After setting myself the 2017 book reading goal of reading 70 books, which equates to 6 books a month, or 1.5 books a week, I have been working my way through some great titles already this year.
I am tracking my book via my Goodreads account and so far in January I have read 5 books and am half way through my sixth, which I think I am on track to finish by the end of the month. I think my target of six books a month is a good amount. I don’t feel pressured to read when I don’t want to, and yet I have always got another title to go to when I want it.
My genres have been mixed through January, three of my books (and the fourth I am currently reading) have been psychological thrillers, and two have been a little gentler with perhaps a more general fiction theme to them. I am definitely drawn to psychological thrillers as I like to be guessing what is going to happen, something that doesn’t happen with standard fiction.
Five of my six books have been ebook and I have been reading via my Kindle Paperwhite which I am totally in love with. I also bought myself this new case for it just before the new year which I’m very happy with.
My only physical books was The Museum Of You by Carys Bray which has been on my to read list for months after reading so many great reviews about it. I received it for Christmas, but it took me a long time to reach the end for some reason. I liked the book and it had a good flow, but it just didn’t grab me like I hoped it would.
My favourite book of the month by far has been All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda. Out on 2nd Feb 2017, I read an advanced reader copy via Netgalley and I had finished it in less than a day. It was a day I was feeling poorly and having a very rare duvet day, but once I got stuck into the book, I couldn’t stop. I love it when I find a gem of a book like that. I may even do a full review on the blog during February as I enjoyed it so much.
An author that was re introduced to my by reading reviews was Kate Morton. I have read one of Kate Morton’s books, The Lake House last year and enjoyed it, so I will be looking out for more by her.
What have you been reading? Any hidden gems I need to look out for?
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