This year I’ve started using a spreadsheet created by All About Books to track how many books I’ve bought/received/read and I thought that would be a good monthly post, because seeing those numbers just before I wrote this made me go ‘oh god…’ lol
Books Bought: 21
Books bought also includes freebies on Amazon, because I one-clicked, it’s like I purchased them. The spreadsheet has a ‘gifted’ source which I’m using to track freebies from author newsletters and sites.
Of the books I bought:
6 of them were freebies
15 were ones I purchased
– 4 of those were ebooks
– 9 were paperback
– 2 were cookbooks
Ah cookbooks, blew my budget out of the water. Oops. The spreadsheet is great for tracking how much I’ve spent (even if the figure did make my eyes water, thank goodness for people that bought me book vouchers for Christmas!)
Stores I bought from were Booktopia, Book Depository, Wordery and a local 2nd hand store. Amazon US for my ebooks.
Books I Read:
In January I read 6 books (and 2 short stories; I’ve not decided how I’m tracking those yet, since they’re in actual books but are being read out of order).
5 were regular books, 1 was an audiobook (actually it was a radio dramatisation!)
All 6 were adult books 😮
1933 pages read, 259 minutes listened
Not a huge amount (I don’t read as fast as I used to) but certainly more than I thought I’d get through 🙂