Hello, I’m going to attempt to check in every month even if I’m the only person who reads the post. This year is off to a smashing start in the reading department.
I have chosen to keep my challenges to ones I know I can achieve, well, I hope so anyway.
As usual, I am doing the Goodreads Reader Challenge and I am already charging ahead so I will probably need to increase my goal by June.
I have already read some really great books and I think it’s my highest 4.5- star or 5-star reads ever in a month.
9/34 of these were audiobooks.
I’m also going to attempt the Aussie Readers A-Z Title Challenge on Goodreads and have picked all my books (subject to change) except for my Q book, so I’m open to suggestions for a book to read for Q. I’ve managed to read 6/26 so far this year.
I am going to attempt to read a minimum of 12 of my Backlist Review Books #Backlistreads2023, so far I have read two, but I’ve only written the post for one of them the second will be up soon.
I’m also going to do the #HQReadingChallenge as it’s only got 12 boxes to mark off. You’ll find this on Instagram @harlequinaus
I have marked off
YA book – 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons
A book published this year – The Husband Hoax by Saxon James
An Australian author – Penelope Janu
Title begins with the first letter of your name – Can’t Say Goodbye by Eden Finley
Fantasy or sci-fi – January Blues by Jax Stuart
So, as you can see I’m nearly halfway there with this one, my hardest will be A genre I’ve never read before because I think I’ve read most genres so I’ll have to do some investigating.
Every year I sign up to do the Nonfiction Nipper but only manage to read 2/3 which is pretty ridiculous going. So, this year I will aim to read all 3 books.
Choose a goal:
Nonfiction Nipper: Read & review 3 books, from any 3 listed categories
Nonfiction Nibbler: Read & review 6 books, from any 6 listed categories
Nonfiction Nosher: Read & review 12 books, one for each category
Nonfiction Grazer: Read & review any nonfiction book. Set your own goal
Crime & Punishment
Published in 2023
On the personal front, I don’t have much going on, I started back at my art lessons after just over 3 months break and managed to finish the painting I started last year. So that feels good to be creating again and I’m ready to start a new painting next week.
Well, that’s me for this month I will check in again at the end of February, happy reading.