Average Number of Books Read in a Month #BookBloggerHop #coffeeramblings

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What is the average number of books you read per month?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I read between 12 and 16 books per month, so I guess the average would be 14. Right now, I need to read a book every two days (so, half of a book per day) in order to meet the publication dates of all my ARCs. It’ll be that way through April.

I’ve never been able to read a novel in one day except for that rare book that I start early and can’t put down, but that is very rare.

How many books do you normally read in a month?

35 Replies to “Average Number of Books Read in a Month #BookBloggerHop #coffeeramblings”

  1. Definitely not that many! I wish I could finish a book in two days, but my kids prefer I play with them and feed them. Though if I count all the picture books I read over and over, it’s too many to count.

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  2. As a mood reader, this really depends on my mood and also what type and genre of books I’m reading (i.e. graphic novels, novellas, romances, etc.)! It’s usually between 15-21 books and sometimes it can be more than 21, but I think rarely less than 15 🙂

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    1. It’s tougher when your kids are little! Even though my girls are young adults now, when they are home, I still don’t get as much read.

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  3. This has been an unusual month that allowed me more reading time, so by the end of the month I’ll probably have 12 or 13. Like you, I’ve got a lot to read in a short amount of time to make deadlines in March. Have a great weekend, Tessa!

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    1. I’m still working on Feb deadlines – mostly Feb 1st. I have 8 books being published on that day. March 1st is close behind with like 6 or 7. 😮

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  4. I read/listen to between 12 – 14 books/month. It’s also rare for me to finish a book in a day but I’ve done a few times, mostly on audio and to meet a deadline. There are a couple of instances where I just couldn’t put the book down!

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  5. When a book captivates me (and I have the time), I can read even a lengthy novel in one day. I’ve soared through books of over 800 words in that time. But I seldom have a block of time that long that I can devote to a book. Now, I’m happy if I can get to a chapter or two a day. There are many days when I don’t have a chance to read at all. By the time I’m done working for the night, words are blurry on the page or screen.

    Your average is impressive.

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    1. I can imagine. I know when I was counseling, I worked from sun up til bedtime, so reading just wasn’t happening except for the few education or counseling books I skimmed.

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  6. Page count of the book makes such a difference as well – I can read a novella in a day but some fantasy books will take me a week because of their length.

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      1. I always feel guilty counting them towards the total though. It feels as though I’m cheating somehow.

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  7. Well, if you read my What Are You Reading Monday posts, you know I read a lot, and I mean a lot. I retired 11 years ago and started reading more, than when I was working. I probably read about 12 books a month. When my husband passed away 5 years ago, I found reading was more enjoyable than watching television and probably upped my reading to 20 or so a month. Then I discovered audiobooks and began to listen while doing dishes, baking, gardening, laundry etc. I now probably read/listen to about 40 books a month. Saying that, I live alone, am retired and can read and/or listen pretty much all day, every day. 😁📚💖

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    1. I think reading and blogging is a great way to spend your time after you retire. I know it’s been great during my “sabbatical”. Even when I took the part time job I’m doing now, my stipulation was that I needed time to keep up the pace I established with my blog and everything that goes with it. ❤️❤️❤️

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  8. You read a lot of books! I read about the same amount, but I’m retired, and can read all day long if I want to.

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  9. You have to read two a day through April?! Wow, Tessa. That’s a lot of reading. It’s also is good reminder to me why I don’t read with deadlines (I’d miss them). My average is about 8 per month. You’re a reading machine, but what fun. Enjoy.

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