2021 Reading Wrap-Up: First Quarter

Can you believe the first quarter of the year has passed? Winter is done, and we’re now entering the spring months that’ll hopefully bring us some new, good reads.

Reading-wise, I think I did good this first quarter. I read a variety of stuff and managed to get through 15 books! If I keep that up, I’ll certainly pass my Goodreads goal for this year, which is at a manageable 50 books. Let’s see what I got through.

BOOKS | AUDIO BOOKS | COMICS

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Reflecting on 2020: Reading

2020 wasn’t a great year, but there were some positive moments and my reading was one of them. Although I suffered from bouts of reading slumps, especially at the beginning of the year, I managed to read a lot more than I anticipated.

To go easy on myself, I set my Goodreads goal at a manageable 50 books, just as I did back in 2019. But because I was stuck at home like many others with little else to distract me, I managed to read more than I expected and ended the year having read a combination of 94 books, comics, mangas, and picture books. That’s 16 more things than I read last year. I was hoping to hit the 100 mark (which I hope for every year), but that didn’t work out. Maybe I’ll do so this year, 2021.

I began 2020 in a reading slump that didn’t get much better as the year wore on. Sometimes I’d escape the slumpiness only to plunge back into it weeks later either because I took on too many reading events and engagements or because what was going on in the world affected my mood and reading experiences. Still, I managed to read some good books and even binged on a genre I hardly ever read — romance. I also managed to partake in some great readalongs and buddy-reads too.

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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

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End of Year Book Tag | 2020

I feel like doing a book tag, so here’s one.

The End of Year Book Tag was created by booktuber Ariel Bissett. I did it before back in 2017 and thought to do it again because the questions are great for this time of year.

(Btw, if you’re looking for tags to do. I created a list of all the ones I’ve done here and even categorized them here because I obviously have nothing better to do these days, lol. 🤪)

ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU STARTED THIS YEAR THAT YOU NEED TO FINISH?

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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

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2020 Reading Wrap-Up: Second Quarter

The second quarter for the year was much better reading-wise. I kicked my reading slump to the curb, dove into some single-issue comics, and then the pandemic rolled in and grounded me so that all I had left to do was work, eat, sleep, read (and play some Sims, lol).

I read 31 things this quarter. 31! That’s a whole lot for me, although some were comic books that are as short as 20 or so pages. I’m amazed at myself.

Books | Audio Books | Comics | Picture Books

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Half-Year Book Tag: 2020

I love doing book tags and also reflecting on my reading progress, so I’ve decided to also do the Half Year Book Tag, which was created by BexnBookx.

Favorite standalone book hauled and read so far in 2020

These weren’t purchased this year — I don’t think I’ve yet read a book I bought this year — but they were hauled at some point.

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (illus.)

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Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag: 2020

Yep, yep. It’s that time of year again when I do the Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag. It was created by Chami and Ely Jayne.

Best book I’ve read so far

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

A children’s picture book that does not have pictures. It’s probably my absolute favorite book so far this year. It was such a fun read. I loved it’s silliness. It was a delight!

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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

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Reflecting on 2019: Reading

And now, here’s my last reading wrap up for 2019.

I did pretty good in 2019. I set my Goodreads reading goal for 50 books (10 more than last year’s goal) and ended up reading 78 books (that’s 14 more books than I read last year). As always, I was secretly striving for 100. I really want to hit that number one of these years, but with so many responsibilities, distractions, and work, I wonder if it’s possible for me to do so.

2019 got off on a great start, reading-wise, and I knocked out some great books at the beginning of the year. A few ended up on my favorite books list (City of Dragons, The Little Red Wolf) while others made my list of memorable reads (Bad Blood, Dopesick). But although I read a number of great books in 2019, it was too easy to choose my favorites. I don’t like when that happens. I prefer when I struggle to minimize my list of favorites. It makes creating the list more tense and fun, and makes me laugh at myself more. 🙂 The easy selection made me feel as if I didn’t have a good reading year. I instead struggled more to minimize my selection of favorite TV shows and movies watched in 2019.

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