2019 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

This quarter blew my reading goal through the roof! I’m now 15 books past my set goal and that’s thanks to the NEWTs Magical Readathon, which I participated in August. By the end of that readathon, I felt overwhelmed. I have so many reviews to catch up on now. Well anyway, here are my stats for the third reading quarter.

Books | Audio Books | Comics

Books by month

July

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn ★★★★★

Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb (Fitz and the Fool, book 2) ★★★☆☆ ½

August

Cinderella: or The Little Glass Slipper by Charles Perrault, illus. by Camille Rose Garcia ★★★★☆

In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey ★★★★☆ ½

Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke ★★☆☆☆ ½

Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce (Immortals, book 3) ★★★☆☆ [reread]

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh ★★★☆☆ ½

The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair ★★★★★

The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron (Merlin, book 1) ★★☆☆☆ [reread]

September

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis (Good Luck Girls, book 1) ★★★☆☆

Dominicana by Angie Cruz ★★★☆☆ ½

Audio books by month

July

Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar, narr. by Harsh Nayyar, Annapurna Sriram, Bernard White, Nick Choksi, Rita Wolf ★★★★☆

August

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, narr. by Jim Dale (Harry Potter, book 2) ★★★★★ [reread]

Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Campbell Allen, narr. by Justine Eyre (Steampunk Proper Romance, book 2) ★★★☆☆

September

The Strain by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan, narr. by Ron Perlman (The Strain, book 1) ★★★☆☆ ½ [reread]

Eragon by Christopher Paolini, narr. by Gerard Doyle (Inheritance Cycle, book 1) ★★☆☆☆ ½ [reread]

Comics & graphic novels by month

July

August

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins (illus.) ★★★★★

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF by Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, illus. by Natacha Bustos ★☆☆☆☆

Moonshot: the Indigenous Comics Collection, Vol. 1 edited by Hope Nicholson ★★★☆☆

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (illus.) ★★★★★

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 7-9 by Hiromu Arakawa ★★★★☆ ½ [reread]

Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, illus. by Shae Beagle and Kate Leth ★★☆☆☆

Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Sana Takeda ★★★★★

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 10-12 by Hiromu Arakawa ★★★★★

September

The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill (illus.) ★★★★★

Favorites of the bunch

The Secret Lives of Color

Least liked

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF

Did Not Finish

You Are a Badass at Making Money

Best stories

Dominicana
Fool’s Quest
Evil Eye

Best writing

Patsy
The Secret Lives of Color
In the Night Wood

Best narration (audio books)

Evil Eye

Best illustrations (illustrated books & comics/graphic novels)

Monstress
Fullmetal Alchemist
Cinderella

Most amazing character(s)

Ana Canción from Dominicana

Most fitting book title

The Secret Lives of Color
Childhood’s End

Most unique/impactful story

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

Cover love
Reading challenges hits ‘n’ misses

Goodreads Challenge

books read = 65/50

Books I must read this year

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

Moonshot

Read some comics/graphic novels

comics read = 9 | total so far = 18/10

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF
Moonshot: the Indigenous Comics Collection
The Tea Dragon Society
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 7-9
Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew
Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 10-12
The Tea Dragon Festival

2019 TBR Pile Challenge

books read = 1 | total so far = 1/12

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 10-12

Classics Club Reading Challenge

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

Childhood’s End

Read some horror

books read = 0 | total so far = 3/4

n/a (I’m not counting rereads)

Reading stats

Longest book

Fool’s Quest

Shortest book

The Tea Dragon Society

Format

Physical = 19
Audio = 5
E-book = 1

Genre

Fantasy = 16
Sci-fi = 3
Contemporary = 1
Historical = 1
Horror = 1
Nonfiction = 1
Supernatural = 1
Thriller = 1

Age group

Adult = 14
YA = 6
MG = 5

Protagonist gender

Female = 11
Male = 11
Ensemble = 2
No protag = 1

Author gender

Female = 16
Male = 7
Both = 2

Ownership

Mine (bought before 2018) = 11
New (bought in/after 2018) = 9
Free = 1
Library = 1
ARC = 3

Currently reading

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