2017 reading challenge: my year in books

Surpassed my 2017 reading challenge goal!

2017 reading challengeOn the last day of 2017, I pause  to reflect on my 2017 reading challenge goal. I’m thrilled to report I’ve exceeded my objective by 25% this year! I joined my local library’s contemporary fiction book club last summer, and this reading group has positively influenced my reading habits. Not only that, but I’ve been exposed to some terrific books and alternative genres that I would not have discovered or tackled on my own.

With my reading horizons expanded through the book club, it’s fun to look back at all the literary works I’ve invested time in over the last twelve months. You can see all the stats of my reading challenge below, and I’ll recommend my two five-star-review favorites: Watchers by Dean Koontz and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I felt these two were fabulous reads that really kept me engaged and turning pages.

Reading Challenge for 2018

Analyzing my list helps me to set some new goals for 2018. I can see I favored fiction heavily this year and skipped the classics altogether. For the coming year I’m going to try to increase my nonfiction picks and read a few classics. My book club has selected some great titles for the first half of the new year, so I’m looking forward to those. I’m also a fan of Lisa Genova, so I’m excited about her new book Every Note Played coming out in March 2018.

Wanna keep up with what I’m reading in 2018? Then follow me on Goodreads! I wish you all a happy new year of reading! What about you? Is there anything you are dying to read in the new year?

2017 Reading Challenge Stats

  • Goal: 24 books
  • Finished reading: 30 books
  • Achieved: 125% of goal!
  • 7 nonfiction
  • 23 fiction
  • 0 classics
  • 2 Five-star rating reads: Watchers by Dean Koontz, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

2017 reading challenge books read graphic

Brought To Our Senses family saga novel by Kathleen H. Wheeler

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