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Goodreads challenge update final

Well, I didn’t get a chance to update my progress the last week because I was busy reading and celebrating the holidays. So here’s a what I read between the 22nd and 31st:

The last 8 are all novellas that I read on the 31st. In the end I was half a book short of my goal. If only there’d been 30 extra minutes to the year lol. But 37 (15 novellas and 22 novels) books in 30 days is impressive.

On to next year and another 52 books. Maybe I can convince myself to spread them out this time.


Yeah, right.

Goodreads challenge update #3

My kids had another four day weekend thanks to snow and now Christmas break is upon us. Having them home all of the time is cutting into my reading because they keep wanting my attention. Darn kids–don’t they know what’s important?!?

Goodreads challenge update #2

Two weeks have gone by. When the month started I needed to read 39 books in 30 days. A daunting task. The first week I made it through 9 books. The second week slowed a little with my kids having snow days on Thursday and Friday. I only finished 4 books and am mostly finished with the fifth. Hopefully next week will be more productive because I’m getting farther behind.

I now need 25 books in 17 days. I need to find novellas to keep up this pace. Read this week:

Goodreads challenge update

Well, it’s been a week and…

It’s not going too bad. I’m now 25 books behind schedule. That’s 29 books in 25 days. Totally doable, although Christmas might cause some problems. I’d like to thank whoever came up with the idea of adding companion novellas to series. They make for short reads that add to my book count.

In the last week, I’ve read 6 full novels and 3 novellas. 2,368 words.

Read this week:

Yeah, I’m a sci-fi kick this time. I’m rereading a bunch of series I read years ago. Mostly ones I never finished because their last books weren’t out at the time.

Challenge Accepted

Every year I sign up at Goodreads to read 52 books–one for each week of the year. And every year I end up behind, scrambling to finish in December. This year is no exception.

I am currently 34 books behind schedule! *smh*

Can one even read 39 books in 30 days?

Challenge accepted.

reading challenge

This is the second year I signed up for the goodreads.com reading challenge. Last year I only started to get back into reading at the end of summer and signed up to finish 30 books between August and December. I went 20 books over that.

So this year I signed up to read 115 books for the year. I felt that was a decent number (about 2 books a week). By May I had read 54 books and was like 19% ahead of schedule or something like that.

And then I had to have my gallbladder out and I couldn’t read or write on the pain medication they gave me. My eye muscles would get too lax and I literally could not see straight since they kept crossing. After that I was depressed (the meds I was on for that weren’t working any more) and I just quit reading. And writing, but that’s another post.

Well, back in June I bought a few books that looked interesting but I never got around to reading them until September. I started reading one but it wasn’t holding my attention but I wanted to read. So I got on the library sight and put a few books on hold. Since September 5 I’ve read 14 books. I’m reading 2 different books right now. One is a paperback (Forget You by Jennifer Echols) and one is digital (Where My Heart Breaks by Ivy Sinclair that I got off NetGalley). I’m also perusing a writing help book (Writing Great Books for Young Adults) that I picked up at Barnes & Noble the other day.

According to my goodreads counter I’m still 20 books behind (about 18%). Ugh. I have 8 more library books to read. A bunch are due back on the 22nd and the 25th. And I’ve got 4 other books at NetGalley on my shelf.

But I’m also prepping for NaNo so I’ve been outlining and writing character backstories and OMG there is no time. Not sure I’m going to finish this challenge this year. If I hadn’t taken 4 months off from reading I’d probably be done already.

Anyone else doing the reading challenge? And if you are how far along are you?

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