Challenge Update, Third Quarter 2022

4 Oct

I’m afraid to say I’m finally hitting a stride, but I feel like I’m reading more regularly. That’s been such a joy. I’ve met some major goals, too and I’m feeling like I read enough I can still be a book blogger, haha. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in July, August, and September

Into White by Randi Pink (3/5)
Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (5/5)
Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab (3/5)
Malorie by Josh Malerman (4/5)
Dollface by Renee Rosen (3/5)
Rebeldes by S.E. Hinton (5/5)
Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa (3/5)
Vessel by Lisa A. Nichols (3/5)
The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving (2/5)

I’m really happy with this list! I’ve got three audiobooks, three ebooks, and three physical books. Not bad! I can’t remember the last time I had a mix this varied.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

7/12
I got through three more this quarter! I need five more to go to finish, but that might just be possible. I knocked out The Future with Malorie, The 1700s with The Steel Prince (my best guess for fantasy), and 1960-1979 with Rebeldes. I’ll cut it close, but I just might make it this year!

Goodreads Challenge

16/15
No one is more shocked than me that I’ve completed this challenge! Reading with the Baby had been a challenge, to say the least. But we finally found something that works for the family and I couldn’t be happier at the role books have taken in my life again. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

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Cover image via Amazon

Book of the Quarter

This was easy for me since I flew through one of the longest books I read this quarter. I loved the mystery behind Troubled Blood. I’m even more excited that the next in the series came out almost as soon as I’d finished this so I’ll have another on the list to read soon.

Added to my TBR

I blew my list up a bit this quarter, up to 44. This tends to happen to me in the summer. My library hooked me up with a Summer Reading service that gives you free audiobooks. I don’t download all of them, but some I can’t resist!

  • Mississippi Trial, 1955 // Chris Crowe. This was a summer audiobook from the library and since it’s set in a time period I’m missing for my challenge, it might end up being listened to sooner than I would usually plan.
  • This is My America // Kim Johnson. Another book from the summer program. The summary is giving me thoughts of Just Mercy and An American Marriage.
  • The Last Chairlift // John Irving. I had an Irving flop this quarter, but maybe there are brighter days ahead!
  • Ink Black Heart // Robert Galbraith. I can’t wait to read the latest in this series!

How are your challenges going? I might just finish, but it’s going to take some major planning. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2022, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

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2 Responses to “Challenge Update, Third Quarter 2022”

  1. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog October 5, 2022 at 5:18 AM #

    You’re dong great Sam and I’m so pleased you’re hosting When Are You Reading? again next year!

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    • Sam October 5, 2022 at 6:44 PM #

      For sure! I love this challenge. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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