Monday, October 9, 2017

Q2 + Q3 Reading Recap: April-September 2017

I decided to forgo monthly wrap-ups to do quarterly recaps this year, and I'm still not sure what I prefer. I know I skipped Q2 back in June/July, so I'm basically talking about half a year's reading in this post! I guess that doesn't really help me decide what I like more, haha. What do you guys think? What would you rather read?

books read in Q2 + Q3

Favorite books of Q2 + Q3: Geekerella, Noteworthy, After I Do, The Names They Gave Us, Invictus

I finally have full reviews to share! Trying to get back into the swing of things 💪 I wrote one for Geekerella back in July, one for Genuine Fraud last month, and one for Invictus on Thursday. I also added some ratings and thoughts on Goodreads for three books (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemBig Magic, and Frazzled) if you're interested!

goals update

Books read in Q2 + Q3: 12 + 11
Pages read in Q2 + Q3: 3,816 pages + 3,784 pages
Comics (volumes) read in Q2 + Q3: 3 + 2

Books read in 2017: 27
Pages read in 2017: 9,168 pages
Comics (volumes) read in 2017: 8

#RockMyTBR challenge (15/61)
I'm actually surprised at how many TBR books I've read since the end of March! Especially since I've only read 27 books so far. I added 21 books to my TBR this year (I started off at 211) and now it's at 215! That means I only have an addition of FOUR, which I could totally zero out by the end of this year. Now I'm getting ahead of myself, haha. I probably should've taken the buying/receiving of books into account before being ambitious and telling you all I wanted to lower my TBR pile to 150 😅 I don't know if I want to make any changes to this goal, we'll see how this last quarter goes and I can make adjustments for 2018!

POPSUGAR reading challenge (13/52)
  • A book that's published in 2017: Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  • A book that's been mentioned in another book: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
  • An audiobook: Big Magic: Creative Living Without Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • A book with pictures: Frazzled by Booki Vivat
  • A book about a difficult topic: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • A book with a subtitle: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It's Impossible to be Spirituality Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature by Peter Scazzero
  • A book with an unreliable narrator: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  • A book that's been on your TBR for way too long: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
  • A book set in two different time periods: Invictus by Ryan Graudin (this kinda works, right?!)
  • A book by or about a person who has a disability: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
  • A book you bought on a trip: The Dinner by Herman Koch

Other related links: 2017 Goals •  Q1 Recap

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