Now that I’m done with my reflection pieces, it’s time to look forward to new adventures in the new year. Well, new bookish adventures in the new year. For a rebel like myself, making plans and TBR lists is pointless because I never follow them. My 2016 reading reflection is evidence of this because I hardly read the books I assigned myself for that year. However, I do like to make these lists, pointless as they may be, and I plan to make a few for 2017 in this post. (We’ll see how well I do by year’s end.)
Also, like last year, I’ll assign myself books I must read by year’s end. These are books that I’m really interested in reading and I hope I will do so and not procrastinate and forget about them.
Goodreads reading goal
Last year my goal was to read 60 books/comics and I surpassed that by reading 88 books/comics but not without some trepidation in the early months of the year. So to make my reading experience less stressful for the entire year, I plan to read 40 books/comics by year’s end.
I’ll keep track of my reading and purchases by using this spreadsheet designed for booklovers who are too interested in their reading stats, like me. 🙂
Here’s the second of many wrap-ups that will be posted on this blog over the next few days. The following is a quick summary of the books and comics I read in the last quarter of 2016. I finished the year pretty strong by reading 24 things, but many of them were quite short or were audio books, so I got through them very quickly.
I started the year intending to read 60 books, but was discouraged in the early months and dropped my reading goal to 30 books. However by the end of the second quarter, I was doing so well that I bumped it back up to 60 and now, at the end of the year, I’m able to end with a strong 88 books read, which includes comics and audio books. I’m a pretty happy booknerd at the moment. 😀
Books | Comics | Mangas | Audiobooks
It’s the end of the third quarter of the year and my reading is still going strong. I bumped up my Goodreads goal from 30 to 60 and have since completed it. It was much easier to accomplish my reading goal this year since I’ve started to read comics, graphic novels, and illustrated books, which have all become my new favorite media to consume.
My reading slowed down a bit this quarter, however, because life got busy. But as I was drafting this, I realized I read more than I thought I did.
Books | Comics | Mangas | Audiobooks
It’s the end of the second quarter of the year and my reading is way better than I expected. I even bumped my Goodreads reading goal back up to 60. That is, I must read 60 things this year (books, magazines, comics, etc.). This quarter was even better than the first. I didn’t realize I read this much until I did this wrapup.
Books | Comics | Mangas | Audio books
For the past week, April 18-24, I participated in the Authorathon, a new readathon created by booktuber Joana Sousa, and cohosted with Sam, another booktuber, at Thoughts on Tomes. The purpose of this readathon was to focus on an author, or authors, whose books you want read, and I succeeded in that part. I reread a book by an author whose work I initially wasn’t enthused about and started a book by an author who I wasn’t sure I would like.
So reading-wise, this readathon went well despite my week being crazy busy. However, I forgot that there are activities during readathons and so I forgot to check in on Twitter to participate in reading sprints and such. I just totally forgot about that part. Also, I didn’t do updates throughout. I didn’t have the time for it. The challenges for the Authorathon were as follows:
Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend.
This weekend’s topic:
Authorathon: a readathon
It’s no longer the weekend but I thought, “What the heck. I’ll go ahead and do a Weekend Reads post anyway.” The reason for this post is to announce that I will be participating in a readathon called the Authorathon, which runs April 18-24, that was created by booktuber Joana Sousa and cohosted with Sam, another booktuber, at Thoughts on Tomes. The purpose of this readathon is to focus on an author, or authors, whose books you want read.
It’s my first reading wrap-up for the year and I’m off to a good start. I didn’t expect this. I thought my reading progress this year would be slow, so I dropped my initial reading goal of 60 books to 30. But now that I’m halfway to meeting the new goal, I think it best to bump it back up to 60.
Yea, March isn’t done yet. But I’m sure I won’t complete anything new before the 31st so I decided to post this wrap up now.
Books | Comics | Mangas