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Update: How did I do in my 10 Books in 2016 Challenge?

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Um… well, I didn’t quite make it. Though I’m fairly certain I read more than 10 books before 2016 had ended, not all of them were from the list I created last August. This post will provide the 10 Books in 2016 Challenge Update: (aka, it’s now 2017, so here’s specific detail on how I did).

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  1. The Glass-Blowers By Daphne DuMaurier

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2. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

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3. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

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4. The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale

  • STATUS: Read in 2016 #yay
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5. The Room: A Novel by Jonas Karlsson

  • STATUS: Did not read in 2016 #boo

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6. Odd Girl Out by Elizabeth Jane Howard

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7. Off the Page by Jodie Picoult

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8. Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming

  • STATUS: Did not read in 2016 #boo

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9. The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida

  • STATUS: Did not read in 2016 #boo

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10. L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

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In conclusion, I read 7 of the 10 books chosen for the 10 Books in 2016 Reading Challenge. I didn’t knock the challenge out of the park, but I’m happy with my results.

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How did your 2016 reading go? Or what are you aiming to achieve in 2017? I would love to hear about your accomplishments and your goals in the comments!

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Hello 2017 + Reading Goal

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I have signed up to take the 2017 Goodreads reading challenge – my goal? 60 books during the year.

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It’s not significantly more books than I read last year, but I am hoping to focus a bit more on my writing this year. Plus, it’s more than 1 book per week, so I feel that the goal is achievable without being lazy.

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Goals: let’s get a touchdown

Are you on Goodreads? How many books are you aiming to read this year? Or what are some of your other resolutions for 2017? I would love to read your goals in the comments!

10 Books in 2016: Challenge Accepted

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I have decided to challenge myself to join Jade Herriman’s 10 books in 2016 challenge:

10 Books in 2016 Challenge

I just finished a book that was a bit of a challenge recently, and took me far longer than normal to finish (don’t worry – you’ll hear all about that book later… it will be in the ranting blog post about glass books #foreshadowing). So joining this challenge will be a good way to keep me motivated to keep reading, instead of slacking because the last book I read was somewhat tortuous.

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& not, like, the FUN kind of torture…

So… what 10 books do I plan to finish before 2016 is finished?

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Drumroll, please…
  1. The Glass-Blowers By Daphne DuMaurier

glass blowers2. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

wintergirls3. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

funny girl4. The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale

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5. The Room: A Novel by Jonas Karlsson

the room6. Odd Girl Out by Elizabeth Jane Howard

odd girl out7. Off the Page by Jodie Picoult

off the page8. Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming

229344469. The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida

diver's clothes10. L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

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 I will be posting reviews for these books upon completion, as well. Please, stay tuned for future reviews! In addition, if you are tempted to join the 10 Books in 2016 Challenge, please let me know in the comments below! Happy reading. 🙂

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