Claire: My 2016 in Review

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My Year In Books

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Goodreads Challenge

Goodreads goal of 50: I read 58 books.

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My resolutions:

  1. Read at least 96 books, novellas, short stories, manga and graphic novels. Failed
  2. Read up to 5 translated works. Failed
  3. Read a book based in or by an author from every continent. Failed
  4. Read all the dragons. At least 5 books on magical creatures! Exceeded
  5. Read at least 10 nonfiction works (max of 2 biographies/memoirs).  Failed
  6. Read 10 books from my physical TBR.  Failed
  7. Read at least 10 books from my Goodreads TBR. Failed
  8. Read from at least 5 different fiction genres (my picks: Fantasy, World Literature, Historical Fiction, Classic, YA or Thriller/Mystery). Exceeded 
  9. Reread 2 book series.Exceeded
  10. 10% of reads should be written by POC authors or with POC main characters. Exceeded
  11. 10% of reads should be written by LGBTQIA authors or include LGBTQIA characters (that have more than 1 line and aren’t token characters).  Failed
  12. Read at least 1 book that explores neurodiversity and 1 that explores disabilities/being differently abled.  Failed
  13. Purchase 1 book per month maximum (I don’t have to but I’m trying to focus on purchasing books I’ll really like versus on a whim).  Failed

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Stats

I failed this year on a lot of my goals. I’m not upset about it really, it  was a shit year for reading. I had was lazy and had too many goals so in the end I committed to nothing and that being said, I don’t feel bad at all about it.

I did, however, start some good things like watch a ton of films thanks to my Cineworld card and become an audiobook addict.

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Book of the my Year

 Favourite Four (physical books):

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow, Jen Wang (Goodreads Author) (Illustrations)

 Favourite Three (audio books):

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Book 1 UNABRIDGED By J.K. Rowling, Narrated By Stephen Fry

Sabriel UNABRIDGED By Garth Nix, Narrated By Tim Curry

The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings, Book 1 UNABRIDGED By J. R. R. Tolkien, Narrated By Rob Inglis

 Favourite Two (digital books):

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

The Woodcutter by Kate Danley

So, how was your 2016?

xx Claire

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About Claire (BWB)

It's Claire (aka Quirky) from Bitches With Books, an online book blog that serves up a healthy dose of book reviews, lists + literary madness.
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4 Responses to Claire: My 2016 in Review

  1. charliegirl says:

    I was overcommitted last year too. And you know what’s crazy? I knew it. Just like I knew the year before. I KNEW I wasn’t going to meet my challenges – at least not all of them – and I said I would anyway. So this year I simplified. HP all the way!

  2. Wow, 58 books! My goal in 2016 was 50 books but I was only able to read 20. Fail! Hahaha.

  3. Rinn says:

    I WILL read Gardens of the Moon this year, and then we can discuss it! I have set myself up to read a lot of long books this year though… 😛

    That was a lot of goals for 2016 though! I don’t think you need to worry about not achieving them, like you said – it just depends on whether you enjoyed what you read, if you discovered new series/books that you love etc.

    Also MEET UP SOON PLEASE AND THANK YOU

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