Happy Monday! Today, I have a fun tag that I’ve seen on a bunch of blogs lately – The Quarter Year Crisis Book Tag. This was originally created by Roisin @Roisin’s Reading on YouTube, and it’s a look back on the first three months of the year. Can you believe we’re halfway through April already? I don’t know where the time went, but it’s fun to look back and see all the amazing books I’ve already been fortunate enough to read this year. Let’s get started!
How Many Books Have You Read So Far?
As of today, I’ve read 82 books. I’m a little behind from last year, but 82 is still great. Last year, my goal was to read a book a day. This year, I lowered that goal. I did it, but it was way too much pressure, and I don’t have as much free time this year as I did last year. I still read a ton, though! lol
Have you already found a book you think might be a 2023 favorite? If not, what was your favorite book you read that wasn’t quite five stars?
That’s way too hard to narrow down! I tend to pick favorites in specific genres. Here are some 5-star favorites.
Any 1-star books / least favorite book of the year?
I haven’t had any 1-star reads this year, but I’d pick Fake Dates and Mooncakes. I loved the cover but did not enjoy the story.
Most Read Genres So Far
According to Storygraph, my most read genres are romance and fantasy. No surprise there! lol Young Adult was third.
A Book That Surprised You
The Bone Shard Daughter, without a doubt. I didn’t know much about this book or series before reading it, but a couple of my closest book friends loved it, so I decided to give it a shot. It was brilliant! I binged the entire trilogy and loved every book.
A book that’s come out in 2023 already that you want to read but haven’t yet?
Oh my word, there are so many, but here are four I already own and need to get to soon!!
One Goal You’re Succeeding At
Posting at least once a day. I used to post twice a day, but I cut back a bit. Now, I post either one or two depending on how much I’ve read and how busy I am. I’d like to post once a day for the rest of the year, but we’ll see what happens. I’m finding it a little tough juggling that and a new job.
One Goal You Need to Focus On
Not overextending myself. I tend to take on too much, and then I get overwhelmed. I have a hard time resisting books and saying no. lol
New to you Bloggers/Booktubers/ Bookstagrammers/Booktokers for 2023 you recommend?
Here are two bloggers that I;ve been loving lately!
I’m not tagging anyone today, but I would love to read your answers if you decide to do this one!!
23 thoughts on “The Quarter Year Crisis Book Tag”
Thank you for mentioning me 😀I am seriously impressed by the number of books and the fact that you post everyday especially with a new job too
You’re so welcome! I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up with the daily posts, but I’m going to try!
That is a lot of books- my record hold of number of books in a year is 44
That’s a good amount!
Well, here is my attempt at the tag:
This sounds like so much fun! I loved reading your answers!
Thanks! You should do it – I’d love to see your answers too!
I’m always impressed when anyone can post once a day, every day, including you!
Thanks, Celeste! I just have to stay very organized. lol
Such a fun tag! I’m sorry to hear you didn’t love Fake Dates and Mooncakes but glad to hear you loved Spellbound!
I was pretty bummed too, but I adored Spell Bound! Highly recommend!
Best of luck with the new blog! I’ve been trying to stay on track for a book a day this year. It’s my first time to try to pull this off. I can’t wait to read the Bone Shard Daughter. So glad you loved the series!!
That’s awesome, Ali! I hope you do it! And I’m excited to hear what you think of The Bone Shard Daughter. I think you’ll love it!
You are crushing this year so far! And you’ve read some seriously great books (I know because we buddy read them haha). I’m definitely looking forward to reading some more great books with you this year!
Thanks, Leah! It’s been an awesome reading year, for sure! And I’m looking forward to that too. Let’s plan one soon!
Definitely – we’ll have to wait less if it’s an ARC, because I’m swimming in them currently.
82 books is absolutely AMAZING, Julie! 😍 I hope you continue to have an amazing year of reading ahead. I can’t wait to do more buddy reads with you!
Thanks, Dini! Me too! Let’s plan another one soon!
Great responses, Julie. I can’t believe that you have read more Fantasy and Romance than any other genre. 😁 Posting everyday is a wonderful accomplishment. I try, but it doesn’t happen. Keep it up as I enjoy your posts. You are responsible for many books on my TBR.
Awww, thanks so much, Carla! I love that I’ve added to your TBR. You’ve done the same for me. 🙂
Oh this is such a fun idea! We might have to participate in this tag. Thank you for sharing. Also, great book recommendations!
Thanks! I’d love to see yours too. 🙂
Thanks for the mention! This is such a fun tag, I loved reading your answers!