#February2022MidMonthReadingChallengeUpdate

I thought it would be fun to do mid-month check ins on my reading challenges.  The first time I did one of these posts was in 2017, and then I was more consistent with them in 2018.  In 2018, I did these posts to help hold me accountable on my goals and challenges, and continued in 2019 consistently.  I am not doing these for accountability.

You can see my original goals and challenges post here.

Goals: read one book, I’ve already completed this

Challenges:
Diversify Your Reading Challenge– 2 out of 12 completed.Each month has a genre prompt.The prompt for February is Romance and I read Pride by Ibi Zoboi.
12 Books in 12 Months Recommended by 12 friends- I saw it on Bookstagram and thought it looked fun.- 1 book
A to Z Challenge from Little Inklings Design- 6 out of 26.
Reading Rainbow Challenge from Little Inklings Design- 3 out of 10
The StoryGraph January Pages Challenge 2022- read at least one page per day, or listen to one percent of an audiobook and track it.- 31/31
2022 Genre Bingo on StoryGraph and Tumblr– 7 out of 16 completed.

At time of posting all statistics are current.

#FridayUpdate102

friday-update

If you are new to my blog, I have decided that I am no longer going to do Friday 56. Friday Update is a feature in which I provide an update on what I read during the week, sometimes what I’m currently reading and what book/books I plan on starting over the weekend.

This week’s Friday update is for two weeks.

For the week of 1/21/2022-1/27/2022 I read:
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern- 133 pages which brought me to the end of the book.
Kaleidoscope by Brian Selznick
Lore Olympus Season One by Rachel Smythe
Lore Olympus Season Two pt. One by Rachel Smythe
Neon Gods by Katee Robert

Total pages read this week: 2,585

For the week of 1/28/2022-2/3/2022 I read:
Veil by Dylan Farrow
Pride by Ibi Zoboi- 118 pages

Total pages read this week: 518

I’m hoping to finish reading Pride this weekend.

 

 

 

#January2022ReadingWrapUp

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Today, I bring you my January reading wrap-up.  Statistics are from Bookly, StoryGraph, and my own. Books will be in the order that I read them, photographs are my own, and reviews will be linked to StoryGraph.  Corresponding challenges will be in parentheses.

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Booklist and reviews:
Finding Fish by Antwone Quenton Fisher (Genre Bingo and Diversify Your Reading)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/a3eddd16-eae7-4590-8a41-eccc98284294
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (12 Books 12 Months and Genre Bingo)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/44e5868b-42e8-4daa-b0ba-3787ef3b2d81
Kaleidoscope by Brian Selznick (Genre Bingo)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/03423c67-fe6e-475d-8153-1aaa32408d9c
Lore Olympus Season 1 by Rachel Smythe (Genre Bingo)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/ebaab695-5621-4a62-ab61-b8169ee3b48f
Lore Olympus Season 2 pt. 1 by Rachel Smythe- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/35794177-d86d-4ab8-a506-74ddfcfb9ffb
Neon Gods by Katee Robert (Genre Bingo)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/65704b75-c72a-4295-ba1a-b5eb2041fdad
Veil by Dylan Farrow- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/f7ef995a-4bf7-4d21-9d89-4eb074b20a0f

Bookly Statistics:
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Read time: 32 hours 35 minutes
Pages read: 3,691
Most pages read in a day: 710 pages
Most minutes read in a day: 265
Average number of pages a day: 119
Total books finished: 7

StoryGraph Statistics:

 

My own statistics:
# of days that I read: 31
I read one ARC (Advanced Reader Copy)
I read one of my own books
5 books I read were borrowed from the library or read from WebToons
I read:
One hardcover
One paperback
Five eBooks

 

 

 

 

#January2022BookHaul

book-haul

Hey everyone, today I am bringing you my January book haul.  Listed below, you will find all the books that I acquired in January in the order that I acquired them.

Here’s what I got:
Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco (Nook Pre-Order)
Up All Night edited by Laura Silverman (Nook)
Kaleidoscope by Brian Selznick (Library)
The Beauty and the Beast (MinaLima Edtion) by Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve (Barnes and Noble)
Magicorum Box Set by Christina Bauer (Nook)
Veil by Dylan Farrow (NetGalley)
After We Were Stolen by Brooke Beyfuss (NetGalley)
The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad by Natasha Deen (NetGalley)
Lore Olympus Season 1 by Rachel Smythe (WebToons)
Lore Olympus Season 2 pt. 1 by Rachel Smythe (WebToons)
Neon Gods by Katee Robert (Library)

I acquired 11 books in January.  Stay tuned tomorrow for my reading wrap-up.

#FridayUpdate101

friday-update

If you are new to my blog, I have decided that I am no longer going to do Friday 56. Friday Update is a feature in which I provide an update on what I read during the week, sometimes what I’m currently reading and what book/books I plan on starting over the weekend.

For the week of 1/14/2022-1/20/2022 I read:
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern- 258 pages

I’m hoping to finish the book this weekend. After today, I am also on a staycation.

#UnreadNookBooks

random-list

Yesterday I wrote a list of the unread books in my bookcase, and today I bring you the unread books on my Nook.  Just like yesterday’s post, I have broken my unread books down into genres.  Without further ado here is the list of unread books on my Nook.

Classics (12 unread):
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Jo’s Boys by Lousia May Alcott
Emma by Jane Austen
Peter Pan in Kensingtom Gardens, Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery 
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery 
Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
The Legend of Sigurd and Gurdún by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien 
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Non-Fiction (1 unread):
Night by Elie Weisel

Fantasy (8 unread): 
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor 
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Reflections by Elizabeth Lim
Reclaim the Stars edited by Zoraida Cordóva (pre-ordered)
Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscaclo (pre-ordered)
The Righteous by Renée Ahdieh 
Magicorum Box Set by Christina Bauer 
Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar

Paranormal (3 unread):
Dead Voices by Katherine Arden 
Dark Waters by Katherine Arden 
City of Ghosts Collection by Victoria Schwab

Contemporary (9 unread):
Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennet
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennet
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews
Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson 
Again But Better by Christine Riccio 
They Both Die at the End by Adam Slivera 
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Up All Night edited by Laura Sliverman

In total I have 34 unread books on my Nook and that’s out of 82 books on my Nook.

 

 

#UnreadBookCaseBooks

random-list

I got the inspiration for this post from Misty at Misty’s Book Space.  She did a post about every unread book on her bookshelf, and I thought that it would be fun to do.  Yesterday morning, I went to my bookcase and counted how many unread books I have, wrote them down in my blogging journal and broke them down into genres.  Without further ado here is the list of unread books on my bookcase.

Classics (15 unread):
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Siddartha by Herman Hesse
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Little House in Brookfield by Maria D. Wilkes
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers

Historical Fiction (3 unread):
The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Personal Librarian (GIfted for Christmas) by Marie Benedict and Christopher Marie Murray

Non-Fiction (2 unread):
Rabbit by Patricia Williams 

Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

Poetry (1 unread):
Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman 

Fantasy (1 unread):
Wolves and Roses by Christina Bauer

Contemporary (5 unread):
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and NIcola Yoon
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Pride by Ibi Zoboi 
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson 
Ana of California by Andi Teran

In total I have 28 unread books on my bookcase and that’s out of 130 something books that I own.  Stay tuned tomorrow for the unread books on my Nook.

 

#January2022MidMonthReadingChallengeUpdate

I thought it would be fun to do mid-month check ins on my reading challenges.  The first time I did one of these posts was in 2017, and then I was more consistent with them in 2018.  In 2018, I did these posts to help hold me accountable on my goals and challenges, and continued in 2019 consistently.  I am not doing these for accountability.

You can see my original goals and challenges post here.

Goals: read one book, I’ve already completed this

Challenges:
Diversify Your Reading Challenge– 1 out of 12 completed.Each month has a genre prompt.The prompt for January is Memoir and I read Finding Fish by Antwone Quenton Fisher.
12 Books in 12 Months Recommended by 12 friends- I saw it on Bookstagram and thought it looked fun.- I’m currently reading my first book recommended by someone in my Facebook Book Group.
A to Z Challenge from Little Inklings Design- 1 out of 26.
Reading Rainbow Challenge from Little Inklings Design- 0 out of 10
The StoryGraph January Pages Challenge 2022- read at least one page per day, or listen to one percent of an audiobook and track it.- 15/15
2022 Genre Bingo on StoryGraph and Tumblr– 1 out of 16 completed.

At time of posting all statistics are current.

 

 

#FridayUpdate100

friday-update

If you are new to my blog, I have decided that I am no longer going to do Friday 56. Friday Update is a feature in which I provide an update on what I read during the week, sometimes what I’m currently reading and what book/books I plan on starting over the weekend.

It’s my 100th Friday Update!! Yes, I am fully aware that this is being posted today (Saturday) but the week just ran away from me.  I’m still getting the hang of working full-time and getting back into blogging.

For the week of 1/7/2022-1/13/2022 I read:
Finding Fish by Antwone Quenton Fisher- 231 pages which brought me to the end of the book.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern– 96 pages

I’m hoping to finish The Starless Sea this weekend.

 

#2021SecondHalfBookHaul

Today I bring you my book haul for the second half of 2021.  This haul encompasses books that I acquired from July to December. You can see my previous 2021 book haul here.

July:
Willa of Dark Hollow by Robert Beatty
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Cradled by Christina Bauer-
Purchased

September:
Fast Pitch by Nic Stone
City of Bones Collection by Victoria Schwab- Purchased

August:
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco- Purchased
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco
The Righteous by Renée Ahdieh

The Ickabog
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis- Purchased
We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire by Joy McCollough
Prince Neptune by Cody Simpson- Purchased
Dark Waters by Katherine Arden- Purchased

October:
Reclaim the Stars edited by Zoraida Córdova

November: no acquisitions

December:
Disney’s Christmas Carol by Disney- Purchased
Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar- Purchased
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray- Gifted
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon- Gift Card Purchase
White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson- Gift Card Purchase
Gallant by V.E. Schwab