So we decided to hold a little contest among ourselves to each set a number of books we'd like to read every month. Anyone meeting her target number would receive a sticker on our poster board tracker. Well, here's what the board looks like after updating for January:
Yep, no stickers for anyone because we all fell short of our goals. Hence, we've all written excuses for our failure:
Ally: Unfortunately, I did not reach my reading goal for this month. I had set my goal to read three books and I only managed to read about half of one book. I'm super embarrassed about my lack of reading so I'm going to hide behind some excuses lol. A new semester of classes started for me this month and I've been struggling to stay on top of my new workload. I'm also in the process of transferring to a new university, which has also been a time monopolizer. Next month I'm going to set my standards lower and try to read one book. Hopefully I can at least accomplish that lol.
Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Lee: I came very close to making my goal of three books, but alas I came up one short—I'm still in the process of reading Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. Most nights I just found myself too exhausted to read; I'd try but I'd fall asleep after reading a few sentences. This was totally not the fault of any of the books I read; my body simply refused to cooperate with staying awake. We also finally had a stretch of cold weather and it put me in the mood to knit, which also cut into my reading time. But I did knit two scarves! I'm aiming for three books again in February.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
Melissa: Welp, I probably should have seen this one coming. Needless to say, I did not meet my monthly reading goal. I was delusionally ambitious and thought I would somehow be able to read four books in addition to allllll of my other school related reading. I did finish The Fifth Wave and The Infinite Sea, both of which I enjoyed immensely. Two out of four isn’t too shabby. On the plus side, thanks to all of my school books, I’m ahead on my Goodreads Reading Challenge for this year! Whoop whoop!
Now that I have more realistic expectations of my free time, I think I will set this month’s reading goal a bit lower. This month’s reading goal is only one book, The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco. I was going to add in my school books to my goal, but I thought that might be cheating. I will get my sticker this month!!!! Happy reading!
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
We'll report back next month with how we did and what we hope to read in March!