Things were good in May reading-wise. I read more than I did on average over the previous three months, which surprised me. April was my worst reading month since January 2016. Usually I manage at least six books per month but in April, I was down to four. Then came May, and I bounced back, tripling the amount I read.
March was an even worse reading month over January compared to February. There are several reasons for this. For one, I’ve been decluttering my things since January. I was determined to finish as much as possible by the end of March. That meant I had much less time left for reading. I’m also back to training three times a week for the upcoming season and other competitions. This will only increase in the coming months as I look to put in extra hours by myself as well. At least I can listen to audiobooks while running.
February was a much slower reading month compared to January. That was to be expected since I read way more books then than I usually manage. Last month I read 10 books, which still is decent. In fact, while the quantity decreased, the quality increased. My average rating was 3.972 out of 5. That’s a jump of nearly 0.5!
January was one of the best reading months I’ve had in quite some time. Altogether I finished 16 books, which is double of what I read most months in 2016. The average rating is 3.454 out of 5. Blogging less and not spending so much time on Instagram and Twitter contributed a lot more reading time, that’s for sure.
My five weeks in Europe came to a conclusion at the beginning of October. I think the amount of time away was exactly right. It would’ve been nice to travel more but I had seen and done enough to feel like I was ready to get back. While I didn’t miss the heat, I did miss sleeping in my own bed. The time spent travelling offered much respite and solitude, so I returned home refreshed and with more positivity.