I can’t believe it’s October already.
I’m a little disappointed with my performance in September – I only read 12 books (down from my normal 18 or so) but I guess that is symptomatic of having a life every now and then. My diversity stats are down as well with my reading list from last month looking very white which is also not what I’m aiming for.
One of my other goals for the month was do a bigger push with the blog, and I’m pretty happy with how that is working out – thank you to all you wonderful people who like and comment on our posts. We really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.
My favourite book that I read in September was this one:
I read a lot of great books in September, so this was a tough choice. But Becky Chambers character building and character driven plots just make me so happy.
My October challenge is:
I am challenging myself to not buy any books OR request any books through Netgalley for the month of October.
My pile of books that I have purchased but not yet read (both physical and digital) is downright embarrassing, as is my Netgalley queue which is completely out of control. You know when you request stuff and don’t think it will be approved? Yeah, that keeps happening (which is great!) October is my month to get a jump on both of these without adding any more to the stack.
I confess that I know for a fact that I’m going to fail this tomorrow – I’m going to a book talk and book signing and it would be downright unsporting of me not to purchase a book at this event. I also accidentally requested something from Netgalley this morning (part of a series I have started reading). But apart from that, dear reader, I promise I will do my best to be faithful to my promise, no matter what amazing deals Amazon and Audible throw at me. The other caveats are my existing subscriptions – they will stay in place. But apart from that, I’m going to be good, I promise.
I’m also setting myself a diversity challenge, which I’ll post more about in the coming days, but I do have a bunch of great books by diverse authors just waiting to be devoured.
What are your goals or challenges for October?