Friday, April 3, 2020

Quarter 1 Wrap Up: Jan 1 to March 31, 2020

Hi my loves

It's the end of March and end of the first quarter of the year. Here we are looking back at January 1st  to March 31st and our accomplishments from our goals and objectives of this year.  The first part of the year was a bit of a wash, I didn't have the reading bug and nothing seemed to make it appear so I stopped pushing and did other things. February though?? I really made up for it with March really helping me to move the needle forward and I'm so glad. I wanted to share how I've been doing:

Year Goal:225
Current: 39
 Balance: 186

Series Completed: (Number of Books Read)
  • Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts (2) 
  • In The Garden Series by Nora Roberts (2)
  • In Death Series by J.D. Robb (Current) 
  • All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness (2)
  • Forbidden Hearts Trilogy by Alisha Rai (3)
Series Started & Caught Up On:
  • Blessing Series by Beverly Jenkins (Book 9)
  • Brooklyn Brujas by Zoraida Cordova (Book 1) 
  • MacKade Brothers by Nora Roberts (Book 1) 
  • Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon by Yasmine Galenorn (Books 5-13)
  • Westmoreland Legacies by Brenda Jackson (Book 3) 
  • Heirs of Hansol by Jayci Lee (Book 1) 
  • Bliss Colorado by Lexi Blake ( Book 1) 
Blackout Challenge Books:
  • Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Statistics Time:

Total Read: 39
Physically Owned: 29
2020 Purchased/ Hauled: 2
Owned (From my Shelves inc ebooks owned): 32
Unowned/ Borrowed From Library/ Subscription service) : 3

Reading Format 
Ebook: 8
Audiobook: 31
Physical : 0

Haul (From Jan to March)

Originally I was aiming for only 20 books for the year. Then this wildness kicked off and I needed something to get my mind off of the world imploding and me not being able to do anything about it so I dealt with my anxiety by shopping. I can always shop for books, there is always room for books so here we are:

ARCS: 11

Pre-Orders: 4

Dollar Tree & Paperbackswap: 


While I have been bringing in a few titles I have also gotten rid of a few. through my paperbackswap listing. (Check me out if you want to trade books as well) 
  1. Tangled Threat by Heather Graham. I had two copies and since this wasn't a book I saw myself re-reading I traded them both. 
  2. Jesus Through Pagan Rev Mark Townsend I owned several copies of this book. I decided I didn't need three copies on my shelves so I traded one so far. 
  3. Awakened by P.C Cast. I've had this random book on my shelves and before I moved I pulled a few I knew I wasn't ever going to actually get to and this was one of them.  
And that's where we are so far.  I'm loving my progress so far this year, it's going great. I've read quite a few books from all the different shelves in my library and I'm excited to see where we end up next quarter.

How are you doing on your challenge this year so far?? Read anything interesting this quarter?? What are your goals for next quarter??

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April 2020 TBR

My goal this year is 225  books, if I break that down it comes out to 19 books per month, with 4 to 5  books a week. Totally doable in my books. This month's theme is also going to pivot off my perfect reading TBR along with YA and NA being the major focus of the month.  I have so many of these books on my shelf that I want to get read so I'm jumping in. As the proverb says, you can eat an elephant one bite at a time, so here are my first few bites:

Blue means the book added during the month. Red= DNF (Did Not Finish) Black= Original Titles at the beginning of the month.

Read So Far This Year: 

TBR Pile

TBR Balance:
    Brenda Jackson Challenge:
    • Westmoreland Book
    • Steele Book
    • Bennett Book
    YA/ New Adult Challenge:
    1. The Fight by L Divine
    2. Jacqueline Woodson
    3. Nic Stone
    4. Walter Dean Mosley
    5. Brave by Tammara Webber ( my final unread book by her) 
    6. Losing It by Cora Cormack
    7. Slammed Colleen Hoover
    8. The Edge of Never by J.R Redmerski
    Perpetual Author Challenge:
    • Christine Feehan
    • Sylvia Day
    • A. R Torre'
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    Finish Series Challenge: ( YA/ NA Books) 
    • Forged by Fire by Sharon M Draper
    • Darkness Before Dawn by Sharon M Draper
    • Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
    • Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally
    • Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally
    • Holly Black Title 
    • Holly Black Title
    • Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson
    • How To Love Your Elef by Kerrelyn Sparks
    • Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

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    Black Out Challenge:
    • Panic by Sharon M Draper
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    Erotica Books:
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    Non Fiction Books:
    1. Religious Book
    What are you going to be reading my loves?? Share in the comments down below if you have read any of these and as always

    Happy Reading