I’ve finally collated my July reading stats. Turns out, it was a decent reading month for me. Altogether, I read 11 books, one of which (When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon) was a re-read. Of the other ten, four were books I received for review. I’m especially pleased with that because this means I reduced my TBR pile for review to less than ten books, making it significantly more manageable.
My average rating went up to 3.922 out of 5. Compared to my 2017 average of 3.575 so far, that’s really high. Save for Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau, I actually enjoyed all the books I read in July.
In terms of format, I read five paperbacks, five audiobooks, and an ebook. One of the audiobooks I alternated with the paperback. I read 2,060 pages and listened to 33:47 hours on audio (equalling 1,536 pages). After converting the listening hours to pages, that’s a total equivalent to 3,596 pages.
- Inferior by Angela Saini | Rating: 4.563*
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver | Rating: 3.389
- [Re-read] When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon | Rating: 4.750
- Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau | Rating: 2.222
- The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan | Rating: 4.785
- I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo | Rating: 3.444
- Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield | Rating: 4.278
- Thinking Machines by Luke Dormehl | Rating: 4.688
- S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett | Rating: 3.778
- Honeymoon Suite by Wendy Holden | Rating: 3.875
- Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine | Rating: 3.375
*Note on ratings: I rate books on a scale of 0 to 5, 0 being the worst and 5 being the best. I first rate various aspects such as prose, characterisation, plot, originality, etc. Then I average these out for my overall ratings. To obtain my star ratings, I round to the nearest 0.5.
Last month I hauled five books — four print books and one ebook. Since one of those was a recipe book, I added four to the TBR pile. I also read six books I owned, so I reduced my TBR pile by two books in July. This brings the latest 2017 tally down to -16.