March 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian
  2. Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer by Gillian Goerz
  3. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (audio)
  4. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
  5. Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura
  6. Palace of Silver by Hannah West
  7. Don’t Go Without Me by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
  8. New York: A Short History by George J. Lankevich
  9. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
  10.  Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Menby Caroline Criado-Pérez (audio)
  11. Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman (audio)
  12. Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Female Friendship by Kayleen Schaefer (audio)
  13. Romanov by Nadine Brandes (audio)
  14. The Light Between the Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

Books I Had Planned to Read:

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What are you hoping to read this month? 📚 New month, new books. These are the books I’m hoping to get to this month. I made a lot of headway with my backlog of reviews to write for my blog in February and I’m going to try to carry that momentum into February. 📚 The titles are: 📖The Kingdom of Cooper by S. A. Chakraborty (planning to do this one on audio) 📖Palace of Silver by Hannah West 📖Take Me With You by Tara Altebrando 📖Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee 📖The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg 📖Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust 📖We Are tbr Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian 📚 Are any of these on your radar? Which one would you read first? 📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #lovereading #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookstagramit #bookish #bookishfeature #bookblog #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #bookstack #signedbooksundays #arcs

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Books Bought:

  1. The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (signing)

ARCs Received: 0!

You can also see what I read in February.

February 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
  2. Light Changes Everything by Nancy E. Turner
  3. Saga Volume 4
  4. Saga Volume 5
  5. Saga Volume 6
  6. Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives by Adam J. Kurtz
  7. Saga Volume 7
  8. Saga Volume 8
  9. Saga Volume 9
  10. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  11. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  12. Stumptown Investigations Volume 1
  13. All the Invisibly Things by Orlagh Collins
  14. We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo
  15. The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne
  16. New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood
  17. By Night Volume 2
  18. Life of the Party by Olivia Gatwood
  19. A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

Books I Had Planned to Read:

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New month, new books to read. 📚 Which would you read first? Where should I start? 📚 The titles are: 📖We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo 📖All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins 📖The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi 📖Scythe by Neal Shusterman 📖Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon 📖Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen 📖Lucky Caller by Emma Mills 📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #lovereading #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #stacksaturday #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookstagramit #bookish #bookishfeature #bookblog #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #toread #bookstack #bookstoread

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Books Bought: 0!

ARCs Received:

  1. Theory of the Hashtag by Andreas Bernard, Valentine A. Pakis, Daniel Ross (Vine)
  2. Palace of Silver by Hannah West (Vine)
  3. The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne (Vine)
  4. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (requested)
  5. The Insomniacs by Marie Weisenberg (not requested)
  6. The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood (not requested)
  7. Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee (requested)
  8. Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest (requested Fierce Reads box)
  9. I Am Here Now by Barbara Bottner (requested Fierce Reads box)
  10. Love Is For Losers by Wibke Brueggmann (requested Fierce Reads box)
  11. The Con Code by Shana Silver (requested Fierce Reads box)
  12. Not Another Love Song by Olivier Wildenstein (requested Fierce Reads box)
  13. Hunted By the Sky by Tanaz Bhatena (requested Fierce Reads box)
  14. A Peculiar Peril by Jeff Vandemeer (requested Fierce Reads box)
  15. Take Me With You by Tara Altebrando (requested)
  16. We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian (requested)

You can also see what I read in January.

January 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (reread)
  2. Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumaker
  3. Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry
  4. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee (audio)
  5. A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen
  6. Havenfall by Sara Holland
  7. The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah
  8. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
  9. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  10. Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco
  11. The Night of Your Life by Lydia Sharp
  12. All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
  13. Spring Rain: A Graphic Memoir of Love, Madness, and Revolutions by Andy Warner
  14. Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
  15. Lucky Caller by Emma Mills
  16. Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin
  17. Malice by Pintip Dunn

Books I Had Planned to Read:

Books Bought:

  1. The Night Country by Melissa Albert (signing)
  2. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  3. Romanov by Nadine Brandes
  4. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (signing)
  5. The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (Fairyloot)
  6. The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (Illumicrate)

ARCs Received:

  1. Spring Rain: A Graphic Memoir of Love, Madness, and Revolutions by Andy Warner (not requested)
  2. Malice by Pintip Dunn (not requested)
  3. Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin (not requested)
  4. Light Changes Everything by Nancy E. Turner (requested)

You can also see what I read in December.

2019 Reading Tracker Year in Review

It’s time for my annual break down of my reading tracker posts for the year.

January:

  • Read: 10
  • Bought: 4
  • ARCs: 5

February:

  • Read: 5
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 4

March:

  • Read: 12
  • Bought: 3
  • ARCs: 2

April:

  • Read: 10
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 6

May:

  • Read: 22
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 1

June:

  • Read: 19
  • Bought: 2
  • ARCs: 7

July:

  • Read: 11
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 0

August:

  • Read: 14
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 6

September:

  • Read: 17
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 2

October:

  • Read: 13
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 0

November:

  • Read: 29
  • Bought: 4
  • ARCs: 4

December:

  • Read: 19
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 3

Yearly Totals:

  • Read: 181
  • Bought: 18
  • ARCs: 40

Details:

Read: I read more this year than last year I think partly because I really made an effort to prioritize books I wanted to read after having a hard reading month in February and feeling really burnt out on reading “for work” as I went through review titles. I re-read a lot and read more on audio. Re-reading has been a valuable way for me to really drill down on the books I keep in my personal library and audio books have been interesting for titles I might not have picked up otherwise or have been putting off. I’ve been trying to prioritize reading books I own–especially ones I’ve had for a while to clear my shelves. Which has already been paying off dividends as I make more space in my desk at work and on my to read shelves at home.

Bought: Books bought went down from 24 to 18. Which I’m happy about and hoping to have even fewer in 2020. If I learned anything this year, it’s that unless it’s a special edition or purchased as a signing, I do not need to buy books. I receive a ton at work and get some from my good friends as gifts. After subscribing to Uppercase for a lot of this year, I realized I don’t always like books I impulse buy and since my shelf space is so limited it doesn’t make sense to buy a ton of books. A good chunk of books I bought this year were favorites I read as ARCs and wanted to support or special copies I got at events and I feel much better about those than any random purchases. Looking ahead I’d *like* to have books bought for the year down to single digits but I’m not sure if that’s realistic.

ARCs: I received 39 ARCs this year which is down from 68 last year (plus 27 ARCs I got at BookExpo which is always hard to track in these). I was overwhelmed by blog review commitments at the start of the year so I’m happy with this change. Here’s the breakdown for the ARCs I received (I’m not sure it’s totally accurate because like 2018, I wasn’t the best at tracking #bookmail that came in):

  • Requested: 12
  • Amazon Vine: 10
  • Not requested: 18

Requested ARCs went down from 29 to 11–partly because I request more ARCs as a librarian at my day job than as a blogger because I find School and Library Marketing requests are less competitive than blogger ones.

I requested two more titles from Amazon Vine compared to last year which isn’t a big change–it’s not a program everyone has access to but I find it really useful.

ARCs I received that I didn’t requested dropped from 32 to 18. I think that might be a clerical error on my part but oh well.

My main takeaway with ARCs is that a lot of the time I prefer reading near (or even after) release date so unless it’s a book I know a bit about and am very excited to read, I may not need to request a copy.

Basically looking ahead to 2020 my philosophy with acquiring books (either ARCs or finished copies) is going to be quality over quantity. We’ll see how that goes!

December 2019 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
  2. Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
  3. Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
  4. Anna K.: A Love Story by Jenny Lee
  5. Giant Days 9 (reread)
  6. Giant Days 10
  7. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  8. Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
  9. Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  10. The Girl King by Mimi Yu
  11. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  12. The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
  13. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
  14. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
  15. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (reread)
  16. Giant Days Volume 11
  17. Saga Volume 2
  18. Saga Volume 3
  19. By Night Volume 1

Books I Had Planned to Read:

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What are you reading this month? 📚 I read 29 books in November. As a result I have no idea if this stack is too ambitious or too small. 📚 All I know for sure is that this week has already thrown me for a loop and I’m hoping that isn’t going to set the tone for the rest of the month. 📚 The titles are: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen Wilder Girls by Rory Power Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson 📚 Which one would you read first? 📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #lovereading #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookstagramit #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #shelflovecrate #toberead #toread

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Books Bought: 0

ARCs Received:

  1. The Night of Your Life by Lydia Sharp (not requested)
  2. City of Stone and Silence by Django Wexler (not requested)
  3. Haven fall by Sara Holland (requested)

You can also see what I read in November.

November 2019 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan
  2. Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
  3. Winterwood by Shea Earnshaw
  4. An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virgina Boecker
  5. The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World by Amy Reed
  6. The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
  7. Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra
  8. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
  9. A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhatena
  10. Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez
  11. Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen
  12. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
  13. The Wicked King by Holly Black (audio reread)
  14. Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh
  15. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
  16. Spindle and Dagger by J. Anderson Coats
  17. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
  18. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  19. Soulless by Gail Carriger (audio)
  20. Good Talk by Mira Jacob
  21. Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley
  22. Hunted by Meagan Spooner
  23. The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
  24. The Tiger at Midnight by Swato Teerdhala
  25. The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
  26. Practically Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
  27. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
  28. Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
  29. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Books I Had Planned to Read:

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It’s November. What are you planning to read? 📚 It’s officially the time of year where I read as many of my owned books as possible before giving away the ones I no longer want for myself as gifts or as donations to Toys for Tots. 📚 Here are the ones I’m prioritizing this month: 📖Markswoman by Rati Mehrota 📖Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab 📖The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World by Amy Reed 📖Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto 📖The Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker 📖When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore 📚 Which would you read first? 📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #lovereading #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookstagramit #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #toread #toberead #stacksaturday

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Books Bought:

  1. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (so many copies shhh)
  2. The Cruel Prince (Illumicrate)
  3. Modern Faerietales by Holly Black
  4. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alice E. Harrow (Look sometimes you lend out an arc and it comes back to you. Sometimes it doesn’t.)

ARCs Received:

  1. Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen (requested)
  2. Spindle and Dagger by J. Anderson Coats (requested)
  3. We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lio (requested)
  4. All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins (requested)

You can also see what I read in October.

October 2019 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. Giant Days Volume 7 (reread)
  2. Giant Days Volume 8 (reread)
  3. Past Perfect by Leila Sales
  4. Vengeful by V. E. Schwab
  5. Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
  6. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
  7. American Royals by Katharine McGee
  8. The Changeling King by Ethan M. Aldridge
  9. Angel Mage by Garth Nix
  10. Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake
  11. Past Perfect by Leila Sales
  12. Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken
  13. The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

Books I Had Planned to Read:

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What are you reading this month? 📚 I don’t like scary stories enough to read spooky books but it does seem like a good month for some fantasies. 📚 My big question is if I should read Angel Mage or The Beautiful (which I forgot to add to my stack) next. Which would you read first? 📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #lovereading #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #beatthebacklist2019 #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookstagramit #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #bookstack #arctober #beatthebacklist

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Books Bought:

  1. Angel Mage by Garth Nix (Litjoy Crate)

ARCs Received: 0!

You can also see what I read in September.