Hello reading world!

So far in 2018 I have read nine books. So I am 11% of the way to my goal of 80 and three books behind schedule according to Goodreads. I’m not here for your judgement Goodreads, let me live.

Not gonna lie, I have been in a bit of a reading slump. Not because I don’t have anything to read or I don’t want to read but because I keep getting distracted by other things. I’m like a magpie, anything shiny will detour me. The Olympics definitely put a damper on my reading because if I wasn’t at work, I was watching athletes fly around in the air on snowboards and skis. It’s so exciting! How do they do it??

I do have two books checked out on Overdrive at the moment though. Legends by Marie Lu and Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller are patiently waiting to be read. And I am impatiently waiting for myself to get her act together and start them.

A list of the books I have read so far this year:

  1. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Abertalli
    • I adored this book (which you know if you read my review).
  2. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
    • This story f***ed with my mind. Cool premise, will never reread.
  3. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (reread)
    • One of my favorite books from when I was younger.
  4. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
    • So sad! But beautiful. Lots of tears.
  5. A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman (audiobook)
    • My favorite of the year right now. Read my review to get all my ramblings in their entirety.
  6. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
    • I am so excited for this movie to come out! Such a wonderful teenage love story.
  7. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
    • I did not think I would get as invested in this story as I did. Romance and a fair amount of swashbuckling! I loved it.
  8. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
    • I freaking love Marissa Meyer and have read all of her books (I think). I can’t wait for the sequel! Read all of my renegade thoughts here.
  9. Artemis by Andy Weir
    • I liked The Martian better, but this was still a fun book filled with space shenanigans and sarcasm.

There’s my nine of the year so far! Hopefully I can add a few to the list in the next couple weeks.

Questions for you:

How many books have you read this year?

Do you ever feel judged by Goodreads?

5 thoughts on “Reading Update!

  1. I’ve completed 15 books, but my goal is only 60, so Goodreads thinks I’m awesome at the moment. 😉

    Since I’m planning on reading A Man Called Ove, I want to save your review for afterwards (I have a thing about reading reviews before the book, please forgive me, lol). But I want to ask, do you think listening to the audio enhanced your enjoyment or would this one probably be just as good on paper?

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    1. I really enjoyed the audiobook. I think hearing the dialogue spoken out loud added some nuances to the experience I would not have gotten if I had been reading it on paper. But! It is wonderful story, and I 100% believe you will enjoy it no matter which way you end up reading it.

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  2. Oh, btw, I totally feel you on the “distracted”. I can’t seem to break myself out of this book burnout. It doesn’t help that I just discovered the ‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ app. I’ve been merrily catching fish and making stuff for my campsite for a few days now. I’m totally neglecting poor Sherlock, who is just trying to catch Jack the Ripper and can’t because I haven’t picked up his book in ages. I think I need a good Library Haul. Maybe that will perk me up.

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  3. I DO feel judged by goodreads, even if I always set a challenge that’s a bit lower than what I can read in a year, I’m ahead most of the time, but… ugh Goodreads does judge us hahaha, I hate that. Better thing to do would be to just forget the challenge altogether, but… we can’t help ourselves, can we, haha 🙂
    I’m so happy you loved The Upside, I can’t wait to read that one – I loved Simon vs. so much, I can’t wait to see the movie either 🙂 x

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