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Goodreads Reading Challenge 2016

As June nears its end, I figured I’d give an update on my 2016 Reading Challenge, through I began the year, guns a blazing, when it comes to burning through the books. Within the first 36 days, I had already finished six books. And then in the same way I took a break from blogging, I did the same for the most part with my reading.

But towards the middle of May, I caught the reading bug, finishing three and a half books since. Two of those were some of the longest books I have ever readtoo, so there’s that :)

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2016

Books I’ve completed in 2016:

As previously mentioned in earlier posts, with me living back out on my family’s land and still working downtown, I get  a good 90-120 minutes in the car everyday. Some mornings, I feel like jamming to some tunes, but most of the time, especially here of late, I have been using this time to listen to audio-books. I get teased all of the time that this shouldn’t count as reading, because technically I am listening to these books. But the spiteful side of my personality would love to ask them how many books they’ve read in the last year. In my humble opinion, any kind of reading is better than no reading. Whether it’s a paperback, hardback, e-book or audio-book, it’s still bound to be a heck of a lot better for your mind and soul compared to the radio that’s filled with mostly gossip and crummy music. Rant, over, oops.

Anyhow, I’ve been trying to continue my plan from last year of jumping between genres and not falling into the 35 western novel trend that I naturally would prefer. So far only five (six if you count the Longmire mystery) have been westerns. Under 50%, I’ll take that as a win!

Books I have in my queue:

By the end of June, I’d like to have two more books completed so that I can be back on track to finish my goal of 35 books read in 2016. I think I’ve got this!

What have you been reading? Comment below with any suggestions or revelations you may have!

One Comment

  1. Lately, I’ve been reading books by Dean Koontz; “Ashley Bell”, “The City”. Really good reading. Raymond Arroyo from EWTN has him on as a guest every now and then.

    Pat McGrath

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