At this point, I don’t know if I’ll complete my reading goals this year. I’m so behind on EVERYTHING! It’s also ALMOST the holidays and I’m getting in that phase where I just to cuddle in bed with my fur babies or boyfriend and just binge shows on Netflix. I get a little bit lazy too… Just want to chill and not do much.
That being said, it’s definitely not impossible to catch up. I think I can do it…Well, I really hope… BUT, if I don’t, then I don’t. Not going to worry too much about it. Just going to try and do my very BEST.
Every time I see how far behind I am, I get kind of anxious. I don’t even want to go on my Goodreads account anymore. LOL. I have to read 36 books by December 31 to finish this challenge. That means I have to finish 1 book and half of another every day!!! (from today’s date) I work full time with fur babies who are too cute to ignore, so I don’t know how I’m going to do this. Lili from Lilisblissfulpages does 24 hour readathons with another booklover, Noriko from Bookfiendsite so I may try to do a few of these… maybe.
Aside from requesting books I wanted to read and review, I also accepted several requests from authors and publishers. I hope to finish them all by the end of the year.
Here are all the books I accepted to review (that I haven’t read or finished reading) before I went on break.
I feel really bad for cancelling the blog tours I signed up for before my hiatus, so I’m also going to attempt to read these books by the end of the year. Yes, I know I’m attempting the impossible here, but I really want to start on a clean slate (at lease with blog tours) in 2019. I did finish one – Love and Other Secrets, and I already posted my review for that a last week.
Do you even want to know how ridiculously behind I am on Netgalley? You do? Okay, so since some of my blog tours have Netgalley ARCs, I can knock those off before the year. YIPEE!! BUT, I still have books I requested from 2017 that I have not read. I had planned on getting through those, but life happens and I took a really long break.
I know what you’re thinking… Maybe I should just admit defeat, send “Will Not Give Feedback,” and move on. But, you see that’s just not me. I requested for all these books because I was interested in them. That hasn’t really changed and I still really want to read all of them. So what’s the new plan? Knock off all the Netgalley ARCS I requested in 2017 and 2018 before the end of 2019. I’m also going to TRY VERY HARD not to request for any more no matter how tempting. Well, the key word there is TRY… I’m not going to BAN myself, but limit to maybe 1 to 2 request per month… I think that’s very reasonable. Right?!?! Otherwise, I might go crazy requesting if I don’t do it for a while. LOL
So, the current count on my Netgalley TBR is 56 books (8 Current Titles and 48 Older than 3 Months). I’ve given 75 feedback and my feedback ratio is 56%.
Here are ALL THE BOOKS I still have to read and review.
I requested this book from the author, Alane Adams, because the Legends of Orkney is such a fun middle grade book series. I was really excited when I found out she’s writing a prequel series – Witches of Orkney. Of course I had to contact her and ask if I could get an ARC. She sent me a lovely package with the ARC and some bookish swag. I did an IG story of the unboxing when I received it and was planning on doing some promo posts and read/review the book before the release. I was even going to ask Alane if I can do an Author Interview. BUT, as some of you know, I was dealing with something personal and had to take a break.
This isn’t a big long book and it’s Middle Grade, so I’m confident that I’ll be able to read and review The Blue Witch before the year ends.
So, that’s it for my reading update. Wish me LOTS OF LUCK!
How about you? How are you doing with your reading challenges? How do you avoid falling behind? And if you, what are some things you Let’s chat and let me know!