Today’s topic for A Month of Favorites is a look at our reading over the course of this year.
I’ve tried this a couple of different ways, and I’m stuck, so I’m just going to go with the questions from the prompt.
What month did you…
1. …read the least?
January. Poor January. I only read two books. I think that’s largely because of the back to school blitz, which makes sense because my September reading was also pretty low (4 books).
On the plus side, I really enjoyed both books I read!
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
2. …read the most?
July. I read 9 books in July, mostly because of my weekly book club, but also because I read a couple of graphic novels. To be fair to the other summer months, though, I read 8 in May, June, and August, so it was almost a four-way tie. But, you know, July won by a book.
3. …read the book you liked LEAST for the year?
Also, July! The book was Kick-Ass by Mark Millar. Great artwork and an interesting story, but there was some casual and obnoxious racism and misogyny that I just couldn’t overlook. Blech.
(I should point out that it’s the book I liked least that I actually finished. I’ve DNF-ed around five books so far this year.)