Hi guys! Now that it’s nearly mid-April, it’s time to do my first Quarterly Report of 2017!
Here’s the breakdown of my reading in the first quarter of the year:
Books Read: 23
Juvenile/Middle Grade: 3
Graphic Novels: 1
Authors of Color: 6
Published in 2017: 2
Favorites This Quarter: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (my review here,) Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (my review here,) and Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (my review here.)
So how am I doing on my 2017 Reading Goals? I’ve read NO authors in translation, NO books about body positivity/acceptance, only one work so far by a LGBTQ author, only one YA title (Lumberjanes Vol. 2, which is my only graphic novel or comic thus far,) and only one work with a spirituality focus. My reading has been all over the place, heavily on the fiction side. So I’m not making a lot of progress so far on my goals, but that’s okay! On the plus side, I’ve only had one 2-star read (Peter Swanson’s Her Every Fear,) with everything else a 3 or better. I participated for the second time in Reading Ireland Month, which is always a fulfilling reading experience. I read my first Miss Marple mystery and my second ever romance novel! I’m happy with my reading pace – for the first time ever I’m seriously considering trying to reach for 100 books in a year! I’ve still got plenty of time to make a serious dent in my reading goals. And even if I don’t, I know my reading will take me to so many entertaining, satisfying, enlightening places!
How are you doing with your own reading goals? Are you surprised at what you’ve read or not read so far in 2017?
PS… Shameless plug! I have the honor this week of being Cathy’s featured blogger on her terrific feature The Books That Built The Blogger! Check out my post here, and please DO follow her fab blog, 746 Books!