I set myself the following challenges at the beginning of the year:
- To read my pre-ordered books ( Court of Thorns and Roses + Court of Mist and Fury)
- To get above 70% on NetGallery
- To complete The Sherlock Holmes Collection
- To read more pages in total than the 2016 total (16,132 pages).
- To complete at least one classic (other than Sherlock Holmes)
- To read the books delivered to me in my illumicrate boxes – Nevernight, The Graces, The Diabolic.
- To complete at least 26 of the Around the Year In 52 Books Challenge.
To Read My Pre-Orders: These are A Court of Thorns and Roses + Court of Mist and Fury. ACoTaR has been moved onto my bedside table but that’s about it.
To get above 70% on NetGalley:
In December it was 64%. With a bit of fluctuation it’s on 65% again. I have a few great ones that I need to get round to:
- The newest Witcher book – The Lady of the Lake
- Traitor to the Throne
- You’re One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher
- This Secret We’re Keeping
I must stop requesting new books…. Also, I’ve now reached over 50 reviews!
To complete The Sherlock Holmes Collection:
In December I was 88% through with just The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes left to read. I’ve made no progress on this at all.
To read more pages in total than the 2016 total (16,132 pages): So far (according to Goodreads) I’ve read 7196 pages = 45% !!!
To complete at least one classic (other than Sherlock Holmes): I completed The Great Gatsby and I have every intention of reading 1984.
To complete at least 26 of the Around the Year In 52 Books Challenge. (18/52 completed)
So far I have read:
4. A title that doesn’t contain the letter “E” – Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi (10/1/17)
7. A book with an animal on the cover or in the title – A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes (5/3/17)
11. A category from another challenge – “A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read” – The Bridget Jones Omnibus The Singleton Years by Helen Fielding (23/2/17)
17. A book with illustrations – The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge (re-read 11/1/17)
18. A really long book (600+ pages) – Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by J.K.Rowling (Re-read 17/02/17)
21. A book that is a continuation of a book you’ve already read – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling (re-read 14/02/17)
22. A book by an author you haven’t read before – The Accident Season by Moira Fowely-Doyle (2/1/17)
27. A book by one of your favorite authors – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K.Rowling (re-read 13/02/17)
28. A non-fiction – The Lazy Teacher’s Handbook: How Your Students Learn More When You Teach Less by Jim Smith (19/01/17)
29. A book published outside the 4 major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre) – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K.Rowling (Re-read 18/2/17)
32. A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle) – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (24/01/17)
36. A Hugo Award winner or nominee (link) – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.Rowling (Re-read 16/02/17)
37. A book you choose randomly – Bridget Jones’s Baby by Helen Fielding (3/2/17)
40. A book published in 2017 – Perfect by Cecelia Ahern (10/3/17)
41. A book with an unreliable narrator – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitsgerald (16/03/17)
42. A best book of the 21st century (so far) – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K.Rowling (Re-read 19/02/17)
45. A book with a one-word title –Us by David Nicholls (16/1/17)
46. A time travel novel – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling (Re-read 15/02/17)
51. A collection (e.g. essays, short stories, poetry, plays) – Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes (1/2/17)
I’ve also started a feature Sunday Smiles – Click the link, or the picture, to find out how to join in!
Have you read any of these books?
How are you getting on with your resolutions?