This is a bit late but whatever.
So I checked my Goodreads Reading Challenge status and oh my God, I’ve only read 42 books and 65 books behind schedule. How did that happen, you might ask. Well, I might’ve changed my GR challenge from 100 to 250 books. It’s 50 books more than I usually read. I can read 200 books a year but I’ve never tried reading more than that.
What was I thinking, again you might ask. I wanted to be challenged. I realized the reason I’ve been slacking not only in my reading but in my writing. That’s why I’ve been in hiatus twice already this year. It’s because I know, deep inside me, I can finish 100 books this year easily. And of course reading shouldn’t be an obligation, but as an aspiring author, for me it’s half an obligation. My reading affects my writing. It’s just how it is for me so I need to read as much and as often as I can to remain in the atmosphere of writing.
I won’t be too hard on myself, I promise. If I can, I can. If I can’t, I can’t. My calculations says I need to read 30 books per month — starting this month — to finish my GR challenge. I said I need to be challenged. This is a real challenge. But it’s not impossible, only improbable (Kaz Brekker is in charge of my conscience, right now). Hehe. So now let me share my TBR for this month.
1.) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey (Currently Reading)
2.) Stronger than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan (Review Here)
YOUNG ADULT / FANTASY/HORROR
3.) Sherwood by Meaghan Spooner
4.) Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
5.) Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
6.) Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
7.) The Coldest Girl In Town by Holly Black
8.) The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
9.) The King of Bones and Ashes by J.D. Horn
10.) The Book of Unwinding by J.D. Horn
11.) Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
12.) Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne jones
13.) Pet Sematary by Stephen King
ROMANCE / CONTEMPORARY / HISTORICAL
14.) The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
15.) Rhythm, Cord and Malykhin by Mariana Zapata
16.) Luna and the Lie by Mariana Zapata
17.) Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid
18.) Motion by Penny Reid
19.) Space by Penny Reid
20.) Time by Penny Reid
21.) Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico
22.) Sledgehammer by P. Dangelico
23.) Bulldozer by P. Dangelico
24.) What I did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long
ARCS / BLOG TOUR
25.) Heart of Stone by Ben Galley
26.) The Final Days of Magic by J.D. Horn
27.) The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
28.) From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata
29.) Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
30.) Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
There you have it guys. Wish me luck. I’ll also try to write a review, no, I WILL WRITE a review for each book. I think I’ve been traumatized when someone told me I was faking my reads. Remember when Nori and I used to have Day-A-Thons aka our 24-Hour Readathon. I’ve got messages before questioning my reads just because I can read 4 books a day. I know that sounds really unrealistic but I have my proofs, all throughout the Readathon, I post updates via twitter and blog posts every 4-6 hours. And I also post complete reviews, though I must admit all my book reviews posted in the day of the Readathon are filled with grammatical errors. I was sleepy, you all. Hehe. So yeah, I’ll post a review for each of these books.
And Nori and I will have our Readathons again soon. We’re just too busy right now.