If you’re friends with me on Goodreads (which I welcome you to be!), then you’ve probably been keeping up with my challenge. I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on what I’ve read now that we’re 1/3 of the way through the year – I, too, was shocked when I realized that 1/3 of the year has already passed. Where did the time go?
My challenge this year was 35 books, which has dropped from last year’s original challenge of 45. I had a hard time reaching my goal last year, with school and work and life in general, so by the end of 2015 I needed to edit it to 37 books so I would be able to achieve it. This year I wanted to give myself more breathing room, and maybe even get myself to surpass my challenge!
So far I have managed to read 14 books, which are:
Movie Game by Michael Ebner – 2/5 stars
Ms. Marvel Volumes 1-3 by G. Willow Wilson – average 4.3/5 stars
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover – 4/5 stars
The Vacationers by Emma Straub – 4/5 stars
Thor Volumes 1-2 by Jason Aaron – average 4/5 stars
Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges – 2/5 stars
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell – 5/5 stars
The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichman – 3/5 stars
Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes – 4/5 stars
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh – 5/5 stars
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
My favourites of the year at this point are The Wrath and the Dawn and Radio Silence – both such wonderful books for very different reasons!
Fun fact: you probably can’t tell from this list, but the first 9 books that I read this year were books that I didn’t own physical copies of – they were either ebooks or borrowed from somewhere! This is pretty funny to me, since a couple of years ago I was so against ebooks and didn’t even have a library card. Oh, how things change.
At the moment I’m currently reading The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.
Other books I hope to get to this year include:
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
- The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
- The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
- Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Of course that’s not all of the books I want to read, but it’s a little taste of what you might be able to expect reviews for throughout the rest of the year.
Did you set a Goodreads challenge? How’s it going?
Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!