Monthly Book Blog Wrap-Up: July 2022

And just like that, bye July! As I sat at work last week I realized this year is already more than half way over. I am just astounded at that. What the heck!! At this point I’ve read 39 books out of my 2022 goal of 52. So I’m definitely at a good point right now. To be honest I’m a couple of books behind in writing reviews. I’m not sure I ever will for these because 1) I already have a backlog of written reviews to post, 2) they aren’t ARCs, and 3) will I remember enough detail to write a review when I find the time? A good problem to have, I suppose. Anyway, let’s see what happened on the ol’ book blog in July.

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Monthly Book Blog Wrap-Up: June 2022

Well, I’m a little surprised at how quickly June seemed to fly by. It feels like I blinked and, whoosh, it turned into July. I would have drafted and scheduled this post sooner, but I went out of town before June ended, meaning I still had scheduled posts and therefore that stats weren’t yet complete.

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know my husband and I just completed tandem cycling the Erie Canalway Trail across New York. That was 360+ miles across mostly flat trail, thank goodness. We cycled from Buffalo to Albany. Now we’re home and enjoying a day of recuperation. Which also means I can do some blog hopping!

Anyway, let’s take a look at what happened here on the blog in June!

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Monthly Book Blog Wrap-Up: May 2022

May has been a whirlwind of activity for me. I joined Wyrd and Wonder for the first time, which is a celebration of all things fantasy. There were daily prompts that I aspired to participate in, which resulted in quite a lot of blog posts this month. I posted way more than I usually do and, to be honest, even though it was fun I am looking forward to slowing my roll.

Nearly everything I posted in May was for Wyrd and Wonder. This wrap-up is essentially also a Wyrd and Wonder recap. So, if you missed anything amidst my posting blitz this month, here’s a roundup of everything.

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Monthly Book Blog Wrap-Up: April 2022

It’s time for another monthly book blog wrap-up featuring the month of April. I felt busier than I actually was (?), mainly because the past couple of days I’ve been hard at work putting together posts for Wyrd and Wonder. Which has nothing to do with April, but so it goes! I surprised myself in April by posting for five days straight the week of April 4. That’s hardly the norm for me, so don’t get used to it. But keep reading to see what you might have missed this past month.

Book Reviews

I posted four book reviews in April. From earliest to latest, here are my recent book reviews.

Book Memes and Other Posts

I posted the following book memes:

I also participated in the Support Book Bloggers Challenge by writing about three (free!) things you can do to help book bloggers.

Statistics

A few more lovely people followed my blog to bring my total to 65 of my 2022 goal of 100. Thank you to my new blog followers for helping me make my way to that goal!

In April my blog saw more unique visitors than the previous month. I don’t know how or why I’m seeing this upward trend, but I’m super happy and thankful to see it! Please keep visiting!

In April my top five posts were:

#BeatTheBacklog

Lisa at Owl Be Sat Reading started the hashtag #BeatTheBacklog to rally those who want to make a dent in their TBR list. Two of the books I read in April fall under #BeatTheBacklog: THESE HOLLOW VOWS by Lexi Ryan and TELL ME AN ENDING by Jo Harkin.

Other Bookish Progress

I posted a massive book haul rounding up my purchases in March. It took forever to format, so please do click and admire all things bookish in that post.

I posted my Trope-Ical Readathon March 2022 Wrap-Up detailing the books I finished for that readathon

And I also joined Mythothon Round 6, where I posted by reads for Team Isis. I still need to do a wrap-up post for this…somewhere in between all of the Wyrd and Wonder posts.

Monthly Book Blog Wrap-Up: March 2022

Even though March was a few days longer than February, it still seemed to pass quickly for me. I think it’s because I signed up for my first readathon (more on that below), so I made an effort to put a dent in that and my backlog of ARCs. I feel I made good progress on both accounts and even boosted my NetGalley ratio back to above 50%. Anyway, keep reading for a recap about what I posted in March!

Book Reviews

I posted five book reviews in March. From earliest to latest, here are my recent book reviews.

Book Memes and Other Posts

I participated in three blog tour spotlights:

And I posted the following book memes:

I also participated in the Support Book Bloggers Challenge by commenting on 10 book blogs. Check the post out to learn more about how you can join and boost other book bloggers!

Statistics

A few more lovely people followed my blog to bring my total to 59 of my 2022 goal of 100. Thank you to my new blog followers for helping me make my way to that goal!

Unlike last month, I didn’t participate in as many blog tours hosted by The Write Reads. But I still managed to squeak out slightly higher numbers despite this.

In March my top five posts were:

#BeatTheBacklog

Lisa at Owl Be Sat Reading started the hashtag #BeatTheBacklog to rally those who want to make a dent in their TBR list. Three of the five books I finished in March were part of my #BeatTheBacklog: The Cicada Tree by Robert Gwaltney; The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna; and Out Front the Following Sea by Leah Angstman. I haven’t posted my reviews for these books yet, but I will at some point, of course.

Other Bookish Progress

In March I participated in Trope-ical Readathon for the very first time. I was very intimidated because I thought I’d feel super stressed to read all the books. But it felt much more relaxed than I expected. It’s like modifying a work out to suit your needs, only it’s about books not jumping jacks. I ended up finishing five books for this readathon.

Lastly, March 21, 2022 marked one year since I posted my first book review. I celebrated my one year blogiversary by posting a Q&A session here. Check it out if you want to learn a little bit more about the blogger behind the blog. Thank you to those who submitted questions!