Book Nook: February 2020

February 2020 Book Nook | Book reviews | Goodreads reading challenge 2020

I’m a bit disappointed in myself this month because I started slipping back into my old ways of continuing with books even though I wasn’t totally captivated by them.Thankfully, though, I did eventually catch myself and ended up abandoning a book halfway through. And a good thing too because it meant I could round out the month on a high note! Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Book Nook: January 2020

January 2020 Book Nook | Book reviews | Goodreads reading challenge 2020

One of the biggest outcomes from last year’s ambitious reading goal is that I now have a lower tolerance for books I’m not enjoying. If I start one and it’s not floating my boat, I simply set it aside and move on. That’s not to say I don’t still occasionally suffer from “Optimistic Reader Syndrome” though, where I like to believe a book will be redeemed by its ending. And sadly, as you’re about to see, I’ve already succumbed to it. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Book Nook: December 2019

December 2019 Book Nook | Book reviews | Goodreads reading challenge 2019

The closer I got to the end of the year (and, therefore, my reading target), the less I wanted to read. I noticed the same thing last year – I started to feel like I had to read just to hit an arbitrary goal, and so my stubborn streak kicked in. It was a stretch but, ultimately, my Type-A tendencies won out. 😉 So yes, I hit 100 books for the year. Here are the last few. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Book Nook: November 2019

November 2019 Book Nook | Book reviews | Goodreads reading challenge 2019

I’ll admit I read a few shorter books this month to bring me closer to my goal for the year. (In my defence, December is a crazy time of year in terms of workload so the more pressure I could take off myself in advance, the better.) But I also started plenty that I didn’t even bother finishing (something I’m learning to do more and more). And in all of that, there was only one shining star. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Book Nook: October 2019

October 2019 Book Nook | Book reviews | Goodreads reading challenge 2019

I got into a bit of self-help slump last month and decided to stick with fiction for a while, so that’s mostly what you’ll see below. Also, as I mentioned in last month’s book nook, I’ve just managed to pull myself out of burnout so, for October, reading took a bit of a backseat while I got back into a good work groove. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->