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message 1: by Candiss (last edited Apr 16, 2019 08:55AM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments In 2019, I will aim to read at least 30 books.

A new job plus school are really impacting my time and energy for reading. I will be satisfied if I meet my modest goal, and any further books will just add more icing to the proverbial cake. I do have a couple of quite long (1Q84) or quite dense/complex (The Last Samurai) books potentially on the list, which may will almost certainly take me multiple months to complete. I am excited to see what the year will bring!

Edit: I originally intended to aim for 36 books, but I changed to a more realistic-for-me goal when I realized I'm barely managing 1 book per month with my new job.


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Sounds good Candiss!
1Q84 was first/ also published as 3 separate books, so I counted it as 3 books for my yearly challenge and read 1 each month...
In any case I wish you good luck with your goals & a happy new reading year!


message 3: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3213 comments Good luck with your reading challenge!


message 4: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments You and your stress free reading! Enjoy your year and I hope 36 is a lucky number for you.


message 5: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 1. My Sister, the Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite (****)


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Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 2. My Year of Rest and Relaxation - Ottessa Moshfegh (***/3.5)


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Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 3. Split Tooth - Tanya Tagaq (****)


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Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 4. Infidel - Pornsak Pichetshote (****)


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Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 5. Why Art? - Eleanor Davis (*****)


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Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 6. A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems - Emily Jungmin Yoon (****)

I am really uncomfortable being urged to apply a star rating to poetry.


message 11: by Candiss (last edited Mar 19, 2019 09:44AM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 7. & 8. Sex Criminals, Vol. 1 - (****) - & Sex Criminals, Vol. 2 (graphic novels) - (3.5*)


message 12: by Candiss (last edited Mar 19, 2019 09:44AM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 9. The Carrying: Poems - Ada Limón (****)


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Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 10. The Dreamers - Karen Thompson Walker (****)


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Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 11. The Plotters - Kim Un-su (****)


message 15: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments I only seem to get reading in during commutes now, so my completion rate is...lacking. I'm reading a lot of short stories, but they don't exist on Goodreads to log. Oh, well! At least I'm getting some reading in.


message 16: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 12. Diary of a Murderer: And Other Stories - Kim Young-Ha (**** - 5 stars for the titular novella, 3-4 for each of the other stories)


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Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments 13. A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers - ed. by Victor LaValle (*****/4.5, but rounded up for a great collection concept)


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