Quarterly Check-in


Today I thought I give a little update my reading challenges and overall stats for the first quarter of the year. Can you believe it is April already!!

Since we are already through the first quarter of the year, I thought I’d share with you my reading stats so far. Since my A Year in Review posts are one of my favourite posts to do I thought I would do it on a somewhat regular basis.

Also there are pie charts! Yay for charts!

These stats look at all the books I’ve read so far in 2019, with a little disclaimer that not all the books have been released in 2019.


Reading Challenges



Goal: 52

Read: 37

Around the World in 52 Books:

Goal: 52

Read: 19

A to Z challenge

Goal: 26

Read: 17

To see the listed a prompts and which one’s I’ve crossed off head to my Reading Challenges page.



Star Ratings


Star Rating


I am having a pretty awesome start to the year with most of the books I’ve read being 4 or 4.5 stars — 16 of my read books I’ve given 4 stars and 5 have received 4.5 stars. And so far my lowest rating as been 2.5 stars which went to Come Away With Me by Kristen Proby.

My average rating is 4 stars.

5 star reads

Here are my 5 star years from January, February and March!




Genres Read



The start of this year really has been all about the Romance books which is not a surprise. I really have been enjoying these book and they helped to get me out of my reading slump.

To break the genres down, I have read 20 romance books, 11 fantasy, 4 historical fiction and 1 literary book.

Target Audience



Since most of the romance book I’ve been reading are New Adult or Adult fiction it’s no real surprise that I’m reading mostly adult fiction. I will say, I do want to keep reading some more of the Middle Grade titles I have on my shelves as they are fun to read and I find they have some of the most amazingly whimsical worlds.




Now this shocked me. I have no idea that I’ve been reading mostly eBooks — with 19 of the books I’ve read being eBook and the 4 ARCs I’ve read have been in a digital format. A lot of the romance titles I have read I have borrowed from my local library through the Overdrive app.

For the next quarter I would like to prioritise reading more of the books I have on my shelves.

Series or Standalone


I am so happy to see that most of the books I’ve read have been sequels — 22 — because last year I only read 9 sequels but also started 15 new series. The ratio between those two was starting to stress me out as I have this habit of starting series but never finishing them. So yay for actually getting around to finishing them!

Also for the record, I read 10 first books in a series and 4 standalone books.



That’s all for me. Comment down below and let me know how you’re reading challenges are going so far and what books have been your favourite so far

Until next time, happy reading!


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