July 2022 Wrap Up


In July I finished 19 books, including 4 physical books, 6 ebooks, and 9 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah ☆☆☆☆☆
Preludes & Nocturnes [The Sandman, Vol. 1] by Neil Gaiman ☆☆☆☆☆
The Doll’s House [The Sandman, Vol. 2] by Neil Gaiman ☆☆☆☆☆
Dream Country [The Sandman, Vol. 3] by Neil Gaiman ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Into the Mist [ARC] by P.C. Cast ☆.5
Love Times Infinity [ARC] by Lane Clarke ☆☆☆☆
Laertes [ARC] by Carly Stevens ☆☆☆☆
Dawnstar by Renee Dugan ☆☆☆☆☆
Paper Girls, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn ☆☆☆☆
Paper Girls, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughn ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The Off Limits Rule by Sarah Adams ☆☆☆☆
A Dance with the Fae Prince [ALC] by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆☆
The Inadequate Heir by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
A Fallen Hero [ALC] by Sara A. Noë ☆☆☆☆
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau [ALC] by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ☆☆☆
Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan ☆☆
Surviving Savannah [ALC] by Patti Callahan ☆☆☆☆
Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker ☆☆☆
House of Bastiion [ALC] by K.L. Kolarich ☆☆☆☆


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: 129/100

Finish The Wheel of Time series: 10/14 – Crossroads of Twilight

12 reads from 12 friends challenge: 7/12 – Live and Let Chai (recommended by @curlyheadedreader on Instagram)

Keep up with ARCs: 8 ARCs & ALCs

Manage my bookshelves: I only read one physical book I owned before the month started, my June BOTM pick, so I don’t feel like I accomplished this goal.

Finish 5 owned series: 2/5 – nope

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

June 2022 Wrap Up


In June I finished 21 books, including 5 physical books, 3 ebooks, and 13 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Book Lovers by Emily Henry ☆☆☆☆☆
The Serpent’s Curse by Lisa Maxwell ☆☆☆☆
Heartstopper: Volume 4 by Alice Oseman ☆☆☆☆☆
Stealing Infinity [ARC] by Alyson Noel ☆☆☆.5
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Titanite’s Royal Secret [ARC] by Sequoia Nevae ☆.5
A Twist of the Blade by S.M. Gaither ☆☆☆☆☆
Darkwind by Renee Dugan ☆☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Winter’s Heart by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆☆
Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn ☆☆☆☆☆
To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn ☆☆.5
When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn ☆☆☆☆
The Traitor’s Ruin by Erin Beaty ☆☆☆☆
The Traitor’s Kingdom by Erin Beaty ☆☆☆☆
Between Ink and Shadows [ALC] by Melissa Wright ☆☆☆.5
I Kissed Shara Wheeler [ALC] by Casey McQuiston ☆☆
The Guncle by Steven Rowley ☆☆☆☆
Her Majesty’s Royal Coven [ALC] by Juno Dawson ☆☆☆
Something Wilder by Christina Lauren ☆☆☆☆
The Lost Dreamer [ALC] by Lizz Huerta ☆☆☆
All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson ☆☆☆☆☆


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: 110/100

Finish The Wheel of Time series: 9/14 – Winter’s Heart

12 reads from 12 friends challenge: 5/12 – The Guncle (recommended by @angelas.book.shelf on Instagram)

Keep up with ARCs: 6 ARCs & ALCs

Manage my bookshelves: I read two books that have been sitting on my shelf for AWHILE, as well as a few newer additions to my collection

Finish 5 owned series: 2/5 – The Last Magician and Heartstopper (both series have one more book coming up, but I’ve caught up with what I own and I’ve decided that counts because it’s my goal and I make the rules)

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

May 2022 Wrap Up


In May I finished 26 books, including 4 physical books, 4 ebooks, and 18 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh ☆☆☆☆
Heartstopper: Volume 3 by Alice Oseman ☆☆☆☆.5
Maus II by Art Spiegelman ☆☆☆☆☆
Book of Night by Holly Black ☆☆.5

EBOOKS

Misrule [ARC] by Heather Walter ☆☆☆.5
This Savage Sea by A.P. Walston ☆☆☆
See You Yesterday [ARC] by Rachel Lynn Solomon ☆☆☆☆.5
The Calm Before the Storm [novella] by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The Host [reread] by Stephenie Meyer ☆☆☆☆
The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams ☆☆☆☆☆
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers ☆☆☆☆
The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆☆
A Haunted Road Atlas [ALC] by Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz ☆☆☆☆☆
The Bridge Kingdom [reread] by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
The Traitor Queen [reread] by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes ☆☆☆☆.5
The Latecomer [ALC] by Jean Hanff Korelitz ☆☆
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez ☆☆☆☆☆
Below Zero [novella] by Ali Hazelwood ☆☆☆.5
Stuck with You [novella] by Ali Hazelwood ☆☆☆☆
Under One Roof [novella] by Ali Hazelwood ☆☆☆☆.5
Air Awakens [reread] by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆
Fire Falling [reread] by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆☆
Earth’s End [reread] by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆☆
Water’s Wrath [reread] by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆☆
Crystal Crowned [reread] by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆☆


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: 90/100

Finish The Wheel of Time series: 8/14 – The Path of Daggers

12 reads from 12 friends challenge: 5/12 – The Inheritance Games (recommended by @modernbookmom on Instagram)

Keep up with ARCs: 4 ARCs & ALCs

Manage my bookshelves: I read a few backlist and new additions to my shelves, but I think I could’ve done a better job focusing on physical books I own (besides my 8 rereads lol)

Finish 5 owned series: 0/5 – Do rereads count?

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

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?

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