Okay so I'm behind. But only by like one day so IT'S OKAY. Also I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off for the past couple of weeks (life is stressful, okay) and all of my goals just went kablooey out the window as I tried to save my sanity. I think I managed to recover half of it. Maybe. I'm rounding up a bit.
~My January in Books~
Total Read: 41/200 (9 books behind. Help me. Somebody help.)
This Month: 17 books
Most Surprising: The World According to Garp
Most Disappointing: The Vault
Series or Standalone: Mostly series
Paperback, Hardcover, or eBook: Hardcover (surprise!)
Method of Obtaining: 3 from publisher, 2 from library, 6 borrowed, 5 already owned, and 1 new purchase
# of ARCs: 1/17
So I actually read the number of books that I needed to this month (17) in order to meet my goal so insert self high-five here. I did a ton of reading over the break I had... and then promptly read nothing when I got back. Good job me. But at least now I'm not accumulating reading debt anymore. I just have debt.
The World According to Garp was shocking to me. Not that I loved it, because I really didn't (I didn't hate it either, I was just all around confused), but that I didn't understand what was going on and STILL couldn't put it down. I really did try at page 50. I was this close to putting it down. But I didn't and I read it and I was still super confused, but it was pretty good. I just still don't understand what was going on or what was happening.
The most disappointing for me was The Vault because although I knew it was going to be short, I didn't anticipate how short it was going to be and I felt like there were a bunch of gaps and unexplained details. I needed more explanation, more plot, just... more.
I still read mostly series this month because I am still SO FAR BEHIND on everything that I'm still catching up on series that I started last year. I will get to them one day. The key word being one day. I also mostly read hardcover this month because... I borrowed a lot of the books. And I also bought a book (IN HARDCOVER!) because someone didn't keep a close eye on me when I went into the bookstore. Bad idea. Very bad.
I took a little bit of a break from ARCs and NetGalley this month because I wanted to catch up on the other books I had BUT I have two ARCs that I'm currently reading and super excited for right now so... happy days!
~Review of Goals for March~
Read 17 books so that I at least read the correct amount for my goal during March YES
Read the books I have out from the library/borrowed *coughcough*
Read Red Rising, One Dark Throne, and Shadowcaster I read 1/3...
Also Everless um.
Rewrite my TBR. Again. Double um.
Post at least every day on Instagram and every other day here *sigh*
Read at least 1 book outside of my comfort zone I DID THIS.
2.33 goals out of 7. Which is horrible. What am I doing. I am severely disappointed in myself right now...
~Goals for April~
Read 17 books so that I at least read the correct amount for my goal during April
Read the books I have out from the library/borrowed
Read Red Rising, Everless, and Shadowcaster
Also the physical books I just bought
Rewrite my TBR. Again.
Post at least every day on Instagram and every other day here (try this again)
Read every day. Even for .2 seconds
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some reading to go do if I ever want to accomplish even half of this.