Welcome to another stat filled quarterly check-in. I am still slacking on the blogging front. I am hopeful — like always — that this will change as I get back into a routine now work is settled down and I’m on break from uni at the moment.
I am still reeling that we are already halfway through the year. Like where did the time go? To celebrate I am bringing the pie charts back! Yay for charts!
These stats look at all the books I’ve read in April, May and June. While I read them in 2022 not all the books have been released in 2022.
Around the World in 52 Books:
I am happy with how I am progress with my Romanceopoly and Around the World in 52 book challenge. I have no idea if I will finish them but I don’t mind If I don’t complete all the challenges. I am a mood reader through and through so I normally try and fit the books I’ve already read to the prompts.
I am doing alright with my Finishing Series challenge. So far I’ve read 6 of the 21 books which has completed 5 series. I am dedicating July to reading only series so fingers crossed I can
To see the listed a prompts and which one’s I’ve crossed off head to my Reading Challenges page.
I am still being picky about my 5 star reads but overall I’ve enjoyed most of the books I read this quarter. I gave 6 books a 5 stars rating, 10 received 4.5 stars rating and 9 have received 4 stars.
The lowest rating I gave this quarter is 1.5 stars, which is the lowest rating I have given to a book in years and went to North of the Stars by Monica James. I am so disappointed especially since I through for sure it would be a 4 or 5 star but the historical setting felt flat and the sheer amount of one page sexual assault made me feeling sick.
My average rating is 4.0 stars.
Here are my 5 star reads from April, May & June!
There isn’t much of a change with my favourite genres. Romance and Paranormal are my top genres and honestly I don’t think that is going to change anytime soon. It’s all I want to read
To break the genres down, I have read 17 romance books, 10 paranormal, 4 fantasy, 2 historical fiction, 1 graphic novel and 1 short story collection.
No surprise here that I am mainly reading books targeted to an adult audience. It makes sense when you look at what the above genre breakdown.
I am a little sad to see that on the 35 books I’ve read this quarter none were middle grade. Fingers crossed I can pick up a few middle grade titles in the next quarter.
I read 2 Young Adult and 33 Adult titles.
Digital books are reigning supreme was my favoured format this quarter. Not a big surprise since I’ve been reading a lot of KU books.
My guilt for not getting to my ARCs or my physical TBR is still riding at an all time high. I am not sure how I am going to motivate myself to read ARCs and my owned books but lets see what I can come up with next quarter.
I read a total of 16 physical books (12 paperbacks and 4 hardbacks) and 19 digital books (17 eBooks and 2 eARCs).
I will always be a series reader. I will say that I am a little sad to see the number of first books I read this quarter was more than the sequels I’ve read, which means that I am starting more series than I am continuing on with. Hopefully my plan to only read sequels in July works well. And if it does, I might repeat it during another month.
I read 27 series books (15 first books and 12 sequels) compared to 8 standalones.
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!