September Wrap Up + Stats

I can’t believe we are already so far into October. I feel like the end of the year always goes by in a blur. So before we get too far into this month I thought I better hurry up and share what I read last month. I read 14 books and DNF’d one. Also, at the end of this post will be my monthly stats.

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This was an enjoyable forbidden romance with a dark hero. I really liked the twists in this book and I loved watching Graham open up more and the journey his character goes through. Definitely a sweet romance that gave me all the feels.

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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Netgalley Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

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The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen

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This was not as good as I remember it being but it was still a fun trashy read. Heaven annoyed me a lot this book because she was naive and judgmental. Obviously terrible stuff happens to her that isn’t her fault but I just liked her a lot more on my previous reads of this book. Although the Lifetime movie of this book is easily way worse than the book.

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Well Met by Jen Deluca

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I really liked the main character, Chloe and her friends but the romance is this book was majorly lacking. The smutty scenes in this book would sometimes happen out of nowhere and there was no build up in those scenes. When things started to get serious between Chloe and her main guy I was honestly shocked because there was no time spent on making the relationship believable or important.

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I loved this! Look for my review next Tuesday.

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I DNF’d this at 31%. I was so disappointed by this book. It is a young adult but it came across like a middle grade. Or at least it would have if we didn’t have the main characters obsessing over each other when they don’t even know each other. I was so annoyed the little bit I read of this.

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This is the sequel to Heaven and I liked this one less than I did the first book in the series. Parts of this were good but for the most part it was blah. The pacing was all over the place and there was a reveal that happened at the end of the book that was pretty disturbing but yet it was normalized and basically pushed under the rug. I do want to continue on with the series just to see how everything ends up but I’m not as into it as I once was.

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This is fantastic! I can’t believe that this is Atkinson’s debut novel because it was so well done. She writes such unique stories and I am on a mission to read everything she has written. If you love character driven stories than she is definitely an author you need to check out.

Contemporary-a-thon Round 5 Wrap Up

Stats

Male Author:  0                               1-299 pages: 5                       Physically own: 3

Female Author: 13                          300-499 pages: 9                   Ebook own: 4

Mx: 1                                                  500+ pages: 0                        Library ebook: 2

Library physical: 5

1*:  0                      Classic: 1                                  ARC: 2

2*:  2                      Thriller: 0                                Recently Published: 3

3*:  4                      Romance: 8                              Older Release: 9

4*:  3                      YA Contemporary: 1

5*:  5                      Middle Grade: 1

Historical: 1

Graphic Novel: 1

General Fiction: 1

 

~Cassie

Second Quarter Book Stats

Oh my gosh y’all. I never thought I would actually complete this post. I have had the most  annoying technical difficulties putting this together. For some reason WordPress kept deleting my pictures??? I’ve never had that happen before. Anyways, I figured it all out and here we are…. only two months late… 🙂

April Books (7 Read)

 

May Books (12 Read)

May Wrap Up

ARC Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Inspection by Josh Malerman

ARC Review: The Night Before by Wendy Walker

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

June Books (14 Read)

Smutathon Wrap Up

Buzzwordathon Round 4 Wrap Up

ARC Review: The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall

Review: The Seven and a half deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie

Male vs Female Author

Male Vs Female

Male vs Female reads compared first and second quarter

Genre Read

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Genres read first quarter vs second quarter

Pages Read

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First quarter vs second quarter book size (small, regular and big book)

Star Ratings

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How many books I rated each star. First quarter vs second quarter

Book Source

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First quarter vs second quarter on where I got my book from

~Cassie

2019 First Quarter Wrap Up

I thought it would be fun to track my reading quarterly to see if it changes at all with the different seasons. It’s funny to say but it never even crossed my mind to track my reading statistically until booktube. Then I was knee deep in babies and life and I just never took the time to figure it all out. I decided since my youngest (and last baby!) turned 2 in January that now was a good time to start. Before I share my stats I’m going to list all the books I read each month and link to any reviews that I did.

January

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36461454-1 Review (as part of a mini review post)

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38355282 Review

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February

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39873226 Review

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18905474-1 Review (first in a mini review post)

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March

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38244389 Review (part of a mini review post)

40969531-1 Review (part of a mini review post)

35054011-1 Review to come on April 16 its book birthday 🙂

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40717447 Review (part of a mini review post)

13220420-2 Review (part of a mini review post)

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32861089 Review

29496076 Review coming ASAP

Book Stats

Books read: 27/100

      January: 10

      February: 7

March: 10

Author

Male: 7

Female: 20

Genre

YA Romance: 1

Non Fiction: 3

YA Contemporary: 4

Mystery: 3

Adult Romance: 2

Cozy Mystery: 1

YA Mystery: 1

YA Fantasy: 1

Thriller: 7

Horror: 2

Sci Fi: 1

Fantasy: 1

Pages Read

1-300: 7

301-500: 17

500+: 3

Pages Read: 9,897

Star Ratings

1: 2

2: 3

3: 4

4: 11

5: 7

Best Book

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Worst Book

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Book Source

Libby Library App: 10

ARC’s: 4

Library: 4

Physical Own: 5

Kindle Own: 4

There you have it. All my book stats for the first three months of the year. I am the most pleased with how many 500+ pages books I have read so far. Especially since I didn’t read any last year! I am the most disappointed in how little I am reading my physically owned books. I have a five shelf bookcase that holds all my unread books and one of the shelves is double stacked. In three months I only managed to take five books off that bookcase which is pretty terrible. Let’s see if I can do better with that in the next three months.

~Cassie