Wrap Up for Jan / Feb / March

Like last year, this year is about knocking books off my ever-growing TBR pile. At least, in theory. And like last year not acquiring more books is oh so elusive.

I can’t believe 3 months of 2019 have passed already. That’s 25% of the year or if you want to get technical its. . .

89 Days

2,136 hours
128,160 minutes
7,689,600 seconds 

When you break it down and do a little quiet contemplation or reflection, you may wonder, ‘Where did the time go?’ or ‘What have I accomplished?’ Well, at least that’s what I did.  And, I’m sad to say, I didn’t get as much reading done as I had hoped.

So, let’s take a look at what I accomplished/didn’t accomplish during the first 3 months of 2019.

 Book Booty

The first three months of the year were amazing for Book Hauls.

Library Haul








Books Read January – March 

I started way more books than I finished. So far this year I’ve only read 4 books. 😔 I got really excited and started a bunch of books and quickly got overwhelmed and fell behind. So, I’m going to revert to actively reading 2 books at a time. One long read (500+ pages) and one shorter. And I’m going to have to try harder to read what’s on my TBR

What I read

  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (RW)
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (RW)
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (RW / BC)
  • We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (TBR / BC)


  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achabe (TBR / BC / CC)
  • No Exit by Taylor Adams (CofC)
  • House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

**Legend: Reading Women Challenge (RW) // Back to Classics (BC) // TBR Pile (TBR) // Calendar of Crime (CofC)

Reading Wishlist January – March

Becoming by Michelle Obama . The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenya . The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi . The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor . The Night Masquerade (Binti #3) by Nnedi Okorafor
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan . The Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas . Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Challenge Update

This year I tried my best to limit the number of reading challenges. Mind you the operative word is TRIED. I officially have 6 challenges going on, but I tried to be smart about them, which means some quite a few books will overlap challenges.

  1. Back to Classics – Read 3/12; DNF 1
  2. Calendar of Crime – Read 0/12; DNF 1
  3. Reading Women Challenge – Read 3/12
  4. TBR Pile Challenge – Read 1/12; DNF 1

By the Numbers

Books Read in September: 4
DNF: 3
Pages Read YTD: 744

Have you read any of these?


3 thoughts on “Wrap Up for Jan / Feb / March

  1. bookishinbed March 31, 2019 / 9:25 pm

    My Sister, the Serial Killer is on my TBR for April. I am really excited to get to that one. It sounds like such an interesting read.


  2. amybouwer March 30, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    I’ve been dying to read Binti! Also your Reading Women Challenge sounds super cool – I’m terrible with reading challenges but that sounds like one I could definitely give a try.

    Love your blog!

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