Well, that’s a wrap for 2017! Happy New Year! I’ll share my reading goals for 2018 in a separate post but before I do, it’s time to take an honest look and see how I did with my 2017 reading goals. First things first, though. Here’s a wrap-up of December 2017 reviews. Three 5-star books!!
Category: Wrap Up
I can’t believe it’s December already! November flew by, but somewhere along the way I found time to read a bunch of 5 and 4½ star books. I’m on a winning streak, I tell you! This is the final That’s a Wrap! of 2017, so it’s a great time to do a progress update on my 2017 Reading Goals. How do you think I’m doing? I’m kind of nervous about January when I’ll be evaluate how I did throughout all of 2017. First, though, take a look at all the books reviewed in November. Click on any title to read the full review.
What a great month October was! I attended the Big Apple Author Event in New York City. It was the largest signing I’ve been to, and I can’t believe I got to meet so many of my favorite authors. I even met my dream author: the one and only Penny Reid. She’s super sweet! I won’t tell you all of the authors at the signing because I don’t want you to start drinking the Haterade, but I will say I met some authors who rarely tour anywhere close to me. Sarina Bowen, Jodi Ellen Malpas, K. Bromberg, Sara Ney, L.H. Cosway, Brittainy Cherry, and Renee Carlino were just a few in attendance. Would I leave my followers totally hanging? No! I picked up some signed books for you guys. I’m waiting for the right time to give them away.
Sorry “That’s a Wrap!” is late this month. I’ve been taking advantage of summer break and reading like crazy. With a couple of exceptions, July 2017 was a fantabulous month for reading, including five 5-star reads. Here’s a look at the books reviewed on the blog. Click on any title to read the full review. I want you to hold me accountable for my 2017 Reading Goals, so I’m also including a check-in.
The kids and I celebrated the last day of school in June, which left more time for my favorite pastime: reading! What a fantastic month for June 2017 releases. I read some great older books, but all of my 5-star reads were books released in June. My top three favorites were When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann, Before It Fades by K.A. Tucker, and The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely. Check out the books reviewed in June, and see how I’m doing with my 2017 Reading Goals.
Blogging is a great hobby. It is satisfying to recommend books that readers might not discover otherwise. It is also a special privilege to be entrusted with an advanced copy of a book to review. I appreciate the opportunity to offer potential readers a reason to look forward to a book’s release. However, at times if feels like a stressful, unpaid job—complete with deadlines, behind the scenes logistics, and unrealistic expectations of myself. It’s the reason I came up with my list of 2017 Reading Goals. Despite my good intentions, I was beginning to feel burned out.
We’re halfway through April, and I still haven’t posted my March wrap-up yet. *Hangs head in shame while being carted off to bloggers’ jail.* March saw me reading a bit of everything: from romantic comedy to contemporary fiction; one star books to five-star reads. I also tried to stick with my 2017 Reading Goals. It’s time for another Reading Goals checkup, but first here’s a list books reviewed in March 2017.
Real life definitely slowed down my reading progress this past month, but I’ve read more books and written more reviews than I’ve had time to post here. I admit I’ve been in a bit of a book slump lately, so I need motivation to stay on schedule. Nonetheless, I’m determined to keep my 2017 Reading Goals. Read on to check out the good, bad, and ugly status of my goals, plus a wrap-up of books reviewed on the blog in February.