2019 Reading Wrap-Up: Second Quarter

The second quarter of the year has drawn to a close. I’ve read more books, compared to my first reading quarter, and have enjoyed more books. I guess this was expected since in this quarter I participated in 2 readathons, one of which focused solely on fantasy novels — my favorite genre. All around, this quarter was a great one for reading and bookish events, but not so much for blogging. I’m way behind on reviews and such.

Books | Audio Books | Comics

Books by month


Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks (Night Angel, book 3) ★★★☆☆

Jesus’ Son: Stories by Denis Johnson ★★☆☆☆ ½

All Systems Red by Martha Wells (Murderbot Diaries, book 1) ★★★★☆ ½

Middle Passage by Charles Johnson ★★★★★

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb (Fitz & the Fool, book 1) ★★★☆☆ ½


Watch Hollow by Gregory Funaro (Watch Hollow, book 1) ★★★★★

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Nevermoor, book 2) ★★★★★

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (Ravenspire, book 1) ★★★☆☆

Perfect Shadow by Brent Weeks (Night Angel, book 0.5) ★★★★☆

The Devourers by Indra Das ★★★☆☆


Becoming by Michelle Obama ★★★★☆

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, book 5) ★★★★☆ [reread]

Audio books by month


The Passage by Justin Cronin, narr. by Scott Brick, Abby Craden, Adenrele Ojo (Passage, book 1) ★★★☆☆


You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero (narr.) ★★★★★


Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff, narr. by Paul Michael Garcia ★★★☆☆ ½

Comics & graphic novels by month


Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 1-3 by Hiromu Arakawa (illus.) ★★★★☆ ½ [reread]

Zodiac Starforce, #1 by Kevin Panetta, illus. by Paulina Ganucheau ★★★☆☆

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 4-6 by Hiromu Arakawa (illus.) ★★★★★ [reread]

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (illus.) ★★★★☆


Elves, Vol. 1 by Jran-Luc Istin, illus. by Kyko Duarte ★★☆☆☆ ½

Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Sana Takeda ★★★★★ [reread]

Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Sana Takeda ★★★★★


Favorites of the bunch

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow
Middle Passage
Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood

Least liked

The Passage
The Devourers
Jesus’ Son: Stories

Did Not Finish

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Best stories

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow
Watch Hollow
Middle Passage

Best writing

Middle Passage
Jesus’ Son
The Devourers

Best narration (audio books)

You Are a Badass

Best illustrations (illustrated books & comics/graphic novels)


Most amazing character(s)

Murderbot from All Systems Red

Most fitting book title


Most unique/impactful story

Becoming (impactful)

Cover love

Reading challenges hits ‘n’ misses

Goodreads Challenge

books read = 40/50

Books I must read this year

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


Read some comics/graphic novels

comics read = 7 | total so far = 9/10

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 1-3
Zodiac Starforce, #1
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 4-6
Through the Woods
Elves, Vol. 1
Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening
Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood

2019 TBR Pile Challenge

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

Classics Club Reading Challenge

books read = 0 | total so far = 0/2

Read some horror

books read = 2 | total so far = 3/4

Through the Woods
Watch Hollow

Reading stats

Longest book

The Passage = approx. 766 pages (DNF’d it; no idea how many pages I read, but I completed the first part and about half of the second, I think.)

Shortest book

Zodiac Starforce, #1 = approx. 32 pages


Physical = 18
Audio = 3
E-book = 1


Fantasy = 11
Sci-fi = 4
Nonfiction = 3
Horror = 2
Historical = 1
Literary = 1

Age group

Adult = 13
YA = 6
MG = 3

Protagonist gender

Male = 8
Ensemble = 7
Female = 6
Unknown = 1

Author gender

Female = 11
Male = 11


Mine (bought before 2018) = 11
New (bought in/after 2018) = 4
Friends/Family = 0
Library = 7
ARC = 0

Currently reading

14 thoughts on “2019 Reading Wrap-Up: Second Quarter

  1. Looks like you are doing great. I loved reading the first volume of Monstress this year. I hope I can get the rest some day. And I love the Nevermoor books!


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