2018 at last

Sorry for the hiatus, I tend to unintentionally have those on this blog. This time it was due to the fact that I am in a major book slump. The last review I posted (on November 30th) was the last book I’ve read… Hopefully, I get over it soon though!

To recap 2017, I failed to meet my reading challenges… all three of them.

My first challenge, the easiest by far, was the Goodreads reading challenge. My goal was originally set at 115 books but then was quickly cut to 100 books. Unfortunately, I capped out at 81 books.

My second challenge, more challenging was beat the backlist, hosted by novelknight.com . My list had 37 books on it, and I read 8 of them.

My third challenge was back to the classics, hosted by karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com . Here I completed 5 out of the 12 topics. 

Here are some of my Goodreads stats from my 2017 year in review.

So overall, I failed to meet my goals in 2017, but that doesn’t  mean I failed last year because of what I was doing during my reading time. Starting in June I started exercising regularly, and have stuck with it every week since. Because of this beneficial life decision takes up a lot of time I previously used for reading (and I don’t like working out to audiobooks), my reading suffered.

Now on to 2018!

2018 is presenting even more challenges to my reading time. Next week I start grad school! I know that a lot of people pause their blogs during grad school because of the time commitment, but I’m going to persevere (with some changes). My blog goal is to post about once a week (so that at the end of the year I have 52-3 posts). While a majority of these posts should be book reviews, I may throw in something else (If I have not finished a book that week).

As for my Goodreads challenge for 2018, I set the bar low (entirely because of grad school). My goal is to read 52 books, one for every week of the year.

As a secondary challenge, I chose 20 books on my TBR that I own, to read in 2018. These books are:

Always and Forever by Jenny Han
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Warcross by Marie Lu
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and  Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Morningstar by Pierce Brown
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
City of Bones (10th Aniversary Edition) by Cassandra Clare
Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

2 thoughts on “2018 at last

  1. Good luck in grad school! How exciting 🙂

    Off your TBR, I’ve read A Wrinkle in Time & Wonder Woman, and I am currently reading The Handmaid’s Tale. I LOVED AWiT! I cannot wait to see the film adaptation. WW was an ok read… It was very much a YA book… I enjoyed the characters, but wanted a little more from a WW retelling.

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