What I Read in the First Quarter of the Year | 2022

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all doing well! Today I’m going to be going over what I read in the first quarter of the year. So these are the books that I read in January, February, and March of 2022.

I will say that I did better in the first couple months than I have in the second couple months of the year. Which is perfectly okay by me, but I’ve been wanting to read again so I’m hoping that I’m able to get some more reading done as I get more into the flow of things.

So, let’s go over the last few months!

Reading Goals Check-In

  • Read 50 Books
    • 10/50
  • A to Z Challenge
    • 7/26
    • 8/30 if going by the challenge in the photo
  • 22 for 2022
    • 0/22
  • Finish More Series
    • 3 Done
  • 12 Challenge
    • 1/12
  • 2022 PopSugar Challenge
    • 9/50
  • 2022 Linz the Bookworm Reading Challenge
    • 10/60
  • The 52 Book Club
    • 4/52
  • Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge
    • 2/3
  • Buzzwordathon
    • 2/3

Quarterly Stats

  • Pages Read
    • 907
  • Hours Listened
    • 27 hours and 3 minutes
  • Books Read
    • 10
    • 6 in January
    • 3 in February
    • 1 in March
  • Format
    • 7 audio
    • 1 eBook
    • 2 physical
  • Audience
    • 3 adult
    • 6 young adult
  • Genres
    • 1 Contemporary
    • 5 Fantasy
    • 1 Non-Fiction
    • 3 Romance
  • Average Rating
    • 3.85 out of 5 stars


The Wedding Dilemma by Mariah Ankenman

4.5/5 Stars

Book 1 in The Mile High Firefighters series

TW/CW: Sexual Content

In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

4/5 Stars

Book 4 in the Wayward Children series

TW/CW: Child Death, Death, Grief, Misogyny

The Dating Dilemma by Mariah Ankenman

3.5/5 Stars

Book 2 in the Mile High Firefighters series

TW/CW: Sexual Content

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

4/5 Stars

Book 5 in the Wayward Children series

TW/CW: Body Horror, Death, Blood, Panic Attacks/Disorders, Violence, Gore, Self Harm, Murder

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

4.5/5 Stars

Book 6 in the Wayward Children series

TW/CW: Bullying, Body Shaming, Kidnapping, Transphobia

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

3.5/5 Stars

Book 7 of the Wayward Children series

TW/CW: Fatphobia, Forced Institutionalization, Body Shaming, Suicide Attempt, Bullying, Eating Disorder


White Rage by Carol Anderson

No Rating (I don’t like to rate Non-Fiction)

TW/CW: Racism, Hate crime, Racial slurs, Rape, Police brutality, Colonisation, Slavery, Religious bigotry

Lucky in Love by Kasie West

2/5 Stars

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

3/5 Stars

Book 3 in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series

TW/CW: Death, Sexual Content, Death of a Parent, Alcohol, Cursing, Vomiting


The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

4.5/5 Stars

TW/CW: Suicide Attempt, Suicidal Thoughts, Suicide, Death of Parent, Animal Death

(Book Depository and Waterstones links both are shown to have an alternative cover)

And that’s it, I think! I would say I’m happy with how my reading went in the first quarter of the year. So far in April, I haven’t finished anything, but I am working on a couple reads and making progress! So don’t expect too much from my April wrap up, though that’s to be expected since, you know, birthed a human.

But anyway, thanks so much for joining me today! Let me know how your first quarter of the year went! I’m hoping for a better quarter 2, but we’ll see!

I’ll see you all very soon (hopefully)!

Published by Manda the Bibleo

My name is Amanda! I'm 25 years old with one son, Alex. He's my world and my everything. I have my Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing. I run the Instagram @acourtofbooksandlove, the A Court of Books and Love blog and YouTube. I hope to one day help indie authors/lesser known authors work to spread their name and get their book to where they want it to be and ready for the public's eyes. If you're an indie author, feel free to email me to see if I'm interested in your novel (whether it's already published or not). I mainly read romance, YA fantasy, and YA contemporary. When emailing, please provide a copy of the novel or a link to where I can find it. For business inquires, email me at: acourtofbooksandlove@gmail.com

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