Friday, January 31, 2020

Fortune Teller Readathon Announcement and TBR


This year, I am participating in the Fortune Teller Readathon, which is going on during the entire month of February (sorry for posting late about it - I've just been really sick). You can find the original post here. But to quickly summarize, the idea is to pick one of the three pathways (or all three if you really want to push yourselves) to narrow down your TBR pile, then pick books to fit those prompts and you are ready to read. I would check out the original post because there is some extra information mentioned that you might be interested in.

Now onto my TBR. I picked the second pathway, I currently have no plans to read either of the other two pathways because of another readathon I am participating in this month.

New Friend ~ Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia
Written in the Stars ~ Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Hopeless Romantic ~ Ashes in the Snow by Ruta Sepetys
Dark One ~ Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Outcast ~ Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage Have you all read any of these books, and what are your thoughts and feelings on them? I hope that my predictions for these books turn out correct!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 Reading Resolutions

Looking forward to another year of completing (or more accurately not completing) what I have planned in my year of reading. Every year I make a list of just some reading goals that I want to accomplish in that year, and I would venture to guess that many other readers out there do the same. Sometimes they are the same goals year to year, and other times they are different goals. This year I'm mixing it up a little. Also if you are interested, check out my reading resolutions for last year here.

1. Meet My Goodreads Reading Challenge Goal

I try to do this every year, but every year the amount of books that I try to read changes depending on how much time I think I will have to read books. This year my goal is to read is 50, the same as last year.

2. Listen to 10 Audiobooks

3. Read 10 Contemporary Novels

Contemporary books are my least favorite genre, so every year I just aim to read 10, sometimes I read more and other times I don't meet the 10 books.

4. Read a book in all of the following genres:

Dystopian/Apocalyptic
Historical Fiction
Fantasy
Fairytale Retelling
Mystery
Thriller/Suspense
Horror
Graphic Novel/Manga
Poetry/Verse
Anthology
Sci-Fi
Middle Grade
Steampunk

5. Read 10 books that are longer than 500 pages

6. Finish the Series of Unfortunate Events

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7. Read all of Amie Kaufman's, Megan Spooner's, and Jay Kristoff's books

Amie Kaufman is one of my favorite authors (every book I have picked up of hers I have loved), but the books I have read of hers have been written in conjunction with either Megan Spooner or Jay Kristoff, so I figured I would read all of their books this year for the fun of it. The books that I need to read of their books are the following:

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8. Read all of Kasie West's books

Another author whose books I love that I need to catch up on her newest releases, and they are as follows:

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

End of Year 2019 Reading Resolutions Wrap-Up

At the beginning of the year, I shared with you all some reading goals that I wanted to tackle this year. Some were the same as previous years, and others were added on for this year. I completed 2  out of 6 challenges.

1. Meet My Goodreads Reading Challenge Goal

The goal this year was to read 50 books, which was less than my last year's goal. This is because I have been finding myself reading more adult books this year, and wanted to accommodate for that and not feel pressured to picking up more YA books. I read a total of 56 books.

2. Listen to 10 Audiobooks

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3. Read 10 Contemporary Novels

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As you can see, I failed this challenge.

4. Read a book in all of the following genres:

Dystopian/Apocalyptic: NONE
Historical Fiction: Lovely War by Julie Berry
Fantasy: In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
Fairytale Retelling: NONE
Mystery: Lonely Dead by April Henry
Thriller/Suspense: NONE
Horror: MARY: Unleashed by Hillary Monahan
Graphic Novel/Manga: Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag
Poetry/Verse: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCuttough
Anthology: NONE
Sci-Fi: NONE
Middle Grade: Girl in the Locked Room by Mary Downing Hahn
Steampunk: NONE

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5. Read 10 books that are longer than 500 pages

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6. Finish the Series of Unfortunate Events

I did not finish this series.