Quarterly Check-in

Hello,

My reading has picked up this quarter – I would say this is largely due to fact that I have started a new job which means I am no longer working a crazy amount of unpaid overtime. I did fail on catching up with all my reading challenges but you win some and you lose some.

This series is one of my favourite I thought I get back into the swing of blogging with sharing my reading starts for the final 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 October, November and December. 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: 100

Around the World in 52 Books:

Goal: 52

Read: 26

Romanceopoly

Goal: 39

Read: 9

Yeah at this point I have pretty much abandoned all reading challenges. My reading slump was lifting thanks to mood reading. I couldn’t stick to any kind of structured TBR, even if I am dying to read these books. Yeah I don’t understand either.

The only progress I was making was on the finishing series challenge.

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 8 books got a a 5 stars rating, 9 received 4.5 stars rating and 8 have received 3.5 stars.

The lowest rating I gave this quarter is 3 starts which went to Rocked by by Karina Halle & Scott MacKenzie and Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. These were a fun reads but I can’t remember must of the details of these stories.

My average rating is 4.2 stars.

5 star reads

Here are my 5 star reads from October, November & December!

Genres Read

There isn’t much of a change with my favourite genres. Like most of the year, Romance and Paranormal are back to being my top genres. What can I say? All I want is romantic stories with a side the supernatural.

To break the genres down, I have read 9 romance books, 3 fantasy, 18 paranormal, 2 historical fiction, 1 nonfiction and 1 short story collection.

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. Yay for me reading 1 middle grade book this quarter. I still want to read some more middle grade and YA titles. I have my fingers and toes crossed that we can see a change next quarter.

I read 1 Middle Grade, 3 Young Adult and 30 Adult.

Formate

Digital books are back to being my preferred format — not great for my goal of reading the books I own 🤪🤪🤪. I did do a few Kindle Unlimited readthons to help me unwind during a long week.

My guilt for not getting to my ARCs is still riding at an all time high. Next year I have decided to create a TBR jar to help me add at least 1 ARC to my list for the month.

I read a total of 10 physical books (7 paperbacks and 3 hardbacks) and 24 digital books (19 eBooks, 4 eARCs and 1 Audiobook).

Series or Standalone

I will always be a series reader. I just loved getting lost into a world. I’ve read 23 series books (13 first books and 10 sequels) compared to 11 standalones.

I am a little sad to see that I have started more series than those series I’ve continued. I have my fingers and toes crossed that we see an increase in the number of sequels I’m reading next quarter.

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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

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