Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Top Ten Books on my Fall 2022 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.

I'm rolling over 7 books from my Summer TBR (3 of those rolled over from Spring). I wanted to do a fresh seasonal TBR for fall and I did not get that far. That's okay though. I'm planning out my TBRs for the next few months and have added a lot of these to those lists.


Monday, September 12, 2022

August 2022 Book Haul

I hauled 11 books in August due to me reading Desperate Measures and needing to have the rest of the series on hand in case I want to read it. I do hope to read at least half the series before year end. I'm still sitting at 60% of hauled books read for this year. I have 33 unread (up 4 from last month) and still hope to get to 20 or lower at the end of the year.

Monday, September 5, 2022

Books I Read in August 2022

I read 10 books in August.
 

  • Pucked Under by Helena Hunting (Kindle, 154 pages, 2016, Adult Romance, Purchased) - 2.5 stars | My Review
  • Desperate Measures by Katee Roberts (Kindle, 230 pages, 2019, Adult Romance, Purchased) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Series challenge 
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (Audio, 10 hr 33 min, 2017, YA Fantasy, Purchased) - 3 stars | My Review - Counted towards Series challenge
  • Pucked Off by Helena Hunting (Kindle, 298 pages, 2017, Adult Romance Purchased) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Series challenge
  • Finding Me by Viola Davis (Audio, 9 hr 15 min, 2022, Adult Nonfiction, Borrowed) - 5 stars | My Review
  • The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jensen (Audio, 7 hr 49 min, 2021, YA Contemporary, Netgalley) - 3.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Hauled It challenge, Netgalley challenge
  • Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Audio, 8 hr 45 min, 2013, Adult Contemporary, Purchased) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Hauled It challenge
  • Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan (Audio, 6 hr 57 min, 2022, Adult Romance, Borrowed) - 4 stars | My Review
  • One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Audio, 8 hr 5 min, 2016, Adult Romance, Borrowed) - 4.5 stars | My Review
  • Pucked Love by Helena Hunting (Kindle, 231 pages, 2018, Adult Romance, Purchased) - 2.5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Series challenge 
Pages read: 913 + 51 hr 24 min
Pages DNF: 0

READING STATS
BY FORMAT
  • Kindle: 4 (2022 Total: 25)
  • Physical: 0 (2022 Total: 4)
  • Audio: 6 (2022 Total: 48)
BY PAGE COUNT
  • Under 250 pages: 4 (2022 Total: 12)
  • 250 to 400 pages: 5 (2022 Total: 46)
  • 400 to 700 pages: 1 (2022 Total: 19)
  • 700+ pages: 0 (2022 Total: 0)
BY RATING
  • 1 star: 0 (2022 Total: 0)
  • 2 stars: 2 (2022 Total: 14)
  • 3 stars: 2 (2022 Total: 24)
  • 4 stars: 4 (2022 Total: 28)
  • 5 stars: 2 (2022 Total: 11)
BY AUDIENCE
  • MG: 0 (2022 Total: 5)
  • YA: 2 (2022 Total: 28)
  • Adult: 8 (2022 Total: 44)

Thursday, September 1, 2022

September 2022 TBR & Monthly Challenge

My favorite blurb, as always: In 2022, I'm continuing to participate in the Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge (new challenge each month - September is "Rings of Power" theme). You sign up and are split into teams and finish books for points. They also have a mini game, photo challenge, and charity challenge to get points for your team as well.

So I still have a few books from my past few months' TBRs that I haven't read and I hope to keep them on the back burner for if I finish books in the upcoming months. However, I needed a fresh TBR and one that tackled some more of my goals for the year.

In August, I finished 10 books. I completed my Haul It challenge and I am one finished series away from completing my goal of 20 finished series (we'll ignore that if I complete my TBR, I will start 6 more series). September is set to be an insane month of work and kids' stuff, so I am giving myself a little grace here and hoping I can still finish 8 books, but won't kick myself if I don't!


My TBR for September:
  • Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames (Paperback - Purchased)
  • The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith (Hardcover - Purchased)
  • Empire of the Vampire (Audio - Borrowed)
  • One, Two, Three by Elodie Nowodazkij (Kindle - Netgalley)
  • She, Myself, and I by Emma Young (Kindle - Netgalley)
  • Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong (Ebook - Netgalley)
  • Partners in Crime by Alisha Rai (Ebook - Netgalley)
  • Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon (Kindle - Purchased)


2021 READING CHALLENGES: should be at 67% 
Goodreads Challenge: 79/52 books - 151% COMPLETED 6/8
Series Challenge: 19/20 series - 95% AHEAD!
Netgalley Challenge: 16/13 books - 123% COMPLETED 6/8
Haul It Challenge: 30/30 books - 100% COMPLETED 8/23

What are you planning on reading in September?

Monday, August 15, 2022

July 2022 Book Haul

I only hauled 9 books this month and I read 6 of those. So that is definitely a huge win. At this point, I have now hauled 72 books and read 43 of them. So I have read 60% of the books I have hauled and that's awesome! I said last month that I would love to be under 20 left unread at the end of the year and I'm currently sitting at 29 unread, so hopefully I can continue to read these books and hit that goal!
 

 
KINDLE/AUDIBLE BOOKS
  1. Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail by Ashley Herring Blake - eARC from Netgalley
  2. Make Me Wilder by Serena Bell
  3. Don't Overthink This by Kelly Piazza
  4. Rebel by Amy Tintera
LIBRARY BOOKS
  1. After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid - borrowed audiobook
  2. Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi - borrowed audiobook
  3. Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi - borrowed audiobook
  4. Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi - borrowed audiobook 
  5. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl - borrowed audiobook


Tally for 2022:
Total Books Hauled: 72 (Read: 43/Unread: 29)
Total Physical Books: 3 (Read: 0/Unread: 3)
Total Kindle/Audible Books: 43 (Read: 17/Unread: 26)
Total Library Books: 26 (Read: 26/Unread: 0)

What did you buy, borrow, or receive in July?
Have you read any of my hauled books?