I am at 99 books for the year.
Yes that is one book (actually less then 30 minutes) away from reaching my goal of 100 books for the year. It is not even August yet.
This has taught me one very valuable lesson for next year.
I want to read everything and I want to have read it all yesterday. Yet looking back I see so many books that really were not worth the time I put into reading them. I feel horrible saying it, but it is true.
There are so many wonderful books to read that I do not have to try to rush through all the junk to get to the gems. My goal for the rest of the year is to reach out for the books worth reading.
It is ironic that I am saying this on the verge of the N.E.W.T.s Reading Challenge. I have 15 books planned to read in the month of August. Looking at all of them I can tell you that there may be a few adjustments. I plan to allow myself to start "DNF," or not finishing, books that are not grabbing me.
I started this adjustment with Girl Fights Back. The writing had promise, but when the plot became ridiculous I just could not finish. I then finished Peak (I still need to write a review) that is a life changing book on the psychology of expertise. I highly recommend this book! I finished out the week finishing up a book for work called Degrees That Matter a book about measuring learning in higher education.
I am about to reach the 90 book mark for 2018. It is kind of crazy since my goal for the entire year is only 100 books. In a way it is refreshing. I can read some of the longer books for the last half of the year. I do not HAVE to read anything since I already almost finished with my goal. Of course I will read. Reading is too relaxing for me to ever stop completely. Even in my reading slump month I read seven books.
I wanted to do a half year update. Yet, since I have already read so many books I have decided that I will break it up. This is part one - or a focus on the first 50 books that I have read this year. It is also a good way to make sure that I am caught up on my reviews.
Which books have you read? Or what book do you want to read?
1. Just a Bit of Banter, Like by Chris Westlake
2. Mad Magic by Nicole Conway
3. Diary Free and Happy by Michelle Diana Lowe
4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
5. To Siri With Love by Judith Newman
6. Now The Party Is Finally Over by Chris Westlake
7. Minecraft Comic Book by Block Boy
8. The Trick by Emanuel Bergmann
9. Goodnight Farm Animals by Sharlene Alexander
10. Auraman: The Beginning by B.E. Starlight
Overall, I think I had a productive reading month in March. In total I read twelve books. Two were more children's non fiction, one was a children's chapter book, one non fiction, and the rest were adult fiction. I had some really great reads this month, and was happy that I decided to pick up the Southern Reach series (Annihilation and Authority) as it is a new favorite.
How did your March reading go. If you have a wrap up link it in the comments.
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