March 2019 Reading Recap

Reading Recap

MARCH STATS

BOOKS READ
· print – 6
· ebooks – 12
· audiobooks – 15

READING CHALLENGES
· Goodreads 106/350 – Read/listened to 33 books this month.
· Audiobook 29/60 – Listened to 6 books this month.
· Colors 4/18 – Read 3 books this month.
· Genre Bingo 12/24 – Read/listened to 6 books this month.
· Library Love 8/60 – Read 3 books this month.
· Modern Mrs. Darcy 6/10 – Read/listened to 2 books this month.
· Netgalley & Edelweiss 18/50 – Read 8 books this month.
· Popsugar 23/50 – Listened to 4 books this month.
· Read Harder 7/24 – Read 0 books this month.


TOP FIVE MARCH READS

1. A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty

A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty

2. The Stranger Inside by Jennifer Jaynes

The Stranger Inside by Jennifer Jaynes

3. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Camerson

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

4. My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

5. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare
· Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter
· Smash and Grab by Joe Albanese
· Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
· A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty
· And Then You Were Gone by R.J. Jacobs
· The Line Between by Tosca Lee
· The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger
· Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly
· Nothing to Lose by Victoria Selman
· Kill Code by Clive Fleury
· The Temp by Michelle Frances
· My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
· I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán
· The River by Peter Heller
· Mother’s Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon
· My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
· Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak

TOP TEN TUESDAYS
· Characters I’d Switch Places With for a Day
· Standalone Books That Need a Sequel
· My Spring 2019 TBR
· Audiobook TBR

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Mar 2 – Mar 8)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Mar 9 – Mar 15)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Mar 16 – Mar 22)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Mar 23 – Mar 29)


YEARLY GOALS

✓1. Read more print books that I own. – I read 2 books I own this month.
✓2. Read 350 books this year. – I read/listened to 33 books this month.
✓3. Participate in reading challenges. – I read/listened to books for multiple reading challenges this month.
✓4. Finish more book series. – I caught up/finished 5 series this month.
✓5. Post 5 days a week on the blog. – I posted every weekday this month.

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

February 2019 Reading Recap

Reading Recap

FEBRUARY STATS

BOOKS READ
· Print – 7
· Ebooks – 13
· Audiobooks – 15

READING CHALLENGES
· Goodreads 73/350 – Read/listened to 35 books this month.
· Audiobook 23/60 – Listened to 11 books this month.
· Colors 1/18 – Read 1 book this month.
· Genre Bingo 6/24 – Read 1 book this month.
· Library Love 5/60 – Read 4 books this month.
· Modern Mrs. Darcy 4/10 – Read 2 books this month.
· Netgalley & Edelweiss 10/50 – Read 8 books this month.
· Popsugar 19/50 – Read 6 books this month.
· Read Harder 7/24 – Read 3 books this month.


TOP FIVE FEBRUARY READS

1. Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

2. One Dog Night by David Rosenfelt

3. Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

4. The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets

The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets

5. Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak

Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor
· The Swan Keeper by Milana Marsenich
· Murder at the Mill by M.B. Shaw
· A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory
· Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson
· Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle
· Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
· The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
· Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
· Between the Lies by Michelle Adams
· The Hunger by Alma Katsu
· Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker
· Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward
· The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets
· The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry
· The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

TOP TEN TUESDAYS
· Upcoming Releases I’m on the Fence About
· Favorite Couples in Books
· Books I Loved with Fewer Than 2000 Ratings on Goodreads
· Fictional Places in Books I’d Like to Visit

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 26 – Feb 1)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Feb 2 – Feb 8)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Feb 9 – Feb 15)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Feb 16 – Feb 22)

TAGS
· The 80s Movie Book Tag


YEARLY GOALS

✓1. Read more print books that I own. – I read 2 books I own this month.
✓2. Read 350 books this year. – I read/listened to 35 books this month.
✓3. Participate in reading challenges. – I read/listened to books for multiple reading challenges this month.
✗4. Finish more book series. – I finished 0 series this month.
✓5. Post 5 days a week on the blog. – I posted every weekday this month.

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

January 2019 Reading Recap

Reading Recap

January was a very bookish month. I got in a lot of reading time, working toward personal reading goals and reading challenges. I bought more books than planned, plus I borrowed more books from the library. My goal next month is to focus on reading books already on my TBR, especially the ones that I own.

JANUARY STATS

BOOKS READ
· Print – 8
· Ebooks – 12
· Audiobooks – 18

READING CHALLENGES
· Goodreads 38/350 – Read/listened to 38 books this month.
· Audiobook 12/60 – Listened to 12 books this month.
· Colors 0/18 – Read 0 books this month.
· Genre Bingo 5/24 – Read/listened to 5 books this month.
· Library Love 1/60 – Read 1 book this month.
· Modern Mrs. Darcy 2/10 – Read/listened to 4 books this month. One prompt was 3 books by same author.
· Netgalley & Edelweiss 2/50 – Read 2 books this month.
· Popsugar 13/50 – Read 13 books this month.
· Read Harder 4/24 – Read 4 books this month.


TOP FIVE JANUARY READS

1. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

2. Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

3. Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

4. The Suspect by Fiona Barton

The Suspect by Fiona Barton

5. Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge
· Looker by Laura Sims
· Fireside Chat with a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer by Ryan Suvaal
· The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher Greene
· As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney
· Death in Shangri-La by Yigal Zur
· Lie Like a Rug by Donna Huston Murray
· The Suspect by Fiona Barton
· The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
· The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone
· Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly
· The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler
· Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman
· Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

TOP TEN TUESDAYS
· Best Books I Read in 2018
· Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019
· New to Me Authors I Read in 2018
· Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t
· Most Recent Additions to My TBR

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Dec 29 – Jan 4)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 5 – Jan 11)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 12 – Jan 18)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 19 – Jan 25)

READING GOALS
· Reading Goals for 2019


YEARLY GOALS

✗1. Read more print books that I own. – I read 0 print books I own this month.
✓2. Read 350 books this year. – I read/listened to 38 books this month.
✓3. Participate in reading challenges. – I read/listened to books for multiple reading challenges this month.
✗4. Finish more book series. – I finished 0 series this month.
✓5. Post 5 days a week on the blog. – I posted every weekday this month.

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Reading Update: December 2018

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My last monthly update for 2018! I met my monthly reading goals this month, and have been planning my reading goals for next year. I’ll post my yearly reading wrap-up later today, and my reading goals for 2019 will be posted on Wednesday.

December Weekly Wrap-Ups

For a more detailed look at the books I’m reading, check out my weekly wrap-ups every Friday.

Week 1 – Weekly Wrap-Up (December 7)
Week 2 – Weekly Wrap-Up (December 14)
Week 3 – Weekly Wrap-Up (December 21)
Week 4 – Weekly Wrap-Up (December 28)

Monthly Update

The breakdown for my December reading is 6 physical books, 15 ebooks, and 21 audiobooks. Some of my favorite reads in December were My Favorite Half-Night Stand, Last Lullaby, Watching You, and I Let You Go.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina LaurenLast Lullaby by Carol WyerWatching You by Lisa JewellI Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Reading Challenges

My current reading status, as of 12/31/18.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (450/450) Completed in September
A-Z Challenge (26/26) Completed in May
Color Challenge (15/15) Completed in October
Genre Bingo Challenge (24/24) Completed in June
Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (12/12) Completed in July
Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (50/50) Completed in October
Read Harder (24/24) Completed in July
Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge:
Season 5 books (25/25) Completed in June
Season 6 books (25/25) Completed in August
Season 7 books (25/25) Completed in November
A Year in the Life books (13/20) in progress
Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (55/100) in progress
Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (49/100) in progress

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS STATS

Netgalley
Books Approved: 107
Books Reviewed: 100
Feedback Ratio: 93%

Edelweiss
Books Approved: 12
Books Reviewed: 6
Feedback Ratio: 50%

To see more about what I’m reading, find me on Goodreads. Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Reading Update: November 2018

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My goal for the end of the year is to catch up on reading ARCs and library books. This month I was good about not requesting many ARCs. I received four eARCs, and have read one of them. I’ve also slowed down on borrowing books from the library. In fact, I only have one book checked out right now, and I should finish it today. I do have hold requests on another four books, but even that is a lot less than I normally have.

November Weekly Wrap-Ups

For a more detailed look at the books I’m reading, check out my weekly wrap-ups every Friday.

Week 1 – Weekly Wrap-Up (November 2)
Week 2 – Weekly Wrap-Up (November 9)
Week 3 – Weekly Wrap-Up (November 16)
Week 4 – Weekly Wrap-Up (November 23)
Week 5 – Weekly Wrap-Up (November 30)

Monthly Update

The breakdown for my November reading is 5 physical books, 14 ebooks, and 19 audiobooks. My ratings and reviews for all of them can be found on Goodreads. Some of my favorite reads in November were Book Love, All These Beautiful Strangers, Nine Perfect Strangers, and An Anonymous Girl.

Book Love by Debbie TungAll these Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth KlehfothNine Perfect Strangers by Liane MoriartyAn Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Reading Challenges

My current reading status, as of 11/30/18.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (250/250) Completed in June
A-Z Challenge (26/26) Completed in May
Color Challenge (15/15) Completed in October
Genre Bingo Challenge (24/24) Completed in June
Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (12/12) Completed in July
Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (50/50) Completed in October
Read Harder (24/24) Completed in July
Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge:
Season 5 books (25/25) Completed in June
Season 6 books (25/25) Completed in August
Season 7 books (22/25) Completed in November
A Year in the Life books (13/20) in progress
Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (51/100) in progress
Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (47/100) in progress

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS STATS

Netgalley
Books Approved: 103
Books Reviewed: 94
Feedback Ratio: 91%

Edelweiss
Books Approved: 11
Books Reviewed: 5
Feedback Ratio: 45%

Reading Update: October 2018

Books

I’ve completed most of my reading goals this year! Still working on a few challenges, but I should be able to finish them over the next couple of months. I was pretty good about not requesting ARCs this month, but I did end up buying a bunch of books at a local book fair. It’s hard to pass up good deals on books, but I have no idea when I’ll get to read them.

October Weekly Wrap-Ups

For a more detailed look at the books I’m reading, check out my weekly wrap-ups every Friday.

Week 1 – Weekly Wrap-Up (October 5)
Week 2 – Weekly Wrap-Up (October 12)
Week 3 – Weekly Wrap-Up (October 19)
Week 4 – Weekly Wrap-Up (October 26)

Monthly Update

The breakdown for my October reading is 12 physical books, 11 ebooks, and 17 audiobooks. My ratings and reviews for all of them can be found on Goodreads. Some of my favorite reads in October were Sadie, Dreamfall, Our House, and Final Girls.

Sadie by Courtney SummersDreamfall by Amy PlumOur House by Louise CandlishFinal Girls by Riley Sager

Reading Challenges

My current reading status, as of 10/31/18.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (250/250) Completed in June
A-Z Challenge (26/26) Completed in May
Color Challenge (15/15) Completed in October
Genre Bingo Challenge (24/24) Completed in June
Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (12/12) Completed in July
Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (50/50) Completed in October
Read Harder (24/24) Completed in July
Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge:
Season 5 books (25/25) Completed in June
Season 6 books (25/25) Completed in August
Season 7 books (22/25) in progress
A Year in the Life books (13/20) in progress
Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (51/100) in progress
Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (46/100) in progress

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS STATS

Netgalley
Books Approved: 100
Books Reviewed: 89
Feedback Ratio: 89%

Edelweiss
Books Approved: 10
Books Reviewed: 5
Feedback Ratio: 50%

Reading Update: September 2018

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September Weekly Wrap-Ups

For a more detailed look at the books I’m reading, check out my weekly wrap-ups every Friday.

Week 1 – Weekly Wrap-Up (September 7)
Week 2 – Weekly Wrap-Up (September 14)
Week 3 – Weekly Wrap-Up (September 21)
Week 4 – Weekly Wrap-Up (September 28)

Monthly Update

The breakdown for my September reading is 19 physical books, 15 ebooks, and 32 audiobooks. My ratings and reviews for all of them can be found on Goodreads. Some of my favorite reads in September were The Wife, Water for Elephants, Blood of My Blood, and The Last Time I Lied.

The Wife by Alafair BurkeWater for Elephants by Sara GruenBlood of My Blood by Barry LygaThe Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Reading Challenges

My current reading status, as of 9/30/18, is shown in italics.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (250/250) Completed in June
A-Z Challenge (26/26) Completed in May
Color Challenge (14/15) in progress
Genre Bingo Challenge (24/24) Completed in June
Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (12/12) Completed in July
Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (44/50) in progress
Read Harder (24/24) Completed in July
Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge:
Season 5 books (25/25) Completed in June
Season 6 books (25/25) Completed in August
Season 7 books (21/25) in progress
A Year in the Life books (13/20) in progress
Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (49/100) in progress
Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (43/100) in progress

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS STATS

As of this month (September), I have been on Netgalley for one year. I rarely used it when I first signed up, but now I’m on there all the time looking for new books. In my first year using Netgalley, I reviewed 86 books. My goal is to have 100 books reviewed by the end of the year, and it looks like that goal will be met. I signed up for Edelweiss a couple of months ago, and haven’t started using it much. Hopefully, I get the hang of it soon and start reviewing more books from there.

Netgalley
Books Approved: 99
Books Reviewed: 86
Feedback Ratio: 87%

Edelweiss
Books Approved: 7
Books Reviewed: 4
Feedback Ratio: 57%

Reading Update: August 2018

Books and Coffee

I have met most of my reading goals for this year. I read a lot more over the summer than I had planned on reading. I have some new personal reading goals I want to achieve, but, first, I want to finish what I’ve started. So, that means I’m trying to be a little more focused on what I’m reading to check off some of the reading goals I’ve set for myself.

Weekly Wrap-Ups

This month I started doing a weekly update about the books on my radar. For a more detailed look at the books I’m reading, check out my weekly wrap-ups every Friday.

Week 1 – no weekly wrap-up posted
Week 2 – Weekly Wrap-Up (August 10)
Week 3 – Weekly Wrap-Up (August 17)
Week 4 – Weekly Wrap-Up (August 24)
Week 5 – Weekly Wrap-Up (August 31)

Monthly Update

The breakdown for my August reading is 17 physical books, 18 ebooks, and 21 audiobooks. My ratings and reviews for all 56 books can be found on Goodreads. Some of my favorites read in August were Circe, An Unwanted Guest, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Jane Doe.

Circe by Madeline MillerAn Unwanted Guest by Shari LapenaWhere the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensJane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

Reading Challenges

This month, I finished reading the books from season 6 of the Gilmore Girls and read more books for the Color and Popsugar reading challenges. My current reading status, as of 8/31/18, is shown in italics.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (250/250) Completed in June
A-Z Challenge (26/26) Completed in May
Color Challenge (9/15)
Genre Bingo Challenge (24/24) Completed in June
Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (12/12) Completed in July
Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (36/50)
Read Harder (24/24) Completed in July
Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge:
Season 5 books (25/25) – Completed in June
Season 6 books (25/25) – Completed in August
Season 7 books (19/25)
A Year in the Life books (12/20)
Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (49/100)
Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (41/100)

Reading Update: July 2018

Books and Coffee

I’m continuing to make a lot of headway toward my personal reading goals. I’ve also updated my to-read list on Goodreads and rearranged my home library to make it easier to find books I want to read. For personal reading goals, I finished reading books for the Modern Mrs. Darcy and Read Harder reading challenges. I really want to focus on reading books I already own, both physical and ebooks. However, at the same time, I also want to increase my number of books reviewed for Netgalley and authors/publishers. It’s quite the dilemma.

The breakdown for July reading – 19 physical books, 14 ebooks, 14 audiobooks, and 1 graphic novel. Further breaking down the list: 11 were physical books from the library, 14 were audiobooks from OverDrive, 12 were ARCs from Netgalley and authors/publishers, and 11 were owned (8 physical, 3 ebooks). My ratings and reviews for all 48 books listed below can be found on Goodreads.

July Books

physical books
1. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
2. Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
3. Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine
4. Parasite by Mira Grant
5. It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
7. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
8. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
9. House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke
10. The Best American Essays 2001 by Kathleen Norris (Editor)
11. Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins
12. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
13. Home Sweet Murder by James Patterson
14. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
15. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
16. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
17. Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan
18. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
19. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

ebooks
1. Berries and Birthdays by Leena Clover
2. Double Blind by Iris Johansen
3. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
4. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
5. Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine
6. Believe Me by J.P. Delaney
7. Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell
8. Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey
9. Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney
10. Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
11. Molloy by Samuel Beckett
12. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
13. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
14. She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

audiobooks
1. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
2. Eldest by Christopher Paolini
3. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
4. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
5. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
6. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
7. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
8. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
9. I Hunt Killer by Barry Lyga
10. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
11. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
12. The Gunslinger by Stephen King
13. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
14. C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces by C. S. Lewis

graphic novels
1. Echo: The Complete Edition by Terry Moore

Reading Challenges

Status as of 7/31/18 shown in italics. The listed books were read in July.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (250/250) Completed in June

Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (26/50)
True crime – I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
A book set in the decade you were born – Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

A-Z Challenge (26/26) Completed in May

Color Challenge (0/15)

Genre Bingo Challenge (24/24) Completed in June

Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (12/12) Completed in July
A book nominated for an award in 2018 – We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
A book recommended by a librarian or indie bookseller – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Read Harder (24/24) Completed in July
A western – House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke
An Oprah Book Club selection – She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author – Enclave by Ann Aguirre
A book of genre fiction in translation – The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
A book with a cover you hate – Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan
An essay anthology – The Best American Essays 2001 by Kathleen Norris (Editor)
An assigned book you hated (or never finished) – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge
Season 5 books (25/25) – Completed in June
Season 6 books (23/25) – It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton, Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins, Molloy by Samuel Beckett, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Season 7 books (16/25) – The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
A Year in the Life books (12/20)

Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (49/100)

Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (40/100)
Parasite by Mira Grant

Reading Update: June 2018

Books on bookshelf

It seems like I’ve been reading nonstop lately. For personal reading goals, I finished reading the books from season 5 of Gilmore Girls and the genre bingo reading challenge.

The breakdown for June reading – 29 physical books, 12 ebooks, and 10 audiobooks. My ratings and reviews for all 46 books listed below can be found on Goodreads.

June Books

physical books
1. Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
2. The McCullagh Inn in Maine by Jen McLaughlin
3. French Twist by James Patterson
4. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
5. The People vs Alex Cross by James Patterson
6. Seeders by A. J. Colucci
7. Lights Out by James Patterson
8. Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke
9. The Kiss by James Patterson
10. The Lost by James Patterson
11. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
12. Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou
13. The Loch by Steve Alten
14. Home by Nnedi Okorafor
15. The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
16. Sunburn by Laura Lippman
17. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
18. The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor
19. Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
20. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
21. The Hounds of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
22. Social Origins of Democracy and Dictatorship by Barrington Moore, Jr.
23. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
24. The Odyssey by Homer
25. Still Lives by Maria Hummel
26. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
27. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
28. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle
29. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

ebooks
1. Murder Most Fermented by Christine E. Blum
2. Cross Your Heart by Kierney Scott
3. Lies by T. M. Logan
4. Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris
5. The Neighbor by Joseph Souza
6. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
7. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
8. The Revenant Road by Michael Boatman
9. The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer
10. The Hollower by Mary SanGiovanni
11. A Smidge of Crazy by Barbara Venkataraman
12. Cupcakes and Celebrities by Leena Clover

audiobooks
1. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
2. Carrie by Stephen King
3. The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
4. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
5. Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
6. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
7. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
8. I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi
9. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
10. The Husband List by Janet Evanovich

Reading Challenges

Status as of 6/30/18 shown in italics. The listed books were read in June.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (250/250) Completed in June

Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (23/50)
A book with an animal in the title – The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
A book with characters who are twins – The Neighbor by Joseph Souza
A book tied to your ancestry – The Loch by Steve Alten

A-Z Challenge (26/26) Completed in May

Color Challenge (0/15)

Genre Bingo Challenge (24/24) Completed in June
Tragedy – Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Chick-Lit – Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
Epic/High Fantasy – Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Historical Romance – The Husband List by Janet Evanovich
Paranormal Romance – by City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (10/12)
A banned book – Carrie by Stephen King

Read Harder (17/24)
A book about nature – Seeders by A. J. Colucci
A book of colonial or postcolonial literature – The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A book of social science – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge
Season 5 books (25/25) – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer, Social Origins of Democracy and Dictatorship by Barrington Moore, Jr., The Odyssey by Homer, The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Season 6 books (17/25)
Season 7 books (15/25)
A Year in the Life books (12/20)

Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (49/100)
Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (39/100)
Seeders by A. J. Colucci
The Loch by Steve Alten
The Revenant Road by Michael Boatman
The Hollower by Mary SanGiovanni