A couple of years ago I wrote a post about my reading in September which was a sort of reading diary where I tracked my reading throughout the entire month. It was a lot of fun to do, so I don't really know why I didn't do another one until now.

I'm going to attempt to make this into a series. I'm unsure if I'm going to be able to do it every month, but I'll try. I love reading and hearing about other people's reading, so hopefully this will be somewhat entertaining for some of you as well!

I'm currently reading the short story collection When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah and I've just started Idaho by Emily Ruskovich. I'm currently also watching True Detective on HBO, so after work, I didn't get much reading done I'm afraid...
Pages read: 0

I spent most of the day filming videos and editing, so didn't make any progress on Idaho, but managed to read the last three short stories of When A Man Falls From The Sky (it was amazing by the way). I've also decided to start The Accusation by Bandi, although I didn't read anything in it because I got caught up in watching True Detective again...
Pages read: 79

Slept late because it's Sunday and spent most of the day editing videos. Managed to squeeze in an hour of reading somewhere though and read 75 pages in Idaho. I also read a little bit before bed.
Pages read: 109

It's Monday! I was at work all day and forgot to bring my book to read during my lunch break, but I read about 20 pages of Idaho when I came home from work. Then, after watching a few episodes of True Detective and having dinner, I read another 34 pages in Idaho.
Pages read: 54

Working the late shift today, so slept a bit longer than usual before eating breakfast and reading a few chapters of Idaho. Didn't read anything when I got home from work, just went straight to bed.
Pages read: 38

Took Idaho to work and read 30 pages on my lunch break. After work, because I'm going away for a long weekend tomorrow, I decided to finish it off so I didn't have to bring it with me, so I read the remaining 75 pages.
Pages read: 105

Woke up early to catch my flight to Bergen. I'm spending the weekend at my grandfathers cabin, which is located on a tiny island. I've just started I'll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara, so I read 26 pages of that on the flight (which is very short, only around 50 minutes). Didn't read anything else until bed, where I read another two chapters.
Pages read: 50

Spent all day in the sun with the family, fishing, hanging out and taking pictures (including some lovely shots of books!), so I didn't read a damn thing during the day, but managed to squeeze in a few pages at night before I fell asleep.
Pages read: 2? 3? Zzzzz...

Read 16 pages in I'll Be Gone In The Dark in the morning hours (including the pages I "read" last night), then spent the afternoon on a boat. After dinner, everyone just hung out, so no reading until bed where I managed to read the great amount of 6 pages beforeI I had to give up and go to sleep.
Pages read: 22

Read 15 pages in the morning before we had to go to the airport, then after silently battling for the armrest with my neighbour (I lost), I read 31 pages on the flight. When I got home I didn't unpack or do any of the things I should, instead I grabbed my book out of my bag and kept reading because it's so good.
Pages read: 69

Read 34 pages in The Accusation in the afternoon.
Pages read: 34

Read 40 pages in I'll Be Gone In The Dark before my shift at work, and since I have to get up early tomorrow, I didn't read anything in bed, I just went straight to sleep.
Pages read: 40

No reading today because I just didn't feel like it.
Pages read: 0

Read 25 pages of The Accusation on my lunch break. After work, I was babysitting my nephew and after he went to sleep, I read another story in The Accusation before continuing I'll Be Gone In The Dark, in which I read 46 pages.
Pages read: 97

Read 25 pages in I'll Be Gone In The Dark.
Pages read: 25

Spent all morning filming and then headed off to help set up a BBQ party we were having for work, which was great fun, but meant I got zero reading done.
Pages read: 0

Got home pretty late last night, so didn't get up until 11, but when I did, I quickly made breakfast and sat down to finish the last 70 or so pages of I'll Be Gone In The Dark. After that, I watched some Netflix and then in the afternoon I started reading Someone At A Distance by Dorothy Whipple in which I read a few chapters.
Pages read: 119

Read 24 pages in Someone At A Distance in bed.
Pages read: 24

Read 39 pages of Someone At A Distance in the morning, and then I got distracted by the urge to clean my apartment, so I spent the next two hours doing that and listening to My Favorite Murder before I went to work.
Pages read: 39

Read 37 pages in Someone At A Distance in the evening.
Pages read: 37

Read 50 pages of Someone At A Distance in the morning before work.
Pages read: 50

After work, I got caught up in taking down a bookshelf in my apartment (don't worry, a new one is going up) and then organising and voila, it was suddenly half past ten and I needed to go to sleep because I've got work early in the morning. Very exciting Friday, I gotta say (although I actually love it though).
Pages read: 0

A full day of work left me with a bit of a headache, so I didn't read anything until the late evening when I powered through the rest of The Accusation.
Pages read: 156

Read the entirety of one of the Vintage Minis, Liberty by Virginia Woolf, in the morning, then read 68 pages of Someone At A Distance. While eating lunch, I started another Vintage Mini, Race by Toni Morrison and read 46 pages of that. Then I watched some Netflix and the in the evening, I read another few chapters of Someone At A Distance.
Pages read: 203

Decided to start The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls on my Kindle and read 87 pages of that.
Pages read: 87

Spent most of the day at IKEA, buying a new bookshelf, but read 51 pages in The Glass Castle before bed.
Pages read: 51

Read a few chapters in The Glass Castle after work.
Pages read: 80

Got stuck waiting for the subway after work, so while I waited, I read 56 pages of The Glass Castle. When I finally got home, I spent the evening building the previously mentioned IKEA bookshelf (which turned out really nice by the way).
Pages read: 56

After work, I finished reading Someone At A Distance.
Pages read: 121

Started reading A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza and a couple of chapters of that.
Pages read: 70

How was your June?



  1. I really liked reading this! It’s fun that we get a bit of your reading habits as well as a small glimpse into your everyday life (that may or may not have sounded stalker-ish :P): the bbq at work, the new bookshelf… (does this mean a possible bookshelf tour in the future?)
    My June was sort of stigmatized by tendonitis that made things at work a little difficult, which also, unfortunately, didn’t set the mood for any reading –it’s kinda better now. I read though a small bit of the ‘Man in the High Castle’ and I also have my eyes set on 2 new books: ‘Four-Sided Triangle’ by William F. Temple, one of the new British Library Sci-fi titles and ‘The Unwomanly face of war’ by Svetlana Alexievich, a nonfiction about the experiences of (soviet?) women who fought during the WW2.
    Anyways, hope you get to write another reading diary post at some point! Happy reading! :)
    P.S. Also, how do you like True Detective so far? I enjoyed first season a lot and the themes –although depressing af- were quite interesting. I watched it with my brother and some long talks that occurred after viewing certain episodes really added to the whole experience of it.

    1. So sorry for the late reply! I'm so glad you liked it and I hope you're feeling better now! I loved True Detective, but only the first season. The second one, I couldn't even finish.

      xx Alice


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