Reading Stats So Far: September 2021

I’ve been traking how much I’m reading, and below are my hourly totals for each month. So far it’s been a rollercoaster, but I hope those last few months of 2021 are going to be better.

Small note on the categories: Books that ‘teach’ me something are categorized under the learn category. These are books about mythoogy, poetry, etc, while for non-fiction would be a biography, for example.

Month Total Fiction Non-fiction Learn Manga
January 15:25 13:25 2:00 0:00 0:00
February 19:00 15:04 0:37 2:20 0:59
March 10:07 7:04 0:00 3:03 0:00
April 6:29 4:44 0:00 0:53 0:52
May 9:29 7:19 0:00 0:26 1:44
June 15:41 11:55 0:00 0:00 3:46
July 5:31 0:41 0:00 3:08 1:42
August 7:13 2:38 0:00 0:00 4:35
Total 88:55 62:50 2:37 9:50 13:38

So far, the only non-fiction book I was reading this year was H is for Hawk, which is currently on hold, but I hope I get back to it before the end of the year.

Books of 2021 So Far (April 2021)

One of my goals for this year is to read more: books, manga, articles, poetry, anything. This is part of something that gets more and more important to me every year as I get older, which is spending time on things that are worth my time.

I can also play games and watch great shows and movies, of course, but I think reading is a great way for me to focus, and be away from the computer and smartphone.

New Fiction Books [Feb. 2021]

I haven’t been buying so many books recently, which I see as a positive: I already have more books than I would need for this year, so there’s no point in spending money just to expand my library. Although it’s nice to do that, it adds some level of stress overall, as I see that huge (mostly virtual) pile of books I want to read and are there, just waiting for me. I recently wrote about ‘backlog vs collection’ in the most recent Geekosaur Weekly issue.

Anyway, I want to share of what I’ve got recently, fiction books only.

What I Read in January, 2021

This year I have decided to focus a bit more on reading. My previous attempts on 2019 and 2020 ranged from just mildly successful to barely nothing. To help I’ve decided to keep track on my reading time. First on Notion, which I used during most of January, to them using a timer on the phone, which is way easier for me.

Book Review: The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Since I was very young, I’ve always been a big fan of good mysteries. I still remember when I first got The Hound Of The Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle. It was a delight!

Then, fast forward to a year or so ago, and I was reading The Magpie Murders, my first Anthony Horowitz novel. I loved it so much, and I still need to write at least a short review here.

After that excellent first impression on an exceptional mystery novel, of course I was going to get another Horowitz novel. So I got The Word Is Murder, the first book on the Detective Daniel Hawthorne series, published in 2017.

New Fiction Books I Got Recently [Nov. 2020]

On the past few months I’ve got some sweet new eBooks on my Kindle, further increasing the size of my ever-growing TBR list. But, who can resist a sweet deal, right?

Below I’m sharing some of the books I’ve acquired recently. It’s not everything, as some are free classic books, and some just not that interesting. Also, the list is still a bit big, so I left the non-fiction reads for a separate post. I guess I need to stop buying books for a while. Anyway, let’s check it out!

Photo by Aliis Sinisalu

Photo by Aliis Sinisalu

Books I'm Reading Now [Sept. 24, 2020]

Time to talk about book I’m reading. On thing that I’m trying to do is have a few ‘active’ books, so I can have a change. Also, I’m trying to split my reads in 3 categories: fiction, non-fiction, and learning. The list below is a good example of that.