Monthly Wrap Up

March 2011 Monthly Wrap-Up

March was another good month for me. I can’t believe that the first quarter of 2011 is already over! It has flown by! Overall, I’ve had a good first quarter reading wise. I’ve also decided to step away from accepting books for review from publishers/authors/publicists. This is actually a great relief for me. And let me just add that I think this was the BEST month reading-wise I’ve had in a VERY long time!!! Anyways, here’s what my reading looked like in March:



  • Books Read: 6
  • Pages Read: 2,387
  • Rating Breakdown:
    • 5/5 – 4
    • 4/5 – 2
  • New Authors: 3
  • Fiction: 6
  • Non-Fiction: 0
  • Favorite For the Month: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  • Least Favorite For the Month: Although I enjoyed all of these books, Blood of My Brother by James LePore was my least-liked book for the month
  • Number of Books I Acquired This Month: *ducking head in shame*: 43
  • Number of Books I Sent to New Homes This Month: *smiling from ear-to-ear, because this number is higher than the amount of books coming in*: 48
Quarterly Update, Reading Statistics, SERIES

Reading Update – First Quarter, 2011

I usually only post a mid-year and end of the year reading update. But this year I decided that I wanted to try and do it quarterly, that way it wouldn’t be too overwhelming for me to put together. So what I want to concentrate on is a slight breakdown of my overall reading for the first quarter and then I also want to update where I stand on my series reading.

  • Challenge Status:
    • Criminal Plots Reading Challenge (3/6 books read – 50% completed)
    • Mystery & Suspense Reading Challenge (12/12 books read – 100% completed)
    • Take a Chance Challenge 3 (1/10 books read – 10% completed)
    • The TBR Dare (14/20 books read – 70% completed)
    • TwentyEleven Challenge (2/20 books read – 10% completed)
    • What’s in a Name 4 Challenge (2/6 books read – 33% completed)
  • Finished: 16
  • Abandoned: 1
  • Fiction: 16
  • Non-Fiction: 0
  • New-to-Me-Author: 4
  • Female Authors: 4
  • Male Authors: 7
  • Books in a Series: 10
  • Review Books: 2
  • Books I Own: 16
  • Library Books: 0

Series That I Started This Quarter:

Series That I Caught Up With This Quarter:

Series That I Worked On This Quarter:

Books That I Read That Are Part of a Series, but Picked Up in the Middle of the Series This Quarter: