November is done with and so is the year (December ALWAYS feel so short) which means this is now a time to look back on the year and see what all has been accomplished yada yada. As for reading, I am very happy with how it has been going throughout the year, even if I still have a few challenges left to complete, but life otherwise has been a disappointment this year. Not to sour the mood, let’s just move on with reading milestones, shall we?
I was extra motivated by the two month-long challenges and my strict TBR so this month I read : a total of 42 books (new record yo!) – 21 full-length novels, 20 graphic novels/manga volumes and 1 novella
Try it out maybe?
Page Trackers Challenge
Pages left: 18, 937
Progress: 101/100 books published before 2018
Progress: 15/24 series
The Dire King from Jackaby series, War of Storms from Ryogan Chronicles and The Emerald Sea from The Glittering Court trilogy.
Goals: 13/24 old galleys
Goals: 25/24 debut books of 2018
Goals: 62/50 books
Goals: 192/100 galleys
I am so close to going double on my original goal, whoo!
Goals: 26/26 books
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The Queen’s Wing and Your Own Worst Enemy
Goals: 31/16 books
Undead Girl Gang is a supernatural contemporary with zombies and witches; Record of Grancrest War is a fantasy with mages; Ran & the Gray World has a sorceress and other supernatural creatures in urban Japan setting; xxxHoLic: Rei has a dimensional witch in contemporary Japan; The Heart Forger is a fantasy that has elemental witches and necromancers.
Goals: 23/16 books
The Dire King is in the Jackaby series which is a historical paranormal mystery; Outpost Zero and The Similars have mysteries in science fiction settings
SOS reading challenge
Goals: 36/40 challenges
Nothing this month
Goals: 153/31 diverse books
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki kun, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Ran and the Gray World, Blissful Land are manga by Japanese authors; After Hours is a yuri manga that has an f/f romance; Outpost Zero has an Asian main character;
War of Storms has POC characters and non-heteronormative society with a non-nuclear family structure; also has bisexual and asexual characters;
This is What It Feels Like has ownvoices POC characters, a lesbian character, and a character who is also a recovery addict;
How to Fracture a Fairytale has some OwnVoices Jewish retellings of fairy tales; Black Enough is a collection of OwnVoices black proragonist short stories; Gingerbread has OwnVoices black rep;
Undead Girl Gang has a Latina witch; Deadly Class has a Nicaraguan main character and POC secondary characters;
Your Own Worst Enemy has a mixed race main character, a questioning main character and an Asian main character;
Pulp has sapphic love stories;
Four Three Two One has a bisexual main character, a disabled character and a sapphic relationship;
Lumberjanes has queer and POC characters;
Furyborn has bisexual and (one of them as) biracial main characters; The Heart Forger has Asian influences in world-building, and POC characters and a genderfluid character
Outrun the Wind has a sapphic romance;
Nick and June were Here has a main character with schizophrenia
Progress: 179/101 books
Progress: 87/24 books
Middlegame (alchemy and time travel), Undead Girl Gang (witches and zombies), Ran and the Gray World (sorceress and shifters), xxxHolic: Rei (magic, demons), Lumberjanes (supernatural creatures) & Gingerbread (fabulism) are urban fantasies,
while Demon Slayer: Kimetsu noYaiba (demons), The Dire King (supernatural creatures) are historical fantasies.
Goals: 19/8 books
Deadly Class is going to be a TV show in 2019
Goals: 3/7 challenges
Goals: 18/20 challenges
Nothing this month either
Besides these year-long challenges, I also had three reading challenges.
Competed 21/25 challenges
Completed 23/26 letters
- I will probably not be doing any readathons in December as I want to catch up on the year-long ones I haven’t yet finished, but I do have a TBR ready so watch out for the readathoning post coming later today!
How was your November? Who is ready for 2019?