Quarterly Check-in

Hello,

My reading has continued the trend of being slow. Work is still to blame so I have yet to establish any kinds of work like balance buuuuut I am hopeful that I get back into the groove of reading coming into the final quarter of the year! (Spoiler alert, if my current reading pattern is anything to go by this could be looking up!)

I love these post so I thought I get back into the swing of blogging with sharing my reading starts for the second quarter of 2021. That’s right I am bringing the pie charts back! Yay for charts!

These stats look at all the books I’ve read in July, August and September. While I read them in 2021 not all the books have been released in 2021.

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Reading Challenges

Goodreads

Goal: 100

Read: 65

Around the World in 52 Books:

Goal: 52

Read: 25

Romanceopoly

Goal: 39

Read: 9

Yeah at this point I have pretty much abandoned all reading challenges. I cannot stick to any kind of structured TBR, even if they are fill with all books I am dying to read — Honestly I wish I could make it make sense buuuut this is the way my brain works. I am trying to mood read my way out of the slump!

The only challenge that I have been making progress of is my finishing my series challenge. I have just been waiting to stay in the same worlds and finish off the end of the story.

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

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Star Ratings

I had a few more lower rated books this quarter than normal. But still I enjoyed everything I did read even if I was not my favourite. I gave 6 books a 5 stars rating, 7 received 4.5 stars rating and 5 have received 3.5 stars.

The lowest rating I gave this quarter is 3 starts which went to Take Me Home Tonight by Erika Kelly and Storm by Carian Cole. These were a fun reads but I can’t remember must of the details of these stories.

My average rating is 4.3 stars.

5 star reads

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

Genres Read

Is anyone surprised that Romance and Paranormal are back to being my top genres — yeah I didn’t think so 😂 😂 😂. I have been mostly mood reading and right now I just want to read romances either with or without supernatural creatures.

To break the genres down, I have read 9 romance books, 4 fantasy, 5 paranormal and 1 historical fiction.

Target Audience

Since I am reading mostly romance, I’m not surprised to see that most of the books that are targeted for an adult audience. I am still hoping to get to some more middle grade stories for the next quarter. I am planning on taking part in the last Believeathon, which is a readathon that focuses on children’s literature, so we should be seeing a change to this.

I read 1 Young Adult and 19 Adult.

Formate

Digital and Physical books are tied this quarter, which was a big surprise!

I would love to get to more of my ARC since I feel bad for getting behind — it is causing me much anxiety. I am still thinking of doing a TBR jar type thing for my ARCs but I will wait until I’m back on the reading bandwagon.

I read a total of 10 physical books (9 paperbacks and 1 paper ARC) and 10 digital books (7 eBooks and 3 eARCs).

Series or Standalone

I will always be a series reader. I just loved getting lost into a world. I’ve read 13 series books (3 first books and 10 sequels) compared to 7 standalones.

I am super thrilled! Another quarter where I have read more sequels and first books which means I might finally be finishing series rather than starting more. Fingers and toes crossed that this continues into the next quarter since it goes with my goal to a) finish more series and b) read my own damn books.

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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!

Dearna

3 thoughts on “Quarterly Check-in

  1. Wow, this is very detailed! I hope you’re able to meet your goal for the end of the year, I’m currently attempting to mood read my own way out a slump, best of luck!
    Nalini Singh is such a great author but what I’m really curious about is ‘The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl’.. I’ll be checking that out!
    Great post, happy reading, and thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have my fingers and toes crossed that I can! Best of luck with shaking off your reading slump. Slumps are no fun at all.

      That series, The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club is so good! I highly recommend. It’s really my go to for the spooky season!

      You’re welcome! Thank you so much for commenting and I hope you are reading some new favourites

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  2. You’re very welcome! I’m sure you’ll do it, you’re already so close!

    And I will definitely be trying to get my hands on it then, maybe it will be the breath of fresh bookish air I need to snap me out of this funk.. Although, I did just start Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie and it’s been an entertaining read so far.

    Hope you’re enjoying your latest! Have a beautiful week!🌷😊

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