January 2018 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in 2017.

Books Read:

  1. My Plain Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
  2. Exploring the Original West Village by Alfred Pommer and Eleanor Winters
  3. Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda
  4. Reign the Earth by A. C. Gaughen
  5. Say You’ll Remember by Katie McGarry
  6. Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles edited by Natalie C. Parker
  7. Warcross by Marie Lu
  8. Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in the Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson

Books Bought:

  1. Everless by Sara Holland (shelflovecrate)

ARCs Received:

  1. The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman (not requested)

Here’s my planned to read list:

New year, new planner, new stack of books. ๐Ÿ“š I put this together after I spent most of the day sorting my read books. I got around 50 books out of the house although according to goodreads it was only 20 because I donโ€™t track picture books I own. ๐Ÿ“š I feel good about that and my other big goal is to get through a lot of the books I want to read that I got at BookExpos past or requested for review. Eventually I want owned books to be at 250 or less and a to read list under 100. That starts now. ๐Ÿ“š Iโ€™m hoping to read more than the books shown (and I definitely forgot to include some … oops) this month but these are the definite ones I am going to make myself pick up first. ๐Ÿ“š What are you reading this month?

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January 1: Another year, another reading tracker. As part of my ongoing effort to really and truly KonMari my life I may soon be sorting my books again. This ties well with a goal to buy fewer and continue being discriminating in what I request from publishers.

January 5: I have a lot of thoughts on My Plain Jane but you’re all going to have to wait a long while to hear them.

January 19: I haven’t read as much as I usually do this month but I’m really hoping to at least knock out my last two books from my planned to read stack. We’ll see.

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2017 Reading Tracker Year in Review

It’s time for my annual break down of my reading tracker posts for the year.

January:

  • Read: 14
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 9

February:

  • Read: 14
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 9

March:

  • Read: 20
  • Bought: 3
  • ARCs: 6

April:

  • Read: 8
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 2

May:

  • Read: 15
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 1

June:

July:

  • Read: 22
  • Bought: 2
  • ARCs: 3

August:

  • Read: 13
  • Bought: 2
  • ARCs: 0

September:

  • Read: 9
  • Bought: 2
  • ARCs: 1

October:

  • Read: 15
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 5

November:

  • Read: 11
  • Bought: 3
  • ARCs: 5

December:

  • Read: 15
  • Bought: 5
  • ARCs: 2

Yearly Totals:

  • Read: 166
  • Bought: 21
  • ARCs: 49

Details:

Books read jives with what I expected from my Goodreads challenge (which always skews higher because I count picture books I read for work).

Here’s the breakdown for the ARCs I received:

  • Requested: 15
  • Amazon Vine: 15
  • Not requested: 19

I am thrilled with these numbers. One of my goals for the year was to request fewer books. I still have a substantive pile of ARCs to read and review from publishers but it feels very manageable and I feel like I’m in charge of my to read list instead of the other way around.

I also bought slightly fewer books than last year and hope to continue to be even more mindful about purchases (which was an overarching goal I had for the year). I’m not entirely sure I succeeded there but I made progress and that’s kind of the same thing.

So that’s my year in reading according to the blog. You can also see my year in books on Goodreads. And check out my Top Ten list for 2017.

December 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in November.

Books Read:

  1. Furyborn by Claire Legrand
  2. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  3. The Place Between Breaths by An Na
  4. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  5. Spindle by E. K. Johnston
  6. Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight, Vol. 1 by Rin Mikimoto
  7. The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo
  8. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
  9. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
  10. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  11. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  12. Invictus by Ryan Graudin
  13. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  14. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
  15. Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Books Bought:

  1. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  2. All Fall Down by Ally Carter
  3. See How They Run by Ally Carter
  4. Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter
  5. The Outlaws Of Sherwood by Robin McKinley

ARCs Received:

  1. Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry (vine)
  2. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (requested)

December 1: How is it December?!

December 8: Got an edition of Howl I’d been eyeing when it went on sale for under five dollars.

December 19: I am completely overwhelmed by how much I am enjoying Foolish Hearts.

November 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in October.

Books Read:

  1. Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
  2. Frau Faust volume 1
  3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  4. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
  5. Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali
  6. Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman
  7. The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
  8. Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson
  9. The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
  10. Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World by Amy Homayoun
  11. Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood

Books On Deck: 0!

Books Bought:

  1. Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
  2. Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel
  3. Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel

ARCs Received:

  1. The Witch Boy by Molly Osterag (not requested)
  2. The Radical Element edited by Jessica Spotswood (requested from publisher)
  3. The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton (requested from publisher)
  4. Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren (requested from publisher)
  5. The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange (not requested)
  6. Social Media Wellness by Ana Homayoun (vine)

November 1: I have like a mental block with these posts now so I’m wondering how accurate they even are but whatever. I’m a little overwhelmed by books right now. Shocking, I know.

November 2: Far From the Tree is interesting so far. I think it’s going to be deeper than expected.

November 23: I made a mistake thinking I could live without owning Zettel’s American Fairy books. Mistake rectified.

October 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in September.

Books Read:

  1. An Enchantment of Ravens by Marg Rogerson
  2. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  3. Forever in Love by Susane Colasanti
  4. Court of Fives by Kate Elliott
  5. Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  6. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  7. You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
  8. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  9. The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
  10. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  11. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
  12. Spellbook for the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle
  13. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
  14. All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry
  15. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

Books On Deck:

  1. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Oct.)

Books Bought: 0!

ARCs Received:

  1. Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda (Amazon Vine)
  2. Turn It Up by Jen Calonita (not requested)
  3. Haven by Mary Lindsey (not requested)
  4. Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz (not requested)

October 3: Really loved An Enchantment of Ravens. Be sure to request a copy from your local library ASAP!

October 16: Just had a run of a lot of books not being exactly what I expected them to be.

October 28: I am feeling a little untethered book-wise lately. I can’t find anything. I don’t want to read anything. Trying to refocus and get back on track to read in preparation for Mock Printz at work and also to catch up on reviews.

October 31: But can we talk about how good All the Wind in the World is?

September 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in August.

Books Read:

  1. Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
  2. Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones
  3. Be True to Me by Adele Griffin
  4. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
  5. All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
  6. Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
  7. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  8. The Empress by S. J. Kincaid
  9. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows

Books On Deck:

  1. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Oct.)

Books Bought:

  1. Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows (signing)
  2. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (signing)

ARCs Received:

  1. Don’t Cosplay With My Heart by Cecil Castellucci (unrequested)
  2. The Vanderbeekers Of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser (vine)
  3. Frau Faust volume 1 by Kore Yamazaki (vine)

September 1, 2017: September snuck up on me!

September 13, 2017: Continuing my efforts to cut down my to read shelf and it’s finally starting to feel like I am making solid progress. This weekend I got all of my to read books back onto one bookcase (with two shelves double stacked, but still).

August 2017 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in July.

Books Read:

  1. In A Perfect World by Trish Doller
  2. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  3. Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton
  4. The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel
  5. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
  6. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
  7. The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  8. Nothing by Annie Barrows
  9. The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  10. Waiting for Spring, Volume 1 by Anashin
  11. Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
  12. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks
  13. Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Books On Deck:

  1. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Oct.)

Books Bought:

  1. Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno (Uppercase)
  2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (UK hardcover–it’s a long story)

ARCs Received:

  1. Waiting for Spring, Volume 1 by Anashin (vine)

August 1, 2017: July was kind of a mess book wise. Nothing held my attention and I burned through a lot of books. That is good because my owned books are slowly but surely getting read and also by to read list is shrinking. It’s bad because I read a lot of books that were annoying for various reasons. So it goes. I’m really hoping to keep my books bought at zero for this month. I have no control over ARCs but not getting any of those would be good too.