Thursday, December 28, 2017

January Challenge Reading Plan

2018 Books I Already Own Challenge
Since my 2018 Books I Already Own Challenge begins on Monday, I figured I would set up a goal list of books to read in the month of January. Hopefully, with a plan, I'll be able to stick to it... *fingers crossed*

My list of planned reading in January:
(Audio books)
  • Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  • Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray 
  • (Print books)
  • Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
  • Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer 
  • Prudence by Gail Carriger
  • Imprudence by Gail Carriger
  • Winterspell by Claire Legrand

  • The audio books are all ones that I own through Audible, but have not listened to yet, and the books are all ones that I own physical copies of in my home library, but have not read.  All links above go to descriptions on Goodreads. 

    My planned "cheat book" is The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman (book four in the Invisible Library series) since I already had it on preorder and I'm dying to see what happens next in the series.

    I also already know that I'll be reading a copy of Daisies for Innocence by Bailey Cattrell for the cozy mystery book club that I lead at my Library. Books that I read specifically for work, or ones I am assigned to review for Audiofile Magazine will not be counting towards (or against) my challenge.

    So, keep your fingers crossed for me in January and I'll try to post some reviews throughout the month, followed by a wrap up post letting you know how I did for the month and what my plan is for February as we hit the end of the month.

    Oh, and if you'd like in on the challenge, just let me know! We have a private group on both Facebook and Goodreads to give us a place to share, motivate each other, and bemoan having to pass up the shiny new books of 2018... at least for as long as each of us last!! 

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017

    My 2018 Challenge

    Wow, it feels amazing and surreal to be blogging here again.  It's been about 2 1/2 years! Unbelievable.  

    Anyway, I'm not sure how often I'll be posting now, but I do want to at least occasionally pick up blogging again.  Mainly just to keep track of my (self-imposed) 2018 reading challenge for myself... 

    So, what am I doing, you may ask? 
    I, along with a small group of friends, decided to read BOOKS I ALREADY OWN BUT HAVE NOT READ in 2018!!

    I have at least a good 100 books that I own that I have not read.  I can't stand it anymore.  I need to decide if I truly want to hang on to them and for some the only way I can do that is to read them.  I've tried to just pass them on, but part of me can't let them go until I read them.  

    So, I will be posting at least twice a month for this challenge. First, a list of books that is my goal to read for the month.  Second, a list of books I actually read that month.  I'm hoping to review some individual titles in there, too, but I make no real promises there! 

    I'm also allowing myself ONE "cheat" book a month - a shiny, new title that I just couldn't pass up reading.  Other than that HOPEFULLY I'll be sticking to my planning and cleaning up the piles of books in my house just waiting to be read!! 

    So... on to the great 2018 BOOKS I ALREADY OWN Challenge