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Quarter 3 Wrap-Up | 2020 Reading Challenge

When I laid out my plan for my 2020 Reading Challenge, I decided to forgo my monthly wrap-ups, and instead write quarterly wrap-ups to discuss my reading progress and any general Reading Challenge updates. September has now drawn to a close, which means it’s time to look back on the third quarter of 2020.

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I finished two less books this quarter than last, but no matter, it was still an extremely successful stretch of reading. Considering the reading slumps I fell into at the end of August and the middle of September, I’m happy with the books I did finish (and don’t regret the ones I DNF’d).

Below is the list of books I finished over the past three months. I have linked any discussion or book review post if you are interested in reading them, and all books are physical copies from my own shelves, unless otherwise noted.


May Day (Seekers #1) by Josie Jaffrey

The Clue of the Judas Tree by Leslie Ford

Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler as told to Joseph B. Egan

The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay (eARC)

Summer by Edith Wharton

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe

The Woman I Kept to Myself by Julia Alvarez

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan


A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy (Blog Tour/eARC)

The Anomaly by Michael Rutger *DNF

Stories by Katherine Mansfield *DNF

The Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales From Around The World by Ethel Johnston Phelps (illustrated by Lloyd Bloom)

The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer (audiobook)

His Only Wife by Peace Adze Medie (Blog Tour/eARC)


Fires of the Faithful (Eliana’s Song #1) by Naomi Kritzer

Crooked House by Agatha Christie (audiobook)

Icelandic Folk and Fairy Tales selected and translated with foreword and notes
by May and Hallberg Hallmundsson; illustrations by Kjarten Gudjónsson

Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (audiobook)

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Series #1) by S.A. Chakraborty (reread)

I also read quite a bit of poetry, and started a few books that are on my Fall TBR. I have drafted an October TBR—because no matter what, I still love making TBR lists—so stay tuned for that in a couple of days. This is my favorite time of year—in general—but also for reading, so I’m excited for the books I’ve singled out to spend time with over the next month or two.

How has your reading gone so far this year? What have you enjoyed or discovered? Let’s chat in the comments. 📚

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