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Mid-Year Update

Good Reads Reading Goal: 50 books

Completed: 28

Hey, friends!

Since we're halfway through the year (which is crazy), I thought I'd create a Mid-Year Update, where I'll listen what books I've read and when, as well as the ratings I gave them.

It has been quite the year for books, which is good! And I feel even more so because of my status as a bookseller. Not only do I have (dangerous) access to so many good reads, I have the opportunity to talk to other people and hear about their favorite reads. And some I've actually purchased!

While I had personally hoped to have more books read, I'm rather pleased with the turn out so far.

According to my Storygraph (@kayhwrites):

I have read 28 books and around 9,687 pages. Which is insane.

Here's the beautiful chart, too, cause why not?

Now onto the actual wrap-up!


Books Read: 2
Average Rating: 4.5

As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson (4 stars)

Sunkissed by Kasie West (5 stars)


Books Read: 5
Average Rating: 4.5

Legendbornby Tracy Deonn (5 stars)

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (5 stars)

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner (3.5 stars)

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (4 stars)

Maybe This Time by Kasie West (5 stars)


Books Read: 6
Average Rating: 4

Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn (5 stars)

What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell (2 stars)

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (4 stars)

A Little Something Different by Sandra Hall (5 stars)

You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao (3 stars)

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black (5 stars)


Books Read: 5
Average Rating: 4.55

Marked by P.C and Kristin Cast (4 stars)

Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul (5 stars)

The Love Hypothesis by Aliz Hazelwood (5 stars)

The Guest List by Lucy Foley (5 stars)

Possession by Andrea Hagan (3.75 stars)


Books Read: 3
Average Rating: 4.6

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover (4 stars)

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus (5 stars)

Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon (5 stars)


Books Read: 5
Average Rating: 4.4

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (3 stars)

Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco (4.5 stars)

The Fool and the Sparrow by Dand Fox (4.5 stars)

Places We've Never Been by Kasie West (5 stars)

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey (5 stars)

July (1-4)

Books Read: 2
Average Rating: 4.5

Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther (5 stars)

Celestial Persuasion by Mirta Ines Trupp (4 stars)

Favorite Read: Legendborn (February read; 5 stars)

Least Favorite Read: What Once Was Mine (March read; 2 stars)

Most Read Author: Kasie West (January, February, June)

As you can see, I read a lot.

Twenty-eight books and 9,687 pages, to be exact.

How many books have you read? Let me know in the comments. Let's start a conversation!

With love,


Be sure to follow me on my bookstagram @kayhwrites and Storygraph!

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