2019 Reading Wrap-Up: Fourth Quarter

My last quarterly wrap up for 2019. Fall has become my busiest time of year but despite all I was doing, I managed to complete 13 books. I’m behind on reviews so most of the titles are unlinked. Anyway, here are the stats:

Books | Audio Books | Comics

Books by month

October

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb (Fitz and the Fool, book 3) ★★★★☆ ½

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (Diviner, book 2) ★★★★★

November

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time, book 1) ★★★★☆ ½ [reread]

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht ★★☆☆☆ ½

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan (Strain, book 2) ★★☆☆☆ ½

December

The Deep by Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, & Jonathan Snipes ★★☆☆☆ ½

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ★★★★☆

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James (Dark Star, book 1) ★★★☆☆ ½

Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce (Immortals, book 4) ★★☆☆☆ ½

Audio books by month

October

November

The Lady in the Coppergate Tower by Nancy Campbell Allen, narr. by Elizabeth Knowelden (Steampunk Proper Romance, book 3) ★★☆☆☆ ½

December

Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley, narr. by Justine Eyre ★★☆☆ [reread]

Comics & graphic novels by month

October

November

December

Picture books by month

October

November

The Colors of History: How Colors Shaped the World by Clive Gifford, illus. by Marc-Étienne Peintre ★★★★★

December

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy (illus.) ★★☆☆☆

Favorite of the bunch

Lair of Dreams

Least liked

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Did Not Finish

A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay

Best stories

Assassin’s Fate
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Lair of Dreams

Best writing

Assassin’s Fate
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Lair of Dreams

Best narration (audio books)

none

Best illustrations (illustrated books & comics/graphic novels)

The Colors of History

Most amazing character(s)

Tracker from Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Fitz & Per from Assassin’s Fate

Most fitting book title

My Sister, the Serial Killer
Assassin’s Fate

Most unique/impactful story

The Deep

Cover love
Reading challenges hits ‘n’ misses

Goodreads Challenge

books read = 78/50

Books I must read this year

books read = 0 | total so far = 2/8

Read some comics/graphic novels

comics read = 0 | total so far = 18/10

2019 TBR Pile Challenge

books read = 0 | total so far = 1/12

Classics Club Reading Challenge

books read = 0 | total so far = 1/2

Read some horror

books read = 1 | total so far = 4/4

The Fall

Reading stats

Longest book

Assassin’s Fate

Shortest book

The Colors of History

Format

Physical = 11
Audio = 2
E-book = 0

Genre

Fantasy = 8
Horror = 1
Nonfiction = 1
Mystery = 1
Romance = 1
Supernatural = 1

Age group

Adult = 8
YA = 3
MG = 0
Kids = 2

Protagonist gender

Female = 4
Male = 4
Ensemble = 4
No protag = 1

Author gender

Female = 8
Male = 5

Ownership

Mine (bought before 2018) = 3
New (bought in/after 2018) = 6
Free = 1
Library = 3
ARC = 0

Currently reading

Time magazine’s special edition on addiction

9 thoughts on “2019 Reading Wrap-Up: Fourth Quarter

      1. Oh, that’s a good idea. Yeah, I got most of the books for free from my friend last year and I’m thinking I should probably read them but it really is a commitment! Good luck!

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