2018 Reading Wrap-Up: Second Quarter

The second quarter of the year has come and gone and during that time I read 16 books, only 2 of which were rereads. I consider that a success since I was quite busy during the second quarter.

Books | Audio Books | Comics

Books by month


The Water Witch by Juliet Dark (Fairwick Chronicles, book 2) ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory ★★☆☆☆

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Dread Nation, book 1) ★★★★☆ 1/2

Geekerella by Ashley Poston ★★☆☆☆ 1/2


Providence by Caroline Kepnes ★★★★★

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young ★★★☆☆

How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs ★★★☆☆ 1/2


Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb (Tawney Man trilogy, book 3) ★★★★☆ 1/2

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson ★★★☆☆ 1/2

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (Hazel Wood, book 1) ★★★☆☆

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus ★★★★★

The Red Threads of Fortune by J.Y. Yang (Tensorate, book 2) ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

Pandora by Victoria Turnbull (illus.) ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

Audio books by month


The Strain by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan, narr. by Ron Perlman (Strain trilogy, book 1) (re-read) ★★★★★

The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan, narr. by Kate Reading & Michael Kramer (Wheel of Time, book 5) (re-read) ★★☆☆☆ 1/2



Comics & graphic novels by month




Geis: A Matter of Life and Death by Alexis Deacon (illus.) ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

Favorite of the bunch

The Shape of Water

Least liked

The Wedding Date

Did Not Finish


Best stories

The Shape of Water

Fool’s Fate


Best writing

The Shape of Water


Fool’s Fate

Best narration (audio books)


Best illustrations (illustrated books & comics/graphic novels)


Most fitting book title


Awesome cover

Reading challenges hits ‘n’ misses

Goodreads Challenge

books read = 37/45

Books I must read this year

books read = 0 | total so far = 1/8

2018 TBR Pile Challenge

books read = 0 | total so far = 0/12

2018 Library Love Challenge

books read = 10 | total so far = 25

Horror Reads

books read = 2 | total so far = 3

Classics Club Reading Challenge

books read = 0 | total so far = 0

2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

books read = 2 | total so far = 9

A romance novel by or about a person of color

The Wedding Date

A one-sitting book


Reading stats


Physical = 7

E-book = 7

Audio = 2


Fantasy = 7

Romance = 3

Mystery = 2

Contemporary = 1

Historical = 1 (Dread Nation)

Horror = 1

Paranormal = 1 (The Shape of Water)


Mine (bought before 2017) = 0

New (bought in/after 2017) = 2

Friends/Family = 0

Library = 11

ARC = 3

Author gender

Female = 11

Male = 4

Unknown = 1

Both = 0

Protagonist gender

Female = 7

Ensemble = 7

Male = 2

Currently reading

11 thoughts on “2018 Reading Wrap-Up: Second Quarter

  1. Are you going to continue with the Wheel of Time books? I’m up to number 10, and I absolutely love the series even though it can go quite sloooow. I think I remember finding book 5 to be a bit of a bore. But apparently 11 is really good, so I am really looking forward to it. It looks like you had a really good reading month!!! I hope you have an awesome July!


    1. Yup! I plan to continue with them. I took a break from them for a while because the writing and characters were annoying me, but I’m too curious to see how things turn out to stop reading.
      Hope you have a great July too! Thanks!

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      1. Oh yay! Yeah I understand that. I used to really hate Nynaeve but I really like her now. I also didn’t like how every female character would ‘sniff’ to show her disdain…like, ever female character was the same. It definitely is worth sticking with 🙂


        1. Same here!! Ugh! Nynaeve annoys me so much. I don’t like her. I don’t like characters who get angry for no good reason all the time. And ugh! I hate how the male-female relationships. They are forever criticizing each other. There’s much that annoys me. I’m continuing purely out of curiosity.

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    1. Yea, I think the Wedding Date is a bit overhyped. The story is okay, it’s just not as great as everyone’s saying it is.
      Lol! I felt the same about Hazel Wood, but I made myself read a library copy. I thought it was okay so I won’t bother to buy it, but this is one that def depends on how you like your fantasy books. It’s a decent story.


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