#UnreadBookCaseBooks

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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

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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

#2021BookishYearInReview

Today, I bring you my 2021 Bookish Year in Review.  Statistics are from Bookly, StoryGraph, and my own. Books will be in the order that I read them, and reviews will be linked to StoryGraph.

Bookly statistics

Photo id: Left photo is an infographic of the covers of books that I read this year, photo on the right is my Bookly Yearly Reading Report.
From the Bookly Yearly Reading Report, I read:
155 hours 27 minutes
11,368 pages
37 books
I averaged 31 pages a day
I averaged 73 pages per hour
332 pages were the most I read in a day
295 minutes was the most I read in a day

Booklist and reviews:
January:
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/503a5029-a858-4611-ad8c-e6cdb68c528a
Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/908db27e-32f7-4971-af63-8002981599f7
Lore by Alexandra Bracken (Pre-Ordered)-https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/e0bcc785-dfb7-4c5b-b42e-5c1fa2a0642f
D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/f377b445-fe3d-40da-9154-103a07f23b60
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (Own)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/b23bbe5e-d89a-472b-af16-020fe7b30970
The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig (Own)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/97473adb-99c7-4fab-bd90-2342e110925c
The Dark Archive by Genevieve Cogman (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/dbd6ddb5-e4ef-4d67-a9fc-fd5e7551d274
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/ffd682cc-59f1-4339-a9b7-3eeac2dcff64
Check Please Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/a461eb02-b380-443f-a832-47381e776c35
Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/157cbe4a-1129-44fb-8ffd-c93fdf21b896
February:
Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man by Emmanuel Acho (Pre-order)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/ac39fa33-2745-42c1-b061-c64930a014e6
Across The Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/cf365eaf-23c0-4fba-8b67-ea149aee00d0
Everything That Burns by Gita Trelease (Library) https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/a0e709f7-3086-4866-8713-c135d37ccb3e
How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/cc8b3dc4-4fb2-43f6-a8ea-747fb87d7a5c
March:
What Beauty There Is by Corey Anderson (NetGalley)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/a66235a0-c44a-4e12-b932-116c38f1b913
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/d24af109-150b-4ade-aa8f-23f58f51eb47
Persephone’s Orchard by Molly Ringle (Own)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/6586b9f8-ea00-47d0-8597-119443c3390c
April:
A Tale of Witchcraft by Chris Colfer (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/7fa161d9-a1d8-4f78-bf98-0f27d8d95147
May:
Sunkissed by Kasie West (NetGalley)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/9f0d7cb6-966f-4bc0-a026-72ab088cd3fe
Me (Moth) by Amber McBride (NetGalley)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/3348ad7a-9357-4298-8e02-6290feb04a59
June:
The Martian by Andy Weir (Little Free Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/f4bd178c-527c-4d09-86e5-597635739ce6
July:
Willa of Dark Hollow by Robert Beatty (Library)-https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/ed10330a-e391-4445-87ef-9e3d703ebf29
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (Library)
Cherished by Christina Bauer (Own)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/5609a80a-c0e7-4aaa-acd5-9d33287fe620
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/9fa04fa7-3713-4206-8e61-21042bd8021b
Crowned by Christina Bauer (Own)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/73fc5d0b-3213-486d-81ee-0f73f24e39ef
Cradled by Christina Bauer (Own)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/658dbd5e-1297-46a2-a650-2e4c4646f8bb
August:
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/fd66a6bd-b1af-4633-bded-588cd9a0581b
The Ickabog (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/e0ef7f3a-4f37-4523-a5f4-3403eee07ed5
September:
We Are The Ashes, We Are The Fire by Joy McCollough (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/43b99ad7-83d5-4f01-b746-30766b36cba8
October:
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (Purchased)
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco (Pre-ordered)-https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/93cfbff3-6dc2-4e08-ac20-b2f01fc3372c
Fast Pitch by Nic Stone (Library)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/c5190e7d-1f7f-40ef-8de3-aa793074a51a
Prince Neptune by Cody Simpson (Purchased)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/48cd15b3-7c89-4058-8d72-05c5d6f5d6df
Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega (Own)-https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/3785df4d-f02e-4a99-9748-8b6b94b1f65e
Cazadora by Romina Garber (Pre-ordered)-https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/96b5e7f8-88c0-45cf-8e23-12da795fa5cf
November/December:
Stamped From the Beginning The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (Purchased)- https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/f42ff720-f997-4f52-aa25-1303f91def77

StoryGraph Statistics

Stats from StoryGraph from left to right: Moods, Pace, Page Number, Fiction/Non-Fiction, Genres, Format

My Own Stats:
I read:
Three Advance Reader Copies
14 of my own books
20 borrowed books
Bookish acquisitions:
I bought/pre-ordered 19 books
Five books were gifted or acquired with a gift card
20 were borrowed from the library and I saved $420 by borrowing from the library.
Three were from NetGalley
I acquired a total of 47 books
Format breakdown:
I read 19 eBooks
12 Hardcovers
Four Paperbacks
Two Audiobooks

Stayed tuned tomorrow for my July through December Book haul

#FridayReadingUpdate99

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 12/31/2021-1/6/2022 I read:
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi- 141 pages which brought me to the end of the book
Finding Fish: A Memoir by Antwone Quenton Fisher- 122 pages

Total pages read: 263

#eBookUnhaul2

Happy new year everyone!  Yes, I am still working on my end-of-year wrap-ups and getting those organized, I have a lot to catch up on with my end-of-year stats.  However, seeing it is a new year, I thought I would jump on and make a quick post about the eBooks that I am unhauling, some of them I have read and some I won’t be reading because I lost interest in reading them.

Without further ado, here are the eBooks I am unhauling:
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
Starflight by Melissa Landers
Replica by Lauren Oliver
Game Six by Mark Frost
Never Never by Brianna Shrum
The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse- Read it
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston- Read it
Beauty by Robin McKinley- Read it
Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana- Read it
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson- Read it
Wicked by Gregory Maguire- Read it

#2022ReadingGoalsandChallenges

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a wicked long time since I’ve posted and I’m sorry. I haven’t figured out the full-time job/blogging balance yet. I thought I would jump on real quick and post my reading goals and challenges for 2022!

Reading Goals:
I exclusively use StoryGraph now, and you can add me as a friend! I’m going to set my goal at one book. This year I tried it and it worked really well. I really enjoyed not feeling the pressure to read “X” amount of books.

Blogging Goals:
I want to be more consistent with blogging in 2022. I’m hoping to find a balance between working full-time and blogging. I think I need to set some time at least once a week to draft and schedule posts, but not have a blogging schedule.

Challenges:
Diversify Your Reading Challenge
12 Books in 12 Months Recommended by 12 friends- I saw it on Bookstagram and thought it looked fun.
A to Z Challenge from Little Inklings Design
Reading Rainbow Challenge from Little Inklings Design
The StoryGraph January Pages Challenge 2022- read at least one page per day, or listen to one percent of an audiobook and track it.
2022 Genre Bingo on StoryGraph and Tumblr

Please, bear with me. My end-of-year posts will be coming, I have some major updating to do with the stats that I keep for myself. I always love looking back and reflecting.

Happy new year!!

#2021FirstHalfBookHaul

This book haul post encompasses books that I acquired between March and June 2021.

March
Stamped From The Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi- Barnes and Noble
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019 by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain– Barnes and Noble
The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews- Barnes and Noble
The Lord of the Rings Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien– Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

April
A Tale of Witchcraft by Chris Colfer– Library

May
Sunkissed by Kasie West– NetGalley
Me (Moth) by Amber McBride– NetGalley

June
The Martian by Andy Weir– Little Free Library
Cazadora by Romina Garber– Barnes and Noble Nook Pre-Order
Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson- Barnes and Noble Nook

Those are the books that I hauled between March and June, and I haven’t read all of them yet. Stay tuned for a March through July reading wrap-up!

#BookishFriendsHelloAgain

Hello, bookish friends! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. The last time I posted anything was in May. I have returned to working full-time, which doesn’t leave me a lot of personal reading time. I do, sometimes read when I go to bed. I have been reading on the weekends, especially when I’m at the beach. Since May, I’ve read some great books. I’ve missed blogging, a lot but with a full-time job, it hasn’t been easy. I’ve still been involved in the online book community, though. I’ve found some bookish groups on Facebook that I have joined and enjoy being a member of them. I am going to draft and schedule some posts for this week, and I’m hoping to get back into blogging more consistently, even if it’s just once a week with my weekly reading updates and maybe some discussion posts sprinkled in.

I’m also hoping to get back into Bookstagram and posting more consistently there too which might be easier for me to keep up with.