I can’t believe we’re already in the middle of 2017! This year is seriously flying by.

I made a goal in January to read 50 books this year. That’s up about 2x from what I read last year, and felt like a stretch goal, but still possible! I also wanted to read some more books out of my normal YA Fantasy diet–some classics, some political books, some books on productivity and writing/book marketing. As we’re halfway through, I thought I would take a look at how far I’ve come. 

The current count is…44! I’m seriously blowing my goal out of the water! There’s just so much good stuff out there to read, and I’m spending more time reading than watching tv these days. I’m also listening to a lot of audiobooks on 1.5 speed, which helps me get through more books. I guess setting a goal really does help!

Here’s what I’ve read this year so far…

YA  and/or Fantasy

A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin, Sarah Maas

Air Awakens, Elise Kova

A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows, V.E. Schwab

Roses & Rot, Kat Howard

And I Darken, Kristen White

The Reader, Traci Chee

A Shadow Bright & Burning, Jessica Cluess

The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemesin

Labyrinth Lost, Zoraida Cordova

Illuminae, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Gemina, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho

Wintersong, S.J. Jones

The Invisible Library, Genevieve Cogman

Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

Vengeance Road, Erin Bowman

The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Choshki

Wake of Vultures, Lila Bowen

Windwitch, Susan Dennard

Red Rising, Pierce Brown

Golden Son, Pierce Brown

Morning Star, Pierce Brown

Nevernight, Jay Kristoff

Walk on Earth a Stranger, Rae Carson

Passenger, Alexandra Bracken

Middle Grade Fiction:

Pax, Sara Pennypacker

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Kelly Barnhill

Outside my Genre Fiction:

Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler

1984, George Orwell

Cinnamon & Gunpowder, Eli Brown

Non-Fiction:

Men Explain things to Me, Rebecca Solnit

Bad Feminist, Roxanne Gay

R*tfucked, David Daley

March, Volume 1, John Lewis

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Adulthood is a Myth, Sarah Andersen

Deep Work, Cal Newport

Writing Books:

Manuscript Makeover, Elizabeth Lyon

Guerilla Marketing, Derek Murphy

Launch to Market, Chris Fox

Write Better, Faster, Monica Leonelle

If you’re interested in following the rest of my challenge, or for my thoughts on any of these books, find me online on Goodreads, or on the Litsy App–my handle is claireluana. 

What about you? What are your reading goals for the year? Read anything good lately?

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