2016 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

It’s the end of the third quarter of the year and my reading is still going strong. I bumped up my Goodreads goal from 30 to 60 and have since completed it. It was much easier to accomplish my reading goal this year since I’ve started to read comics, graphic novels, and illustrated books, which have all become my new favorite media to consume.

My reading slowed down a bit this quarter, however, because life got busy. But as I was drafting this, I realized I read more than I thought I did.

Books | Comics | Mangas | Audiobooks

Books by month


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ★★★★★

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, book 2) ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb (Farseer Trilogy, book 2) ★★★★★


The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel ★★★☆☆ 1/2

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire ★★★★☆ 1/2

The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery ★★☆☆☆ 1/2


When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters by Giles Milton ★★★★★

Lucy by Randy Cecil (illus.) ★★★☆☆ 1/2

The Sound of All Things by Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Ted Papoulas ★★★★☆ 1/2

Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb (Farseer Trilogy, book 3) ★★★★☆ 1/2

Cress by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, book 3) ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

Audio books by month


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale (Harry Potter, book 1) ★★★★★

Comics and graphic novels by month


Oddly Normal, #1 by Otis Frampton (illus.) ★★★☆☆ 1/2

Boy-1, #1 by H.S. Tak, illus. by Amancay Nahuelpan ★★★☆☆

Faith, #1 by Jody Houser, illus. by Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

Velvet, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker, illus. by Steve Epting ★★★★★

Velvet, Vol. 2 by Ed Brubaker, illus. by Steve Epting ★★★★★

Lady Killer, Vol. 1 by Jamie S. Rich, illus. by Joëlle Jones ★★★☆☆

Copperhead, Vol. 1 by Jay Faerber, illus. by Scott Godlewski ★★★★☆ 1/2


Monstress, Vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Sana Takeda ★★★★★

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki ★★★★☆ 1/2

Favorites of the bunch

Royal Assassin

Velvet, Vol. 1

Least liked


Faith, #1

Best stories


Royal Assassin

Assassin’s Quest

This One Summer

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

Best writing

The Life of Elves

When Breath Becomes Air

Best narration [for audio books]

**kind of pointless here since I listened to just one but it was really good**

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Best illustrations [illustrated books and comics/graphic novels]

Monstress, Vol. 1

Lady Killer, Vol. 1

The Sound of All Things

Awesome cover


Reading challenge hits

Goodreads reading challenge

63/60 books read

Books I must read this year


2016 Horror Reading Challenge


2016 Ancient Greek Reading Challenge


2016 Bardathon Challenge


2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

Read a collection of essays

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

Read a middle-grade novel

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Read a book under 100 pages

The Sound of All Things [about 36 pages]

Read the first book in a series by a person of color

Monstress, Vol. 1

Classics Club Reading Challenge


Reading stats


Physical = 19

E-books = 1

Audio books = 1


Fantasy = 7

Sci-Fi = 5

Action/Adventure = 3

Children’s picture books = 2

Nonfiction = 2

Contemporary = 1

Literary = 1


Mine (bought before 2015) = 0

New (bought in/after 2015) = 12

Library = 8

ARC = 1

Author gender

Female = 11

Male = 9

Both = 1

 Currently reading

Thunder & Lightning

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future by Lauren Redniss (illus.), an illustrated nonfiction book about the weather.


7 thoughts on “2016 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

    1. 🙂 Thanks. It seems like I was going slow when I look at my bookshelves, which is right in front of me, and thought of all the books on them I haven’t yet read, about 90%.

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