2022-07-02

Mid Year Reading Survey

 

2022 Mid-Year Reading Survey Questions:

Well, it is half-way through the year already! I haven't been reading the much, but I still like to do this tag every year.

Best book you’ve read so far in 2022
- I'm not sure yet, though one I enjoyed the most was my reread of the Harry Potter books.

Best sequel you've read so far in 2022
- That would have to be Where the Drowned Girls Go, as it is the only sequel I've read so far this year.

Favourite re-read.
- Well I just answered this for question one, but another great one was The Shadows Between Us

New release you haven't read yet, but want to.
Gilded, still left on my TBR from last year

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Final Gambit or My Imaginary Mary

Biggest disappointment.
- Maybe The Hunting Party

Biggest surprise.
- Maybe The Good Girl's Guide to Murder

Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)
- I don't have an answer for this, since I haven't exactly been reading that much this year

Newest favourite character.
- Way too tough of a question!

Book that made you cry.
- Haven't had one yet this year

Book that made you happy.
- Again, I'll bring up my reread of the Harry Potter series

Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received)
- I haven't bought any, maybe that's why I haven't been reading (that or my stopping of my Audible subscription...)

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
- I'll say A Sky Beyond the Storm, which has been on my list since it came out, but it's a last in a series, which I instinctively seem to postpone

Favourite video or post you've done so far this year.
- Not sure!

Favourite book community members.
- I've been enjoying Kayla's videos on Books and Lala, same answer as last year I believe


Read on lovelies,
S

2022-06-30

2022 Read This Quarter II

   What I read this quarter, 2022: Quarter II

April, May & June

Well turns out this quarter I only read books I had already read, including a long awaited Harry Potter series reread.

Re-Read:

Graceling

Shadows between us

Cinder & Ella

Harry Potter 1-7

*For more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,
S

2022-03-30

2022 Read This Quarter I

  What I read this quarter, 2022: Quarter I

January, February & March

1. The Last Thing He Told Me        audiobook ✦.5
2. Where the Drowned Girls Go        audiobook ✦.75
- - -
3. Secret Princess        audiobook 
4. The Anthropocene Reviewed        audiobook 
5. Good Girls guide to Murder         ✦✦✦✦✧
- - -
6. The Apollo Murders ✦✦✦.5✧
7. Jahti (The Hunting Party) ✦✦✦.5✧

Data (not including rereads):

Author:
          71 female,
          29 male
Genre:
         57 crime/mystery,
         29 fantasy/magic,
         14 % non-fiction
Pages:
       2 373 p
Format:
         57 % audiobooks,
         43 physical books,
         0 % e-books
Average:
         3.61
Arcs:
         0 sent to me (for honest reviews)

*For more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,
S

2022-01-01

2022 Anticipated Reads, New Releases and Goals

2022 Anticipated Reads, New Releases and Goals

2021 list: link


Anticipated reads (already out):
> Gilded
> Pride and Premeditation
A Sky Beyond the Storm #3, Tahir
Of Curses and Kisses, Menon

New releases:
> Where the Drowned Girls Go
> Master of Iron
> My Imaginary Mary

Goals: (same as last year)
> Read more classics (ideally maybe 5)
> Expand what I read
> Finish series and not push the last book back

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-12-31

2022 TBR Book Challenge

  2022 TBR Book Challenge

This is a work in progress, last updated: Feb 8th -22

For the past seven(?) years I've done a challenge to get my TBR list down.
Although I've gotten a grip on my TBR, I still continue with this to expand what I read, and this is basically the same list as last years' version (found here).


1. Start a series
Good Girl's Guide to Murder

2. Complete a series
(sky beyond the storm)

3. A book from the GoodReads Choice Awards (2021 link)
The Last Thing He Told Me

4. A book you've owned the longest and haven't read
(soul of stars)

5. Someone else's recommendation
(apollo murders)

6. A book in Finnish
(agatha christie)

7. A book by an author you haven't read before
(pride and premeditation)

8. A Standalone
(beholden)

9. A book you choose randomly
(silent patient)

10. A book published this year
Where the drowned girls go

11. A book where one of the main characters is royalty
Secret Princess

12Genre you don't read enough
(andersen / aesop)

13. Non-fiction
The Anthropocene Reviewed

14. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
(Jahti)

15. Classic
(mansfield park)

> Bonus: Reread a book
(Shadows between us)

Completed: 0/15
Read on lovelies,
S

TBR 2022

  TBR 2022

This is a work in progress, last updated: January 1st -22

Like the one for last year (link), these are books I own but haven't read yet.

Start of the year: 6

           Gotten 2020 (the ones I *need* to get to zero by the end of the year!)
           Gotten 2021 (the ones I'll try to get to zero by the end of the year)
           ARCs and books sent for review

TBR:
               1 Soul of Stars ebook
               2 Sisters of Sword and Song (pub. Jun. 23rd -20ebook
   3 Of Curses and Kisses ebook
   4 Sky Beyond the Storm audiobook
   5 Pride and Premeditation audiobook
   6 Gilded audiobook
   7 Anthropocene Reviewed audiobook
   8 Secret Princess audiobook
   9 Beholden ebook
   10 Good Girl's Guide to Murder ebook

CLASSICS:
>1. Andersen 15/99
>2. Aesop's Fables 63/384
Jane Austen x1 (Mansfield Park)
Christie x4 (Crooked House, Curtain, Peril at End House, Death in the Clouds)
Other x2 (Great Gatsby, Treasure Island)

*For stars and more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-12-30

2021: Statistics and Achievements

Yearly Statistics & Achievements


2020 version: link - 2019 version: link   -  2018 version: link  -  2017 version: link   -  2016 version: link


2021 TBR challenge (link)
- Finished all

Anticipated reads of 2021 (link)
- Finished 8/10
            > Not completed: Sky Beyond the Storm and Of Curses and Kisses

TBR ()
- Down to books
            > None that I own a physical copy of, and only 2 from 2020

Classics
I read 2
            > Read: Pygmalion and Northanger abbey

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Total books read: 36 (Compared to 2020: 24 2019: 44 2018: 42)
            0+6+5+2+0+2+6+5+4+3+0+3
           > Interestingly enough during years -18&19 I read most books in January, vs. years -20&21 none

Month read most: Feb, Jul: 6
    least: Jan, May, Nov: 0

Pages ~ 10 501 (2020: 6 900 & 2019: 11 980 & 201815 211)
    Average length 291 pages (2020: 287 & 2019: 272 2018: 362)

Format: ebook: 11 (2020: 7 & 2019: 12), audio: 17 (2020: 6 & 2019: 26), physical 8 (2020: 11 & 2019: 6)
Arc/sent: 2 (2020: 7 & 2019: 14)
Reviewed: 9 (2020: 9 & 2019: 18)
In Finnish7 (2020: 5 & 2019: 3)

Most popular (according to Goodreads): Fellowship of the Ring
     Least popular: Iceman
     Highest rated: Return of the King (rated 4.72 as of 7.12.21)
Length: longest  544 (Return of the King)
              shortest 39 (Stories of Your Life)
Publication oldest: 1818 - Northanger Abbey
        books I read published this year: 9

Stars: in order of least: 5,3,4,2 ("1" means any rating starting with a 1. Meaning 1 and 1.5 are both included in "1")
       average being ~3.88 this year & over all in all the years ~3.31 (2020: 3.73 & 3.26,  2019: 3.81 & 3.28)
       Highest rating being 5, given to 3 books
       Lowest rating 2.75, given to book

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Series Finished:
Lord of the Rings

2022 goals, TBR etc. all coming in the next few days

Read on lovelies,
S