Hello everyone!

Welcome to my blog, today we are now halfway through 2020 and I really don’t know how to comprehend the first half of this year.

It is up to every single one of us to make a change in our lives and to become an ally for those of us that need us, we must use our privileges to support and uplift those that need it. There are resources across the internet you can read and use to educate yourself, which I have been doing and will continue to do.

I will do what I can to support and help those that need it.

Anyway now I’ve said my piece here’s what my actual post is about…

I started doing monthly round ups in January 2020 but that lasted all of one whole post, oops! I mean a gold star for trying.

I schedule a lot of my reviews and posts anything up to 2 months in advance, so a lot of the reviews you read are books I’ve read some time ago.

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I have gotten better with this and they are more up to date but it just didn’t make sense to do monthly round up posts when they weren’t actually from that month.

So, I decided to a half yearly round-up instead and share with you all what I’ve read in the first 6 months of 2020. This will be a long ASS post, get a cup of tea (or wine) and settle in.

I’m going to tag all my reviews if you fancy a nose at any of them if you haven’t already looked! Some of them won’t have gone live when this post does so if they aren’t tagged they will be coming soooooon.

January (6 books)… I decided in January to take part in the Goodreads challenge so I set my goal to 40 books, and I got through 6 of those in January! Granted some of them were short stories but I counted them towards my goal.

My January book reviews were: Before You Wake, One Week ‘Till Christmas, The Doll, The Sunday Philosophy Club, The Lost Symbol, The Woman In Black.

February (5 books)… I only managed 5 in February, but I’m blaming it being a shorter month than January, granted it was only 2 days but that is my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

My February book reviews were: The Night Vanishing (DNFR), The Crack of Evil, The Ghost Files, Coraline, Can You Keep a Secret?, It Will Just Be Us.

March (11 books)… A LOT of plans were cancelled in March (like most people) and so I had a lot more time. Because of this I smashed through 11 books!

My March reviews were: Allegation, Five Tales of Horror and Suspense, Schooled, The Woman in Our House, Summer Unplugged, How Much To…?, Dark Web, Treehouse, The Graves of Whitechapel, Taken: Captive Romance.

April (14 books) … We were literally in the midst of a global pandemic and I had SO much time on my hands. I did read 14 books but that was because 10 of those were the Goosebumps Horrorland Series, I counted them but also increased my Goodreads goal to 50 as I didn’t feel they counted towards it.

My April reviews were: The Night Stalker, The Lost War, Drift Stumble Fall, Seed of the Dead shorts and Goosebumps Horrorland Series.

May (10 books)… And the global pandemic continued, but at least we got the announcement that Stephenie Meyer was releasing Midnight Sun, WOOP! This led to my decision to do a Twilight series reread… And that counted to my total of 10 books.

My May reviews were: Good Girl, Bad Girl, Wicked Girl, Even Good Girls, A Wedding in Cornwall, The Whisper Man, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

June (7 books)… June was hard, I didn’t read anywhere near as much as I had hoped to and after 3 double digit months I fell into a slump and I just couldn’t bring myself to read much. I only read 2 full length books in June and one of those I started in May so there was only a handful of chapters left… And the rest were short stories, which I found were better for me as I could dip in and out of them.

My June reviews were: See You Soon, Origin, Alive, The Text, Tell Him He’s Dead, Virtual Insanity and Twisted All To Hell. None of these are live yet on my blog so I can’t link them.

My total of 53 books during the first 6 months of 2020 has meant I’ve hit my Goodreads goal too! I only set 50 books and at the time I felt that was totally unachievable and I do feel I’ve cheated a little bit as I’ve read 5 short stories in June haha.

Here’s to hopefully reading a similar number of books for the second half of 2020!

Until next time, Em xxx

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