I have decided to try something different for my monthly to read list. Instead of listing out specific books that I may (or most likely do not) get to, I am going to give myself monthly challenges instead. Last month I decided to do 30 books in 30 days. You can read about that here. For February I have decided that I am going to work on my NetGalley books. I need to get my review percentage up to 80%.
I actually have not been on NetGalley for very long. Even so, I have 15 books that I need to review. Most of the books I have are non fiction. I tend to read fiction when I read non fiction, so I will have some non NetGalley books read at the end of the month also. I am guessing there will be a lot of Patricia Briggs.
In order to get 80% of my backlog finished I would need to read 12 books in February. Since these are mostly non fiction books I do not see this happening. I think a more realistic goal will be 8 books from my NetGalley account. This will also probably mean that there will be another NetGalley catch up at some point later this year.
Some books I expect to finish this month are
Sugar by James Walvin (already started)
Educated by Tara Westover
Mentalligence by Kristen Lee (already started)
Don't Rush Me by Jackie May (already started)
Quirky by Melissa A Schilling
The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku
Brain Food by Richard Cornish
Timekeepers by Simon Garfield
Even if you are not big into non fiction, I am sure to have some other great reviews this month. As you can see from above I tend to read multiple books at one time.
I am keeping with selecting eight books this month. I have picked two from Amazon's 100 books to read in a lifetime and two from my Alphabet Soup Challenge. I am really excited about reading Mad Magic. The cover is beautiful and the description of the book leaves me hopeful that I will really enjoy it. I think I have a very diverse selection of books. Hopefully I can stay more on task this month.
Amazon 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime
Alphabet Soup Challenge
Since I did not have a to be read post for November there will not be anything to compare my actual reading list too. However, I still wanted to post the books that I did read this month.
My overall reading goal for 2017 is 100 books. I am currently at 95, which makes me fairly happy. I typically read a few more, however, I have read a lot more books that require a longer reading time. I love genre books, but a lot of times they are faster reads then working through more literary works.
Overall read a total of seven books this month. I anticipated reading more, however, I did not have the time I thought I would.
My favorite read of the month was A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. This was a surprise to me. The reviews were so mixed that I have been putting off reading this book for months.
It was a good mix of books. I was glad that I picked up them all.