2020 Reading Wrap-Up: Fourth Quarter

I managed to read more than I expected in the last quarter of 2020. I read a variety of things — novels, audiobooks, comics — and even stepped outside my comfort zone to pick up a bunch of romance novels. I’d say it was a good reading quarter.

BOOKS | AUDIO BOOKS | COMICS

BOOKS BY MONTH

October

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (Phèdre, book 1) ★★★★☆

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ★★★★☆

Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett (Discworld, book 12; Witches, book 3) ★★★★★

November

Black Witch Magic by Mila Nicks (Paranormal Hunters, book 1) ★★☆☆☆

Grin & Beard It by Penny Reid (Winston Brothers, book 2) ★★★★☆ ½

Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid (Dear Professor, book 1) ★★☆☆☆ ½

December

Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder ★★☆☆☆ ½

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Nevermoor, book 3) ★★★☆☆ ½

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid (Winston Brothers, book 1) ★★★☆☆

AUDIO BOOKS BY MONTH

October

Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb, narr. by Anne Flosnik (Rain Wild Chronicles, book 1) ★★★★☆ [reread]

November

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster-Bujold, narr. by Lloyd James (Chalion/World of the Five Gods, book 1) ★★★★★ [reread]

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb, narr. by Anne Flosnik (Rain Wild Chronicles, book 2) ★★★★☆ [reread]

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, narr. by Steven Boyer (Monstrumologist, book 1) ★★★★★ [reread]

The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey, narr. by Steven Boyer (Monstrumologist, book 2) ★★★★★ [reread]

December

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend, narr. by Gemma Whelan (Nevermoor, book 2) ★★★☆☆ ½ [reread]

PICTURE BOOKS BY MONTH

October

November

December

COMICS BY MONTH

October

November

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie ★★★★☆ [reread]

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie ★★★★☆ ½ [reread]

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie, Kate Brown, Tula Lotay, Stephanie Hans, Leila del Duca, & Brandon Graham ★★★☆☆ ½ [reread]

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 4: Rising Action by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie ★★★★☆ ½ [reread]

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 5: Imperial Phase, Part 1 by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie ★★★★★

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 6: Imperial Phase, Part 2 by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie ★★★★★

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 7: Mothering Invention by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie ★★★★☆

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 8: Old Is the New New by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie and various artists ★★★☆☆ ½

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 9: “Okay” by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie ★★★★☆

December

An Embarrassment of Witches by Sophie Goldstein (illus.) & Jenn Jordan ★★★☆☆ ½

Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen (illus.) ★★★☆☆

In by Will McPhail (illus.) ★★★☆☆ ½


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

FAVORITE(S) OF THE BUNCH

Witches Abroad

LEAST LIKED

Black Witch Magic

DID NOT FINISH

The Lost Book of Adana Moreau by Michael Zapata
The Way Back by Gavriel Savit

BEST STORIES

Witches Abroad
Mexican Gothic
Kushiel’s Dart

BEST WRITING

Kushiel’s Dart
Mexican Gothic
Witches Abroad

BEST NARRATION (AUDIO BOOKS)

The Curse of Chalion [reread]
The Monstrumologist [reread]
The Curse of the Wendigo [reread]

BEST ILLUSTRATIONS (ILLUSTRATED BOOKS & COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS)

The Wicked + the Divine, Vols. 1-9

MOST AMAZING CHARACTER(S)/PEOPLE

Nanny Ogg & Granny Weatherwax from Witches Abroad
Lodur & Waldemar Selig from Kushiel’s Dart (they really stood out to me)

GREAT WORLD-BUILDING

Witches Abroad
Mexican Gothic

MOST FITTING TITLE

Mexican Gothic
In

MOST UNIQUE/IMPACTFUL STORY

n/a

COVER LOVE


READING CHALLENGES HITS ‘N’ MISSES

Goodreads Challenge

books read = 94/50 COMPLETE!

Books I must read this year

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

Read some comics/graphic novels

comics read = 12 | total so far = 28/10 COMPLETE!

The Wicked + the Divine, Vols. 1-9
An Embarrassment of Witches
Adulthood Is a Myth
In

Read some classics

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

Read some horror

books read = 3 | total so far = 6/4 COMPLETE!

Mexican Gothic
The Monstrumologist
The Curse of the Wendigo

Turtle Recall

books read = 1 | total so far = 3/5

Witches Abroad

#StartOnYourShelfathon

books read = 2 | total so far = 27/20 COMPLETE!

Kushiel’s Dart
Witches Abroad


READING STATS

Longest book

Kushiel’s Dart = 654 pages

Shortest book

Tikka Chance on Me = 72 pages

Format

Physical = 12
E-book = 9
Audio = 6

Genre

Fantasy = 17
Romance = 5
Horror = 3
Contemporary = 1
Humor = 1

Age group

Adult = 22
YA = 3
MG = 2
Kids = 0

Protagonist gender

Ensemble = 16
Female = 7
Male = 4
Unknown = 0

Author gender

Female = 14
Male = 13
Unknown = 0

Ownership

Mine (bought before January 6, 2020) = 2
New (bought on/after January 6, 2020) = 4
Library = 11
ARC = 1
Free = 0
Other loan = 9

CURRENTLY READING

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