2016 Reading Wrap-Up: Fourth Quarter

Here’s the second of many wrap-ups that will be posted on this blog over the next few days. The following is a quick summary of the books and comics I read in the last quarter of 2016. I finished the year pretty strong by reading 24 things, but many of them were quite short or were audio books, so I got through them very quickly.

I started the year intending to read 60 books, but was discouraged in the early months and dropped my reading goal to 30 books. However by the end of the second quarter, I was doing so well that I bumped it back up to 60 and now, at the end of the year, I’m able to end with a strong 88 books read, which includes comics and audio books. I’m a pretty happy booknerd at the moment. πŸ˜€

Books | Comics | Mangas | Audiobooks

Books by month

October

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, book 4)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Air Awakens by Elise Kova (Air Awakens, book 1) β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†Β [DNF’d]

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past,Β Present, Future by Lauren RednissΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Unteachable by Leah Raeder β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β [re-read]

November

The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey (The Monstrumologist, book 2)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

Girls in Pants by Ann Brashares (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, book 3)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

A Time Code by Ruth Ozeki (The Face series)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† 1/2

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, book 1)Β β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† 1/2Β [DNF’d]

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Me Before You, book 1)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

December

Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb (Liveship Traders, book 1)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

Caraval by Stephanie GarberΒ β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† 1/2

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, book 3)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†Β [re-read]

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. RowlingΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon by Torben Kuhlmann (illus.)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† 1/2

The Only Child by Guojing (illus.)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† 1/2

Audiobooks by month

October

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, book 2)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†Β [re-read]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, book 3)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β [re-read]

November

December

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, book 4)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β [re-read]

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, book 5)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β [re-read]

The Sea of Monsters by Rick RiordanΒ (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, book 3)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†Β [re-read]

Comics and graphic novels by month

October

November

Wytches, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder, illus. by JockΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† 1/2

Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar, illus. by Dave Johnson and Kilian PlunkettΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud (illus.)Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

December

Revenge of the Green Lanterns (Green Lantern, Vol. IV, #2) by Geoff Johns, illus. by several artistsΒ β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† 1/2

Favorites of theΒ bunch

Thunder & Lightning

Superman: Red Son

Least liked

Air Awakens

Revenge of the Green Lanterns

Best stories

Ship of Magic

The Only Child

Superman: Red Son

Best writing

A Time Code

Best narration [audiobooks]

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Best illustrations [illustrated books and comics/graphic novels]

Revenge of the Green Lanterns

The Only Child

Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon

Awesome Cover

Thunder & Lightning

It’s beautiful in real life.

Reading challenge hits ‘n’ misses

Goodreads reading challenge

88/60 books read

Books I must read this year

none

2016 Horror Reading Challenge

The Curse of the Wendigo

Wytches, Vol. 1

2016 Ancient Greek Reading Challenge

none

2016 Bardathon Challenge

none

2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

Read a nonfiction book about science

Thunder & Lightning

Read a book out loud to someone else

Ship of Magic

β€” I’m cheating here. I read some of the chapters aloud to myself, which was fun until my mouth got dry.

Classics Club Reading Challenge

none

Reading stats

Format

Physical = 14

E-books = 5

Audio books = 5

Genre

Fantasy = 11

Nonfiction = 3

Sci-Fi = 2

Horror = 2

Children’s picture books = 2

Contemporary = 2

Romance = 1

Supernatural = 1

Ownership

Mine (bought before 2015)Β = 1

New (bought in/after 2015) = 7

Friends = 2

Library = 13

ARC = 1

Author gender

Female = 15

Male = 9

Both = 0

Currently reading

I’m between books at the moment, but I’m considering to pick up Stephen King’sΒ The Shining. I grabbedΒ The Stand by accident at the library. Since I’m reading his books in publication order, I can’t startΒ The Stand now so it’ll be returned unread.

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19 thoughts on “2016 Reading Wrap-Up: Fourth Quarter

  1. Wouu! Congratz on beating your 1st intended goal!! Got to admit that those reading challenges can be quite a bitch. If you’re interested in Green Lantern, you should definitely check out Geoff Johns run of the character. I haven’t read them yet, but I’m a 100% vouch for Geoff Johns. He’s always got something special for readers!

    – Lashaan

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    • For sure, if you’re really trying to complete them. Since partaking in these challenge things, I think I’ve completed only the Goodreads one n have only done that twice with the help of comics.
      I’m iffy on Green Lantern. The one I read was okay but not very interesting. But I’ll check out that Geoff John’s one if I can get my hands on a copy.
      By the way, have you checked out the Comic Vault? It’s a new blog on here. I think you might like it. I’d include a link, but I’m on my phone. I’ll try to remember when I get on a comp.

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  2. Awesome! You read more women writers than men lol. Was that intentional? I wish I read more books written by men this year… You listened to a lot of audiobooks too. I wanna give audiobooks a try in 2017. Do you use audible?

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    • It was surprising that I read more women than men authors for all 4 quarters. It wasn’t intentional at all. I just took a look at this year’s stats and saw that 60% of all the authors I read were women. Pretty cool.
      Yep, I use audible. I did the free trail first and loved it and just started doing the monthly thing. I might have to skip every other month or something because I don’t use audiobooks often. I can only listen to books I’m rereading on it. It’s hard for me to pay close attention to new things because I daydream a lot and lose my place in the book.

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      • Yeah, I was wondering how I’d pay attention to a book being narrated to me. I prefer listening to podcasts on books/bookish stuff, than a book. I have a feeling I’d miss out on certain phrases and even the writer’s style, new vocab etc. I may have to use it to listen to a book I want to re-read as well! We’ll see.

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        • Same here. I prefer listening to podcasts and even then I sometimes need to pause and rewind it so I can jot down quotes or book recs.
          When I reread books via audiobooks, I don’t need to pay such close attention. It’s like listening to music. It’s not too bad if I tune out because I already know the story.

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  3. This is such a comprehensive post! I wish I had the patience to analyse my reading like this. I love that so many of your books were from the library, I really need to try and get better about using my local library, I haven’t been there in a while… looking forward to the rest of your wrap-ups!

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