January Recap

It’s been a crazy month for reading 📚! I’ve really been glued to a book all the time and my page count really shows it. Brandon Sanderson is in the lead with the highest page count. Most books by one author would go to Lindsay Buroker with 5. Genre would probably be fantasy or science fiction, although I’ve read some really good thrillers this month.

Cold cases – On The Shelf Too Long

1.A Man of Means by PG Wodehouse*
2. The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears *
3. The Boy on the Bridge by M. R Carey * – Net Galley
4. Quiet Meg by Sherry Lynn Ferguson

Repeat offenders – Rereads

1. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, on audio *
2. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson *
3. The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling *
4. Solstice Day Gifts by Lindsay Buroker *
5. The Thief by Clive Cuddler and Justin Scott

SERIALS – books in a series

1. The Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson*
2. Forged in Blood I by Lindsay Buroker*
3. Forged in Blood II by Lindsay Buroker*
4. Star Nomad by Lindsay Buroker*
5. Honor’s Flight by Lindsay Buroker*
6. Sign Off by Patricia McLinn
7. The Naming by Alison Croggon

ISOLATED OCCURRENCE – stand alone book titles

1. The Shape-Changer’s Wife by Sharon Shinn *
2. Magpie Murders by Antony Horowitz
3. The Accident by Linwood Barclay
4. They’re Watching by Greg Hurwitz

MINOR INFRACTION – YA and Children’s books

1. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World by EL Konigsburg *
2. Missing – Armstrong by Kelley Armstrong
3. Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
4. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS – non-fiction

1. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell – audio – Also counting for BingoDog
2. Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar – audio

My least favorite book was probably The Naming. Just too much exposition, too predictable. My favorite would be one of the Brandon Sanderson books, but I can’t decide which one. Altogether a really good month!
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Challenge reading

Hey, so I’ve been thinking about my 2018 Reading Challenge and I’m really excited about it. I’ve decided to do a Crime theme. It’s a category challenge, and I have 10 categories. Here’s what I’ve got.

Cold cases – book that have been on the shelf too long
First Timers – new books
Repeat offenders – rereads
Serials – books in a series
Isolated occurrence – stand alone titles
Minor infractions – YA and kids books
Eyewitness accounts – nonfiction books
Advance warning – ARCs
Most Wanted – best books of the year
Petty crime – boring and DNF

I’ve got a few titles in mind, but my biggest goal is clearing out some of my TBR books here and at the library.

But that’s got me wondering – since I’m in a little bit of a reading slump, maybe I need a short challenge for 2017. Something that would be really fun. I need some ideas? Any suggestions? We’ve only got 2 months, just about, left in the year, so I need something little. Hm. I’ll have to think about it.

2018 Category Challenge

I don’t know how many of you are over at LibraryThing, but it’s a great site. I’ve been on there for several years now. I love the forums and groups.

One of the groups is The 2018 Category Challenge. The idea is to organize your reading by themes and then share with everyone what you thonk. They have a lot of mini-challenges, group reads and so on.

I’ve decided to join in and I have my categories.

  • Cold cases – book that have been On the shelf too long 
  • First Timers – new books

     

  • Repeat offenders – rereads

     

  • Serials – books in a series

     

  • Isolated occurrence – stand alone titles

     

  • Minor infractions – YA and kids books

     

  • Eyewitness accounts – nonfiction books

     

  • Advance warning – ARCs

     

  • Most Wanted – best books of the year

     

  • Petty crime – boring and DNF

If you want to join in, my thread is here. I’ll still post most of my reviews here though.

Have you started thinking about next year yet? What are your plans?