My 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge: How Did It Go?


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In January of 2017, I embarked on my first ever Goodreads Reading Challenge and posted monthly reviews on this blog to help track my progress. My goal was to read ten books by the end of the year. This may seem like a small number, but I’d only read a grand total of five books in 2016! I vowed to do better this year. So, how did it go?

Goal: 10 books
Total Books Read: 13
Books Abandoned: 4

When I officially hit ten books, I stopped doing the monthly book wrap-ups and decided to switch to individual reviews at my leisure. I wasn’t reading more than one or two books a month, anyway. Here’s a link to my review of “Fourth Dimension” by Eric Walters. There are also links above to each of my Goodreads Reading Wrap-Ups! You can see I missed a couple of months there…

Overall, it was a fun little experiment! I’m proud of myself for nearly tripling last year’s count, especially with chronic illnesses making reading a full novel so difficult lately. Next year, my goal will be fifteen books, though I probably won’t be using the monthly wrap-up system again. It did motivate me to read more, but I don’t think I finish books often enough to warrant it.

Thank you so much, Netgalley, and all of the publishers who very kindly gave me ARCs of more than half of the novels I’ve read and reviewed this year!


Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot


Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller


Recruits by Thomas Locke


Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt


The Ninth Circle by C. A. Harland


Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett


Nyxia by Scott Reintgen


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