#BookishBloggersUnite – 2018 First Quarter Check In

Hi folks,

I’m back with another #BookishBloggersUnite post. This week we’re hosted by the lovely Laura over at her blog That Librarian Lady . Remember you an join in this weekly tag at any time – just pop over to Laura’s blog and pop your link in.

I think I’ve mentioned before that there is no method to my reading madness. I am 100% a mood reader and my reading is more directed by my library books’ due dates than anything else. Because I have some eye issues and a long commute, audiobook availability effects my reading as well. Joining a subscription service recently has given me a lot more audiobook options, which has been great.

My general goals are to read diversely – more authors of colour, more LGBTQ+ authors, more books in translation and more Aussie authors. And so I meander through my reading life. I’m a member of the Book Riot Insiders, and we have been challenging ourselves each month to read more diversely as well which is great. They are a great bunch of people and bring so many wonderful recommendations with them I think my TBR shall never run dry. So far we’ve had Black History Month (Feb) and women authors (March) and we have others planned for the rest of the year.

Other challenges I’m participating in are the Read Harder Challenge (Book Riot), the Reading Women Challenge, and my own Aussie’s Rule Challenge. Plus the annual Goodreads challenge of course.

Challenge progress:

So far this year I’ve read 67 books. I have 7 books to go to complete the Read Harder Challenge, and 9 books left for the Reading Women Challenge. I have about 15 books to go for the Aussies Rule Challenge – I’ve been reading multiple books for each prompt and I’m also trying to to use any one book for more than one prompt.

First Quarter Faves:

I’ve read so many really great books so far this year. Here’s a handy picture collage that has a few in it.

These are all amazing reads for completely different reasons. But don’t just take my word for it 🙂

How is your reading year going? Are your challenges progressing as you want them to? Do you plan your challenges out in advance or are you a seat of your pants reader? What are your favourite reads so far this year?



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