Quarterly Reading Check-In

Hello book friends! Long time no post, I know. I really need to figure out a way to work full time, read as much as I want to, and also blog regularly… Perhaps putting down my phone more often would help…

Oh well, since I haven’t posted any reading wrap ups for February and March, I thought it would be fun to do a quarterly reading check in! I’ve been quite busy with life-stuff lately, so I’ll update on that too of course. quarterly reading check in


Yes I know I’m repeating January. But it’s not really a quarterly check in if I exclude it, is it? Otherwise it’d just be a two-month check in. Anyway, I started this month with a quite serious Disney Dreamlight Valley addiction, so reading wasn’t a top priority at that point. I’m pretty sure I started The City of Dusk halfway through December and I didn’t finish it until like the first week of January. But other than that, I loved the books I read that month! My favorite being The Serpent and the Wings of Night, which I’m sure you’ve seen around. Its sequel comes out quite soon and I could not be more excited!


February was a fun month because I spent four days of it celebrating carnaval, and yet I managed to read five books. I’m very glad I finally read part 1 of Oathbringer. Part 2 will be read soon-ish (read: sometime this year). I got the hardcover editions of the Stormlight Archive too, because I am a hoarder. I think Oathbringer was a favorite this month, but I enjoyed all the books I read! Also continuing my goal of reading one non-fiction book per month. It’s kind of an informal goal, because I only like very specific subjects, but so far, so good!


This month I had the inexplicable urge to reread the Trylle trilogy, a series I was obsessed with back in 2015. I definitely still enjoyed it, but it also didn’t grip me as much as it did back then. At first I thought that Chain of Thorns would be my favorite read of the month, but then The Blood Traitor came along. I think I read it in a single day?? That hasn’t happened to me in so long. Nowadays I even take a whole week to finish a 300-page book. This time I did see all the twists coming, but it wasn’t less enjoyable. Also read my non-fiction of the month with Foolproof!

Life Stuff

It has been a turbulent few months. I finally got my carpet. Our boiler broke. It literally rained all of February. I switched job placements. I went to a concert. My plants are coming alive again. I did not stick to my TBR, at all. But at least my Goodreads challenge is going well!

That’s pretty much all of it, actually. Because I’m doing a traineeship I have to switch jobs every 6 months or so until 2024. It’s very fun because I get to try out different types of jobs, and if I don’t like it I get to move on relatively quick. I completed my first assignment in February, and since March 1 I work in The Hague! Travel is a bitch, but it’s also the city that has an American Book Center, soooo. Much money has already been spent there. Speaking of, here’s a list of the books I bought so far this year:

  • How to Lose the Information War by Nina Jankowicz
  • Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent
  • Belladonna by Adalyn Grace
  • For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
  • Cursed by Marissa Meyer
  • Oathbringer (hc) by Brandon Sanderson
  • Rhythm of War (hc) by Brandon Sanderson
  • Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare
  • These Infinite Threads by Tahereh Mafi
  • The Blood Traitor by Lynette Noni
  • Foolproof by Sander van der Linden
  • A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon
  • The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by S.A. Chakraborty

I only got 14 books so far, that’s not bad! I’m 120% sure that last year I already had twice as much. Moving out and having to pay for your own groceries really does a number on the amount of books you can impulsively buy… Full disclosure but I already bought five books this month, whoops. Anyway, this is becoming a long post, but I still want to add a glimpse of my TBR:

And that’s it for this quarterly reading check-in! How were the first three months of the year for you? I swear time flew by, but I’m so excited that the weather is getting nicer and so many books are coming out soon. Let me know what’s on your TBR for the next three months?

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