Top Five Bookish Goals for 2018

Top 5 Bookish Goals for 2018

Guys! Can you believe it’s 2018?! Me neither – I feel like every year goes by faster and faster. I recently saw this post Chelsea over at The Suspense is Thrilling Me wrote about her top five goals for 2018 and thought it was a fantastic way to ring in the new year! Although 2017 was a great year of books, reading, and blogging for me, there are some things I’d like to change up or do differently for the upcoming year.

Here are my bookish goals for 2018:

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Top 10 Best Books I Read in 2017

Top 10 Books I Read in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, I thought I’d wrap up the year with a list of my top 10 favorite books! Just to be clear, these are not necessarily books that were published in 2017, but those that I read for the first time in 2017.

That being said, picking this list was SO tough this year! Last year, I conveniently had 10 books that I rated a five out of five (not including rereads), which worked out perfectly. This year, there were more than 10 books that I rated a five, but after some serious consideration, I managed to whittle the list down. These represent a wide range of genres from action to contemporary and mystery to science fiction, which I didn’t exactly plan but makes sense based on my broad reading tastes. Hopefully that means there’s something on here for everyone!

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December Reading Recap

December Reading Recap

This is my favorite season of the year (the Christmas season, that is, NOT winter!), and as always, December was a full month of celebrating the holidays with family and friends! Even still, I managed to read 8 books (one of which was a short story), so I’m calling it a win for reading as well. For the most part I stuck with the TBR I set for myself, but one book just didn’t work for me, and I received two advance copies that just demanded to be read immediately. One of my reading goals for 2018 is to finish the series that I started this year but have yet to complete! Someone please hold me accountable.

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November Reading Recap

November Reading Recap

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone reading this from the US! I hope you had a wonderful day of food, family, and friends and a great first weekend of the Christmas season. This is officially my favorite season of the year, so please allow me this excitement – my husband and I put up our Christmas tree, village, and outside lights this weekend and it just makes me SO happy!!!

Ahem. Onto the books.

November was a really good month of books and reading for me! I stayed on track with everything I planned on reading even amidst the planning, cooking, and cleaning involved in hosting a Thanksgiving meal and all the Christmas decorating. With two books I rated a five out of five coffee mugs (The Wife Between Us and a re-read of Murder on the Orient Express), and each of them with a rating of at least a three, it’s fair to say I enjoyed all of these books!

So let’s see the list now, shall we?

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October Reading Recap

October Reading Recap

My October reading was pretty on track with what I expected. I stayed pretty close to my TBR, only pushing back one book to make room for The Dry when my brain started demanding I listen to a new audiobook. Most of the books were good, with all of them rating at least a three, but the standout for me was Stories of Your Life and Others, which I’ve been eagerly anticipating since seeing Arrival.

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September Reading Recap

September Reading Recap

September was a good month for books and reading for me! I wound up receiving two paperback copies of ARCs that I was really excited about (one of which was The Wife Between Us, which I am waiting to post a full review for until it is closer to the publication date), which threw my schedule off a bit, but you know. Books! So you make it work. It was also a great variety for me: a mix of ARCs and back list books, and genres ranging from young adult to adult, and contemporary to suspenseful thrillers.

Without further ado, let’s just get into it!

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August Reading Recap

August Reading Recap

My August reading was somewhat erratic. I had a bit of a book hangover after reading Win, which was made worse by my bemoaning the fact of having to wait for the next book in The Atlantis Grail series to be written. Then I was approved for two additional ARCs that I wanted to read and review earlier rather than later. And finally, I completed an ARC and wrote a review before discovering its publication date was being pushed back! In the end, there were eight books that I reviewed on the blog this month.

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July Reading Recap

July Reading Recap

July was a great month for reading and new releases! I managed to get ahead of my planned out schedule to give myself time to reread Qualify and Compete before starting the newly released Win, which I am super excited for! And everything I read this month I rated at least a three, and actually had two five star reads! *insert mike drop here*

So let’s see the list know, shall we?

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June Reading Recap

June Reading Recap

June was a great reading month for me! My streak of reading an average of two books a week continues, which was easier this month when the craziness that was May came to an end. With a blend of ARCs, backlist books, a book versus movie, and even a little something outside of my regular reading, this was quite the combination of books! To top it off, more than 50% of them were four stars reads for me.

Without further ado, let’s see the list!

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May Reading Recap

May Reading Recap

So my May reading didn’t exactly go as I anticipated. It started out on track, but then one ARC I had came out earlier than I thought it would, and IΒ was surprised by another ARC from an author (not that I’m complaining!), and you know, life. Since I try to prioritize all theΒ advance copies I get as much as possible, a few of my just for fun books got pushed back to June. Then a friend of a friend recommended a book so highly that they lent it to me, and I couldn’t very well put that off until the end of my list!

Without further ado, let’s just get into it!

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