While I’m reading more books than I anticipated, I still feel constantly behind. I think it is because I’m not reading all the books I should be reading. I’ve been a little bogged down by impulsive library borrowing and taking on more review opportunities than I should. But I’m hoping to get back on track come July thanks to the Summer TBR Wipeout and some strict rules about borrowing and requesting.
Total for May 2017: 16 Books Read + 6 Novellas Read
Last May: 18 Books Read + 1 Novellas Read
DNF’d: 3 Books
Standout Read (★★★★★)
While I hate the BFF in love with the other BFF love triangle trope, I do love a BFFs falling in love story. (Did I confuse you yet?) Anyways, this was a super sweet romance and one that developed perfectly. Plus, it was my only 5 star read of the month!
Biggest Let Down (★★)
I ended up DNFing this book at the 75% mark. Yeah, I couldn’t even finish the last quarter of the book. That’s how much I detested it by the end. Look out for my rant filled review in the next few months.
I thought it would be fun to keep track of my reading progress on my Kobo every month (and compare it to last year’s numbers). While I do own a Kindle now, I mostly use my Kobo for everyday reading. As per my #ShelfLove Challenge, I really want to increase the Total % of Library Complete by the end of the year.
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You can always get the full details on all my challenges on my dedicated page but here is a quick update:
5 Year 5 Book Challenge: 7 of 25 Titles Read
June’s 5Y5B picks:
June’s #ShelfLove picks:
June’s pick: Withering Heights
In February, I brought back my Tackling the TBR feature and announced my plan to get my Goodreads TBR down to 500 books. Here are my current standings:
- Current TBR Shelf: 611 books
- TBR Shelf at end of April : 612 books
- Initial Number in February: 1205 books
Here’s to a better June!
Statistically speaking, I’m doing ok with my reading this year. I’m reading lots of books (listening to audiobooks has definitely helped) but I always feel like I’m just getting by. (I’ve marked The Opportunist and The Iron Wyrm Affair as my challenge picks for the last 2 months and still haven’t read them). I’m really hoping I can get a better balance for the month of June. Like I said in my intro, I have a plan for July but I need to fix up my current system.
The Plan for June:
- No more requests/ARCs/blog tours
- Stop impulsively checking out library books
- Read more outside!
I’m hoping that these three guidelines can keep me focused on the task at hand and finally tackle some of my TBR!
What were your biggest reading or personal accomplishments of the past month?
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