Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2020 Books Reads and Reviews

1.  Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

Completed:  January 17, 2020

Rating:  8/10

2.  The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright

Completed:  January 30, 2020

Rating:  9.5/10

3.  Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

Completed:  February 14, 2020

Rating:  5/10

4.  The Victory Club by Robin Lee Hatcher

Completed:  February 21, 2020

Rating:  9/10

Friday, January 10, 2020

January - March 2020 Reading LIst

Finally decided on the books I want to get to over the next 3 months. I think this will be good, this posting of my seasonal goal. It will help me to focus more on reading and trying to reach my goal rather than wasting time scrolling around on fb or youtube or playing the games on fb. It's not that I don't want to get to my books, I LOVE to read, it's just that tv and fb just suck the time away without me even realizing how much time has passed. The next thing I know what little spare time I have has slipped away and I haven't read. So anyway, if you missed my reading goals for this year I have posted it here.

 These are the books I've chosen, minus a couple, for the winter months of January, February, and March. If you'd like to do a post of what you are reading or planning on reading for those months I'll leave a Linky on this post. I always find it fun to see what other's are reading.

 GOAL: 1 book a month from my longest owned and unread books From the oldest TBR box:
          The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
          The Victory Club by Robin Lee Hatcher
          Sins of the Fathers by James Scott Bell
 (these have been in my to read box for years!!)

 GOAL: 2 books per month from my owned piles:

           If I Run by Terri Blackstock
           If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock
           If I Live by Terri Blackstock
           The Secret Wife by Gil Paul A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin
           Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

 GOAL: 1 book per month from my library list:                                                           
           Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
            Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale
           The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright

 GOAL: for devotional type reading 1 novella/study per month from A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers:

          -Unveiled (Tamar)
           -Unashamed (Rahab)
          -Unshaken (Ruth)

 Whew! Looking forward to some good reading!   I will be high lighting these as I get them read  so I can keep track.

What are you planning on reading? If you want to do a post on your plans, I don't care if it's a 3 month plan or a monthly plan, feel free to link . It must be some kind of reading goal/challenge plan though or the link will be deleted. Happy Reading!

Thursday, January 2, 2020


So here we go.  It's 2020 and time to set some new reading goals.  Well last year wasn't the greatest of reading years for me if you look at final totals.  I'm quite a bit down from where I was in past years.  I didn't really have any kind of structured reading challenges.  I mainly just wanted to knock off some books that have been sitting around and piling up in my closet and I also wanted to get some books off of my massive to read list from the library.  And while I did do some of that the numbers were down the result of a busy year and because I allowed FB and Youtube and TV to steal my reading time.   And looking back I think that is because I didn't really have specific reading goals.   But all that said I still did manage to read a total of 29 books so I'm glad I was still reading at least.

For 2020 my main focus is still trying to read what I own.  I am on a book buying ban for the time being so I won't be bringing in anything brand new other than what I have on pre-order that was purchased with a gift card.  And I'm going to try and avoid the Little Library jaunts for a bit so no books come into the house that way.

So broken down generally for the year, my personal reading goal is going to look a bit like this:

- At least 3 books a month from my own piles

    -one of these books must be from my box that contains the books that have been sitting  around here the longest, the ones that keep getting pushed back because I keep bringing  in new ones.  Hopefully by the end of the year I'll have emptied this box. 

-At least 1 book per month from my library list because I just can't not go to the library

-At least 1 novella per month from A Lineage of Grace and Sons of Encouragement study books by Francine Rivers (for a total of 10)

-I'm going to shoot for the goal of reading 52 books this year.  This has always been my goal    but I have never quit reached it.  Maybe this is my year.

-Because of the success I used to have with the  "Spring Fling" and the "Fall Back into     Reading" challenges of the past, I am going to list the books I want to read for each quarter.   I'm going to put up a Linky in January, April, July, and October for those people that want to join in with me in posting their own reading pile for the quarter.  I remember loving looking at what everyone else was reading  (though if I recall correctly that helped add to my reading piles.  LOL.)  We'll see how it goes.

I will do this post up separately from this one.