November 2020 Wrap Up

In November I finished 21 books, including 6 physical books, 1 ebook, and 14 audiobooks. I also had one DNF audiobook. I am ready to finish the year strong in December!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Still Life by Louise Penny ☆☆☆
The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2) by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆☆
The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth #2) by N.K. Jemisin ☆☆☆☆☆
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson ☆☆☆☆
At War with Star by R.R. Noall ☆☆☆☆☆
A Deal with the Elf King by Elise Kova ☆☆☆.5

EBOOKS

Layla by Colleen Hoover [ARC] ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam ☆☆☆☆☆
Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons #3) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆
Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) by Marie Lu ☆☆☆.5
Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons #4) by Matt de la Pena ☆☆☆
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore ☆☆☆☆☆
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead ☆☆☆
Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead ☆☆☆
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead ☆☆☆
Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead ☆☆☆
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead ☆☆☆
Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead ☆☆☆
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren ☆☆☆☆
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin ☆☆☆☆
My True Love Gave to Me by Various Authors ☆☆☆.5

DNF

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle ☆


2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 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! Can I get through 20 books in December??

Read diverse authors and genres: I think I read a nice variety in November, including my first poetry book in way too long

Buy fewer books: I don’t think I bought any new books…but I bought a lot of bookish merch on Black Friday lol

Finish more series: I finished DC Icons and Vampire Academy. I made progress on the Broken Earth trilogy and the Amulet graphic novel series.

Reread more: no rereads in November

Read at least two classics: 2/2 (finished last month)

Read one graphic novel each month: The Stonekeeper’s Curse



I am very proud of the progress I’ve made on my reading goals this year, and I am on track to complete all my goals next mont (except maybe buying fewer books, lol). I am already planning my new reading goals for 2021!

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

October 2020 Wrap Up

In October I read 7 physical books, 1 ebook, and 17 audiobooks(!!!!) for a total of 25 books! That is my highest monthly total ever, and I don’t see myself topping it this year. I can’t believe #SpookySeasonReading has come to an end, but I read so many incredible creepy and paranormal books!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Crush (Crave #2) by Tracy Wolff ☆☆☆☆☆
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin ☆☆☆☆☆
Cover Your Tracks [ARC] by Daco S. Auffenorde ☆☆☆1/2
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ☆☆☆
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆☆
The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle ☆☆
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse (The Thorne Chronicles #1) by K. Eason ☆☆☆1/2

AUDIOBOOKS

Dead Voices (Small Spaces #2) by Katherine Arden ☆☆☆☆
Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake ☆☆
The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni ☆☆☆☆
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ☆☆☆
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole ☆☆☆☆
Pet Sematary by Stephen King ☆☆☆☆☆
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆☆
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #6) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆☆
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #7) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆☆
From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse #8) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse #9) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse #10) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆☆
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆
Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) by Charlaine Harris)


2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 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: 159/100! Do you think I could make it to 200 this year??

Read diverse authors and genres: While I focused on spooky thrillers and paranormal fantasy this month, I tried to include some authors with diverse backgrounds

Buy fewer books: It was my birthday month so I treated myself a few times!

Finish more series: I finished the Sookie Stackhouse series that I started last year, finished the Anna Dressed in Blood duology, and I caught up on Small Spaces and Blood and Ash. I started two series that I need to finish.

Reread more: Crescent City

Read at least two classics: 2/2 (Haunting of Hill House)

Read one graphic novel each month: The Dark Knight Rises



Fall break definitely helped me read more this month than in previous months, plus the Sookie Stackhouse audiobooks were ridiculously bingeable! I can’t believe there are only two months left in 2020… it’s been a tough year, but there’s so much more I want to read this year!

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

September 2020 Wrap Up

In September I read a total of 23 books (WHAT?!), including 6 physical books, 2 ebook, 15 audiobooks (!!!). I have significantly increased my audiobook listening lately and cut down on TV time. I listen to audiobooks on my commute to work, during my lunch break, while taking walks, and pretty much any time I’m at home doing things with my hands and can’t sit down and open up an actual book. I got a great start to my #SpookySeasonReading in September, and I can’t wait for even more spooky reads in October!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin ☆☆☆1/2
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager ☆☆☆☆☆
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo ☆☆☆☆☆
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆☆
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James ☆☆☆☆☆
Lumberjanes, Vol. 2 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Shannon Watters ☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Well Played [ARC] by Jen DeLuca ☆☆☆☆
The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark [ARC] by Various Authors ☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab ☆☆☆1/2
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab ☆☆☆☆
The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte ☆☆☆☆
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆1/2
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune ☆☆☆☆1/2
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall ☆☆☆☆
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir ☆☆☆☆☆
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier ☆☆☆☆
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd ☆☆☆
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd ☆☆☆☆
A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd ☆☆☆
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara ☆☆☆
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ☆☆☆☆
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake ☆☆☆1/2
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden ☆☆☆☆


2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 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: 134/100! I’m on track to reach 150!

Read diverse authors and genres: While I focused on spooky thrillers and paranormal fantasy this month, I tried to include some authors with diverse backgrounds

Buy fewer books: I think I only purchased 2-3 books in September

Finish more series: I caught up on An Ember in the Ashes, Serpent & Dove, and Cassidy Blake; read The Madman’s Daughter trilogy; and started a few new series

Reread more: no rereads this month

Read at least two classics: 1/2 (none this month…but I have a few on my list for October)

Read one graphic novel each month: Lumberjanes


I don’t know how I managed to read so much in September, but I am so proud of the progress I made after a couple of slumpy months. I have a two-week fall break in October, so I’m hoping to get through even more books in October!

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

August 2020 Wrap Up

In August I read a total of 13 books, including 5 physical books, 1 ebook, 5 audiobooks, and 2 education books I started MONTHS ago and finally finished since school started again! August had a really rough beginning for me with a lot of sadness and uncertainty that put me into a reading slump, but in the past couple weeks I have started to improve my mental health and get back into my reading habit.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ☆☆☆☆1/2
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson ☆☆☆
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett ☆☆☆☆
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆

The Growth Mindset Coach by Annie Brock & Heather Hundley
The Writing Revolution by Judith C. Hochman & Natalie Wexler

EBOOKS

The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night ☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir ☆☆☆☆☆
He Started It by Samantha Downing ☆☆☆☆☆
This Is My America [ALC] by Kim Johnson ☆☆☆☆☆
Athena’s Choice by Adam Boostrom ☆☆☆☆
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars [ALC] by Christopher Paolini ☆☆☆☆


2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 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: 111/100! I met my increased goal for the year!

Read diverse authors and genres: Mexican Gothic, The Vanishing Half, A Torch Against the Night, This Is My America

Buy fewer books: I’ve pretty much given up on this goal. I needed some retail therapy to get ready for spooky season!

Finish more series: I finished my Twilight reread and made progress on the ember series

Reread more: Breaking Dawn

Read at least two classics: 1/2 (none this month…but I’m planning to read one in September/October!)

Read one graphic novel each month: Lumberjanes


I’m excited that I finally passed 100 books for the year after increasing my goal from 75! I am choosing not to increase my goal again, and instead just enjoy reading as much as I can for the rest of the year without worrying about numbers.

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

July 2020 Wrap Up

In July I read a total of 12 books, including 7 physical books and 5 audiobooks. The month started off strong and I had a ton of books I hoped to get through before my summer break ended, but exactly halfway through July I experienced a very unexpected life change and I could no longer focus on reading. Here’s hoping that August turns out better.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Beach Read by Emily Henry ☆☆☆☆☆
Twilight (Twilight #1) by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆☆
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix ☆☆
New Moon (Twilight #2) by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆
Eclipse (Twilight #3) by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North & Erica Henderson ☆☆☆☆.5

AUDIOBOOKS

Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West ☆☆☆
Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters #2) by Talia Hibbert ☆☆☆☆
The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2) by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir ☆☆☆☆☆


2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 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: 98/100

Explore more genres: horror & literary fiction

Buy fewer books: I think I only bought one new series set

Finish more series: I finally finished Throne of Glass!!! And I almost made it through the whole Twilight series.

Reread more: Twilight series & An Ember in the Ashes (I haven’t read the rest of the series yet)

Read at least two classics: 1/2 (none this month)

Read one graphic novel each month: Squirrel Girl


I really thought I would surpass my goal of reading 100 books in July, but it just didn’t happen for me. I read a ton of books in the first half of the month, but there were quite a few other books I expected to get through in July, and now I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by my TBR and ARCs. However, I am doing the best I can right now, and that’s all that I can do.

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

June 2020 Wrap Up

I finished 16 books in June! Though I technically had more time to read than I did last month when I finished 23 books, I hit a bit of a slump about halfway through the month and needed to slow down my pace and spend more time doing other things. Which is fine! I still got lots of great reading done in June, including 5 physical books, 2 ebooks, 9 audiobooks, and my first DNF of the year.

PHYSICAL BOOKS

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ☆☆☆☆☆
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager ☆☆☆☆1/2
Dear Martin by Nic Stone ☆☆☆☆☆
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

The Year of the Witching [ARC] by Alexis Henderson ☆☆☆☆
Stranger in the Lake [ARC] by Kimberly Belle ☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo ☆☆☆☆☆
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo ☆☆☆☆☆
The Boyfriend Project [ALC] by Farrah Rochon ☆☆☆☆1/2
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates ☆☆☆☆☆
Queen’s Peril (Star Wars) by E.K. Johnston ☆☆☆☆
Devolution [ALC] by Max Brooks ☆☆☆
Rebel Rising (Star Wars) by Beth Revis ☆☆☆
Becoming by Michelle Obama ☆☆☆☆☆
The Proposal (The Wedding Date #2) by Jasmine Guillory ☆☆☆1/2

DNF

The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry


2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 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: 86/100 (I’m 37 books ahead of schedule even with my increased goal)

Explore more genres: I read memoirs, nonfiction, and contemporary YA outside of my comfort zone in my efforts to read more BIPOC authors and educate myself about anti-racism

Buy fewer books: I bought several books in June to support Black authors and add diversity to my bookshelves

Finish more series: I made progress on the Throne of Glass series but I didn’t make it all the way through Kingdom of Ash. I read lots of stand-alones this month.

Reread more: no rereads this month

Read at least two classics: 1/2 (none this month)

Read one graphic novel each month: Nimona


While my June total didn’t top my May total like I expected, I’m still really proud of all the reading I accomplished. I read much more diversely than I have in previous months. With the combination of the pandemic and summer break, started the month spending ALL of my time reading, but I got a bit burned out on books a few weeks ago. I’ve still been reading every day, just not as much. I reminded myself that reading is not a competition, it is for fun, and it is okay if I do not spend every possible second of every day with my nose in a book. Still, I’m hoping to kick this slump in July because I have quite a few books I’d like to get through!

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

May 2020 Wrap Up

I read a whopping TWENTY-THREE BOOKS in May! That is 10 more books than I read last month (which was previously my highest monthly total this year)! The biggest difference is that I finally figured out how to fit audiobooks back into my stay-at-home life. In May, I finished 7 physical books, 8 ebooks, and 8 audiobooks.

PHYSICAL BOOKS

Crave (Crave #1) by Tracy Wolff ☆☆☆☆1/2
The Hairbrush and the Shoe by Jeanne D. Stanton ☆☆☆☆
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
The Historical Chronicles of Elinor Sturgeon and the Last Human Colony by R.T. Kilgore
The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh ☆☆☆☆☆
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes ☆☆☆☆1/2
Dark Shores (Dark Shores #1) by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Dark Skies [ARC] (Dark Shores #2) by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ☆☆☆☆☆
Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ☆☆☆☆☆
Saga, Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ☆☆☆☆☆
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie ☆☆☆☆☆
Live Like Legends [ARC] by Kate Cornell ☆☆☆
Where There Be Humans [ARC] by Rebekah L. Purdy ☆☆1/2

AUDIOBOOKS

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2) by Rick Riordan ☆☆☆☆
The Friend Zone (The Friend Zone #1) by Abby Jimenez ☆☆☆☆☆
The Happy Ever After Playlist [ALC] (The Friend Zone #2) by Abby Jimenez ☆☆☆☆☆
The Kingdom of Liars [ALC] (The Legacy of the Mercenary King #1) by Nick Martell ☆☆
Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ☆☆☆☆☆
The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase #3) by Rick Riordan ☆☆☆☆
All Adults Here [ALC] by Emma Straub ☆☆☆
Ahsoka (Star Wars) by E.K. Johnston ☆☆☆☆


2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 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 75 books: 70/75 …I think it’s time to officially increase my goal to 100

Explore more genres: paranormal nonfiction (The Hairbrush and the Shoe), historical fiction (The Giver of Stars); I took a break from thrillers, but I read a TON of fantasy to make up for it

Buy fewer books: I bought more books than I care to admit in May…staying at home is hard without new books! (even if I already had plenty of books to read)

Finish more series: I finished the Magnus Chase series, and I caught up on Saga, Dark Shores, and the Aurora Cycle

Reread more: no rereads this month

Read at least two classics: 1/2 …I finally read one! And Then There Were None

Read one graphic novel each month: Saga Vols. 7-9, Understanding Comics


I am very excited that I finished so many books in May, and now that I am officially on summer break, I anticipated even more reading time in June. However, looking over the books I finished, I notice an overwhelming lack of diverse authors. When the book I read that featured the most diverse cast of characters was written by a straight, white man, I know I can do better. Going forward, I will be making a conscious effort to read more POC authors, particularly Black authors. I will be foregoing my book buying ban again in June so I can add more diverse reads to my shelf, but I know it’s worth it to support diverse voices.

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

April 2020 Wrap Up

April, another neverending month, is finally over! In April I read a total of 13 books, including 6 physical books, 5 ebooks, and 2 audiobooks.

PHYSICAL BOOKS

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
The Guest List by Lucy Foley ☆☆☆1/2
The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda ☆☆
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen ☆☆☆☆
The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples ☆☆☆☆
Saga, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples ☆☆☆☆
Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples ☆☆☆☆☆
Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples ☆☆☆☆☆
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson ☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven ☆☆☆☆
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase #1) by Rick Riordan ☆☆☆☆


2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 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 75 books: 47/75 (23 books ahead of schedule!)

Explore more genres: I’ve been focusing on comfort reads this month, but I’m getting frustrated with thriller/mystery books so I’m planning to take a break from those in May.

Buy fewer books: I bought Aurora Rising and preordered Aurora Burning but I think those were my only purchases in April.

Finish more series: I finished The Folk of the Air series! And I made great progress on a few others.

Reread more: The Sword of Summer

Read at least two classics: Not yet, but I’m planning to read one next month!

Read one graphic novel each month: Saga, Vols. 3-6


Overall, I’m proud of the progress I made in April. This is the highest number of books I’ve read in one month so far in 2020 (probably because I read so much Saga, but still). I have a few more weeks of distance teaching to go, and then I am out for summer! I’m hoping the life can slowly start going back to normal, but it’s hard to say right now. One thing I know is that I will definitely have even more time to spend reading during summer break.

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

March 2020 Wrap Up

March is finally over! This was a tough month for everyone as life completely changed with COVID-19 and social distancing/quarantine/shelter in place, but I still managed to read 12 books with all that going on.

PHYSICAL BOOKS

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆☆
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson ☆☆☆☆☆
The Shadows by Alex North [ARC] ☆☆☆☆
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver ☆☆☆.5

EBOOKS

Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples ☆☆☆☆.5

AUDIOBOOKS

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker ☆☆☆☆☆
Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray ☆☆☆☆
Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston ☆☆☆
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski ☆☆☆☆
Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker ☆☆☆
Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams ☆☆☆


2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 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 75 books: 34/75 (16 books ahead of schedule!)

Explore more genres: I had a decent mix of genres this month, but it was all my favorites. Lydia Bird was the only book that was different for me. Nothing wrong with comfort reads at a time like this!

Buy fewer books: I got my preorder of Crescent City and I ordered a few books at the end of March to prepare for another month of isolation. Whoops.

Finish more series: Nope. Started more series.

Reread more: No rereads this month. Lots of new releases.

Read at least two classics: Not yet

Read one graphic novel each month: Saga, Vol. 2


I didn’t make amazing progress on my goals in March, but I did read a lot. I only read one more book in March than I did in January in February, BUT Crescent City was 800 pages, so I think that should count for more. In April, I’m predicting more physical books as I finally adjust my schedule to shelter-in-place life, but fewer audiobooks because I normally listen to those in the car during my commute to work. Maybe I’ll finally read one of those classics!

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

February 2020 Wrap Up

We made it through another month! Here’s all the books I read in February.

PHYSICAL BOOKS

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover ☆☆☆☆☆
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup ☆☆☆☆
Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg ☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams ☆☆☆☆
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing ☆☆☆☆
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne ☆☆1/2
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord ☆☆☆☆☆
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren ☆☆☆☆
The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski ☆☆☆☆


2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 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 75 books: 22/75 (10 books ahead of schedule!)

Explore more genres: I read my first physical contemporary romance book, first Nordic noir, first ebook in awhile, lots of new authors

Buy fewer books: I broke my book buying ban this month. I got my first BOTM add-on since October, bought two books for myself, and bought one Kindle book. But I avoided the Book Outlet sale!

Finish more series: I finished The Winner’s Trilogy!

Reread more: I reread ACOMAF

Read at least two classics: Not yet

Read one graphic novel each month: Saga


I read more than I realized this month because I got through so many audiobooks. I didn’t read as many physical books as I usually do, but two of them were 500+ pages. I actually read the same number of books in February as I did in January, so I am on track to exceed my reading goal for 2020!

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