My goals are repeated below the book list - 15 per month total. I was ahead by two in January but down by five in February; up one in March; down one in April. MAY I am up nine by including children's books which puts me up six for the year so far. I still hope to gain a couple TBR groups maybe during the summer so I do not have to push at the end of the year.
Total read = 17+7 = 24
Audio/Audible = 8
eBook = 7 (one tour review; 6 author requests)
NetGalley = 2
Print = 0
Children = 7
TBR = 1 (obtained prior to 2016); year to date = 32
New to Me Authors = 10; year to date = 49
Series Continued = 4; year to date = 12
There was one 5.0 rated book in May and five 4.5 rated.
Code for the list is:
A = Audio/Audible ABJ = Audiobook Jukebox ABB = Audiobook Blast
E or ETour = eBook
NG = NetGalley
P = Print
LBC = Ladies Book Club
TBR = From the TBR shelves prior to 2016
- ETour-- Book Review (with Giveaway link): Reaching Angelica: Book #2 in the Tag Series by Peter Riva ; Sci fi, Cyberpunk; my rating 4.25.
- A-- Audio Book Review: In the Mist of Killarney: An Irish Faery Tale by Robert McCallum ; Fantasy; my rating 4.0.
- NG-- Book Review: Much Ado About Highlanders (The Scottish Relic Trilogy) by May McGoldrick; Scottish, Historical Romance; my rating 4.5.
- ABJ-- Book Review: Pack: A Paranormal Romance Novelette by Jeaniene Frost; Paranormal Romance; my rating 4.0.
- ATBR-- Audible Book Review: The Jewel of Dantenos: The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure by Brian D. Anderson ; Fantasy, Adventure; my rating 4.25.
- NG-- Book Review: Hold Your Breath (Search and Rescue) by Katie Ruggle; Sci Fi, Fantasy; my rating 5.0.
- A-- Audio Book Review: Redfall: Freedom Fighters: American Prepper Series, Book 2 by Jay J. Falconer; Sci Fi; my rating 4.25.
- E-- Book Review: Carnations in January by Clare Revell; Christian Romance; my rating 3.75.
- E-- Book Review: Violets in February by Clare Revell; Christian Romance, Suspense; my rating 4.25.
- ABB-- Audio Book Review: Making Amends by Melinda Clayton; Suspense, Drama; my rating 4.25.
- E-- Book Review: First Fruits by Brad Duncan; Christian, Inspirational; my rating 4.5.
- E-- Book Review: Embattlement: The Undergrounders Series Book Two by Norma Hinkens; Dystopian, YA; my rating 4.25.
- ATBR--Audible Book Review: Old Man's War by John Scalzi; Sci Fi, Military Sci Fi; my rating 4.5
- E-- Book Review: The Girl in the Time Machine by Debra Chapoton; Sci Fi, Time Travel, YA; my rating 4.25.
- A-- Audible Book Review: Enforcing Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 6 by A. American; Post Apocalyptic, Sci Fi; my rating 4.25.
- ABB-- Audio Book Review: The Arrival: The Evaran Chronicles Prequel by Adair Hart; Sci Fi; my rating 4.5
- E-- Book Review: Cast Adrift by Mannah Pierce; Sci Fi; my rating 4.5 I also read these books with our Sweet Pea (3 1/2 year old granddaughter):
- Richard Scarry's A Day at the Airport
- Richard Scarry's Busy Worker's Book
- Shelly the Hermit Crab by Stacey Leigh Malloy
- Best Dad In the Sea (Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo)
- But No Elephants (Once Upon a Time) by Jerry Smath
- Milk and Cookies, A Frank Asch Bear Story
- Motorcop, board book, by Darice Bailer
I have certain goals to reach my challenges and reading total for 2016.
The YEARLY reading goals+ Progress (+ after the number means I am ahead; - means I am short; no symbol means I am right on goal.)
Total = 180................... End of May = 81
Audio = 72................... to date = 35+
NetGalley = 42.............. to date = 18+
Tours = 24..................... to date = 8- (incls 2 NG)
Ladies Book Club (LBC) = 12.. to date = 5
Print = 12...................... = (4-) These are same as the LBC books.
Mixed in Author Reviews (hopefully includes TBR books I've won) = 18 to date = 17+ (includes childrens)
My TBR goal is to read at least 100 from my shelves, whether Audible, Kindle, other ebook or print.
TBRs read as of May = 32-
This breaks down roughly to 15 books a MONTHLY in these formats (with TBRs, print, LBC and others overlapping at times):
Audio -- 6
eBooks -- 2 (author review/tour or TBR)
NetGalley -- 3.5
TBR Print -- 1
TBR eBook -- 1
LBC -- 1
Other -- 1