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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Bookish Resolutions: October Progress

Can't believe there are only 2 months left in the year! My goals are coming along nicely. Here's how I did in October.

1. Read 200 books in 2015:
I'm up to 196! I can't believe it! And I've caught up really nicely on page count. I just have to do about 3500 pages each in November and December, which is definitely doable. Of course, I'm taking part in NaNoWriMo once again this month, which will cut into my reading time, so we'll see how things go.

2. Read 12 non-fiction books in 2015 (1 a month preferably):
Finished 2 non-fiction books this month, both rather lengthy - The Female Imagination by Patricia Meyer Spacks and The Madwoman in the Attic by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar - both related to a paper that I'm preparing. And feeling a little burnt out, so I would rather do a lighter non-fiction this month, if I get to one at all. Which I'm totally okay with since I've done really well in this category so far.

3. Clear out my Currently Reading GoodReads shelf:
I finished this one, as I'm mentioned before, but I have a couple that are new hanging out there. I'd like to clear them out, so I don't feel like I have to put this on my resolution list next year.

4. Read at least 2 print books I already own each month (with an eye to weeding):
I did pretty well, though I didn't pull any for weeding this month. I finished The Nest by Kenneth Oppel and illustrated by Jon Klassen and Shannon and Dean Hale's The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party. Also read Rebecca Serle's Truly Madly Famously and Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood. Having a vacation in the middle of this month helped with my reading level in October!

5. Read at least 2 eBooks I already own each month:
Completed this one as well reading Amalia Dillin's Blood of the Queen and Ray Bradbury's Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories.