2020 Reading Wrap-Up: First Quarter

The first quarter of 2020 was a trial in my reading life, personal life, and working life. I feel exhausted by it. Reading-wise, it wasn’t bad. I read some good books but didn’t read as much as I would have liked because I suffered from a reading slump. I’m hoping the second quarter will be much better in all areas of life. Well, here are my stats.

Books | Audio Books | Comics

Books by month

January

The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe ★★★☆☆ ½

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon, book 2) ★★★☆☆

February

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (Discworld, book 3; Witches, book 1) ★★★★☆ [reread]

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher ★★★☆☆

Unnatural Magic by C.M. Waggoner ★★★★☆

March

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb (Realm of the Elderlings, book 0) ★★★★★

Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy, illus. by George Ermos (Brightstorm, book 1) ★★★☆☆

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time, book 2) ★★★★☆ [reread]

Audio books by month

January

Blue Monday by Nicci French, narr. by Beth Chalmers (Frieda Klein, book 1) ★★★☆☆

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (narr.) ★★★☆☆ ½

February

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb, narr. by Paul Boehmer (Farseer, book 1) ★★★★★ [reread]

March

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb, narr. by Paul Boehmer (Farseer, book 2) ★★★★★ [reread]

Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb, narr. by Paul Boehmer (Farseer, book 3) ★★★★★ [reread]

Comics & graphic novels by month

January

February

March

** Rereads aren’t considered for most categories below.**

Favorite of the bunch

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince

Least liked

The Twisted Ones

Did Not Finish

The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber (Rose Harbor, book 1)

Best stories

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince
Unnatural Magic

Best writing

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince
The Way I Heard It
Unnatural Magic

Best narration (audio books)

Assassin’s Apprentice
Royal Assassin
Assassin’s Quest

Best illustrations (illustrated books & comics/graphic novels)

none

Most amazing character(s) people

Mamaw from Hillbilly Elegy
Hedy Lamarr and Elijah McCoy from The Way I Heard It

Most fitting book title

Hillbilly Elegy

Most unique/impactful story

none

Cover love

Reading challenges hits ‘n’ misses

Goodreads Challenge

books read = 13/50

Books I must read this year

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

Read some comics/graphic novels

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

Read some classics

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

Read some horror

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

The Twisted Ones

Turtle Recall

books read = 1 | total so far = 1/5

Equal Rites

#StartOnYourShelfathon

books read = 2 | total so far = 2/20

Unnatural Magic
The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince

Reading stats

Longest book

Assassin’s Quest

Shortest book

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince

Format

Physical = 6
Audio = 5
E-book = 2

Genre

Fantasy = 8
Mystery = 2
Nonfiction = 2
Horror = 1

Age group

Adult = 12
MG = 1

Protagonist gender

Male = 6
Female = 4
Ensemble = 3

Author gender

Female = 7
Male = 5
Both = 1

Ownership

Mine (bought before January 6, 2020) = 6
New (bought on/after January 6, 2020) = 3
Free = 0
Library = 3
ARC = 1

Currently reading

15 thoughts on “2020 Reading Wrap-Up: First Quarter

  1. I hope that things start looking up soon! I know what you mean though, I feel exhausted by the first few months of this year too, it’s just been a very odd year so far and I think I’m pretty much ready to move on lol.

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  2. Looks like it is going well 🙂
    I just finished my reread for Assassin’s apprentice, and I enjoyed it so much more the second time around!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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