It's a little crazy it's 2017 already. I haven't fully realized it yet and have only written 2016 about twenty times so far when it comes to writing dates on things so far. Being it's a brand new year it's time for a new Goodreads Reading Challenge; I've challenged myself to read 350 books this year. I'm hoping that goal will allow me to complete some personal challenges I've set for myself:
Work On My Re-Reads
I only re-read 6 books last year and it made me a little sad the number was so low. I've challenged myself to re-read one book per week. At first I felt this was a little high but I'm going to try my best to have what I'm calling Re-Read Weekends, by starting a re-read on Friday and hopefully being able to finish it Sunday. I think I might include a brief review of each re-read if you would be interested in hearing about if my initial thoughts hold up to the new read.
My First re-read will be Hex Education, written by Emily Gould and Zareen Jaffery. I originally gave it five stars when I first read it possibly back in 2007 when it was published.
Tackle My TBR
I think it's currently at 509 on Goodreads. I see it and honestly think there's no way in the world I'll ever be able to shrink it. Hopefully if I can keep up with staying on track (thanks to Goodreads to letting me know I'm currently on track) and not add too many more new releases (I'm really good at adding 50 books a day to the tbr) I can obliterate the 509 and maybe get it into the two-hundreds. I also discovered a reading challenge called Beat the Backlist that's focused on reading books published prior to 2017. This fits perfectly with this goal and I couldn't have discovered this at a better time.
Some of the books I hope to read for the reading challenge:
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Robin Palmer
Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter
Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
The Teashop Girls by Laura Schafer
Kissing In Italian by Lauren Henderson
Chantress Alchemy by Amy Butler Greenfield
The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West
I'm really excited for this year and seeing what books I'll get to read. I also want to thank you all for welcoming me to this blog. I think I'm finally figuring this out ;) I'd love to hear what books all of you are looking forward to reading this year!
Until my first 2017 review,