This was a weird month.
In terms of reading: This wasn’t a very good month, but I always knew that would be the case. I spent half of the month on a much deserved vacation that had me reading only a couple pages every few days. I made up for some of that time on my many flights but it was nice just to see the world and not worry about getting books finished. However, I did pledge to only read sequels for the Month of September and in that respect, I did succeed. AND, I completed my Goodreads goal for the year which means the rest of the year is just a bonus for me.
In terms of blogging: While on vacation, my blog went down and I didn’t even know it! It seem to be a problem with my host who was moving servers so my site was down for a couple of days. I did have some scheduled posts though so be sure to check out my blog feed to see if you missed one!
Total for September 2017: 10 Books Read + 0 Novellas Read
Last September: 23 Books Read + 3 Novellas
September 2017’s DNFs: 0 Books
Standout Read (★★★★★)
I’m embarrassed that it took me this long to finish this series! What a phenomenal series (I gave every book a 5/5 which is quite the achievement!). This series always delivered and the finale was no different.
Biggest Let Down (★★ )
I should have DNF’d this novel way before the 30% mark but my curiosity got the better of me. One of the slowest novels I have ever had to endure. I swear, 90% of this book was just rehashing things we had already discussed in the previous novel OR, even worse, in the previous chapter.
I thought it would be fun to keep track of my reading progress on my Kobo every month. 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.
October 9, 2017
August 31, 2017
|Total % of Library Complete||
|Total # of Books Finished||
|Total # of Reading Hours||
Don’t ask me how I lost 4 finished books in the last month. This new Kobo update is really killing my stats!
Previously posted series reviews that got updates:
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: Took September off
October’s 5Y5B picks: The Loop & Maid of Secrets
Goodreads Challenge: Completed as of September 6
#ShelfLove Challenge: 0 TBR Items added
Judge By the Cover Challenge: None
Classics Challenge: None
View my Challenge Progress Here!
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: 612 books
- TBR Shelf at end of August: 606 books
- Initial Number in February: 1205 books
November is Catch-Up!
I’ve really let my personal challenges fall to they wayside. But with my hours at work being reduced and no other commitments, I’m really going to use November to catch-up on series and novels I’ve let fall through the cracks. I really want my 5 Year 5 Book Challenge to be complete (or mostly complete) by 2018 and I would love to see a change in the percentage of my Kobo library that is finished. And it would be a fantastic bonus if I could get my TBR on Goodreads to be much closer to the 500 mark that I so desire.
What were your biggest reading or personal accomplishments of the past month?
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I loved the first book in the Black City series but I haven’t finished the series yet. I’m glad you loved it, though. I’ll add this series to my binge read list. I hope you have a great month and happy reading! 🙂
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Definitely binge Black City! So much happens so it’s best to read it close together.
Hey, ten books isn’t bad going 😀
I REALLY need to read the Black City trilogy. I’ve had the first one forever.
For sure, 10 books is a solid number! I just usually average more than that 😛
I hope you get to Black City soon! It’s so worth it!