My Goodreads Reading Challenge Update

At the beginning of the year, I told you I was participating in the Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge!

Goodreads is a great site, simply for organizational purposes. You can keep track of the books you’ve read, are currently reading, and want to read, and you can review and rate books you’ve finished. It also connects you with friends (via Facebook or other outlets) and you can see what they’re reading and their reviews as well, which can provide you with more ideas for yourself. No more walking into a store or library and forgetting what you wanted to read! That used to happen to me all the time. Now, I just pull up the site on my phone and go down the list.

It’s now more than halfway through 2017 (seriously, can you believe that?), and I’m here to give you an update on my progress.

This year I have challenged myself to read 20 books in 365 days, and I’ve read 11 so far. I got a bit ahead with books this winter while I was unemployed, but since I’ve started working again, my reading has slipped, as my time is limited and I have some other priorities. I haven’t given up, though! I really want to meet my goal before the year ends.

Out of my short list of novels I mentioned in my earlier post, I accomplished reading most, and still want to check off the ones left on the list. I also added a few I didn’t expect thanks to some recommendations from friends, personal interest, and availability from the library.

Here’s my list thus far:

Not too bad, right? And I’m actually more than halfway through my 12th book, and working on two others that don’t require a straight-through read. I’m really thankful that Goodreads keeps track of what I’ve read this year, because it would be hard for me to remember!

Though it will probably change, here’s my current to-read list for the remainder of 2017:

  • The Lunar Chronicles — Marissa Meyer
  • Love & Gelato — Jenna Evans Welch
  • Caraval — Stephanie Garber
  • The Nightingale — Kristin Hannah

So if you’re also part of this challenge, how many have you read this year, and how close are you to your goal? I’d love to know!

Want to connect with me on Goodreads? Click here and add me as a friend! Give me your recommendations!


About Karin

Journalist, singer, reader, movie fanatic, photography buff, GVSU alum, wanna-be-Brit, Crohn's fighter, Coca-Cola addict, animal lover, not a kid person, hater of winter, Michigander
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2 Responses to My Goodreads Reading Challenge Update

  1. Lauren says:

    What did you think of Lauren Graham’s book? I’ve considered that one, but I’m usually not big on celebrity memoirs.

    • Karin says:

      I liked her book! I learned a lot about her and it was fun to her her POV of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood filming. She’s very witty, too!

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