2017 has been determined to kick me when I am down, and honestly it has not been that great of a time in these two months. Personal and mental issues aside, I have been struggling with what now looks like a mountain of galleys. Hindsight is 20-20, as I now regret requesting or adding so many ARCs and most of my reading has been devoted to thin that ever-expanding field. Of course, this has left little time for books that I buy – which are also technically going to be reviewed, but they don’t come with that obligation attached, ya know? Basically, I have been trying to get my life and head, and this TBR pile in order, trying to establish some schedule and routine, so that I can feel better. Did I do good? Let’s see:
17 novels, 3 graphic novels, and 2 audiobooks (as rereads)
17 novels, 2 graphic novel & 1 reread
Overall, I think I have read better these two months. I got a fair number of galleys and TBR pile books read, so I call it a win, even if I am behind on my GR challenge.
Try it out
Onto the blogger challenges (which I did not check and read according to)
Then & Again Reading Challenge
March’s book of the month was Peter Pan. Sadly, I did not get time to read it, or the retelling I was planning to read, Tiger Lily.
April was a freebie month, to read any books that had been missed out on, but did not work out for me, either.
Rock My TBR Challenge
Flights of Fantasy Challenge
Blogger Shame Review Challenge
Diverse Reads Challenge
The Abyss Surrounds Us series has a lesbian WOC as a main character, while Dreamfall has a biracial character as one of the MCs and Looking for Group has a gay MC in relation with a pansexual transgirl. Psychopass is written by a non-western author.
Debut Author Challenge
Dystopia Reading Challenge
Beat the Backlist
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Series Enders Challenge
Said good-bye to two series. Anoshe!
Historical Romance Challenge
Contemporary Romance Challenge
Keyword Reading Challenge
For May, I’m hoping to reinvigorate my reading with two reading challenges – the month-long Clean Sweep ARC challenge, and the week-long Bout of Books. You can check on me for those on my reading challenges page