April 2022 Wrap Up


In April I finished 20 books, including 4 physical books, 4 ebooks, and 12 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James ☆☆☆☆
I Hope This Finds You Well by Kate Baer ☆☆☆☆☆
Batman: A Death in the Family by Jim Starlin ☆☆☆.5
Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore ☆☆☆☆.5

EBOOKS

Fly with the Arrow by Sarah K.L. Wilson ☆☆☆
The Saltwater Heir by Cassidy Clarke ☆☆☆☆☆
The Phoenix Priest by Classidy Clarke ☆☆☆☆☆
The Murder of Mr. Wickham [ARC] by Claudia Gray ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers ☆☆☆☆☆
How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge by K. Eason ☆☆
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn ☆☆☆☆
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn ☆☆☆☆.5
An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn ☆☆☆☆
A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆.5
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells ☆☆☆☆
Wolfsong by T.J. Klune ☆☆☆.5
Curse of the Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke ☆☆☆☆
First Love, Take Two by Sajni Patel ☆☆☆☆☆
A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair ☆☆☆☆
The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty ☆☆☆☆


2022 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2022 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 63/100

Finish The Wheel of Time series: 7/14 – A Crown of Swords

12 reads from 12 friends challenge: 4/12 – Wolfsong (recommended by @jmariereads on Instagram)

Keep up with ARCs: 3 ARCs (2 were backlist so I listened to the published audiobooks instead)

Manage my bookshelves: I read a few backlist and new additions to my shelves

Finish 5 owned series: 0/5 – 4 months and I just keep starting new series!

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in April?

March 2022 Wrap Up


In March I finished 12 books, including 5 physical books, 1 ebook, and 6 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz ☆☆☆
The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman ☆
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter ☆☆☆.5
The Lightning Tree [ARC] by Lene Fogelberg ☆☆☆☆
The Temps [ARC] by Andrew DeYoung ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

The Song of the Marked by S.M. Gaither ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson ☆☆☆☆☆
Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆☆☆
Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur ☆☆☆☆
The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale ☆☆.5
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell ☆☆☆☆
All My Rage [ALC] by Sabaa Tahir ☆☆☆☆☆


2022 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2022 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 43/100

Finish The Wheel of Time series: 6/14 – Lord of Chaos

12 reads from 12 friends challenge: 3/12 – The Song of the Marked (recommended by @goodeyreads)

Keep up with ARCs: 2 ARCs, 1 libro.fm ALC

Manage my bookshelves: I read a few backlist and new additions to my shelves

Finish 5 owned series: 0/5 – It is time to get to work on this goal!

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in March?

February 2022 Wrap Up


In February I finished 14 books, including 4 physical books, 2 ebooks, and 8 audiobooks. That’s lower than my usual monthly total, but I read several massive books this month, so I’m sure in terms of pages read its about the same!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Court by Tracy Wolff ☆☆☆
House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
Medusa by Jessie Burton ☆☆☆☆☆
Maus by Art Spiegelman ☆☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover ☆☆☆☆
The Atlas Six [ARC] by Olivie Blake ☆☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆☆☆
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson ☆☆☆☆
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson ☆☆☆☆
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren ☆☆☆☆
First Comes Like [ALC] by Alisha Rai ☆☆☆
The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun ☆☆☆☆
The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel ☆☆☆☆
Lost Stars [reread] by Claudia Gray ☆☆☆☆☆


2022 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2022 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 31/100

Finish The Wheel of Time series: 5/14 – The Fires of Heaven

12 reads from 12 friends challenge: 2/12 – The Kiss of Deception (recommended by @thebookscript)

Keep up with ARCs: 1 NetGalley, 1 libro.fm ALC

Manage my bookshelves: I unhauled more books through Pango and focused on reading what I own or have access to (library, KU, etc.). I only added two new books to my shelves from ongoing series by autobuy authors.

Finish 5 owned series: 0/5 – I made some progress on some series this month, but I really need to focus on ones I can finish!

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in February?

January 2022 Wrap Up


Cheers to the new year! In January I finished 17 books, including 7 physical books, 4 ebooks, and 6 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe ☆☆☆☆
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan ☆☆☆☆☆
Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman ☆☆☆☆☆
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis ☆☆
They Never Learn by Layne Fargo ☆☆☆☆.5
The Circle by Stephen J. Galgon ☆☆☆
Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gormon ☆☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

When You Get the Chance [ARC] by Emma Lord ☆☆☆☆☆
The Monarchs [ARC] by Kass Morgan & Danielle Page ☆☆☆
Weather Girl [ARC] by Rachel Lynn Solomon ☆☆☆☆
Katmere Academy: An Insider’s Guide by Tracy Wolff ☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆☆☆
House of Earth and Blood [reread] by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers ☆☆☆☆☆
Memento [novella] by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ☆☆☆☆.5
The Anthropocene Reviewed [ALC] by John Green ☆☆☆☆☆
The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams ☆☆☆☆☆


2022 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2022 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 17/100

Finish The Wheel of Time series: 4/14 – The Shadow Rising

12 reads from 12 friends challenge: 1/12 – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (recommended by @littlelightreading)

Keep up with ARCs: 3 NetGalleys, 1 libro.fm ALC, 2 gifted review copies

Manage my bookshelves: I unhauled a few books through Pango, focused on reading what I own or have access to (library, KU, etc.), and I think I only ordered one new book (from a book box)!

Finish 5 owned series: 0/5 – this month I focused on reading ARCs and new releases

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in January?

2022 Reading Goals

I know that goal setting is not for everyone, but I find it incredibly motivating to reflect on my habits and set goals based on what I hope to accomplish. However, my goals for 2022 are going to look different from my goals for previous years because I am ditching genre-based goals. In 2022 I need to simplify my goals so I can better prioritize what I want to read and allow flexibility for my inner mood reader.

Read 100 Books

The past two years I have read over 200 books after setting initial goals of 75 and 100 books respectively. I fully expect I can read 200 books again, but I don’t need that kind of pressure, so once again I will set my goal at 100 books on Goodreads and The Storygraph and increase it along the way if I want.

Read Diversely

It is so important to read own voices & books by authors with different backgrounds. I started making a conscious effort to do so mid-2020, and it has led to richer and more impactful reading experiences, so I will continue this goal in 2022.

Finish The Wheel of Time Series

Wheel of Time is a massive fantasy series with 14 books. I’ve already read the first 3, so I just have 11 to go! I can meet this goal if I keep reading one WoT book per month.

Complete the 12 Challenge

On Instagram, I’ve collected a list of 12 reads recommended by 12 friends to read throughout the year. While a lot of my bookstagram friends have similar reading tastes to me, there are a few books on my list that are not genres I’m used to reading. This challenge and my IRL book club are the main ways I’ll be reading outside my comfort zone this year.

Keep Up With ARCs & Netgalley

I have quite a few backlist eARCs hiding on my Kindle, so I want to clear up that list. I also want to make sure I don’t go crazy with requests and only request books I’m truly interested in reading so I can get ARCs read and reviewed on time… or at least post reviews during the publication month.

Manage My Bookshelves

My bookshelves at home are currently overflowing capacity, and it’s driving me crazy! There are several steps I will take to get my shelves under control: Only buy auto-buy authors & loved books. Read my shelves. Take advantage of the library & Kindle Unlimited. Unhaul frequently by listing on PangoBooks.

Finish 5 Owned Series

I recently tallied the number of series I own that are unfinished or not even started. I have at least 15 series on my bookshelves that I need to finish reading! I want to read at least 5 of those series, but hopefully I’ll read more! This should also help with my previous goal or managing my bookshelves.


That’s it! What are your reading goals for 2022? Let me know in the comments!

December 2021 Wrap Up


HERE WE ARE, LAST WRAP UP FOR 2021! I finished the year by reading 24 books in December, including 11 physical books, 5 ebooks, and 8 audiobooks. Go big or go home!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab ☆☆☆☆☆
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens ☆☆☆☆☆
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff ☆☆☆☆.5
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff ☆☆☆☆☆
Prince of Elves by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆
Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆☆
Firelight by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆
Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆
Break Your Own Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace ☆☆☆
Shine Your Icy Crown by Amanda Lovelace ☆☆☆
Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural [gifted] by Marc Hartzman ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert ☆☆☆☆☆
A History of Wild Places [ARC] by Shea Ernshaw ☆☆☆
Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday ☆☆☆☆.5
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆☆
Revenge Body [ARC] by Rachel Wiley ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Well Matched by Jen DeLuca ☆☆☆☆.5
Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong ☆☆☆☆
Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood ☆☆☆
The Hollow Heart by Marie Rutkoski ☆☆☆☆
Born a Crime: Tales of a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah ☆☆☆☆
The Marriage Game by Sara Desai ☆☆☆☆
The Singles Table by Sara Desai ☆☆☆☆
Evershore by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson ☆☆☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 222/100!

Finish 5 series in progress: 5/5 – I finished the Amulet series (at least all the graphic novels that are currently published) and The Illuminae Files

Read 12 graphic novels: 14/12 – Prince of Elves, Escape from Lucien, Firelight, and Supernova

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 12/12 – Break Your Own Glass Slippers, Shine Your Icy Crown, and Revenge Body

Read 6 nonfiction books: 6/6 – Born a Crime and Chasing Ghosts

Read 3 classics: 6/3 – A Christmas Carol

Reread 10 books/series: 10/10

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 12/12 – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

I’m excited to report that I met all of my reading goals for 2021! It was a close one, though, and I was still squeezing in books on December 31. Stay tuned for my 2022 Reading Goals!

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in December?

November 2021 Wrap Up


In November I finished 18 books, including 4 physical books, 2 ebooks, and 12 audiobooks. Remember how I slacked on audiobooks in October? Not so this month!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier ☆☆☆☆☆
Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite edited by Zoraida Cordova & Natalie C. Parker ☆☆
The Damned by Renee Ahdieh ☆☆☆
The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆

EBOOKS

The Seventh Queen [ARC] by Greta Kelly ☆☆☆☆☆
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness ☆☆☆
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆.5
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆☆
ReDawn [novella] by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson ☆☆☆☆☆
Sunreach [novella] by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson ☆☆☆☆☆
Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆☆
Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ☆☆☆☆☆
Illuminae [reread] by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ☆☆☆☆☆
The Inadequate Heir by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn ☆☆☆
Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb ☆☆☆
Mindhunder: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas & Mark Olshaker ☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 198/100… I officially increased by Goodreads goal to 200

Finish 5 series in progress: 3/5 – I finished The Aurora Cycle, and I made progress on The Beautiful, Amulet, and The Bridge Kingdom (I’m only tracking series I started pre-2021 for this goal)

Read 12 graphic novels: 10/12 – The Last Council

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 9/12 -none this month… need to read lots of poetry in December!

Read 6 nonfiction books: 4/6 – Mindhunter, and I have one more in progress

Read 3 classics: 5/3

Reread 10 books/series: 10/10 – Illuminae

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 11/12 – The Damned

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in November?

October 2021 Wrap Up


In October I finished 10 books, including 6 physical books and 4 audiobooks. I usually make it through way more audiobooks, but I was more in the mood for podcasts this month!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling ☆☆☆☆.5
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco ☆☆☆☆.5
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆☆
The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez ☆
The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆
Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ☆☆☆
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding ☆☆☆.5
The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Page ☆☆☆
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness ☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 180/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 2/5 – I did not finish any series, but I made some progress on some

Read 12 graphic novels: 9/12 – The Cloud Searchers

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 9/12 -none this month

Read 6 nonfiction books: 3/6 – I started one but didn’t finish it this month

Read 3 classics: 4/3

Reread 10 books/series: 9/10 – none this month

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 10/12 – The Ravens

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in October?

September 2021 Wrap Up


In September I finished 18 books, including 6 physical books and 12 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus ☆☆☆.5
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood ☆☆☆☆☆
Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson ☆☆☆☆
Dune by Frank Herbert ☆☆☆☆☆
Fable by Adrienne Young ☆☆☆
I Wish I Had a Wookiee by Ian Doescher [ARC] ☆☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Deathless Divide by Justine Ireland ☆☆☆☆
The Babysitter: My Summer with a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman ☆☆☆
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer ☆☆☆
The Bookbinder’s Daughter [ALC] by Jessica Thorne ☆☆☆
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey ☆☆☆☆
Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune ☆☆☆☆☆
Namesake by Adrienne Young ☆☆☆
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆
Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆.5
Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆.5
The Broken Ones by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆
Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab ☆☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 170/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 2/5 – I did not finish any series I started before 2021, but I made some progress on some

Read 12 graphic novels: 8/12 – none this month

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 9/12 -I Wish I Had a Wookiee

Read 6 nonfiction books: 3/6 – The Babysitter

Read 3 classics: 4/3

Reread 10 books/series: 9/10 – none this month

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 9/12 – Dune

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in September?

August 2021 Wrap Up

In August I finished 18 books, including 6 physical books, 2 ebooks, and 10 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin ☆☆☆☆
Smile by Raina Telgemeier ☆☆☆☆
The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell ☆☆☆
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman ☆☆☆
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman ☆☆☆.5
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds ☆☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Ghost Girl [ARC] by Ally Malinenko ☆☆☆
Payback’s a Witch [ARC] by Lana Harper ☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn ☆☆☆☆
The Last Magician [reread] by Lisa Maxwell ☆☆☆☆☆
Flash Fire by T.J. Klune ☆☆☆☆☆
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard ☆☆
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland ☆☆☆☆☆
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang ☆☆☆☆☆
Thrawn: Treason ☆☆☆☆
My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows ☆☆☆☆☆
Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko ☆☆☆☆
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix ☆☆.5


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 152/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 2/5 – Red Queen

Read 12 graphic novels: 8/12 – Smile

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 8/12 -Long Way Down

Read 6 nonfiction books: 2/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 3/3 – Even though I read 3 classics this year, I still need to read one that’s pre-20th century

Reread 10 books/series: 9/10 – The Last Magician

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 8/12 – Dread Nation

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in August?

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