Book Blogger Hop: By the Numbers

imageI’m joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop again this week, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…

How many books do you normally read in a month?

I feel like this question should be how many books do I actually finish in a month because I start quite a few books I don’t finish. If I haven’t been grabbed by the first 100 pages I often say goodbye to it. Also, in my attempts to read the classics, I often have a book on the go that takes more than a month to read because I find I have to be in the mood and have enough time to really give to it…some books you can’t pick up and put down when you find you have a spare five minutes, which is when I get probably half my reading done.

So, how many books do I finish each month? Somewhere be between 8 and 12 depending on what’s going on in my life and what I’m reading. The format also plays into it. I find I tend to read more when they are ebooks because I take my iPad everywhere with me so can get some sneaky five minutes of reading in here and there. I don’t carry “real” books around anymore so only get to read them at night, meaning it takes more time.

Other than the classic book mentioned above, I usually only read one book at a time as I struggle to keep two stories in my head, and really commit to them, at any one time. I also don’t review everything I read. what about you – how many books do you read in a month?

Emma

 

13 comments
  1. I read in the same range but I normally have a print book, an ebook, and an audio book going.

    1. I couldn’t manage three books at once. Two is my max. More than that and one ends up falling off the end.

  2. About the same – I average about 10 a month, and usually have three on the go, a factual, a crime or sci-fi novel and a fiction. The factuals can easily take me more than a month to read though.

    1. Yeah, non-fiction always take longer. Audiobooks always seem to take forever too, though when you look at how long they are they shouldn’t be.

  3. Hi,
    Depends on my mood, I can read 2 – 2o books in a month. I’m like you on books holding my attention. If it doesn’t grab me in the first 100 or so pages, I can’t read it.

    1. Mood is so important- some days I want to do nothing but read. Others I don’t pick up a book!

  4. I don’t like to read more than 1 book at a time either. I love to be full immersed in only one story.
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    1. It’s too hard most times. I forget who’s who and what they are up to!

  5. I always put 10 books on my monthly spreadsheet and this year I’ve read one or two extra each month – I only read one book at a time because one always tends to take precedence for me. I do review every book I finish, I don’t review books I don’t complete although they may get a sneaky mention in another post if appropriate.

    1. I wish I was organised enough for a spreadsheet, though with requesting a few review books recently I do have these in my diary so that’s a start. It also means I have to be more conscious about the writing of reviews. I don’t plan on a set number but find it averages out, and my not finishing books I can’t get into definitely keeps the numbers on the higher end (well higher for me).

  6. […] I only read one horror book during the week – Carrie by Stephen King, which I really enjoyed – but I also posted my review of the gothic horror Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt, which I didn’t enjoy much at all.  The last book I reviewed was Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner which was a really good piece of crime writing with great character development…not quite what I expected but in a good way. I also wrote about how many books I read each month as part of the book blogger hop. […]

  7. GREAT answer! You’ve made a very important point — mood plays a role in the reading of books. Sometimes I start a book, only to leave it at some point because I’m in the mood to start another one! And I don’t always go back to the one I had started….. 🙁

    As for reading formats, I do prefer print books. However, I have Amazon’s Kindle app on my Android phone, with more than 100 books on it. The thing is, I can’t resist freebies! Lol. But what I do sometimes is to buy the Kindle edition of a book first, and then, if I LOVE the book, I’ll buy the print edition. Crazy, right?

    I admire you for reading as many books as you do. WOW. Eight to twelve books? I can’t even come close! Lol.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my own BBH post!! 🙂

    1. The Kindle app on my iPad is like an addiction, as are the 99p deals..I love them! And no, not crazy at all to buy the paper versions of books you love. I will say with the ebook now being so much part of my life, I miss having shelves filled to bursting with books. I can see why you would do it. Have a good week! Emma

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