Monday, May 4, 2015

2015 Reading Progress

This year I did something I haven't done in a long time: I limited the number of reading challenges I signed up for. In fact, besides my yearly GoodReads goal, I only signed up for the Dive Into Diversity challenge. I've put way too much pressure on myself the last few years - too many ARCs, too many challenges, not enough reading strictly for pleasure. In 2013 and 2014 my reading was limited mostly to ARCs. While I'm grateful to have publishers send me books, to be approved for books on NetGalley and Edelweiss, and to have auto-approval for a couple publishers, it's a huge responsibility and can sometimes suck the joy out of reading. Many of my goals for this year weren't number specific, they were just genres, categories, etc., that I wanted to be sure I read a lot of.

Some of my reading goals for this year:
-Read at least 80 books
-Read as many diverse books as possible
-Read a variety of YA, NA, and adult
-Read a bunch of books by Canadian authors
-Read lots of historic fiction
-Read at least one 'me' book for every five or so review books


Here's how I've done so far this year:
You can check out all these books on my GoodReads challenge page

1. Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock
2. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
3. First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
4. My True Love Gave to Me Anthology
5. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
6. Between Everything and Us by Rebecca Paula
7. Every Breath by Ellie Marney
8. Rebound by Noelle August
Remember by Eileen Cook
9. The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes
10. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
11. Losing at Love by Jennifer Iacopelli
12. Zadekiel (Path of Angels #2) by Patricia Josephine
13. Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson
14. The Infinite by Lori M Lee
The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise by Matthew Crow
15. The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
16. See Me by Wendy Higgins
17. Murder by Sarah Pinborough
18. Black Iris by Leah Raeder
19. Tides of Honour by Genevieve Graham
20. Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
21. With Every Heartbeat by Melody Grace
22. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
23. Carry Me Home by Lia Riley
24. Jophiel by Patricia Josephine
25. Far From You by Tess Sharpe
26. One Night by AJ Pine

Me Books - 9
Review Books - 15
Beta Read - 2
DNF - 2
Young Adult - 11
New Adult - 9
Adult - 5       
Historic Fiction - 4
Canadian Authors - 3
LGBTQ - 4



That's my reading progress for the year so far. How many books have you read? Did you make any goals at the beginning of the year? Are you sticking to them? What are some of your favourite books of 2015 so far? Let me know in the comments or chat with me on Twitter!

2 comments:

  1. I can tell you've camed things down a bit. I always try to read what I want. When you have to read something it takes the fun out of it. You've read so many more books than me. Way to go!

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  2. Looks like you're having a good year so far. I decided to forgo all challenges this year too, and am having fun just reading. I have been reading a lot of ARCs because I keep getting sucked into Netgalley. I really need to get to some of my other books.

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