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The Grace Year
Kim Liggett
The New Voices of Science Fiction
Jamie Wahls, Sarah Pinkser, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Rebecca Roanhorse, S. Qiouyi Lu, Darcie Little Badger, Kelly Robson, Nino Cipri, Amal El-Mohtar, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Alice Sola Kim, Suzanne Palmer, Alexander Weinstein, Rich Larson
Progress: 13%
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
Nicholas P. Money
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Mid Year Wrap Up

Well, I saved a few times before continuing, but I managed to make this post without too many problems. Now hopefully you all will be able to read it!


Books read so far: 41

Average rating: 3.4


I had a very slow start to the year, but my reading picked up once I started logging onto booklikes again and participating in some of the buddy reads. 

Since mystery represented such a big chunk of my reading, I decided to break it down further. The above genre chart is actually misleading since I included the fantasy mysteries in with fantasy rather than mystery (otherwise I end up double counting books and it gets confusing).

In the above chart, I arbitrarily chose a cutoff publication year of 1960 for the golden age mystery genre. I know it's not strictly speaking accurate, but a lot of the golden age mystery authors wrote well into the 1950s so I figured it was fair.



 Nothing surprising here...


I've started tracking non binary as a gender category, even though I don't read all that many non binary authors (this category basically includes anyone who self identifies as non binary in their bio or uses they/their pronouns).

 My diversity stats are pretty pitiful. I don't usually break down POC and LGBTQA into individual categories, although I realize that maybe I should. It would involve more editing of my spreadsheet and graphs though, and they're not mutually exclusive categories.


Author nationality is a fairly new thing I've started tracking, mainly just because I was curious.



I managed a few small culls of my Mount TBR but as you can see, the summer sales are trying to counteract my efforts.

So many ebooks....



Finally, some June numbers.

Books read in June: 10

Average rating for books read in June: 3.2


So, June wasn't quite as productive as May, but I still managed 10 books.

Phew, so many graphs!