January TBR

As I’ve posted on my 2017 Bookish Resolutions, I’m participating in readsleeprepeat and booksandladders‘ reading challenges this year. In additional, I’m also doing the Charity Books Challenge (where I get books from thrift stores and public libraries) and Review Writing Challenge (basically I just try to write as many book reviews as I can).

So for the month of January here are the prompts and the books I’m going to read:

  • Diverse folklore or mythology (Diverse Reads Books)
  • Bird on cover (52 Weeks, 52 Books)

I thought I’d hit two birds with one stone (get it, bird on the cover, hahahah) with Deathless by Catherynn M. Valente, which has always been on my TBR anyway so might as well read it this month. For those who are not familiar with this tumblr fave, it is about Russian folklore figure Koschei, an evil immortal being haunting young women.

  • Book set in Latin America (52 Weeks, 52 Books)

For this one I browsed my local library’s records and found The Time of the Hero which takes place in Peru, written by local author Mario Vargas Llosa. I’ve heard this Nobel Prize-winning book had been burned by the school it was based on.

  • Adult SFF Book (52 Weeks, 52 Books)

I’ve read the first chapter of Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen so I thought might as well continue reading. I’m still unsure whether this book is a science fiction, fantasy, or a mix of both.

  • Book About a Road Trip (52 Weeks, 52 Books)

Tripping to Somewhere by Kristopher Reisz which is, I think, the most interesting book in my TBR for this month. I’ve had a difficult time looking for this book; searching in libraries, major and local bookstores, other websites have it for $50 which is pretty ridiculous, but I did ask a fellow reader at Goodreads for her copy.

 

2017 Bookish Resolutions

Another year, another set of resolutions! 2016 has been a rollercoaster for me personally; I honestly feel like I’ve aged and matured so much over the last year. And with 2017 approaching I promised to make positive changes to my life. One of those changes is my bookish habits.

I’d like to be more organized and productive, so for 2017 I made a journal/planner. I’ve written a full list of all of my resolutions- personal, professional and everything else. Besides getting a job, getting my license, and learning new things, my reading resolutions are:

  1. To be able to read 50 books for my 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge.
  2. To participate in at least one readathon.
  3. To participate in the following reading challenges:
    • 52 Weeks, 52 Books because it guarantees I’ll be able to read at least one book a week and be able to accomplish my 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge
    • Charity Reading Challenge because I want to save up more moolah and spend less money on books. Plus I do plan on heavily relying on our public library to obtain books I want to read
    • 2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge because we need more diverse books!!!
  4. To participate in the 2017 Review Writing Challenge.
  5. Join multiple free online classes. One of the many, many regrets that I have is taking school for granted. Now I just miss attending classes and studying and learning new things. Children, take it from this 20-year-old; it’s better to be busy and going to school than having nothing to do at all!
  6. Try to start a booktube channel? Because why not, right? I’m insecure about my talking skills, that being non-existent. I can better express myself in writing.

And these are my reading resolutions for next year! What are yours?