2022 Reading Wrap-Up: Second Quarter

The second quarter of 2022 has come to a close, and although my reading and blogging aren’t back to the levels they were at before, I’m happy I’m still going at it. As usual, I’m busy, but now I’m adjusting to a new schedule, which has thrown off my already lacking and inconsistent reading and blogging.

I didn’t read as much in the second quarter despite taking part in two reading events — the Magical Readathon and Wyrd & Wonder. I completed the Magical Readathon by focusing on short, quick reads, but I didn’t do as well on Wyrd & Wonder as I’d have liked. However, I wasn’t too worried about my performance on these events since they were both “at your pace” type of events.

Well then, here’s how I did during the second quarter

BOOKS | AUDIO | COMICS | PICTURE BOOKS

BOOKS BY MONTH

April

As the Shadow Rises by Katy Rose Pool (Age of Darkness, book 2) ★★★☆☆

First Test by Tamora Pierce (Protector of the Small, book 1) ★★★☆☆ ½ [reread]

The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell, illus. by Seth ★★★☆☆

Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★★★

May

Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones (Chrestomanci, book 1) ★★★☆☆ ½

June

Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, book 1) ★★☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS BY MONTH
April
May
June
PICTURE BOOKS BY MONTH
April

The Worm and the Bird by Coralie Bickford-Smith (illus.) ★★☆☆☆ ½

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith (illus.) ★★☆☆☆ ½

May
June
COMIC BOOKS BY MONTH
April

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, illus. by Jenn St-Onge ★★★☆☆ ½

Wytches, Vol. 0: Bad Egg Halloween Special by Scott Snyder, illus. by Jock ★★☆☆☆

May
June

Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 1 by Ryoko Kui (illus.), transl. by Taylor Engel ★★☆☆☆


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

FAVORITE(S) OF THE BUNCH

Elder Race

LEAST LIKED

Wytches, Vol. 0: Bad Egg Halloween Special

DID NOT FINISH

John Constantine, Hellblazer, Vol. 1

BEST STORIES

Elder Race
Charmed Life

BEST WRITING

Elder Race

BEST NARRATION (AUDIOBOOKS)

n/a

BEST ILLUSTRATIONS (ILLUSTRATED BOOKS & COMICS/MANGAS)

The Worm and the Bird

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER(S)/PEOPLE

none

GREAT WORLD-BUILDING

none

MOST FITTING TITLE(S)

Bingo Love

MOST UNIQUE/IMPACTFUL STORY

Elder Race [unique]

COVER LOVE


READING CHALLENGES HITS ‘N’ MISSES
GOODREADS CHALLENGE

books read = 25/30

READ SOME COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS

comics read = 3 | total so far = 12/5 — COMPLETE!

Bingo Love
Wytches, Vol. 0: Bad Egg Halloween Special
Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 1

READ SOME PICTURE BOOKS

books read = 2 | total so far = 4/4 — COMPLETE!

The Worm and the Bird
The Fox and the Star

PICK UP A CLASSIC

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

The Old Nurse’s Story

THREE TERRIFYING READS

books read = 2 | total so far = 7/3 — COMPLETE!

The Old Nurse’s Story
Wytches, Vol. 0: Bad Egg Halloween Special

WHERE ARE THE MIDDLE GRADE ONES?

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

Charmed Life

TRAVEL THROUGH THE DISCWORLD

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

READ MY OWN STUFF

books read = 4 | total so far = 16/15 — COMPLETE!

BOOKFORAGER’S PICTURE PROMPT BOOK BINGO

books read = 3 | total so far = 8/16

I got BINGO! 😀 This picture prompt book bingo was created by Bookforager. I’m so surprised I got a bingo, but I’ll keep going at it to see if I can fill in all the squares.


READING STATS
TOTAL READ

11 books

LONGEST BOOK

As the Shadow Rises = 485 pages

SHORTEST BOOK

The Worm and the Bird = 64 pages

FORMAT

Physical = 7
E-book = 4
Audio = 0

GENRE

Fantasy = 7
Horror = 2
Romance = 1
SciFi = 1

AGE GROUP

Adult = 4
YA = 4
MG = 1
Kids = 2

PROTAGONIST GENDER

Male = 4
Female = 3
Ensemble = 2
Unknown = 2

AUTHOR GENDER

Female = 8
Male = 3
Nonbinary = 0

OWNERSHIP

Mine (bought before January 1, 2022) = 4
New (bought on/after January 1, 2022) = 3
Library = 4
ARC = 0
Free = 0
Other loan = 0


CURRENTLY READING

11 thoughts on “2022 Reading Wrap-Up: Second Quarter

  1. I hope you’re able to find a schedule that works for you. That’s always a challenge, especially if you’re one of us that struggles more with change. 🙂 One of these days I want to try both Abercrombie and Riordan, who seem to write very different sorts of stories.

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    1. Thanks. And Abercrombie and Riordan are very different but also good. I’d recommend both. I turn to Riordan’s books when I just want something light and fun.

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