Goodreads Reading Challenge 2017 & 2018

Happy New Year everybody! I hope everyone had a fun (but safe!) time last night! I sure did. I seriously cannot believe it’s 2018 already. Times flies, especially the older you get… D; Either way, another year means more books to read, yay! I already started a new book today to celebrate. Whoo!

This post is going to touch on my 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge and then on my 2018 as well.

Image result for goodreads reading challenge 2017 At the beginning of 2017 I set my reading goal to 60 books. It is what I had done the previous year and I had managed to exceed that so I figured that was a reasonable number, especially with me working two jobs and returning to school. This year I also exceeded my goal by reading 64 books! So challenge completed! :D

Image result for goodreads reading challenge 2018This year I will once again be challenging myself to read at least 60 books. I feel like it’s still a doable number for me since I’ll still be in school and am currently looking for a second job once more. With my new job I haven’t been reading quite as much so I’m hoping to make time to read more on  a regular basis during the week. Wish me luck!

And that’s that!

Did you meet your 2017 reading goal? How many books are you hoping to read this year? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

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Books I’d Like to Read in 2018

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! :D

I mentioned in my last two posts that I wanted to do what I did last year and make a post about some of the books I would like to read in 2018, so here it is! I did fairly  well on the list I had made last year (I read 6 of the 10 books on my list, although some of those books were the beginning of a series and I read more in that series) so I’m hoping I can do well this year too! But again, I am a mood reader so it just depends.

On to the list!

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The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey – the second book in The Monstrumologist series. This book was on my list last year and I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I did mention in my reading progress post that Emily had suggested we buddy read this one so I’m hoping we’re able to do that sometime this year!

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – the first book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy. Now that the three books are out I would like to read this one. I’ve heard so many good things about this series so now I’m ready to experience it myself! Plus it sounds like it’s a favorite of the people in the book club I recently joined, so I’d like to be able to talk about it with them (and not hear spoilers… xD).

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Incarceron by Catherine Fisher – the first in the Incarceron duology. This book has been on my written TBR list for a long time. Since the series is only two books long I thought it’d be a good pick. I’ve also been trying to go through my list and get rid of series that no longer interest me. This one still does so that’s as good of a reason as any to put it on my list! Besides, I would really like to read some of the books that have been on my list awhile since I keep adding so many to my TBR on Goodreads…^^;

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The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima – the first book in The Heir Chronicles. I actually read the first three books in this series…I don’t even remember how long ago. But I think back then it wasn’t certain that there would be more books so I had thought the series complete at the time. Now there are five books in total so I’d like to go back and reread/complete this series. I remember enjoying it so hopefully that’s still true!

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Ratha’s Creature by Clare Bell – the first book in The Named series. This is another one that’s been on my written TBR list for a long time. The overall idea of this book reminds me a lot of the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, except this one is about larger wild cats in a different time period. And it seems to be aimed at an older audience than the Warriors books. I am one of those people that will always enjoy series with…well, basically talking animals, haha. But it’s true! I love them. So I’m hoping this series will be a good one!

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Hounded by Kevin Hearne – the first book in The Iron Druid Chronicles. I found this book a few years ago but have been waiting to crack it open until the series finished. The ninth and final book is expected to be published in April so, if that date is correct, I’d be interested in reading this series this upcoming year. The synopsis reminds me of The Dresden Files series so it definitely seems like something I’d enjoy!

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The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – the first book in The Winner’s Trilogy. Another series that I was interested in when the first book came out but waited until it was completed to start thinking about reading it. This is also another I’ve heard many good things about so I’m hoping it’ll live up to all the hype.


And that’s that! Mind you, these aren’t the only books I hope to read in 2018, but this past year it was nice having a few already picked out for me to zero in on when thinking of what to read next. I was going to put Six of Crows on this list as well but, being that it’s already on hold for me at the library, I felt no reason so actually put it on the list since I know it’s going to get read.

Have you read any of the books listed above? If so, what are your thoughts? What books do YOU hope to read in 2018? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

My Year in Books 2017

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Hey everyone! I’ve seen quite a few people make a post about their year in books so, with the help of Goodreads, I thought I’d make a post like that as well! I’m not great at formatting so I’m trying my best to have it resemble the one Goodreads showed me.


TOTALS

I read 18,453 pages across 64 books.Img bookstack 72


Fence by C.S. PacatShortest book                         longest bookThe King's Men by Nora Sakavic
27 pages                                                                   556 pages
Fence                                                                The King’s Men
by C.S. Pacat                                             by Nora Sakavic

 


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvatermost popularLead from the Heart by Mark C. Crowley                  least popular
191,268                                                                       142
people also read                          people also read
The Raven Boys                      Lead from the Heart
by Maggie Stiefvater        by Mark C. Crowley

 


my average rating for 2017
4.4 stars
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by Jex Lane
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4.66 average

 


I wish I was cool enough to get that giant collage of all the books I’ve read this year that Goodreads supplies, but I can’t. Copy and pasting doesn’t work and I’m much too lazy to do it myself. Oh well! It was a good reading year for me and I can’t wait to keep reading throughout the next year as well! I am planning on making a post about some of the books I’d like to read in 2018, so keep an eye out!

Happy reading! :)

 

Reading Progress 2017 (Part 2)

Last December I had posted ‘Books I’d Like to Read in 2017‘ and then in July I had posted ‘Reading Progress 2017‘. So I thought I would make one last post about the list of books I was going to try to read this past year. That list consisted of the following books:

I have marked the ones I have read with a red ‘X’ next to them.

Since my post in July, I have read the first four books in the Jack Daniels series by J.A. Konrath (the first book listed above) and I have recently finished up the Grisha trilogy.  Unfortunately, Peace Talks STILL doesn’t have a release date yet. I believe the author just completed another book of short stories for that series and is now focusing on Peace Talks. I’m hoping it’ll come out sometime next year. I didn’t get around to re-trying Stromdancer either – maybe next year.  Emily said she’d like to buddy read The Curse of the Wendigo so I think we might try after we finish up The Beauty of Darkness. I also didn’t get around to Hush, Hush.

Overall, however, I think I did a pretty good job of getting what I wanted to read read. So yay me! I think I’ll make a post of what I’d like to read in 2018 as well. Keep an eye out!

Have you read anything listed above? If so, what did you think? Or maybe you plan on reading it! Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

Reading Progress 2017

I wanted to make a quick post that ties with another post I had made late last year. I had posted ‘Books I’d Like to Read in 2017‘. That list consisted of the following books:

I have marked the ones I have read with a red ‘X’ next to them. I’m quite proud of myself for getting a good chunk of these books finished already. Plus, for just about all the ones I have read, I’ve gone on to read more in the series. I’ve actually already finished The Raven Cycle series and am currently reading the second book in The Grisha trilogy. Unfortunately, Peace Talks still doesn’t have a release date yet, so I’m not sure if I’ll manage to get that one read this year if it doesn’t come out. But, that’s all I really wanted to say in this post.

Happy reading! :)

Books I’d Like To Read in 2017

I stumbled upon Emily’s 17 in 2017 post and liked the idea of picking out certain books/series that I would like to read this coming year. I am a mood reader, so there’s no guarantee that I’ll actually read these specific books, but I think it’ll help me narrow it down when I’m looking for what to read next.

  • Peace Talks by Jim Butcher – This is the sixteenth book in the Dresden Files series. One of my favorite series, mind you. I believe it was originally supposed to come out this year but it didn’t. And there’s still no release date for it, which makes me sad. But I’m really hoping it’ll come out sometime next year! I’m gonna cry if it doesn’t…
  • The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – I asked Emily if she would be interested in doing a buddy read with this book and she agreed! So we’re going to do that. I’m not sure when yet…we should figure that out.
  • A Destiny of Dragons by T.J. Klune – the second book in the Tales From Verania series. I fell madly in love with the first book and I cannot wait for the second! I believe it’s supposed to come out sometime in June. I NEED IT NOW, DAMMIT!
  • Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff – I tried this book a couple of weeks ago but just wasn’t in the mood. I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway and I would really like to read it and post a review! But if I’m not in the mood to read it I don’t want that keeping me from enjoying the book. So I’ll try again sometime next year!
  • The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey – the second book in The Monstrumologist series. I read the first book earlier this year and liked it so I would like to continue this series. The library didn’t have the second book for some reason so I’m hoping they will get it. Otherwise I’ll probably buy it.
  • Against the Grain by Charlie Cochet – the fifth book in the THIRDS series. I also started this series earlier this year and fell in love with both the plot and the characters! Unfortunately my library doesn’t have the fifth book, although they have the sixth and seventh, so I’ll probably have to buy this one too.
  • Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath – the first in the Jack Daniels mystery series. This seems like a fun read and the synopsis reminds me of the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich, which I really enjoyed and need to finish as well.
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – the first in The Grisha trilogy. I’ve heard many good things about this series and the ‘sequel’ series, Six of Crows, sounds really good as well.
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – the first in The Raven Cycle series. I feel like there has been quite a bit of hype over this series, especially because the last book came out earlier this year. It sounds like a good read so I may give this one a try after I finish up Half Lost. Unless something else captures my interest before then.
  • Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick – the first in the Hush, Hush series. This series has been on my book list for a long time so I would like to finally get around to reading it. It’s only four books long so it shouldn’t be that hard to get through.

Of course there are hundreds of more books I would like to read but these are just a few that I may or may not get around to reading sometime in 2017. Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think? Are there any specific books you plan on reading next year? Let me know!

Happy reading! :)

100 Followers!

100 Follows!

Yes, that’s right! 100 followers. I seriously can’t believe it’s happened. I’m mean, I was excited when I got 5, and now multiple that by 20! It honestly boggles my mind, imagining that over 100 people want to listen to me ramble on about things, but I’m truly honored and wanted to make a quick post saying thanks! So to everyone that follows my blog, THANK YOU! <3 I thank each and every one of you for supporting me and my blog! I know I’ve slowed down on posts this year, due to life mostly, but I’m going to try my best to keep at it! Wish me luck!