I’m pretty sure that somewhere I promised to do a weekly reading update, and lo and behold, here we are. I had two main goals this month: read the thrillers nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards and complete the Winter Magical Readathon.
So, this will be a very short update because I have made precious little headway in either of those things.
Goodreads Choice Awards
I know that the “read Goodreads Choice Award nominees” has been the theme of several videos and challenges. I know I first saw it in booksandlala’s video in 2018. It definitely got me thinking about how Goodreads selects its nominees, and if they’re worth as much hype as they’re given. So, I wanted to try it out for myself once the main nominees were announced.
If you wanna know more about the books I chose and why, check out my December Reading Plans post. There is really no rhyme or reason why I chose those books other than they were the ones I was interested in that were nominated that I hadn’t read yet. I probably could’ve gone more in-depth and been more analytical, but this is what I decided on: a reading challenge with absolutely no statistical weight comprised of thrillers I was interested in.
I read The Test by Sylvain Neuvel and Lock Every Door by Riley Sager this week, scratching two books off the list. I had every intention of reading more, but the week just got wildly busy very fast. So, while I’m a little bummed I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted to, I know that trying to cram in reading if I’m not feeling it will only breed resentment for whatever it is I’m reading.
I will hopefully be posting a review of Lock Every Door sometime this week, but if you follow me on Goodreads, you’ll know how I rated it (hint: I really liked it). It was definitely a gut reaction, so my rating might change, and while I definitely enjoyed it, I’m not sure how I feel about it compared to Sager’s other works.
2019 Winter Magical Readathon
Because this week was more hectic than I initially anticipated, I ended up not finishing Ace of Shades this week and really only started it this afternoon.
I also kinda broke the rules a little bit by going through to Chapter Two when I hadn’t actually finished Chapter One (whoops), so I’m just going to redo it once I actually finish Ace of Shades. Which will, hopefully, be this week.
So, that’s about it. I read two books and accidentally flubbed a readathon, so all in all, it’s just been one of those weeks. But, tomorrow is a new day and I’m hoping it’ll be a little calmer than this past week’s been.
Thanks for reading!