1st quarter recap 2017 | Reading Challenge

Saturday, April 1, 2017

I can't believe the 1st quarter of the year is over. But I have actually been reading a lot, compared to the past 3 years...aka before Jack.

I've got a new lunch routine that has really helped with my reading goal and it's helping my bank account. I'm bringing my lunch to work and reading in the break room. Before this, I was pretty flighty when it came to lunch - eat out, drive home, bring my lunch, take no lunch hour and just grab something from the Pizza place across from work... so I am just happy to have a consistent schedule.

I read 4 books this quarter, so I'm one book ahead of my goal of reading one book a month - yay me!

I read:
Potty Training in 3 days
I've got your number
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily
The mischief of the Mistletoe

I am currently on book 8 of the series I'm reading. After this book, I'm not sure if I'm going to keep going on the series or change it up on the story. I don't want to forget anything, but I also don't want to get too burned out on the storyline. I have figured out that there is a reason why books in a series come out about a year a part, you need time to want to pick the characters back up.

I also signed up on bloggingforbooks.com. So, what this means is I will be getting New Releases of Advanced Reader Copies of books to review! I'm very excited to start this. I think this will maybe help me read more diverse genres. Since I'm not spending the money on the books. You may want to tell me to go to my local library after what I just said...but my local library is severly lacking and dated. I know I need to give it another shot...it's been over 5 years since I've looked around the adult side. Jack and I have gone the the children's side and I can't complain too much.

So anyway, I will be posting my honest review of the books I get from bloggingforbooks.com. Be on the look out!

Here is my updated reading list after the 1st quarter of 2017:

2017 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
3. A book of letters
4. An audiobook
5. A book by a person of color
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
7. A book that is a story within a story
8. A book with multiple authors
9. An espionage thriller The Betrayal of the Blood Lily
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym I've got your number by Sophie Kinsella
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
14. A book involving travel The Betrayal of the Blood Lily
15. A book with a subtitle
16. A book that's published in 2017
17. A book involving a mythical creature
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine
24. A book set in the wilderness
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
27. A book with a title that's a character's name
28. A novel set during wartime
29. A book with an unreliable narrator
30. A book with pictures
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
32. A book about an interesting woman The mischief of the Mistletoe
33. A book set in two different time periods Any of the Pink Carnation Series
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
40. A book you bought on a trip

2017 | Reading Challenge

Monday, February 20, 2017

I miss reading.

I worked at a bookstore for 5 years (RIP Borders), and I used tp read all the time. I slowed down my reading when got really into running/losing weight/TTC about 5 years ago. Priorities...

Even though I still need to get back into running/losing weight again BAD; I hope to just balance my life better in 2017.

I've been getting back on my Goodreads account lately. I found out real fast that I am soooo out of the book loop. I added a bunch of books that have been released the while I've been MIA.

The reason for this blog post is a pinterest post that I found. After looking at this list, I thought to myself, "you can totally do this". Some of these are going to challenge for me, hence it's a CHALLENGE.  :) I'm just really glad my college roommate became a librarian. #1 is in the BAG! I've been trying to work through a 12-book book series. I'm on book 6. It's a historical fiction series, and the books are not going to fit in to a lot of these challenges. I'm also going to have to look for through my TBR (to be read).

I'm going to try to update this list every quarter and see what I've accomplished. I think this will really help me move forward with my reading. I will be using books to mark off multiple items of the challenge.

Please join me if you would like. It's just February. :)

2017 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
3. A book of letters
4. An audiobook
5. A book by a person of color
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
7. A book that is a story within a story
8. A book with multiple authors
9. An espionage thriller
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym I've got your number by Sophie Kinsella
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
14. A book involving travel
15. A book with a subtitle
16. A book that's published in 2017
17. A book involving a mythical creature
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine
24. A book set in the wilderness
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
27. A book with a title that's a character's name
28. A novel set during wartime
29. A book with an unreliable narrator
30. A book with pictures
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
32. A book about an interesting woman
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
40. A book you bought on a trip