2016 Reading Wrap-Up: First Quarter

It’s my first reading wrap-up for the year and I’m off to a good start. I didn’t expect this. I thought my reading progress this year would be slow, so I dropped my initial reading goal of 60 books to 30. But now that I’m halfway to meeting the new goal, I think it best to bump it back up to 60.

Yea, March isn’t done yet. But I’m sure I won’t complete anything new before the 31st so I decided to post this wrap up now.

Books | Comics | Mangas

Books by month


Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older ★★★☆☆

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit ★★★★☆

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ★★★★☆1/2

The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin, illus. by Luis Royo ★★★☆☆

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ★★☆☆☆


The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, book 1) ★★★★★

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ★★★★★

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, book 1) ★★★☆☆

 The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, book 2) ★★★★☆1/2


‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King ★★★★★

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass, book 2) ★★★☆☆

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert ★★★★★

Comics and mangas by month



Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples ★★★★☆


Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1-3 by Hiromu Arakawa ★★★★★

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 4-6 by Hiromu Arakawa ★★★★★

Favorites of the bunch

The Night Circus

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1-3

Least liked

Pride and Prejudice [DNF’d]

Best stories

Note: I read a lot of great stories this quarter, so I’ll list all the ones that impressed me.

The Night Circus

Station Eleven

Anna and the Swallow Man

‘Salem’s Lot

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1-3 and Vol. 4-6

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Best writing

The Night Circus

Station Eleven

Big Magic

Awesome cover

Big Magic

Big Magic cover

Reading challenge hits

Goodreads Reading Challenge

15/60 books read

Books I must read this year

Station Eleven

The Dream Thieves

2016 Horror Reading Challenge

 ‘Salem’s Lot

2016 Ancient Greek Reading Challenge


2016 Bardathon Challenge


2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

Read a horror book

‘Salem’s Lot

Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel

Station Eleven

Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better.

Pride and Prejudice

Classics Club Reading Challenge

Pride and Prejudice

Reading stats

Note: I don’t usually keep track of these things but since I’m using a spreadsheet that does, I thought I might as well share some of the stats.


Physical = 10

E-books = 5


Fantasy = 5

Sci-fi = 4

— I count Saga and the Fullmetal Alchemist series as sci-fi because they seem more sci-fi than fantasy to me.

Contemporary = 2

Historical = 1

Romance = 1

Horror = 1

Nonfiction = 1


Mine (bought before 2015) = 1

New (bought in/after 2015) = 8

Library = 5

ARC = 1

Author gender

Female = 10

Male = 5

Currently reading


Soledad by Angie Cruz. I started this in February and was enjoying it, but I didn’t get very far. I stopped reading because I wasn’t sure if I could highlight passages. The book isn’t mine and I love to highlight while reading; so there’s no way I could continue unless I could highlight because I realized within 3 or so pages that I might love this book and highlight everything.

The Last Days of Magic2

The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins. I started this the same time as Soledad but as intriguing as the story is, there is so much infodump that I got a little turned off. The information is interesting because it shows how detailed this story is but it isn’t integrated well with the story, unfortunately. I’ll continue with it for a while longer, though, because I haven’t gotten very far.


12 thoughts on “2016 Reading Wrap-Up: First Quarter

  1. I really need to get around to reading The Night Circus. I’ve been wanting to read it forever and just never got around to it. I also want to check out Crown of Midnight. I’ve been hesitant about it, because I really didn’t like Throne of Glass that much. Everyone swears the series gets better though, so I want to give it another chance.


    1. The Night Circus = YASS!!! Read it!
      Crown of Midnight = Umm… I didn’t like Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight wasn’t much better to me. I’ve decided to stop with the series.

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  2. This is amazing! I want to start a spreadsheet like this of my own; I’d love to know the data of my reading habits. And you’ve read some great books; I look forward to seeing what you cover in the rest of the year!


  3. So impressive! I went on a trip recently and that’s sucked all my time and energy for reading. Hopefully I can get as much reading done as you did 🙂


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