I didn’t think of grabbing my stats graphics on June 30, so the first books of July 2021 have already crept into the stats, but FWIW, here we go. Still plenty of mysteries — no wonder, what with two reading projects dedicated to Golden Age mysteries alone — but by and large I’m happy with the way things are going. Also, the actual share of historical fiction is somewhat higher than it appears from the mere number of books, as I (re)read a 1000-page brick by Sharon Kay Penman in June (The Sunne in Splendour), which was easily 4 times as long as my average other books, so in terms of actual reading material we’re probably looking at something closer to 50% mysteries vis-à-vis 50% other genres.
With that being said, here are the figures — review of my June 2021 reading with a look back at the individual highs of the past half year to come separately!
Overall average rating: 3.9 stars
(an even 4 as of 06/30 — I did make a note of that.)