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Reading Round Up

I didn't finish the 50 Book Challenge, although I eventually plan to. I'm glad to have stretched myself outside of my usual spec fic genre, but I found that I really didn't like most of the books/prompts. It ended up feeling more like a chore than a joy, which defeated the purpose of trying to get back to regular reading. Turns out I'm a pretty happy, unapologetic genre reader. I hope to eventually finish all the prompts, but in between books I adore, maybe.

There are a few new ones (and probably many more) to choose from this year. I'm torn between these two:

The #BustleReads challenge encourages you to read women and writers of color.

The Read Harder challenge covers several genres I enjoy and also encourages you to read transgender, feminist, and PoC writers as well as books set in other nations or with a MC who has mental illness.

I'm leaning towards Read Harder because there's less YA and children's choices, which I don't particularly care for, but I may smoosh some prompts together and make a point to choose women & PoC authors. But I should probably smoosh the TBR challenge in there too, because thanks to our local librarian, our house is overflowing with books, and I really need to tackle reading through all of these & culling the ones not worth keeping forever.

I'll still be sharing reviews on my (still fairly new) Goodreads account. I'm debating whether or not to keep sharing them here on LJ, since there didn't seem to be much interest. I like being able to look things up with my lj tags though, so I don't know.

Decisions, decisions! One thing is for sure, I need to do more reading than social media. Okay, two things – I also need to work my way through all these boxes of books I already have!