Good Reads Goal Met!?

Whaaaattttt?! That’s right people! I have read 52 books this year and it’s only September.

That feels lovely. I feel like I’ve read some pretty great books thus far as well.

Since I have met my goal for 2017 as far as how many books I was looking to complete, I am starting on a whole new goal.

I still haven’t completed the reading challenges I had set up for myself to aid in reading 52 books and I’m not sure that I will, however, I am looking to diversify my reading more so there is that.

Ultimately though, I have been itching to rearrange my room but that is impossible with the number of books I have covering various surfaces. So! new goal is to focus my reading on the books stacked up allllll over this room of mine.

I have already purged any books I was no longer interested in and reorganized all these piles accordingly. I figure I can share a TBR as I hit each surface because HOLY CRAP there are a lot of books surrounding me.

This isn’t a bad thing. It’s actually quite nice but! I am constantly staring at the books wishing I could just read them all now so boom! I am. First surface stack we shall attack is the one on top of my totes of books. Oh yes, that’s right. I have so many books that I haven’t read kicking around my room that I had to fill totes with them and stack those because my bookshelves are over stuffed. SO! The books we are starting this adventure with are as follows:

  • I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz- Logsted currently reading
  • A String of Pearls
  • The trial by Franz Kafka
  • H is for Hawk by Hele Macdonald
  • Magonia re-read
  • Aerie sequel to Magonia
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes
  • The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
  • A Hero’s Throne by Ross Lawhead
  • The Realms Thereunder by Ross Lawhead
  • American Street
  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling pseudo re-read since I’ve read HP as a whole but not this version
  • When Dimple Met Rishi
  • Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  • Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  • Seduction of a Proper Gentleman by Victoria Alexander
  • Prince Caspian by CS Lewis
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis
  • The silver Chair by CS Lewis
  • The Last Battle by CS Lewis
  • Healing Back Pain
  • Creating Health by Deepak Chopra
  • A Reliable Wife
  • Household Tips and Handy Hints
  • Stranger on the Train

Yup. Those are all the books stacked in just one little part of my room. Oh! Add to this the three graphic novels I have kicking around on my computer from NetGalley and the Once Upon a Book Club box I have had for frikkin months just sitting on my floor. Not a clue how long it will take me to get through these but! I do have a readathon to help me get started.

The #ISATRAT readathon starts up tomorrow for the week. The goals are super attainable. My favorite are to read 20 minutes every day and 10 pages a day. I should get through at least one book this way and that is a lovely thing.

BTW I have a big ole list of reviews to get posted too and I’m thinking I’ll try to do one a week going forward at least to catch up.

See you then!

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August with Nicholas Sparks

Hello and Happy August!

This month, there is a theme to my reading. Mr. Nicholas Sparks!

Why do you ask? Well, here’s the thing. My Mom is quite the reader and she discovered Mr. Sparks way back when Message in a Bottle came out. She has read every, single book. She owns every movie adaptation. He is her absolute favorite.

Somehow. I have never read one of his books. I have seen all of the adaptations. Mom claims I will love his books. And since we do own them all. And it just so happens that August is Mom’s birthday month. I am going to read Nicholas Sparks for the month of August.

I’m not sure that I’ll only read him but I would like to attempt to read a few at the very least.

I am starting with Two by Two and A Walk to Remember.

Leave  a comment with which of his books you think I should pick up this month?