Jan 4, 2017

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Anyone else take on a reading challenge each year? I always do and I always track through Goodreads. (You can find me here and feel free to add me as a friend. I would love to follow along with you too!) This year was no different. However I went a little low in 2016 on my challenge with only wanting to read 15 books. I quickly realized how pointless that was because I started off strong and fast with my reading challenge.

*Holiday in Death (In Death #7) - J.D. Robb // January 2016
*The Midwife's Confession - Diane Chamberlain // January 2016
*Daring to Dream (Dream Trilogy #1) - Nora Roberts // January 2016
*Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy #2) - Nora Roberts // January 2016
*Finding the Dream (Dream Trilogy #3) - Nora Roberts // January 2016
*Conspiracy in Death (In Death #8) - J.D. Robb // January 2016
*To Have and To Kill (Wedding Cake Mystery #1) - Mary Jane Clark // January 2016
*The Look of Love (Wedding Cake Mystery #2) - Mary Jane Clark // January 2016
*Loyalty in Death (In Death #9) - J.D. Robb // February 2016
*Witness in Death (In Death #10) - J.D. Robb // February 2016
*Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery #1) - Denise Grover Swank // March 2016
*Judgment in Death (In Death #11) - J.D. Robb // April 2016
*The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro #1) - Nora Roberts // April 2016
*The Last Boyfriend (Inn Boonsboro #2) - Nora Roberts // April 2016
*The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro #3) - Nora Roberts // April 2016

And with that, in April, I finished my Reading Challenge. Apparently I had more time to read than I thought I would...

*Dark Witch (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #1) - Nora Roberts // April 2016
*Betrayal in Death (In Death #12) - J.D. Robb // May 2016
*Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #2) - Nora Roberts // May 2016
*Blood Magick (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #3) - Nora Roberts // June 2016
*Before the Storm (Before the Storm #1) - Diane Chamberlain // June 2016
*Secrets She Left Behind (Before the Storm #2) - Diane Chamberlain // June 2016
*Seduction in Death (In Death #13) - J.D. Robb // July 2016
*Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons (Rose Gardner Mystery #2) - Denise Grover Swank // July 2016
*Divergent - Veronica Roth // August 2016
*Insurgent (Divergent #2) - Veronica Roth // September 2016
*Allegiant (Divergent #3) - Veronica Roth // October 2016
*Four - Veronica Roth // October 2016
*Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling // October 2016
*The Martian  - Andy Weir // November 2016
*Dance Upon the Air (First in The Three Sisters Island Trilogy) - Nora Roberts // November 2016
*Thirty and a Half Reasons (Rose Gardner Mystery #3) - Denise Grover Swank // November 2016
*Heaven and Earth (Second in the Three Sisters Island Trilogy) - Nora Roberts // November 2016
*Face the Fire (Third in the Three Sisters Island Trilogy) - Nora Roberts // November 2016


I loved loved loved The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain. I had never read her before but I couldn't put her book down. It pulled me through and I was dying to know what happened halfway through the book leading to staying up too late a couple nights just so I could finish the book in just a couple days. That is definitely one I recommend!

Although I swore I wasn't going to read as many series this year, I have a hard time staying away from them. I love getting into the story and the characters over many books. It's a weakness of mine to go to series. But I don't regret all the series and I will probably continue to read series. I just love them.

Obviously listed above is the list of books I read this year. And here's the breakdown of stats from this year.


So now it is 2017 and it's time to make another goal. So I have gone back and forth about my goal for this year. I have clearly shown that I read more than 15 books in a year (or the first four months of the year) and that was even with a new baby and being a new mom of two. So I clearly need to go higher than 15 but with other goals I have for myself this year, I don't want to go too high.

So drumroll please.....


Okay so that's not that impressive but like I said I have other goals for 2017, plus two small kids and one who is getting more mobile and active by the day. So I think 30 is a respectable number and one that I will easily be able to hit next year.

Comment below: What is your 2017 reading goals? What are you looking forward to reading this year? Any recommendations? 

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