2 Oct 2019

Quarterly Wrap-Up (4): 2019 Reading Goals [July-September]

Welcome to the third quarterly update for 2019!

I wasn't originally going to do these types of posts, especially since I am doing Stacking the Shelves posts. However, I want to update on my reading goals, favourite reads, etc. etc. There are categories below and you can see them there.

I did a Quarterly Wrap-Up for Science Fiction and Fantasy Fridays so let me know which format of these you prefer since I'm trying out a couple different ways of doing that.

Read the original 2019 Reading Goals post!

See how I did in the first quarter of the year by clicking here!

See how I did in the second quarter of the year by clicking here!

Reading Goal Progress

  • 2019 Overall Goal: 108/150 Books
  • Page Count: 31, 404/108,000
  • NetGalley eARCs: 5/55 Books
  • Adult Novels: 56/75 Books
  • Diverse Novels: 40/75 Books
  • Poetry Collections: 18/50 Books
  • "Outside" My Comfort Zone: 19/30 Books

My Progress Thoughts:

I thought that because of ARC August, I would catch up on my NetGalley eARCs, but I'm still massively failing at that. Part of this is because I have mainly been listening to audiobooks to read and that generally means I don't clear those off. However, I'm starting to listen to my ARCs as audios so I can clear them off in that regard. I want to get back up to as high as possible with my ratio.

I'm trying to catch up on specific authors I have fallen behind on reading their novels (like Elise Kova) which also plays into the behind-ness on some of my reading challenges and goals. However, I am doing so well on reading Adult Novels because of Science Fiction and Fantasy Fridays! I have been trying my best to get that feature back up and running here on Books and Ladders and I'm glad that I have been able to (thanks audiobooks!). 

I am behind on diverse novels, but not as behind as I thought I would be. I should be doing better and sticking to my 1:1 but I am happy with what I have done considering it was also a goal to read from my shelves. So we are making due.

Top 5 Reads

I liked the way that murder was discussed in this and how people were reaped. Also, math was a part of this and I didn't hate it????
It was a really great story that was about female empowerment, understanding how to take care of yourself, and knowing what it means to be broken.
I will say though this is a super slow burn romance and every time I wanted them to get it on, they did not get it on. So be prepared for that!
But it was a nice peek into the author's way of writing and get a taste of what else you can expect to read. I look forward to reading more from the authors!
A lot of really relatable poems and feelings in this one and I really connected to all of them. 

Top 5 Instagram Posts

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How have your reading goals been so far this year?


  1. I'm glad you liked Scythe! That's one that I STILL need to read.

  2. I loved reading this type of recap! I've been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately too and have been trying to listen to ones of older ARCs I received from NetGalley so I can catch up there.


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