At the beginning of the year I set a few reading goals for myself (see the post here).
These goals were:
- Finish up my ARCs (Advanced Readers Copies)
- Canadian Reading Challenge version 2.0 – I am going to try and read a book set in each Province and Territory (13 in total)
- Goodreads Challenge 2.0 – I have decided to choose books from the 20 categories to read
The ARCs keep coming so I will never be completely finished with that, but I have read and reviewed 58 ARCs so far in 2019 which I am really proud of. You can check out these reviews at my Goodreads here
Now for the other two goals, both of which I have completed.
Canadian Reading Challenge:
For this challenge I read 13 book, one book set in each of the provinces and territories of Canada
|Nunavut||Split Tooth||Tagaq, Tanya||3|
|Northwest Territories||Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North||Bidini, Dave||3|
|Yukon||Here Is Where We Disembark||Roberts, Clea||4|
|Newfoundland||The Colony of Unrequited Dreams||Johnston, Wayne||4|
|PEI||Emily of New Moon (Emily #1)||Montgomery, L.M.||3|
|New Brunswick||Mercy Among the Children||Richards, David Adams||2|
|Ontario||If I Fall, If I Die||Christie, Michael *||3|
|Saskatchewan||Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous Life||Daschuk, James||3|
|Alberta||The Little Shadows||Endicott, Marina||3|
|BC||The Conjoined||Lee, Jen Sookfong||3|
|Nova Scotia||Come from Away||Graham, Genevieve *||4|
|Manitoba||Song of Batoche||Caron, Maia *||3|
My favourite of the books were Come From Away, and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, both taken place in the Atlantic provinces. Some of the books I definitely enjoyed more than others, but I really enjoyed taking this tour across Canada.
Goodreads Choice Awards
Now for this challenge I actually had to change two of the books that I had chosen in the previous post as they were not available in either of the library systems that I get my library books. This was in the Poetry and Graphic Novels categories.
Some of the best books that I read this year have come from the list with Where the Crawdads Sing, So You Want to Talk about Race, Little Leaders, and Herding Cats, all receiving 5 stars. Most of these books got either 4 or 5 stars which is really great for a diverse reading selection.
Now it is only September and I have already completed these two reading challenges, for the rest of the year I will be continuing to work on reading and reviewing more ARCs as well as as working on my overall reading goal. My goal is to read 300 books this year and at this moment I am apparently 9 books ahead of schedule with 216 books read.
What are your reading goals for this year? How are you doing on them?