Quarterly Check-in


Oh my god I cannot believe that we are in October already. And what a weird start to the year we have all had. Since we have moved into October — my favourite month! — I thought give a little update my reading challenges and overall stats for the third quarter of the year.

Also there are pie charts! Yay for charts!

These stats look at all the books I’ve read so far in 2020, with a little disclaimer that not all the books have been released in 2020.


Reading Challenges


Goal: 100

Read: 99

Around the World in 52 Books:

Goal: 52

Read: 37


Goal: 39

Read: 28

I didn’t make a lot of progress on these challenges. I’m feeling less confident that I can finish all of these challenges this year, it will be close.

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

Star Ratings

Even though this quarter has my lowest number of books read, most of the books that I’ve read are between 4 and 5 stars. 6 books I’ve given 5 stars, 11 have received 4.5 stars and 7 have received 4 stars. The lowest rating I gave this quarter is 3 which still means I enjoyed the book.

My average rating is 4.1 stars.

5 star reads

Here are my 5 star reads from July, August and September!

Genres Read

My romance my of romance know no bounds! 43% of the books I’ve read this quarter was romance. My second most read genre is paranormal, which really is the mix of romance and urban fantasy. I did pick up a few more historical fiction this quarter which I’m pretty happy about since it’s one of my favourite genres.

To break the genres down, I have read 13 romance books, 10 paranormal, 3 historical fiction and 3 fantasy and 1 poetry collection.

Target Audience

Most of the books I’m reading are for an adult audience which make sense since most of the book I did read where romance or paranormal. I would like so read more middle grade and YA next quarter which will work with wanting to read more fantasy.

I read 1 Middle Grade, 5 Young Adult and 24 Adult.


Paperbacks take over as my top format this quarter with 15. Although eBooks are pretty close behind (9 ebook and 5 digital ARC). I’m really happy with this because it mean maybe just maybe I am reading more of my own books.

I would love for this trend to continue next quarter as the number of unread books on my shelve is causes me stress 😂😂😂

Series or Standalone

I’m definitely more of a series reader. I’ve read 23 series books (14 first books and 9 sequels) compared to 7 standalones.

I’m keeping up with my trend of being horrible at finishing series. I started 14 new series but only read 9 sequels. Next quarter I would love the number of sequels I read to be more then the number of first books I read, for the first time! Also since I own a lot of sequels in on my shelves so hopefully it will go hand in hand with my goal to read my own 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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