Reading Challenge Fail

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I am officially four books behind in my 2017 reading challenge. It certainly isn’t for lack of trying, though. I’ve started at least six books over the past few months, but haven’t finished one. I’m not sure what my deal is, but I just haven’t felt like reading lately. Reading is an important part of the writing life and I need to put forth some effort if I want to catch up and meet my goal of twenty-five books this year.

I’ve come up with another challenge–a challenge within a challenge, really. If I’ve done my math correctly, I have nineteen books to read for the rest of the year. That’s still doable, if I put in the effort. I’ve culled through the over 650 books on my Kindle and I’ve come up with nineteen books to cross off my To-Be-Read list in an attempt to redeem myself and achieve my reading goal.

Mostly women’s fiction and romance make up the list. I’ve included full-length novels as well as shorter novellas, all of them Kindle books with the exception of one paperback, and one library book that I checked out yesterday.

Here’s what I’ll be reading for the rest of the year:

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews  (the library book)
Family Pictures by Jane Green
If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins
The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe
Whisper Beach by Shelley Noble
The Language of Spells by Sarah Painter
Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee
This Thing Called Love by Miranda Liasson
Charmingly Yours by Liz Talley
Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne
The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs
The Cupcake Diaries: Sweet On You by Darlene Panzera
To Catch a Bouquet by Carolyn Brown
Sweeter With You by Susan Mallery
The Girl He Left Behind by Patricia Kay  (the paperback)
The Good Girl’s Second Chance by Christine Rimmer
Stranded With the Rancher by Janice Maynard
Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare
Confessing to the Cowboy by Carla Cassidy

These are books that I’ve been meaning to get around to reading. Hopefully, this will help make a dent in my TBR pile.



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