Monthly Wrap Up | May 2023

Hello readers! I can’t believe it’s already time for another one of these posts – May has just flown by. I took a brief hiatus from blogging this month as I was away on vacation, so it has been a little slow on the reading front too. It was a fun trip though, and a relaxing break too! As is typical, I’m only adding a couple of titles to my TBR this June, but I have a huge backlog from May since I’m still waiting on several library holds, so I’m looking forward to finally reading some of those books this month too!

9 Books

2,595 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 59/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | April 2023

Hello readers and welcome to another monthly wrap up post! It’s finally May and I’m excited for the warmer weather. I also have a vacation planned this month so I’m really looking forward to that too! On the reading front, I met the goal I set for myself, which was to get to the 1/3rd mark of my reading challenge. True, I had to toss in several comics to make the goal since I had an unexpected reading slump mid-month that caused me to get stuck on one book for over a week, but still, I managed to make it to 50 books! I also greatly enjoyed my classic of the month, which was The Three Musketeers (more details below) and this particular monthly challenge is going quite well so far! As with every year, May is an especially good month for new books, so this month’s TBR is quite long and I can’t wait for my copies of these books to get here!

16 Books

3,662 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 50/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | March 2023

Welcome to another monthly wrap up! March certainly crawled by, and it was mostly a gloomy and freezing month here, but it’s finally over. On the bright side, the terrible weather made for some excellent reading time and I made quite a bit of progress on my TBR. I’m nearly at the 1/3rd mark of my reading goal for the year, so the additional challenge I’m setting myself this month is to make it to 50 books read. Here’s a glimpse of my reading month!

12 Books

5,274 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 34/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | February 2023

Hello readers, and welcome to another monthly wrap up! February was a month of surprises for me. I set my sights extremely high with four 500+ page novels on my TBR and I’m still quite shocked that I managed to get through all four titles and more without a single reading slump! I’m even more shocked however, that my book of the month was not Cassandra Clare’s Chain of Thorns as I’ve been predicting for months now, but a debut Greek mythology novel that turned out to be an amazing read. Finally, though it’s still only March and probably a bit early to be celebrating, for the first time in forever, I’m actually caught up on every 2023 release on my TBR. I’m really excited as this now opens up a lot of room for me in the upcoming month to read the ARCs on my list ahead of time, one of my goals for this year. Let’s take a look at my February!

12 Books

6,078 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 22/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | January 2023

Hello readers and welcome to my first monthly wrap up post of 2023! January has just flown by, and I’m really glad to have started the new year with some amazing reads. In a change of plans, I have decided to pick up a couple of reading challenges for the year and will be including updates for them in these posts going forward. One of my new challenges is to read atleast one classic each month, and another is to read atleast two titles from my backlist each month. I’ve also changed the format of my book reviews and monthly wrapups this year, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on them. Let’s take a look at my January!

10 Books

4,547 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 10/150

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2022 Wrap Up – A Year in Books + What’s Coming in 2023

2022 has flown by! It has been an interesting year and in terms of blogging, a rather mixed one for me. The first half of the year was business as usual, but unfortunately blogging had to take something of a backseat during the latter half due to various issues and I had to slow things down significantly. Nonetheless, I’ve read some truly amazing books in 2022 and I’m looking forward to many more this year!

My major milestone last year was crossing 50,000 all time views on my blog which happened back in August. I also hit 900 posts just in time for the new year and am drawing really close to the 800 followers mark here on WordPress. Worlds Unlike Our Own turned 4 years old in October and I’m very excited to be going into my fifth year of blogging with that milestone coming up this year. Let’s take a look at 2022 on my blog and what’s new this year!

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Monthly Wrap Up | December 2022

Happy New Year 2023 readers and welcome to the first monthly wrap up post of the year! I returned from travelling this month just in time to write this post, and it was certainly a productive couple of weeks on the reading front – long flights and layovers make for a lot of reading time, which allowed me to complete my reading goal for the year. Despite not having any blogmas content this year, I hope you all enjoyed reading the posts I did have scheduled throughout the month! A more detailed 2022 wrap up will follow later this week or next, but for now, let’s take a look at my stats for the last month!

28 Books

12,052 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 150/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | November 2022

Hello readers, and welcome to my November wrapup! I was still stuck in an on and off reading slump this month, so I decided to stick entirely to mood reading. A good thing too, because where recent months have flown by, November practically crawled by for me and revisiting some old favorites was just the thing to keep my mood up. I’ve also been working on my 2023 TBR, and it should be up closer to the new year. December’s certainly going to be an interesting month given that I’m close to 30 books away from my target for the year, but I’m anticipating a lot of reading time so fingers crossed – I might yet reach my goal! Let’s take a look at my November!

8 Books

2096 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 122/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | October 2022

Hello readers, and Happy Halloween! I can’t believe it’s already November! It’s my favorite month of the year, being my birthday month, but I’m hoping to use this month and the next to catch up on my TBR, which I am lagging behind on to an appalling extent. October was ridiculously busy and barely left any time to read much less blog, making this a very short wrap up. Let’s take a look!

10 Books

2,965 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 114/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | September 2022

September has been a rather disappointing month on the reading front for me as I’ve been going through a bit of a reading slump for the past week or so. However, I turned to my trusted remedy for it, reading some lighthearted comics and it seems to be working, so hopefully October will turn out a lot better, especially since I’m still quite a way off from my goal for the year. In other updates, it’s my blogiversary month, and my 4th year milestone is coming up in just under two weeks!

10 Books

2,608 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 104/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | August 2022

August has been quite the busy month! Fall is technically here, but it still feels like summer – not that I’m complaining, it’ll be freezing again soon enough, so I’m enjoying it while it lasts! Even with the ridiculously hot weather that really did not put me in a reading mood, I did manage to get through a number of titles, including starting on the Lore Olympus series which I’d been planning to read for a while. I’m so ready for September – there are several books I’ve eagerly been waiting for all year, but first, let’s take a look at my August!

14 Books

4,756 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 94/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | July 2022

July has been a very slow month in terms of both reading and blogging for me this year. I was on holiday for the first half of the month, and it was so good to travel again! Between that and jet lag though, I only got through a couple of lighter reads, albeit interesting ones. Let’s take a look!

10 Books

2,126 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 80/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | June 2022

Hello everyone, and welcome to another monthly wrapup!

12 Books

4,568 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 70/150

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Monthly Wrap Up | May 2022

Hello readers! I am back after a couple of days away that turned into more or less a two week hiatus that I really didn’t intend to take. Impromptu travel plans really threw things off schedule this month, but I spent a week in Paris and it was lovely to travel again after two long years, not to mention visiting some of the top places on my bucket list!

On the blogging front, this was probably my worst reading month in quite some time though. As you can see below, I am so behind on both my reading and reviews and I think I have three or four books that have been sitting on my currently reading shelf at various stages for the past fortnight. However, it’s a new month, summer is finally really here and I’m hoping to get back into my regular blogging routine!

7 Books

2,397 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 58/100

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Monthly Wrap Up | April 2022

I can’t believe it’s May already! It certainly doesn’t feel like summer here in Canada, but hopefully there’s some nicer weather around the corner. April was a somewhat difficult month for me in terms of both reading and blogging as a more hectic work schedule drastically reduced both the time and motivation to pick up a book or write a review so I’m a little disappointed in not the number but rather which books I did read as there were several major titles on my TBR that I really wanted to get to. It’s a new month however, and I have my fingers crossed that it will be a much better one too! Here are the books I read in April!

12 Books

4,501 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 51/100

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Monthly Wrap Up | March 2022

Welcome to my March Wrap Up! This has a long month but it has also been the best reading month I’ve had in a while, with my first five star read of the year, and I even got around to starting a reread of a childhood favorite series. Let’s take a look!

18 Books

6,311 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 39/100

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Monthly Wrap Up | February 2022

February literally raced by this year, and most of the reading I did last month was focused on March ARCs. While I did get a good amount of reading done, I’m a little disappointed as I did not have time to get to the most anticipated title on my TBR last month, House of Sky and Breath, and I’m just hoping I don’t accidentally run into any spoilers. That is going to be my major read for March as my TBR is comparatively much shorter this month, but there are still some very promising titles I’m looking forward to, especially The Diamond Eye. Let’s take a look at my February Wrap Up!

11 Books

4,700 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 21/100

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Monthly Wrap Up | January 2022

Hello readers, and welcome to my first wrap up post of 2022! I can’t believe how quickly January has flown by! It has been a rather slow reading month for me however so I’m aiming to catch up on my TBR in February.

10 Books

4,137 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 10/150

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2021 Wrap Up – A Year in Books + What’s Coming in 2022

Another year gone – and 2021 certainly felt like it would never end at times! But it’s finally over and here’s hoping 2022 will be a better year filled with even more wonderful books. 2021 has been a marvellous blogging year however, and I’ve read so many amazing books and hit some major blogging milestones as well! I wrote my 600th post in September, hit 700 followers here on WordPress in November and Worlds Unlike Our Own officially turned 3 years old in October. Let’s take a look at 2021 on my blog and what’s new this year!

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Monthly Wrap Up | December 2021

Happy New Year 2022!
December was yet another busy month and I took on the Blogmas challenge for the second time, posting for 25 days. I didn’t get as much reading done as I would have liked, but I did manage to check off a few more major titles in the last weeks of 2021. My hiatus over the past week was much needed and it was great to have some time to relax over the holiday season. I’m really looking forward to 2022 and all the amazing titles slated for release in the upcoming months!

11 Books

4,584 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 155/150

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