I’m actually surprised I surpassed any reading challenges in 2017, considering how very little time I’ve had to actually sit down and read through a book. This isn’t to say that I spent all my days working, but a lot of distraction happened, and many of them I welcomed with open arms. Plus, there is also work. Anyway, a few fun stats, and some planned reading challenges to try to get myself back on track as far as reading and blogging goes!
Fun stats first:
For a full run-down of my year, head on over to Goodreads!
I’ve gotten more comfortable with dropping books when I’m not enjoying them. I am a bit of a completionist, and it takes me a while, but there are way too many books on my backlist that I shouldn’t be spending too much time contemplating on whether or not I want to continue with a book. I’ve also done a few more rereads than I usually do, mostly because of the podcast my friend and I run together.
That being said, this post is also my customary sign-up post for a few reading challenges. This is probably not my only post regarding reading challenges, because I’m still contemplating on whether or not I want to sign up for a few more, but I don’t want to overburden myself, considering I’ve completed just the ONE challenge last year, and nothing else besides. (Technically, I may have completed Flights of Fantasy again and the Graphic Novel reading challenge, but I haven’t updated in a while, so who knows.) So, just playing it with a cautionary outlook, for now, I’ve got two challenges in my sights:
I really need this challenge in my life, because I really need to polish through books that have been on my TBR list for the longest time. ALSO, they have a Bookstagram challenge that I’m also very keen on participating, because let’s be honest, I’ve been craving some of these since I had a taste of bookstagramming challenges last year. So watch out for those, too!
I’m going for 15 books off my list, which pretty much covers all of the books that have been on my 25 Reads list since forever. That’s just my starting lineup for now. I’ll probably change it later on if I can get through more than the 15.
1. Snow White, Blood Red, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
2. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
4. The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities edited by Ann VanderMeer
5. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
6. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
7. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui
8. Kings and Assassins by Lane Robins
9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
10. Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
11. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard, Henry Popkin
12. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
13. Warcross by Marie Lu
14. City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
15. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Note: I’m also now a Novel Knight, which suits me just fine, because the logo is PURPLE! 😀
I have been seriously neglecting my NetGalley requests, and it’s making me feel bad. SO. I’m going to try to do better. I’ve got quite a number of really good requests in and I want to get through a number of them this year. That said, I don’t want to go crazy, so I’ll start at the Bronze Level with 10 books first.