2022 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

Another quarter of the year has ended. I was hoping to read much more books this past quarter than I actually managed to complete, but such was not the case. My slumps have passed but finding time to read has been difficult β€” or rather, finding the motivation to read has been difficult. It’s interesting because the lack of motivation isn’t due to being in a slump, it’s due to lack of adequate down time where I feel relaxed enough to want to read. Instead, I find myself leaning more toward silly games on my phone. 😩 I intend to make some changes this coming quarter, so we’ll see if they’ll help me find time to read.

Having read just 4 books should mean I don’t have to do this whole wrap-up thing, but I’ll go through with it anyway because it comes in handy at the end of the year.

BOOKS | AUDIO | COMICS | PICTURE BOOKS

BOOKS BY MONTH
July

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie (First Law, book 3) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† Β½

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus, book 1) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… [reread]

August

EmmaΒ by Jane Austen β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

Beard ScienceΒ by Penny Reid (Winston Brothers, book 3) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Β½

September
AUDIOBOOKS BY MONTH
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
PICTURE BOOKS BY MONTH
July
August
September
COMIC BOOKS BY MONTH
July
August
September

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

FAVORITE(S) OF THE BUNCH*

Beard Science

LEAST LIKED*

Emma

DID NOT FINISH

The Yellow Room: Alice Darvell’s Subjection, A Tale of the Birch by Anonymous

BEST STORIES*

Beard Science

BEST WRITING*

none

BEST NARRATION (AUDIOBOOKS)

n/a

BEST ILLUSTRATIONS (ILLUSTRATED BOOKS & COMICS/MANGAS)

Emma

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER(S)/PEOPLE

Emma β€” from Emma
Crummock-i-Phail β€” from Last Argument of Kings 

GREAT WORLD-BUILDING

none

MOST FITTING TITLE(S)

none

MOST UNIQUE/IMPACTFUL STORY

Emma [impactful β€” because it’s a Jane Austen book and I liked it.]

COVER LOVE


READING CHALLENGES HITS β€˜N’ MISSES
GOODREADS CHALLENGE

books read = 29/30

READ SOME COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS

comics read = 0 | total so far = 12/5 β€” COMPLETE!

READ SOME PICTURE BOOKS

books read = 0 | total so far = 4/4 β€” COMPLETE!

PICK UP A CLASSIC

books read = 1 | total so far = 2/2 β€” COMPLETE!

Emma

THREE TERRIFYING READS

books read = 0 | total so far = 7/3 β€” COMPLETE!

WHERE ARE THE MIDDLE GRADE ONES?

books read = 1 | total so far = 2/2 β€” COMPLETE!

The Lost Hero

TRAVEL THROUGH THE DISCWORLD

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

READ MY OWN STUFF

books read = 1 | total so far = 17/15 β€” COMPLETE!

BOOKFORAGER’S PICTURE PROMPT BOOK BINGO

books read = 2 | total so far = 10/16


READING STATS
TOTAL READ

4 books

LONGEST BOOK

Last Argument of Kings = 603 pages

SHORTEST BOOK

Emma = 447 pages

FORMAT

Physical = 2
E-book = 2
Audio = 0

GENRE

Fantasy = 2
Romance = 2

AGE GROUP

Adult = 3
YA = 0
MG = 1
Kids = 0

PROTAGONIST GENDER

Female = 1
Male = 0
Ensemble = 3
N/A = 0
Unknown = 0

AUTHOR GENDER

Female = 2
Male = 2
Nonbinary = 0

OWNERSHIP

Mine (bought before January 1, 2022) = 1
New (bought on/after January 1, 2022) = 1
Library = 2
ARC = 0
Free = 0
Other loan = 0


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12 thoughts on “2022 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

  1. That Beard Science cover is excellent! I hope you find more time and inclination to read if that’s what you want to do! I had a lack of time in September, which I can only put down to constantly looking up stuff about the Royal Family when everyone kept assuming I knew All The Things!

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  2. One thing I like about the books you have listed is how very different each one is from the other. I love mixing things up like that. I hope you’re able to find more downtime. I know what you mean about the motivation, though. There are so many times I get home from work and just feel brain fried. Thankfully, I’m often able to use reading as a way of cooling off and relaxing a bit, but what suffers for me is working on my photos, that’s what I sometimes lack the motivation to work on, so often it’s just the weekends I get anything like that done. Not the greatest feeling, so I hope you’re able to find ways to better deal with it. It can be tough, and I’ve yet to really find any kind of solution, but it doesn’t stop me trying. I hope you keep trying, as well. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Todd πŸ™‚ One of my solutions is to try to see if I can get back to using reading to chill out instead of the phone games. I think it might work if I read lighter books, like maybe middle grade ones. And I hope you’ll find a solution that works for you to get back to working on your photos during the week.
      Lol, I actually didn’t realize how different these books are until you mentioned it.

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  3. Emma is my favorite Austen novel, I love how independent she is, and I like a heroine who isn’t perfect. I’m glad you liked her character, even if it was only a three star read (it isn’t most people’s favorite, I realize).

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    1. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and it worked better for me than Pride & Prejudice, which I do not like. I’ve only read these two and Emma has convinced me to give Austen another chance.

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