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Books and Reading Thursday: Tackling The List!

I have been absolutely terrible at reading lately. There are no excuses for it really, though I have been spending nearly every minute of my time working on Diving in Deep, so it’s not just ‘cause I was being lazy 😀

The thing is, I love reading! So I really need to get back to it.

I still have a goal I want to reach this year, and I am determined to do it. Also I have a backlog of review requests I need to get through, as well as a whole load of books I am really looking forward to reading.

I said in a post early this year that I was going to organise my reading list, and I did the first 5 books and that was brilliant ‘cause I actually got through them.

And then I didn’t organise the rest and that’s when my reading tapered off.

So, guess what?

I’ve set out a bit more of my list in hopes I can start reading again.

1. Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People by Dennis Cardiff (Book Review Request)
2. The Fifth Watcher: Worlds Apart Series – Book 1 by Melissa Barker-Simpson
3. The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding
4. Serenity: Those Left Behind
5. The Clique by Valerie Thomas (Book Review Request)
6. Seeking Solace by Callum McLaughlin
7. Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
8. Grá mo Chroí: Love Stories from Irish Myth by Ali Isaac and Jane Dougherty
9. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
10. Chef d’Amour by Brenda Margriet (Book Review Request)

Yes, I have organised 10 books on the list this time, and I’m a slow reader so that should keep me going for a while.

Hope everyone else is having fun with their reading! 🙂

What are you currently reading? Any good book recommendations?

Progress Report:

Status of Diving in Deep: Finishing touches!

Books read towards challenge: 4/50
Currently reading: Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People by Dennis Cardiff

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17 thoughts on “Books and Reading Thursday: Tackling The List!

  1. Putting the finishing touches to Diving in Deep…woo hoo! But I digress! I’m on with my reading challenge and so I’m reading a book I chose for that called Cinder by Marissa Myer. I’m actually really enjoying it, which means I’ll want to read book two and I’ll have to force myself to wait until I’ve worked further down my list! Your collection looks to be a diverse one, so I hope you have lots of fun with it 🙂 Thanks so much for including me in there.

    • Oh! I’ve been meaning to add that one to my reading list for a while 😀 I have to say, I was swayed by the cover of Cinder, it looks so pretty!

      Of course yours is on there, I remember when you were posting about it as a WIP and I was so excited about reading it, so it was one to definitely go on my list!

      Thank you so much for commenting 🙂

  2. I think creating a reading list is a good idea. I have many books to read–not sure if I will get to them all this year, but the good thing about creating a list is you won’t forget or overlook something you’ve been meaning to read 🙂

    • I found last time that a list really kept me focused on reading, I suppose because I didn’t half to flaff around trying to find what to read next (I’m terrible at that!) 😀

      Thank you so much for commenting 🙂

      • That’s so true. I find that if I don’t write things such as the books I want to read down, I’ll forget about a lot of them.

  3. Well, since you’re asking for recs, I’d suggest Final Life by Rose Garcia. I just finished the sequel, Final Stand, and it was SO GOOD. I think you’d really enjoy they – they’re about life and love and family and adventure. Plus, Rose Garcia is a fellow indie. 😀

    Also – the exchange rate on writing vs. reading is very well justified in your case, so don’t sweat it. When most people fall off reading, they’re not working on a bad ass interactive story that they don’t even plan to get paid for, so you’re golden there!

  4. You know, I’m pretty sure that ‘I’m too busy creating’ does count as an excuse. A good one, too, although it’s still important to read often, as a writer.

    • Well, I have been spending every moment I have on Diving in Deep, so I haven’t just been doing nothing 😀 Still, I miss reading, so it’s something I really need to pick up the habit of again. It’s just finding the time :/

  5. Having a list definitely helps… it works for me, especially making it public on the blog! I usually read in bed at night, its the perfect way to end the day by escaping into another writers world. I love curling up with a book during the day too, but never get the chance… its always too busy around here!

    Dont give yourself a hard time over it… you are working to a deadline, and something’s got to give. Better your reading rota than your sanity lol! Its prioritisation, and needs to happen, otherwise your book might not get finished, and that would make you feel far worse.

    Btw I am delighted to see Grá mo Chroí on your list… thank you very much!

  6. I actually read a lot of Dennis Cardiff’s blog back when I first started on WordPress. ^-^ It was really good! I’m glad that he got his book put together. I bet it is just as excellent.

    I just got a ton of books for my birthday, so I’m currently between books while I’m deciding what to read. ^-^ I even did a blog post about it, cause I was so excited. hehe I’ve actually managed to read a ton so far this year. I don’t know whether it’s because I was hyper stressed during January and February, or because of this amazing reading journal that I got for Christmas… might be both. Either way, I’ve been making pretty good headway with my goal. ^-^

    I will say that the book I just finished was sooo good. It’s called Wildwood Dancing, by Juliet Marillier. She has such a talent for reweaving the fabric of folktale, and this is a wonderful example of it. I think you might like it. ^-^

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