Book Love: Reading Check-In

booklove2Can you believe it’s May already? Since we’re already one-third done with the year, I thought I’d do a reading check-in.

My book run-down by month:

January
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • Secrets in Death (In Death #45) by J.D. Robb
  • Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond by Kim Harrison
February
  • Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs
  • Read to Were by Robyn Peterman
  • The Restorer (Graveyard Queen #1) by Amanda Stevens
  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  • Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning
  • Dreamfever (Fever #4) Karen Marie Moning
March
  • Sins of the Son (Grigori Legacy #2) by Linda Poitevin
  • Death, Doom and Detention (Darklight #2) by Darynda Jones
  • Death and the Girl He Loves (Darklight #3) by Darynda Jones
  • The Skeleton Takes a Bow (Family Skeleton Mystery #2) by Leigh Perry
  • Labyrinth (Greywalker #5) by Kat Richardson
  • The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
April
  • Downpour (Greywalker #5) by Kat Richardson
  • A Magical Match (A Witchcraft Mystery #9) by Juliet Blackwell
  • The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers
  • The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi
  • City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
  • Accidentally Engaged by Mary Carter
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (GAR)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith (GAR)
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (GAR)
May
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski (currently in progress)

My Goodreads 2018 Challenge is set at 78 books, which breaks down to 1.5 books per week. As you can see, I started off the year rather slow. But thanks to Litsy and the GAR Book Bingo Challenge (GAR), I’ve gotten back on track.

And this weekend, I’m doing the 4-in-48 Read-a-Thon, where I committed to reading 4 books in 48 hours. I’m opting to read A Separate Peace by John Knowles, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, and Along Came a Spider by James Patterso—all four of which are on the GAR list of 100.

Plus, I’m giving audiobooks another try. I’ve started with Amy Pohler’s Yes, Please. Based on some advice from my Litten friends, I opted to try a non-fiction audiobook and I listen for no more than an hour at a time in order to stay focused. (I appreciate that audiobooks provide access to books, but I’m not sure audiobooks are for me. But I digress, more on that later.)

We’re currently in Week 18 of 2018 and I’ve read 26 books. So I’m right on track to meet my goal. I’m hoping I might be able to up my goal. We’ll see!

What books have you read this year? Any faves? Any recommendations? Share your favorite 2018 reads and recommendations in the comments below.

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