I am taking a much broader look at my reading this year to try to balance things out a little more.
What I’m learning is that regardless of all other factors – mood reading is everything
- 12 books total, including the final 600 pages of The Shadow Rising
- Of the 12: five were ARCs, 7 backlist.
- Of the backlist books: 6 were library/libby books, and only one came off of my shelves
- Those backlist books were all published between 1993-2016, and reviewed on the blog
- 7 were adult, 5 young adult
- Genre wise: 9 fantasy, 2 thrillers, one literary fiction
I also purchased ZERO books in January!
So my goal for February was to read more books off my shelves and I utterly failed at that. Most of my limited physical reading was one long ARC, and I was mood reading newer books by more popular authors to help boost my recent canon
- I finished 13 books!
-6 were arcs
-7 were ebooks off of Libby (library app)
- Here it got interesting: 11 were adult, 2 were YA. That tells you how I feel about YA right now and I expect that trend to continue
– Genre wise: 4 fantasy, 4 sci-fi, 3 thriller, 1 mystery, 1 true crime
I also caved and bought my first new books of the year, 6 from the Book Outlet buy 2 get 1 free sale that additionally offered 2x reward points.
So looking at March and onwards …
– finishing Notre Dame de Paris is my first read. It’s a struggle but good
– I definitely want to keep up with ARCs, but I haven’t requested any recently and have mostly author requests to read now
-I want to maybe do a few more book tours again
– Without ARCs coming I should be able to read more books off my own shelves
– more adult fantasy, more literary reading, and short stories are my goal for the rest of the spring
What are your spring reading goals??
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Interesting! I am barely keeping my head above my ARCs, it’s definitely time to back off them so I can mood read more.
I’m an incorrigible mood reader! That’s why I need to limit the number of ARCs I request. The minute I feel I MUST read them, I don’t want to read them! I think balance is important in a satisfying reading life!