Did you have a great start to the new year? My reading week was a mixed bag. I was disappointed by Little Heaven, but I really enjoyed Siren Sisters.
Posted Last Week
On January 1, I posted about my first book of 2017.
Check out all of the Upcoming January 2017 Book Releases in Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction I'd love to read this month.
I also posted my review for The Fireman by Joe Hill.
Books Read Last Week
Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1) by Elly Blake - I forgot to mention this one last week! I will probably start this one over the weekend.
Paranormal Canadian Tales: A Supernatural Journey by Dawn Hunter Clark - Schiffer Publishing sent me this book, and I'm super excited about it. It's been a while since I've read some real accounts of paranormal activities. This might be a good one to start while I'm trapped inside from the cold.
Goals for 2017
Goodreads Challenge - As always, my Goodreads challenge will be set at 50. I'm hoping to read more than that this year, but I've always aimed for at least 50 books (even before I started blogging). It's a personal number, and I don't foresee ever changing it.
Horror - This is a goal I will probably fail. I'd like to read at least 4 horror books a month. If you do the math, this makes 48 books when my overall goal is only 50. I do not plan to only read horror this year. This is an attempt to up my horror game. I started my horror spotlight posts last year in an effort to seek out more horror. I'm happy with the progress I'm making, and I think this will help keep me on track.
Nonfiction - I love nonfiction. The last couple of years I have really gotten away from reading it. I made a goal last year to return to reading nonfiction, and I failed miserably. I'm going to try this goal without setting a hard number this year and see how it goes.
Pre-2017 TBR - This is another category I'm going to shoot for without a hard number. This can definitely overlap with my horror goal. This goal only includes books I already own and not the back titles I buy in 2017. This can include rereads from my shelves.
Review Catchup - I need to catch up on some reviews. Reviews that never got posted, reviews that never got written, books that never got read in the first place. Blogging breaks are my downfall (summer!!), and I'd love to revisit or revive some titles I never really got to talk about on the blog.
Blogging - As far as blogging goes, I will probably remain as inconsistent as ever. I'd like to take less breaks this year, but I'm determined that my blog will stay stress free. I already have enough stress and commitments with a full time job and motherhood. Blogging is a lot of work! It's rewarding, but it also needs to remain fun. As long as it feels more like a hobby and less like a job, I'm good to go. One thing I would like to do is keep better stats this year. I don't have any particular goals I'm aiming for, but I would like to be able to compare what I'm reading each year.
What are you reading this week? Be sure to let me know in the comments or leave me a link!
This post is being shared as part of Book Date's It's Monday! What Are You Reading?, Tynga's Reviews' Stacking the Shelves, and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.