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2017 (Still Blended) Reading Challenge

I've learned a lot from my last two reading challenges. Namely that I am a happy speculative fiction reader. I have pushed myself out into new genres...and hated them. So I'm done with all that.

I will primarily be focusing on reading whatever I darn well please, while again participating in the Mount TBR (To Be Read) challenge. I think I messed up last year by counting library books, as I considered anything in my Goodreads “to read” shelf to totally count. I'll be sure I stay strictly on the rules, but luckily those do count “Did Not Finish” books. Until now, I have wasted valuable time forcing myself through books I hated simply so I could count them on my challenges, but from now on, screw that. DNF books will totally count.

So, I managed 28 books last year, which is more than I've managed in a long time. I plan to outdo that, but I'm sticking with last year's goal of 35 books. I think, letting myself DNF, that I can make this goal this year. I may even change the goal if it goes fast. As far as TBR books, I am going to shoot for 24 instead of 12 this time.

TBR Count: 8

Here are the previous, yet-unfulfilled prompts which I still intend to finish:

1) A funny book

2) A mystery or thriller -- Cold Fear, by Rick Mofina [TBR] (DNF)

3) A Pulitzer Prize winning book

4) A book your mom (or dad) loves

5) A book with antonyms in the title

6) A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit -- Five Weeks in the Amazon, by Sean Michael Hayes [TBR]

7) A book that came out the year you were born

8) Favorite book from your childhood

9) A book set during Christmas

10) A book by an author with your same initials -- No Great Mischief, by Alistair MacLeod

11) A book you started but never finished

12) Originally published the decade you were born

13) Set in Southeast Asia

14) The first book in a series by a PoC

15) Nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes -- The Woman in the Shaman's Body, by Barbara Tedlock, PH.D. [TBR]

16) Feminist sci-fi novel -- Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

17) Set in Africa, by an Author from Africa

18) Modernist woman writer


19) Speed Reading For Beginners: Learn How To Read 300% Faster in Less Than 24 Hours, by James T. Rose [TBR]

20) The Walking Dead: Compendium Two, by Robert Kirkman [TBR]

21) Slave, by Sherri Hayes [TBR]

22) Quite Contrary, by Richard Roberts [TBR] (DNF)

23) Dragonlands, Books 1 - 3: Hidden, Hunted, and Retribution, by Megg Jensen

24) 24) The Spiritual Awakening Process: Coming Out of the Darkness and Into the Light, by Christine Hoeflich (DNF)

25) Foraging: A Beginner's Guide to Foraging Wild Edible Plants and Medicinal Herbs, by Jane Aniston [TBR]

26) The Whole30: The 30-DAY Guide to TOTAL HEALTH and FOOD FREEDOM, by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

27) The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals, by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper

28) The Conscious Parent's Guide to Gender Identity: A Mindful Approach to Embracing Your Child's Authentic Self, by Darlene Tando, LCSW

29) The Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey

30) The Total Money Makeover Workbook, by Dave Ramsey

31) Trans/Portraits: Voices From Transgender Communities, by Jackson Wright Shultz

32) The Errant Flock, by Jana Petken [TBR]

33) Kushiel's Dart (reread)

34) Kushiel's Chosen (reread)

35) Kushiel's Avatar (reread)

36) Kushiel's Scion, by Jacqueline Carey

37) Kushiel's Justice, by Jacqueline Carey


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Jan. 4th, 2017 11:51 am (UTC)

If you want a funny book, then this is a really good one. It's a bit pricey for Kindle but well worth it - I was literally crying with laughter and brought it out at a party and everyone else cracked up too. Plus you can read it in about half an hour, so it's a quick way to bump up your reading challenge count!
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