2016 Reading Wrap-Up: Second Quarter

It’s the end of the second quarter of the year and my reading is way better than I expected. I even bumped my Goodreads reading goal back up to 60. That is, I must read 60 things this year (books, magazines, comics, etc.). This quarter was even better than the first. I didn’t realize I read this much until I did this wrapup.

Books | Comics | Mangas | Audio books

Books by month

April

Soledad ★★★☆☆ 1/2

The Last Days of Magic ★★★☆☆

Caligula ★★★☆☆ 1/2

Eon ★★★☆☆ 1/2

May

The Martian ★★★★☆ 1/2

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ★★★★☆

Murder on the Orient Express ★★★☆☆

Jane Eyre ★★★★☆ 1/2

Jane, the Fox, and Me ★★★☆☆

June

Assassin’s Apprentice ★★★★★

Witches of East End ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

salt. ★★★★★

Cinder ★★★★★

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea ★★★★☆ 1/2

Blue Lily, Lily Blue ★★★☆☆

Song of Kali ★★★★★

Audio books by month

June

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief ★★★☆☆

You ★★★★★

Comics, mangas, and graphic novels by month

April

Lady Mechanika, Vol. 1 ★★★☆☆

Rasputin, Vol. 1 ★★★☆☆

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 7-9 ★★★★★

May

From Under Mountains, #1 ★★★☆☆

Pisces, #1 ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

Monstress, #1 ★★★★☆ 1/2

Locke & Key, Vol. 1 ★★★★★

June

The Arrival ★★★★★

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

Favorites of the bunch

**I omit from these sections books I’ve read many, many times like Harry Potter. Actually, let’s just say I omit the Harry Potter books from these sections.**

The Arrival

Assassin’s Apprentice

You

Least liked

Witches of East End

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief [It’s the audio book itself I didn’t like.]

Pisces, #1

Best stories

You

The Arrival

Assassin’s Apprentice

Song of Kali

Best writing

Jane Eyre

Best narration [for the audio books]

You

Best illustrations

Locke & Key, Vol. 1

Pisces, #1

Awesome cover

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Reading challenge hits

Goodreads reading challenge

42/60 books read

Books I must read this year

Jane Eyre

2016 Horror Reading Challenge

Locke & Key, Vol. 1

Song of Kali

2016 Ancient Greek Reading Challenge

Caligula [I’m cheating with this because the Penguin Black Classics edition is just an excerpt.]

2016 Bardathon Challenge

none

2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award

You [I don’t know if it won the Audie Award but I’m counting it because it’s great.]

Read a book over 500 pages long

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [652 pages]

Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia

Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz [I didn’t know she is from Manila, Philippines.]

Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years

Monstress, #1

Classics Club Reading Challenge

Murder on the Orient Express

Jane Eyre

Reading stats

Format

Physical = 23

E-books = 2

Audio books = 2

Genre

Fantasy = 10 [I count Soledad in this because it has bits of magical realism.]

Sci-fi = 6

Romance = 1

Contemporary = 1

Horror = 2

Nonfiction = 1

Mystery = 1

Supernatural = 1

Poetry = 1

Thriller = 1

Humor = 1

Adventure = 1

Ownership

Mine (bought before 2015) = 3

New (bought in/after 2015) = 16

Library = 6

Friends = 1

ARC = 1

Author gender

Female = 15

Male = 12

Currently reading

When Breath Becomes Air1

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I don’t know what it is with me and this book but first I procrastinated on reading it and now I’m reluctant to read it when reading it (if that makes sense). I think it’s because I anticipate becoming very emotional while reading it. I’m a wuss so I tend to run away from books I know might make me cry.

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8 thoughts on “2016 Reading Wrap-Up: Second Quarter

  1. That’s awesome that you’re reading way more than you expected to! 🙂 That happened to me last year and I ended up changing my Goodreads goal a few times! I’ll probably have to end up changing it this year as well. I really need to check out The Raven Boys. I love the way you set up your post!

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    • Thanks! And yea, Raven Boys is a nice series to get into. It’s different for everyone, but for me it starts strong and then drops a bit as it goes. I didn’t like the second book much.

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