2017 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

Here’s to wrapping up the third quarter of the year! 😀

My reading spiked during this quarter because I participated in several reading events causing me to read a total of 26 books, most of which were new-to-me reads. This quarter also contained my favorite season — summer — so my interest in books received a jolt because I was happier and more eager to participate in my favorite activity. Overall, this quarter was fun and a success. Here are the stats:

Books | Comics | Mangas

Books by month

July

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson ★★★★☆

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (book 1) ★★★★☆

The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol (book 1) ★★★☆☆

Normal by Warren Ellis ★★★★☆ 1/2

Sick by Christa Wojciechowski (book 1) ★★★☆☆ 1/2

Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb (Liveship Traders, book 3) ★★★★★

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling (Pottermore Presents, book 3) ★★★★★

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling (Pottermore Presents, book 2) ★★★★☆

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling (Pottermore Presents, book 1) ★★★★☆

August

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks (Night Angel, book 1) ★★★★☆

Eldest by Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance Cycle, book 2) ★★★☆☆ (re-read)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (illus.) ★★★★☆

The Journey by Francesca Sanna (illus.) ★★★★★

Where Are You Going, Manyoni? by Catherine Stock (illus.) ★★☆☆☆

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (Discworld, book 3; Witches, book 1) ★★★★☆

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames (The Band, book 1) ★★★★☆

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne (Harry Potter, book 8) ★★★☆☆ 1/2

September

The Shining by Stephen King ★★★★★

Comics and mangas by month

August

Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki by Mamoru Hosoda, illus. by Yu ★★★☆☆ 1/2

Birthright, Vol. 1: Homecoming by Joshua Williamson, illus. by Andrei Bressan ★★★★☆

Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples ★★★★★ (re-read) 

Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples ★★★★★ (re-read)

Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples ★★★★★ (re-read)

Saga, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples ★★★★★

— (vols. 4-6 were reviewed in the same post)

Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples ★★★★☆ 1/2

Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples ★★★★☆

Favorites of the bunch

The Shining

The Journey

Saga, Vol. 4

Least liked

Where Are You Going, Manyoni?

Eldest

Did Not Finish

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster (progress paused)

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (progress paused)

The Iliad by Homer, trans. by Robert Fagles (progress paused)

Best stories

The Shining

Saga

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Wolf Children

Best writing

The Shining

Normal

Equal Rites

Best narration (audio books)

n/a

Best illustrations (illustrated books & comics/graphic novels)

The Journey

Wolf Children

Awesome cover

Reading challenges hits ‘n’ misses

Goodreads Challenge

books read = 62/40

Books I must read this year

books read = 1 | total so far = 2

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

2017 Beat the Backlist

books read = 8 | total so far = 12

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki

Equal Rites

Birthright, Vol. 1: Homecoming

Saga, Vol. 4

Saga, Vol. 5

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Shining

2017 Library Love Challenge

books read = 5 | total so far = 22

Furiously Happy

Normal

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Journey

Where Are You Going, Manyoni?

2017 Read Diverse Books Challenge

books read = 2 | total so far = 6

Furiously Happy

Wolf Children

2017 Horror Reading Challenge

books read = 2 | total so far = 3

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The Shining

Classics Club Reading Challenge

books read = 0 | total so far = 0

2017 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

none completed

Reading stats

Format

Physical = 20

E-books = 6

Audio books = 0

Genre

Fantasy = 18

Contemporary = 2

— I counted The Journey and Where Are You Going, Manyoni as contemporary.

Horror = 2

Historical fiction = 1

— I counted The Invention of Hugo Cabret as historical fiction.

Nonfiction = 1

Sci-fi = 1

Thriller = 1

— I counted Sick as thriller.

Ownership

Mine (bought before 2016) = 6

New (bought in/after 2016) = 14

Friends/Family = 0

Library = 5

ARC = 1

Author gender

Female = 8

Male = 17

Both = 1

Protagonist gender

Female = 5

Male = 9

Ensemble = 11

**I didn’t include Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide.**

Currently reading
Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb

— I’m buddy-reading this with Emily at Embuhlee liest and am liking it so far. I missed Fitz’s voice and am glad to return to it.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

— Wow! I’m so hooked on this novel and am speeding through it. I’ve only been reading it for two days and I’m already halfway through. I’m glad I waited until the hype blew pass before picking it up.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

— I was watching the Hunger Games movie while on vacation and it made me want to reread the book.

8 thoughts on “2017 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

    1. Omg! I’m almost halfway through and it’s so good. I probably could have finished it in a day if I didn’t have so much going on. Highly recommend it.

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  1. I love Terry Pratchett! Glad you liked ‘Equal Rites’. It is one of my favorites and Granny Weatherwax is my favorite Pratchett character.

    I’m looking forward to ‘Kings of the Wyld’.

    Happy Reading!
    ~Icky. 🙂

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    1. Lol yup. Making my way through it. I’m now convinced there’s some strong lovey feelings between the Fitz and the Fool. Curious to see how that plays out.
      And The Shining is now one of my favs too.

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