Hey everyone! Before I get into this post, I want to apologize for my delay in responding to your comments. Work has been really busy and because of that I’m a little behind. Thank you for reading my posts and your comments. I love them.
In December, I outlined my 2019 goals in this post and mentioned that I would provide updates in my monthly wrap-ups. Well, while drafting my monthly wrap up, I realized the post was just too long. So to fix that issue, I’ve decided to do monthly updates for my reading challenges in a separate post. Without further ado, here’s an update on my progress so far.
- Read one book (Goodreads)
- Read owned books published in 2018 or earlier (Beat the Backlist)
- Read 12 winners from the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards (Goodreads Choice Awards)
Goal #1: Goodreads
I completed this goal so…go me! I set my goal at one book because I wanted to take it easy this year. I’m primarily using the Goodreads reading challenge to track my 2019 reads.
Goal #2: Beat the Backlist
In an effort to reduce the number of unread books on my shelves, I decided to participate in Novel Knight’s Beat the Backlist challenge and made a TBR with 25 of the books I own. This month I read 5 books from that list and didn’t unhaul or DNF any books from this TBR.
Goal #3: Goodreads Choice Awards
I challenged myself to read broadly and save money with this goal. This month, I read two Goodreads Awards 2018 winners: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (review) and The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. They won best historical fiction and romance, respectively. I borrowed the ebook for The Great Alone from the library. The Kiss Quotient is previously owned. I haven’t read the other books that were nominated in those categories, but these two books lived up to their hype.