Hey, everyone! I am trying something new here so that I can keep track of my reading goals this year. So I am going to keep a montly recap to see how I am doing with this and keep track of the books I read for my reading challenge. Does anyone else do something similar? I would love to check out your posts if you do.
READING GOALS FOR 2018
This year I pledged to many reading goals for myself so that I could read the books that I wanted to read and clean out some of the older titles that I have been meaning to get to but haven't yet. Let's see if these goals are being met.
#1. DNF Books that You Aren't Into: I have one DNF book for January 2018 and I didn't feel bad about not finishing it. This could be because it was an older book from my own library and NOT an ARC, but at least I stopped when I knew it wasn't going to get any better for me.
#2. Bigger Variety in Reading Materials: Okay. So I may not have READ any books of different varieties that I tend to shy away from (which is one of my goals for my reading challenge) but I HAVE purchased a couple of books that I would tend to shy away from. So we'll have to see how that goes in the coming months.
#3. Stop Accepting so many ARC novels: Thankfully, I have been able to do this as I am not accepting ARC's at this time. However, Netgalley and edelweiss are a different story and I continue to request titles that look good to me. I would like to work on this more through the month of February because I am already feeling the effects of having too many ARCs.
#4. Stop Committing to tours, reveals, and blitzes: I have been REALLY good with this so far. I have only been signing up for cover reveals (because I love sharing them with the world and it helps me to post them on my upcoming release section) and book tours that include books I wanted to read anyways. So YAY for this.
#5. Conquer my TBR list and Backlogged Books: I have been trying to conquer my TBR but haven't been to successful this month. Thankfully it's only January so I have 11 more months to go. As far as books on my backlog (i.e. books I own but haven't read) I am doing pretty good. I was able to read 3 books from my kindle that I have had on there for a while during the month of January. Hopefully next month I can get in at least 5.
READING CHALLENGE 2018
I have 50 goals on my reading challenge list for 2018 and was successfully able to read 8 books out of the 50. If I am going at this rate I will probably conquer my challenge well before the year is over! So this is going really good for me. Here is a list of the ones I have completed so far.
Clean Out the Kindle: (I completed 3/25 books)
1. The Single Girls To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk (Chick Lit) -- Purchase a Copy | Read my Book Review
2. When I'm Gone by Abbi Glines (Contemporary Romance) -- Purchase a Copy | Read my Book Review
3. When You're Back by Abbi Glines (New Adult Romance) -- Purchase a Copy | Read my Book Review
Catch Up for Finish a series you have been reading (I completed 1/5 books)
1. The Julius House by Charlaine Harris >> Purchase a Copy | Read my Review on GR
Try Something New (I completed 2/5 Books)
1. Read a book by a male author you have never read before: >> Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson (5 stars)
2. Read a book by a female author you have never read before >> The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor (3 stars)
Throwbacks from 2017 I have Wanted to Read (1/5 books)
1. The Handyman by Bentley Little (Horror) >> Purchase a Copy | Read my Book Review (4 stars)
The Rest of the Reading Challenge (1/5 Books)
2. Read a popular authors first book: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill ** 4 stars **
BOOKS REVIEWED IN 2018
Here is a list of all the books I was able to read and review so far in 2018. If you click on the cover you will be taken to my book review.
Bookish posts for readers looking to try something new. Will contain many different genres of books.