Sunday Post Meme"
Good morning everyone! I'm actually writing this post ahead of time which means it won't get posted in the late afternoon like it usually does. Success on my part - LOL! As the title of this post probably already shows, I've been really thinking about my reading plans for 2018 already. I've said this before but 2017 has not been my best year of reading. In fact, I'm on track to read the fewest number of books this year since I began blogging back in 2008. I'm sitting at 50 books read for the year - if I finish 4 more books I will tie with my reading year in 2012. I know I shouldn't worry about the numbers so much but it is quite the difference when in the last two years I have finished eighty books both years. My TBR keeps growing but my reading pace has slowed down and I'm not really sure why.
I'm not going to sit and moan about it though, instead I'm trying to figure out what I can do to make 2018's reading better. Signing up for #COYER was a great way to begin but I'm not going to stop there. One of my new plans to jump start my reading with really great reads is I have come up with a list of fifty books that I'm calling my TBR list (not very original - I know). This is a mixture of fiction and nonfiction reads that have all been on my TBR list for some time- no new 2018 releases involved. Every month (or more than once a month if I like) I'm going to use the random number generator to pick one of these books to read. I'm going to knock some of these books off of my TBR list once and for all! I have a tendency to "save" books to read that I think I'm going to really like but I don't want to read right away because then I won't have them to look forward to read. This makes no sense but there you have it. I put a bunch of books like this on my list to finally give myself the push to read them. I made a tab on my blog if you are interested in seeing the fifty books that I chose (I might make a separate post but it is doubtful because that is a lot of books covers to share). The plan is to keep my list at fifty constantly - for every book that I finish I will add a new one to the list. And at the end of the year I'm going to look back at all of the books I finish for this personal challenge. It should be fun! I've got other reading plans for 2018 but I'll post about them at a later date. I've already got my first book picked out for this because I can't wait until the new year to begin. I will be reading this gem very soon:
Into The Drowning Deep by Mira Grant was just as amazing as I had hoped that it would be. I loved every minute of reading it so I'm absolutely thrilled that it looks like it is part of a series. I need more killer mermaids in my life! I'm going to post my thoughts on this one soon but expect a lot of gushing to be involved.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie was delightful read. I've actually already written up my thoughts on this one which I'm calling a success. This book was such a great read! It has me wanting to read more of her books soon, and I heard on another Read or Dead podcast episode that there is another movie coming in the future based off of one of her books. I'm pumped!
Bloodstains with Bronte by Katherine Bolger Hyde was a fun follow-up to the first book in the series (Arsenic With Austen) that I recently read. While I definitely liked the first book more, it was great to get back to this cast of characters and cozy series once again. I will be working on writing up my thoughts on this one very soon as well.
I'm now currently reading the following two books:
Final Girls by Riley Sager is so completely intense! I can't stop reading yet find myself unsure if I want to keep going. I'm loving every minute of it! I'm also reading Troublemaker by Leah Remini as my nonfiction read. I'm a huge fan of her show exposing Scientology so I couldn't resist picking up the book. I'm enjoying it although I have to say that most of my attention is currently focused on Final Girls at the moment. These are both print books and I don't have an ebook on the go currently which is rare. I'll be picking up one of my choices from my #COYER reading pool soon to start on my kindle.
Plans for the day are the usual. My youngest has basketball pictures before his game so we have that in the afternoon. My laundry piles are sky high so I'm going to be working on getting those down to a more manageable level. Reading and blogging as much as possible. And then football, family time, and The Walking Dead of course. It sounds like the recipe for a great Sunday and perfect start to my week. I'm off to work on said laundry piles but do share if you are also already thinking about your reading in 2018. I would love to hear what your plans are!
Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!