Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 - This Year in Reading

This year was sort of a mixed bag for reading - I didn't read as much as I hoped I would, and I even managed to not complete one of my reading challenges. Reading only 52 books in a year is sort of embarrassing for me, to be honest. To reframe this as a positive, I read 1 book per week on average, and at least I have some room for improvement next year, ha ha.

Let's do a quick challenge recap:

Back to the Classics Challenge: completed!
Color Coded Challenge: completed!
TBR Pile Challenge: completed!
LGBTQIA Challenge: completed!
Mount TBR Challenge: only 35/60 books read :(
Classic Book of the Month Challenge: I read the books I had planned to read for this, so I'm happy with it and I'll call it complete, even though I didn't read all 12

Not bad, all in all. It's better than NOT reading at all.

For 2018, I have a few goals:

1. Read the ARCs I have on hand. This is super embarrassing - I was sent some ARCs for review in 2017 that I haven't managed to read. Partly it's because I don't enjoy reading on the computer, but at this point I need to put that aside and fulfill my commitments.

2. Finish all of the challenges I sign up for. This shouldn't be too hard for me, as I normally do complete them all, with this year's incomplete challenge excepted.

3. Participate in the challenges I sign up for more. I am really bad at this - I tend to sign up for challenges and then I forget to participate in the check in posts, and I forget to post my reviews and etc. Partly this is because I don't really care if I win a prize or not - reducing my TBR pile is reward enough, ha ha. But it's also because I'm lazy and I would like to change that.

4. Read at a higher rate than 1 book per week when possible. Any reading is always better than no reading, but I am wasting time in unproductive ways and I should really redirect that into enriching my mind with reading instead of less brain-enhancing pursuits.

I think that's it for now. I would like to thank all of the people who read this blog, whether or not you ever post here - I appreciate you visiting and reading my reviews. I hope you all have a wonderful, happy, healthy, and book-filled 2018.


  1. Best Wishes for great reading in 2018. I joined a few challenges for 2018 and I hope I remember to check in and give updates, so your #3 made me smile!

  2. Hi Cori - I hope you have a great year in reading too, and that we both remember to check in for our challenges! :)