MONTH IN REVIEW: October-December 2017

It’s been a while since I did one of these posts… Blame the slump monster. xD I’ve decided to do a short wrap up post of the last three months of 2017 together instead of three different posts and then start 2018 fresh… And I’m keeping my fingers crossed the slump monster will never make its appearance again!

As for the bookish numbers:

  • Number of books read in October-December: 24
  • Total number of books read this year: 189
  • Total number of pages read in October-December: 8.263
  • Total number of pages read this year: 63.309

During the last three months I had good reads, bad reads and quite a few in between… Since I still have quite a few reviews pending (although the Yvo’s Shorties feature is helping me catch up quicker than anticipated), I will be doing the next part a bit different and just list the titles I managed to read according to their rating.


5 STARS: Absolutely and entirely mind blowing! I suggest you to pick up a copy now. 

4.5 STARS: This one was almost perfect. Surely fantastic! 

4 STARS: Wow, this was really good. Close to amazing!

  • DEC 28th: Still Alice –  by Lisa Genova  (4/5)
  • DEC 19th: The Silent Children – by Carol Wyer  (4/5)
  • NOV 14th: Fragments Of The Lost – by Megan Miranda  (4/5)
  • OCT 24th: The Lost Child – by Patricia Gibney  (4/5)
  • OCT 20th: Bird Box – by Josh Malerman  (4/5)
  • OCT 14th: Hide And Seek – by M.J. Arlidge  (4/5)

3.5 STARS: Great read. Really entertaining!

  • DEC 3rd: Herding Cats – by Sarah Andersen  (3,5/5)
  • OCT 23rd: The Invisible Man – by H.G. Wells  (3,5/5)
  • OCT 21st: Things I Should Have Known – by Claire LaZebnik  (3,5/5)

3 STARS: It was a nice read, but not fantastic. 

2.5 STARS: I give this one the benefit of the doubt. Nothing too exciting.

2 STARS: It was ok. But mostly ‘meh’.

 


Call it a miracle, but somehow I managed to complete nearly all my 2017 Reading Challenges in time!! The last two (Reading Through The Centuries and 2017 When Are You Reading) were a close call since I finished Utopia on the 31st, but finished is finished right? 😉 The tricky V and X prevented me from completing the Alphabet Soup challenge though… I had various titles ready for the first, but just didn’t have time to squeeze them all in before the end of the year.

# CHALLENGES #

As for my other goals…I managed to complete at least most of my reading goals, which I’m quite happy about, because I had basically already given up on the TBR pile goal in the first place haha. I really have to focus on my Spanish reads this year though! And my running, which I have been slacking with A LOT during 2017, although it was partly due to some minor injuries that prevented me from running. I’m feeling 2018 is going to be my year though.

# OTHER READING/BLOGGING GOALS #

  • Read at least 5 classics (rereads don’t count) DONE 5/5 (The Color Purple, Little Women, The Jungle Book, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Flowers For Algernon)
  • Complete at least 5 series (rereads don’t count) DONE 5/5 (Shades Of Magic, The Dominion Trilogy, Confessions, Chaos Walking, The Monsters Of Verity)
  • Reread at least 3 books DONE 3/3 (The Perfect Stranger, This Savage Song, The Diary Of A Young Girl)
  • Bring my physical TBR pile below 250 books 362/250
  • Read at least one book over 800 pages DONE, IT (1.478 pages)
  • Read at least 2 books in Spanish 1/2
  • Read at least 1 book in Dutch DONE 1/1
  • Join at least 5 challenges during the year
  • Keep my Netgalley ratio above the 80% currently at 98%
  • Start a Twitter account and use it regularly
  • Reach 5km running! 2000m/5000m

Happy January and Happy Reading! 


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10 thoughts on “MONTH IN REVIEW: October-December 2017

  1. Bwaha bring your TBR mountain down to under 200 books.. I can’t really blame you, being a bookworm means you only add books :-). Which book has 1.478 pages? That would be a very ‘unpleasant’ surprise for me if I were to download a book and would then see it had so many pages. I admire you for tackling this!

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    • Yeah, the whole TBR is a bit impossible right? xD I’ve set a more reasonable goal this year so we’ll see how things go. And it was the IT version I had on my kindle that had 1.478 pages… I already knew it was a monster so I was prepared for the bang; it still hit pretty hard though haha. Don’t think I ever read a book with that many pages before…The second biggest is probably one of the A Song Of Ice And Fire books.

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  2. Loved this post and you did quite well even enduring a slump! I am almost done with Killman Lake and I can’t put it down! I don’t normally like “serial” killer books at all, but this one reads like a thriller. Can’t wait to get to book 2 when I finish!

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    • I managed to beat the reading slump last year and the blogging slump seems to be mostly beaten as well… Taking it slow has definitely helped. 😉 THUG was such a good read! I definitely should have tried it sooner; it might have gotten me out of my slump sooner haha.

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