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Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

I'm never going to finish my 2017 (Still Blended) Reading Challenge. There are several prompts that I'm just not going to fulfill. I even forgot long ago to keep updating the master post, since Goodreads is kind enough to keep up with all the books I'm reading.

So far this year I've read 47 books out of my goal of 35, so I'm very happy with that number. I'm half-way done with another book, but it hasn't particularly grabbed me so I'm not sure if I'll finish it by New Year's or not. I'll try, because I'd like to start the new year off with a fresh slate. I think this next year I'll shoot for 52 books, since I am trying to read more.

I did well on my “To Be Read” challenge. I got 19 TBR books before I forgot to keep track anymore, and my goal was 24, so I probably hit it. I should have paid more attention.

I'm still looking for good speculative fiction to add to my to-read list. I've not been enjoying the new (to me) stuff that I'm finding, so I need to find a good author that I love. I wish Jacqueline Carey had more Terre d'Ange books, or that I could stomach Orson Scott Card a bit better. I may reread some of his that I remember liking, but I'm trying to avoid it. I wish I could find someone new whom I really adore! Any suggestions? My foray into old school sci-fi has been disappointing. I'm giving the Anita Blake series a try at the moment, but I'm not overly impressed. I tried the Wheel of Time series and didn't care for it very much either.

I'm also going to try to up my books on spirituality in the coming year. I have several books on shamanism that I still haven't read, as well as lots of my mom's spiritual books that I need to either read or cull. I have some more religious (as opposed to spiritual) stuff that I got when my grandma died, but I've culled a lot of those. Not my tastes, but I need to finish going through them. I also have A Walk in the Woods, which a friend loaned to me, so I need to read that soon and return it, and I have three new bushcrafty/survival books that I got for Christmas (Les Stroud and Dave Canterbury). So I have a good little pile to start the new year off with, but I just have to find some quality sci-fi and fantasy that I actually enjoy.