Reading Resolutions Revisited: December 2016

Welcome back to another installment of my new Monthly Reading Resolutions updates. I decided I wouldn’t participate in many official challenges this year; instead I created some Reading Resolutions. This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m getting on with reading and blogging.

I just completed my Goodreads challenge for the year, so I thought now would be a good time to post my final check-in of 2016.  Here’s what happened…

Books I’ve Read

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Christmas Under the Stars by Karen Swan

Total Library Books Read This Month: 1
Total Own Books Read This Month: 1
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 2

Total Library Books Read 2016: 24
Total Own Books Read 2016: 1
Overall Total Books Read 2016: 25

Flights of Fantasy

My total for this challenge concludes at 7 books.

Goodreads

I just about made my target of 25 books. It was close there for a while, but in the end I caught up.

Goals

I’m glad I actually managed to read one of my own books. I’d hoped to read more than that but I guess one is at least a start.


So concludes December’s Monthly Reading Resolutions update. See you again next year(!)

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Reading Resolutions Revisited: November 2016

Welcome back to another installment of my new Monthly Reading Resolutions updates. I decided I wouldn’t participate in many official challenges this year; instead I created some Reading Resolutions. This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m getting on with reading and blogging.

Books I’ve Read

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith

Total Library Books Read This Month: 3
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 3

Total Library Books Read 2016: 23
Total Own Books Read 2016: 0
Overall Total Books Read 2016: 23

Flights of Fantasy

My total still remains at 7 books.

Goodreads

My target of 25 books for the year is just about manageable, I think. I’ve read 23 books so far, so only another 2 to go.

Goals

I read some non fiction.

And I’ve kept the blog updated fairly regularly this month.


So concludes November’s Monthly Reading Resolutions update. See you again next month for the final Reading Resolutions revisited of the year.

Reading Resolutions Revisited: October 2016

Welcome back to another installment of my new Monthly Reading Resolutions updates. I decided I wouldn’t participate in many official challenges this year; instead I created some Reading Resolutions. This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m getting on with reading and blogging.

Books I’ve Read

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Total Library Books Read This Month: 1
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 1

Total Library Books Read 2016: 20
Total Own Books Read 2016: 0
Overall Total Books Read 2016: 20

Flights of Fantasy

My total remains at 7 books.

Goodreads

I’ve read 20 books so far this year, and my target is 25 books. I can’t believe I only finished one book this month. I seem to be reading really slowly at the moment, so I’m starting to think I may not make my target for this year.


So concludes October’s Monthly Reading Resolutions update. 
See you again next month!

Reading Resolutions Revisited: September 2016

Welcome back to another installment of my new Monthly Reading Resolutions updates. I decided I wouldn’t participate in many official challenges this year; instead I created some Reading Resolutions. This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m getting on with reading and blogging.

Books I’ve Read

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Total Library Books Read This Month: 1
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 1

Total Library Books Read 2016: 19
Total Own Books Read 2016: 0
Overall Total Books Read 2016: 19

Flights of Fantasy

My total remains at 7 books.

Goodreads

I’ve read 19 books so far this year, and my target is 25 books. Am going to have to choose some shorter reads if I’m going to make my total for the year.

Goals

The R.I.P XI readathon is ongoing through September and October, so I’m taking part in that. Along with Bout of Books this is another of my favourites. I love the theme of it, and that it coincides with my favourite time of year too. There’s still time to join in if you haven’t already.


So concludes September’s Monthly Reading Resolutions update. Have you signed up for any challenges this year, or are you taking a more general approach to reading?
See you again next month!

Reading Resolutions Revisited: August 2016

Welcome back to another installment of my new Monthly Reading Resolutions updates. I decided I wouldn’t participate in many official challenges this year; instead I created some Reading Resolutions. This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m getting on with reading and blogging.

I participated in the latest Bout of Books readathon last week, so I feel as if I’ve read quite a lot this month. I managed to finish 3 books, which is quite good. I think I picked a few shorter reads this month than I have recently. I can’t seem to help choosing really long books! Anyway, here’s the latest…

Books I’ve Read

End of Watch by Stephen King
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

Total Library Books Read This Month: 3
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 3

Total Library Books Read 2016: 18
Total Own Books Read 2016: 0
Overall Total Books Read 2016: 18

Flights of Fantasy

I think Harry Potter counts towards this challenge.
Am wondering whether End of Watch counts as well? There were definitely some fantasy-like elements involved even though it wasn’t all out fantasy. Hm.
No, I think I’ll just count Harry Potter, so my new total is now 7 books read.

Goodreads

So far I’ve read 18 books so far this year, and my target is 25 books.

Goals

I participated in Bout of Books.

Am still trying to keep up with writing reviews quite soon after completing the book.

I’m also keeping up with writing these monthly progress updates.


So concludes August’s Monthly Reading Resolutions update.
Have you signed up for any challenges this year, or are you taking a more general approach to reading?
See you again next month!

Reading Resolutions Revisited: July 2016

Welcome back to another installment of my new Monthly Reading Resolutions updates. I decided I wouldn’t participate in many official challenges this year; instead I created some Reading Resolutions. This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m getting on with reading and blogging.

Another pretty slow month, although I have blogged more this time than in recent months, so that’s quite good. I’ve also been reading a lot more lately, but haven’t actually finished some of the books so can’t count them towards my total this month.

Books I’ve Read

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Total Library Books Read This Month: 1
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 1

Total Library Books Read 2016: 15
Total Own Books Read 2016: 0
Overall Total Books Read 2016: 15

Flights of Fantasy

My new total for this challenge is 6 books now I’ve finished reading Uprooted.

Goodreads

I set myself a target of 25 books this year. So far I’ve read 15 books.

Goals

July saw the addition of Book Tags to Pages and Tea, so meets my goal of introducing new features the my blog.

I’m also keeping up with writing these monthly progress updates – even when I’ve read or blogged very little I always manage to find time to write these little summaries!


So concludes July’s Monthly Reading Resolutions update.
Have you signed up for any challenges this year, or are you taking a more general approach to reading?

See you again next month!

Reading Resolutions Revisited: June 2016

Welcome back to another installment of my new Monthly Reading Resolutions updates. I decided I wouldn’t participate in many official challenges this year; instead I created some Reading Resolutions. This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m getting on with reading and blogging.

It’s been such a slow reading month for me this month; I’ve only actually managed to finish one book! Still, I’ll write this entry to keep my (slow) progress up to date.

Books I’ve Read

Fellside by M. R. Carey

Total Library Books Read This Month: 1
Total Own Books Read This Month: 0
Overall Total Books Read This Month: 1

Total Library Books Read 2016: 14
Total Own Books Read 2016: 0
Overall Total Books Read 2016: 14

Flights of Fantasy

Although Fellside isn’t outright fantasy there was definitely some fantasy-like elements so I think I’ll count it towards my total this month, which now stand at 5 books.

Goodreads

I set myself a target of 25 books this year. So far I’ve read 14 books.


So concludes June’s Monthly Reading Resolutions update. Have you signed up for any challenges this year, or are you taking a more general approach to reading?
See you again next month!