2018 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

Oh man! I read some great stuff this quarter, so it was difficult to choose books for “best of” and “favorites” categories below. It’s been a while since I’ve had such a problem, but I’m glad for it. It was a good quarter for reading.

Books | Audio Books | Comics

Books by month

July

The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark (Fairwick Chronicles, book 3) ★★★☆☆

August

A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole (Reluctant Royals, book 2) ★★★☆☆ 1/2

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (Dragonriders of Pern, book 1) ★★☆☆☆ 1/2

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell ★★★★☆ 1/2

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix ★★★☆☆ 1/2

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (Waverley Family, book 1) ★★★★☆ 1/2

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, book 4) ★★★★☆ 1/2

September

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell ★★★☆☆

Sky High by Germano Zullo, illus. by Albertine ★★★★★

Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole (illus.) ★★★★☆

Mother of the Sea by Zetta Elliott ★★★☆☆ 1/2

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce (Immortals, book 1) ★★★★☆ 1/2

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells ★★★★☆ 1/2

The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri (trans.) ★★★★★

Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (Rain Wild Chronicles, book 1) ★★★☆☆ 1/2

Audio books by month

July

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, narr. by Ruthie Henshall ★★★★★

August

September

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks, narr. by Paul Boehmer (Night Angel, book 1) ★★★★☆ 1/2

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (narr.) ★★★★★

Comics & graphic novels by month

July

August

September

Amulet, Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi (illus.) ★★★☆☆

Amulet, Vol. 2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse by Kazu Kibuishi (illus.) ★★★☆☆

Amulet, Vol. 3: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi (illus.) ★★★☆☆ 1/2

Amulet, Vol. 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi (illus.) ★★★★☆

Favorites of the bunch

Born to Run

The Book of Hidden Things

Garden Spells

Least liked

Dragonflight

Did Not Finish

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

Best stories

The Book of Hidden Things

The Other Boleyn Girl

Best writing

The Book of Hidden Things

Born to Run

Garden Spells

Best narration (audio books)

Born to Run

The Other Boleyn Girl

Best illustrations (illustrated books & comics/graphic novels)

Sky High

Amulet books

Most fitting book title

The Other Boleyn Girl

Most unique story

Horrorstör

Awesome cover

Reading challenges hits ‘n’ misses

Goodreads Challenge

books read = 59/45

Books I must read this year

books read = 1 | total so far = 2/8

The Golden Fool

Horrorstör

2018 TBR Pile Challenge

books read = 2 | total so far = 2/12

Spot, the Cat

Wild Magic

2018 Library Love Challenge

books read = 12 | total so far = 37

Horror Reads

books read = 1 | total so far = 4

Horrorstör

Classics Club Reading Challenge

books read = 1 | total so far = 1

The Invisible Man

2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

books read = 2 | total so far = 11

A celebrity memoir

Born to Run

A book of genre fiction in translation

The Book of Hidden Things

Reading stats

Format

Physical = 16

E-book = 3

Audio = 3

Genre

Fantasy = 11

Nonfiction = 3

Magical realism = 2

Historical = 1

Horror = 1

Mystery = 1

Paranormal (romance) = 1

Romance = 1

Sci-fi = 1

Ownership

Mine (bought before 2017) = 4

New (bought in/after 2017) = 5

Friends/Family = 0

Library = 12

ARC = 1

Author gender

Male = 13

Female = 9

Protagonist gender

Male = 8

Ensemble = 8

Female = 6

Currently reading

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6 thoughts on “2018 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

  1. I love how you had a wide range of books. I am so curious to listen to The Other Boleyn Girl based off your review of it. I see you gave it five stars. I have been reading quite a few books and did not finish a few books as well. I need to make a wrap post like this one of these days.

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    • I’m glad you’re interested in checking out The Other Boleyn Girl 🙂 It’s totally worth it, if you’re interested in historical fiction and even if you aren’t. It’s a good story and the narrator did a great job.
      Well, if you do a similar post, then I’d be interested in seeing it. 🙂

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