2020 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

I can’t believe it’s already the end of the third quarter of the year. I read much more than I thought I would and even managed to read a little of everything: novels, comics, audio books, picture books, and mangas. I’m really surprised at myself. Of course, this is all because I participated in the NEWTs readathon, although I forwent doing a wrap up for it. Well, here are my stats for the third quarter.

BOOKS | AUDIO BOOKS | COMICS | Mangas | PICTURE BOOKS

BOOKS BY MONTH

July

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi ★★★☆☆

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (Belles, book 1) ★★☆☆☆ ½

Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb (Soldier Son, book 1) ★★★★★

August

Picky Eaters by S.J. Higbee (Picky Eaters, book 1) ★★★☆☆

Feed by Mira Grant (Newsflesh, book 1) ★★★☆☆ ½

Cartography of the Void by Chris Abani ★★★☆☆

September

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten ★★★☆☆

Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi (illus.) ★★☆☆☆ ½

Forest Mage by Robin Hobb (Soldier Son, book 2) ★★★★★

AUDIO BOOKS BY MONTH

July

Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan narr. by Kate Reading & Michael Kramer (Wheel of Time, book 5) ★★★☆☆ [reread]

August

Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb, narr. by Anne Flosnik (Liveship Traders, book 3) ★★★★★ [reread]

Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb, narr. by James Langton (Tawney Man, book 1) ★★★★★ [reread]

September

Golden Fool by Robin Hobb, narr. by James Langton (Tawney Man, book 2) ★★★★★ [reread]

Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb, narr. by James Langton (Tawney Man, book 3) ★★★★★ [reread]

PICTURE BOOKS BY MONTH

July

Julia’s House Moves On by Ben Hatke (illus.) ★★★☆☆

August

Rocket Says Look Up! by Nathan Bryon, illus. by Dapo Adeola ★★★★☆

Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan (illus.) & Eric Fan (illus.) ★★★★★

September

COMICS & Mangas BY MONTH

July

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san, Vol. 1 by Honda (illus.), transl. by Amanda Haley ★★★☆☆ ½

August

Sobek by James Stokoe (illus.) ★★★☆☆

Watersnakes by Tony Sandoval (illus.), transl. by Lucas Marangon ★★☆☆☆

Klaus: How Santa Claus Began by Grant Morrison, illus. by Dan Mora ★★★☆☆ ½

How to Treat Magical Beasts: Mine and Master’s Medical Journal, Vol. 1 by Kaziya (illus.), transl. by Angela Liu ★★☆☆☆ ½

Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 1 by Kamome Shirahama (illus.), transl. by Stephen Kohler ★★★☆☆ ½

September

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

FAVORITE(S) OF THE BUNCH

Shaman’s Crossing
Ocean Meets Sky

LEAST LIKED

Kenny & the Dragon

DID NOT FINISH

n/a

BEST STORIES

Shaman’s Crossing
Forest Mage

BEST WRITING

Shaman’s Crossing
Forest Mage

BEST NARRATION (AUDIO BOOKS)

Tawney Man trilogy

Fool’s Errand
Golden Fool
Fool’s Fate

BEST ILLUSTRATIONS (ILLUSTRATED BOOKS & COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS)

Ocean Meets Sky
Sobek
Klaus

MOST AMAZING CHARACTER(S)/PEOPLE

Epiny from Shaman’s Crossing and Forest Mage

GREAT WORLD-BUILDING

Shaman’s Crossing
Forest Mage

MOST FITTING TITLE

Boy, Snow, Bird

MOST UNIQUE/IMPACTFUL STORY

Ocean Meets Sky (impactful)

COVER LOVE

READING CHALLENGES HITS ‘N’ MISSES

Goodreads Challenge

books read = 67/50

Books I must read this year

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

Read some comics/graphic novels

comics read = 6 | total so far = 16/10 COMPLETE!

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san
Sobek
Watersnakes
Klaus: How Santa Claus Began
How to Treat Magical Beasts: Mine and Master’s Medical Journal, Vol. 1
Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 1

Read some classics

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

Read some horror

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

Feed
Watersnakes

Turtle Recall

books read = 0 | total so far = 2/5

#StartOnYourShelfathon

books read = 10 | total so far = 25/20 COMPLETE!

Boy, Snow, Bird
The Belles
Shaman’s Crossing
Ocean Meets Sky
Cartography of the Void
Sobek
Watersnakes
Klaus: How Santa Claus Began
How to Treat Magical Beasts: Mine and Master’s Medical Journal, Vol. 1
Forest Mage

READING STATS

Longest book

Fires of Heaven

Shortest book

Rocket Says Look Up!

Format

Physical = 14
Audio = 5
E-book = 4

Genre

Fantasy = 16
Contemporary = 2
Horror = 2
Historical = 1
Humor = 1
Nonfiction = 1

Age group

Adult = 13
YA = 5
MG = 2
Kids = 3

Protagonist gender

Male = 13
Female = 9
Ensemble = 1
Unknown = 0

Author gender

Female = 12
Male = 10
Unknown = 1

Ownership

Mine (bought before January 6, 2020) = 10
New (bought on/after January 6, 2020) = 8
Library = 2
ARC = 2
Free = 0
Other loan = 1

CURRENTLY READING

10 thoughts on “2020 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

  1. Great format for a wrap up, I love all the stats! Sobek would have been my pick for covers too, and I also liked the look of Watersnake

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