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Second Quarter Update January – June

Challenge Update

2018 TBR Pile Challenge…

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
Night by Elie Wiesel

6/12 Books Read

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge…

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie
The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio


7/15 Books Read

NetGalley and Edelweiss Challenge…

Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
Dreams of Falling by Karen White
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza
Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio
Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown


16/25 Books Read

Book By Numbers

Wrap Up…

As I am updating my second quarter stats I realize that I am just a bit behind on my Historical Fiction Challenge. Luckily it is only by one book so that can easily be made up. On the other hand I am ahead of my goal in the NetGalley/Edelweiss Challenge!

Some other noteworthy stats that I found interesting were:

  • I have read just as many “Previously Read Authors” as I have read “New Authors”. I love this because I really enjoy trying new authors as well as falling back on old favorites.
  • I was also pleased to see I have read quite a few more male authors than I had the first quarter.
  • Finally, I branched out to a handful of new genres that I don’t usually gravitate towards.

Onward to the second half of the year!

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20 thoughts on “Second Quarter Update January – June

  1. Looks like you are doing great so far! I’m always having the same struggle with trying to read more male authors… I don’t actively choose my books looking at the gender of the author, but somehow most of them seem to be female anyway. I also love the idea of tracking new authors/previously read! I never thought of keeping track of that myself.

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    1. I don’t pick based on gender either, but I find it interesting to see how the numbers fall. I am forever thinking that I am reading the same authors over and over, but the numbers say something different 🙂

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      1. Yeah I have the same feeling about reading some authors over and over again! I might have to add something to my stats to see how high the number really is.


  2. You are doing great this year. I have some of these books on my TBR list as well.The Historical Fiction challenge looks very interesting. Nice post.


  3. You’re doing so well! I’d love to try the historical fiction challenge sometime, it’s a genre I’ve recently discovered a love for! 🙂

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      1. I’ve been reading the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley – it requires a bit of commitment but it’s an incredible story! Each book weaves the past with the present and pulls in famous historical figures, I love it! 🙂

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