March 2020 Wrap-Up

Hello again after 8000 years! March has been tough on all of us, and time has sort of stalled. I have been busy reading, painting etc. to alleviate the anxiety and hey, I hit two milestones this month.

First, I reached 3000 total books read and then I also reached 100 books read this year:

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Ruthsic has read 100 books toward her goal of 300 books.
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I read a total of 35 books this month – 12 full-length novels, 2 novella, 1 graphic novel issue and 20 graphic novel/manga volumes! I sort of pushed to read more graphic novels because I wanted to reach 100 this month.

Ah-mazing!

The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann The Fever King by Victoria Lee The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 3 by Kousuke Oono Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer American Demon by Kim Harrison Spy x Family, Vol. 1 by Tatsuya Endo Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 24 by Mizuho Kusanagi Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

Pretty Good!

The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp Docile by K.M. Szpara The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis Man-Eaters by Chelsea Cain Still Sick, Volume 2 by Akashi Hell's Paradise by Yuji Kaku Given, Vol. 2 by Natsuki Kizu The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee Hell's Paradise by Yuji Kaku The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo Once & Future, Vol. 1 by Kieron Gillen Between Burning Worlds by Jessica Brody The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 5 by Aya Shouoto Persona 5, Vol. 2 by Hisato Murasaki Act-Age, Vol. 1 by Tatsuya Matsuki

Try it Out Maybe?

Bone Crier's Moon by Kathryn Purdie Frozen Beauty by Lexa Hillyer Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh The Kingdom of the Gods by In-Wan Youn Scarlet Soul Volume 2 by Kira Yukishiro Vagrant Queen Vol. 1 by Magdalene Visaggio Ghosted in L.A. Vol. 1 by Sina Grace

Nope!

Beware the Night by Jessika Fleck Roku by Cullen Bunn

Reread

Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 7 by Sorata Akiduki The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 3 by Aya Shouoto The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 4 by Aya Shouoto


Beat the Backlist

Progress: 26/120 books published before 2020

Beware the Night (The Offering Series, #1) The Fever King (Feverwake, #1) Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 7 The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 3 Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology, #1) The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 4 The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 5 Vagrant Queen Vol. 1

Status: 4 books behind!


Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

Progress: 77/250 galleys

The Oracle Code Docile The Raven and the Dove Still Sick, Volume 2 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 1 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 2 The Degenerates Roku The Fever King (Feverwake, #1) The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2) The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 3 Bone Crier's Moon (Bone Grace, #1) Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 7 Given, Vol. 2 Frozen Beauty Witches of Ash and Ruin The Empress of Salt and Fortune American Demon (Return to the Hollows, #1) Between Burning Worlds (System Divine, #2) The Kingdom of the Gods Once & Future, Vol. 1 Persona 5, Vol. 2 Vagrant Queen Vol. 1 Act-Age, Vol. 1 Scarlet Soul Volume 2 Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 24 Ghosted in L.A. Vol. 1 Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy, #2)

Status: ahead!


Dystopia Reading Challenge

Progress: 9/16 Dystopia books

Docile The Fever King (Feverwake, #1) The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2) American Demon (Return to the Hollows, #1) Between Burning Worlds (System Divine, #2) Vagrant Queen Vol. 1

Status: ahead!


Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Progress: 6/50 historical fiction books

Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 1 The Degenerates Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 2 The Kingdom of the Gods

Hell’s Paradise set in Shogunate era Japan, and Kingdom of the Gods set in Joseon era Korea, while The Degenerates is set in 1928-29 USA.

Status: quite behind


Retellings Reading Challenge

Progress: 11/25 retellings

The Raven and the Dove Between Burning Worlds (System Divine, #2) Once & Future, Vol. 1

The Raven and the Dove is a retelling of Tristan and Isolde legends; Between Burning Worlds is a space retelling of Les Miserables, and Once and Future Vol 1 is a modern retelling of Arthurian legends.

Status: nearly halfway there!


Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

Progress: 12/36 books

Roku Witches of Ash and Ruin American Demon (Return to the Hollows, #1) Once & Future, Vol. 1 Act-Age, Vol. 1 Spy x Family, Vol. 1

Roku and Spy x family have spies/assassins, Act-Age is psychological while the others are mysteries

Status: ahead!


Series to Finish Challenge

Progress: 5/24 series (2/12 new + 3/12 old) [230 pt]

The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2)

Started and completed a duology – Feverwake series!

Other series books read throughout the month:

Beware the Night (The Offering Series, #1) 5 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 3 (320 pg)]

The Raven and the Dove 7 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 5 (506 pg)]

Still Sick, Volume 2 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (176 pg)]

Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 1 2.5 point [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 1 (208 pg)]

The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 3 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (160 pg)]

The Fever King (Feverwake, #1) 5 points [1 (book finished) + 1(started series) + 3 (375 pg)]

Bone Crier's Moon (Bone Grace, #1) 6 points [1 (book finished) + 1(started series) + 4 (480 pg)]

Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 7 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Given, Vol. 2 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (186 pg)]

The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2) 6 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (ended series) + 4 (480 pg)]

Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 2 1.5 point [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (216 pg)]

Witches of Ash and Ruin 5 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 3 (304 pg)]

American Demon (Return to the Hollows, #1) 5 points [1 (book finished) + 4 (464 pg)]

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 3 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (164 pg)]

Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology, #1) 3 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 1 (112 pg)]

Between Burning Worlds (System Divine, #2) 7 points [1 (book finished) + 6 (688 pg)]

Once & Future, Vol. 1 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (160 pg)]

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 4 1 point [0.5(book finished) + 0.5 (172 pg)]

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 5 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (172 pg)]

Persona 5, Vol. 2 1.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (200 pg)]

Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy, #2) 6 points [1 (book finished) + 5 (544 pg)]

Act-Age, Vol. 1 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 24 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Spy x Family, Vol. 1 2.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 1 (220 pg)]

Ghosted in L.A. Vol. 1 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (112 pg)]

Total points: 77

SpaceTime Reading Challenge

spacetime reads

Progress: 12/40 SciFi books

Docile American Demon (Return to the Hollows, #1) Between Burning Worlds (System Divine, #2) Vagrant Queen Vol. 1

Between Burning Worlds and Vagrant Queen are all set in space/other planets, while Docile and American Demon are sci-fi dystopia.

Status: on track!


New Release Reading Challenge

Progress: 55/200 new releases of 2020

The Oracle Code The Raven and the Dove The Degenerates Bone Crier's Moon (Bone Grace, #1) Given, Vol. 2 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 7 The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2) Frozen Beauty Witches of Ash and Ruin Between Burning Worlds (System Divine, #2) Persona 5, Vol. 2 Act-Age, Vol. 1 Spy x Family, Vol. 1 Scarlet Soul Volume 2 Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy, #2) Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 24

Status: a bit ahead!


2020 Debut Author Challenge

Progress: 2/24 debuts of 2020

No debuts this month

Status: behind


Audiobook Challenge

Progress: 5/50 audiobooks

No audiobooks finished this month

Status: quite behind


Year of the Asian

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Progress: 7/51 books by Asian authors

The Empress of Salt and Fortune

The Empress of Salt and Fortune is an East Asian-inspired fantasy written by an Asian author

Status: behind


Besides these year-long challenges, I also had one readathon.

March Monstrous March (March 1-31)

I had decided to read at least 5 thriller/horror/suspense books and I managed to read 8!

The Oracle Code Roku Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 1 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 2 Frozen Beauty Witches of Ash and Ruin Once & Future, Vol. 1 The Kingdom of the Gods


ICYMI

Book Blogger Hop: March 6-12
Book Blogger Hop: March 13 -19
Book Blogger Hop: March 20-26
Book Blogger Hop: March 27 – April 2


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