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June 2018 Sources: 07/02/18
June continued with the nice weather and good health and fewer library books. The first two weeks were busy with the end of school year and all the end of the year events. June's pre-orders came in but I got none of them read, having still to work on the last of April's and May's. Despite that, reading was above expected with thirty-two books finished.
Since June was filled with reading purchases from previous months, my ROOB score was the best it's been for this entire year. That said, it continues a three year trend of June being the best month for reading through the to-be-read pile. Had I, though, stayed with my initial reading schedule (upset in May and not recovered from in June), my ROOB score would be at 0.
June dropped to -3.4 from last month's -2.38. The drop was such a surprise I re-ran the numbers three times and double checked my records to make sure I hadn't actually read any new books (new being published in June and purchased in June).
The trend line, though, remains flat but that is better than the upwards turn I predicted last month.
Looking at all previous years, June 2018 is the lowest (meaning best) month for reading from the to-be-read pile.
Since I didn't read any of the books purchased in June, my average for June dropped from -2.67 to -2.75.
As I now have June books to read in July as well as the ones I have ordered in July, I suspect I won't be getting to any July books this month. If that's true, my ROOB score will continue to be low. The trend line might even tick downards.