trying to read more than one book per month, the cost can really add up. Don’t even talk to me about the cost of audiobooks! So far, I’ve successfully been able to read and listen to many books without breaking the bank, so I’m going to try to help you learn how to read a lot of books on a budget.
I’ve already had some people ask me how they can read more or where to get audiobooks, so I thought I’d share in a blog post!
For the past couple of years, I have been really into audiobooks. It all started with the book Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. I loved that book, even on audio! Sometimes I don’t like an audiobook but I don’t think that I don’t like the actual book itself. It may be that I don’t like the narrator’s voice or he or she may be a boring reader (in my opinion) and that ruins the whole story. A bad narration doesn’t allow you to get into the book and I usually don’t finish those audiobooks.
This summer, I started reading more printed books and e-books because I was disappointed in a few audiobooks. I am going to share what I read or listened to and will give my book reviews. If you want to see a complete list of what I have read, listened to, and what is on my to-read list, you can see all of that on my GoodReads account.