Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 Reading Challenges: Introduction

I read a lot. That's a shocking statement to no one. I mainly read books that I've gotten for review, yet I still can't help buying books, too. One of my goals for 2017 is to actually read the books I buy. To help me out with that, I've joined two reading challenges: Mount TBR (hosted by My Reader's Block) and Read the Books You Buy (hosted by The Book Date).

As far as Modern Mrs. Darcy's challenge, which I attempted last year, I think I'll just see how the books I'm already reading fit into the challenge. I know that's not how it's intended, but it's better than not participating at all!

Mount TBR


This challenge is about reading the books you owned prior to January 1. For this challenge, I've chosen the Pike's Peak level of 12 books. That actually sounds like a lot to me—while Goodreads tells me I read 90 books last year, only a few weren't review books. Thus the need for this challenge!

As the year goes on, I'll list the books I've read for the challenge here. There will also be quarterly check-in posts.

Books read for Mount TBR

Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill (3 stars)
The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (4-1/2 stars)

Read the Books You Buy


I so need this challenge! I'm a sucker for cheap Kindle books (especially the ones Modern Mrs. Darcy recommends), but I rarely read the ones I buy. So I'm going for the Maximizing Returns level of reading 61-80% of books that I buy this year.

I'll keep a running list of the books I've purchased this year on this page, and there will also be a mid-year check-in post.

Books Purchased in 2017

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep (read in February; 4-1/2 stars)
A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain
The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen
Then Came You by Becky Wade (read in March; 4 stars)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert
Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones
The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection (read in April; 4 stars)
Right Where We Belong by Deborah Raney, Melissa Tagg, Courtney Walsh

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