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message 1: by Felicia (last edited Oct 17, 2019 06:27AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Goals:
45 books
15.000 pages
Reduce unread, owned books to 7 (19 atm)

My corner: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Good luck with your goal Felicia & a happy new reading year!


message 3: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3001 comments Good luck! I will also be trying to reduce my owned but unread books in 2019


message 4: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Thanks, guys (:


message 5: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:42AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Lene Kaaberbøl: Skammerens Datter

Toni Adeyemi: Children of Blood and Bone

Books: 2
Pages: 743
Unread, owned books: 18


message 6: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:42AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Lene Kaaberbøl: Skammertegnet

Sahar Delijani: Children of the Jacaranda Tree

Books: 4
Pages: 1315
Unread, owned books: 18


message 7: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:42AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Lene Kaaberbøl: Slangens gave

Books: 5
Pages: 1714
Unread, owned books: 18


message 8: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments My reading this year is so slow. How can I get out of this reading slump? I'm trying with audio books, and today I will spend the day just reading and hoping my reading urge will return.


message 9: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:42AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Liu Cixin: The Three-Body Problem

Books: 6
Pages: 2138
Unread owned books: 17


message 10: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:42AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Dan Turell: Storby Trilogien: Drive In Digte, 3 D Digte, Storby Blues

Books: 7
Pages: 2538
Unread, owned books: 16


message 11: by Jakob (new)

Jakob (4841) Felicia wrote: "My reading this year is so slow. How can I get out of this reading slump? I'm trying with audio books, and today I will spend the day just reading and hoping my reading urge will return."

I frequently encounter major reading slumps—last year I had one that lasted from early February to mid June—and have come to the conclusion that consistency is not my forte.

So this year I decided I'd make it my goal to read every single day, even if it's just a few pages. While I haven't stuck to it completely—currently at 92/109—it has made a big difference for this year vs. previous years. April has been the worst month for me so far, as I was reading a book that just wasn't compelling me to pick it up, but today I finally managed to finish it—started reading March 1—mostly thanks to the fact that I've read fifteen pages here and twenty pages there.

It seems like you are picking up the pace though, maybe?


message 12: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Jakob wrote: "Felicia wrote: "My reading this year is so slow. How can I get out of this reading slump? I'm trying with audio books, and today I will spend the day just reading and hoping my reading urge will re..."

Thanks for the reply! (:

I have definitely picked up reading again! I decided to make myself read instead of sitting around and waiting for my reading will to return on it's own. At first it felt very forced, but quickly my urge returned.

I also talked to my roommate who's also a reader, and we decided to dedicate some time on Sundays to sit around the living room and read.

Your idea is really good too! I think I'll try doing that.


message 13: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:43AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Lene Kaaberbøl: The Shamer's War

Douglas Adams: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Rupi Kaur: Milk and Honey

Books: 10
Pages: 3350
Unread owned books: 16


message 14: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:43AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Tove Ditlevsen: Der bor en ung pige i mig, som ikke vil dø

Books: 11
Pages: 3499
Unread owned books: 16


message 15: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:43AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments One book DNF'd: How to Make a Zombie: The Real Life (and Death) Science of Reanimation and Mind Control

Read 122 pages of it.

Books: 11
Pages: 3621
Unread owned books: 16


message 16: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:43AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Leonora Christina Skov: Den, der lever stille

Books: 12
Pages: 3995
Unread owned books: 15


message 17: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:44AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Douglas Adams: Mostly Harmless

Books: 13
Pages: 4283
Unread owned books: 14


message 18: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:44AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Malene Sølvsten: Ravnenes hvisken 2
Philip Pullman: La Belle Sauvage

Books: 15
Pages: 5364
Unread owned books: 13


message 19: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:44AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Matt Haig: The Humans

Books: 16
Pages: 5655
Unread owned books: 13


message 20: by Felicia (last edited Jul 23, 2019 12:44AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Malene Sølvsten: Verden styrter: En Ravnenes hvisken-fortælling
Shaun David Huthinson: We Are the Ants

Books: 18
Pages: 6254
Unread owned books: 13


message 21: by Felicia (last edited Aug 15, 2019 06:25AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Two books obtained:

The Dragon Republic
Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Unread owned books: 15


message 22: by Felicia (last edited Aug 15, 2019 06:24AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Taylor Jenkins Reid: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Books: 19
Pages: 6645
Unread owned books: 15


message 23: by Felicia (last edited Aug 15, 2019 06:24AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments R.F. Kuang: The Dragon Republic

Books: 20
Pages: 7299
Unread owned books: 14


message 24: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Michael Strunge: Samlede Strunge: Digte 1978-85

Books: 21
Pages: 8305
Unread owned books: 13


message 25: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Peter Frase: Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Books: 22
Pages: 8455
Unread owned books: 12


message 26: by Felicia (last edited Aug 26, 2019 10:37PM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments I stopped reading The Pillars of the Earth after 670 pages, then for rid of the sequel from my shelf.

Books: 22
Pages: 9125
Unread owned books: 10


message 27: by Felicia (last edited Aug 26, 2019 10:37PM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments J.R.R. Tolkien:The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book

Books: 23
Pages: 9239
Unread owned books: 9


message 28: by Felicia (last edited Aug 26, 2019 10:37PM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Maggie Stiefvater: The Raven Boys

Books: 24
Pages: 9648
Unread owned books: 9


message 29: by Felicia (last edited Sep 06, 2019 12:27AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Kathi Appelt & Alison McGhee: Maybe a Fox

Books: 25
Pages: 9920
Unread owned books: 8


message 30: by Felicia (last edited Sep 06, 2019 12:27AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Angie Thomas: On the Come Up

Books: 26
Pages: 10355
Unread owned books: 8


message 31: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Given up on Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth after 120 pages.

Books: 26
Pages: 10.475
Unread owned books: 7


message 32: by Felicia (last edited Sep 16, 2019 07:14AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Sarah Andersen: Herding Cats
Maggie Stiefvater: The Dream Thieves

Books: 28
Pages: 11.037

Also I gave away a lot of books, so now I'm down to three owned unread books, and two of them will be read soon, so I'll count that goal as REACHED and then go buy more books! :D

My new goal is to never have unread books on my shelf for more than a year.


message 33: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Maggie Stiefvater: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Books: 29
Pages: 11.426


message 34: by Felicia (last edited Oct 03, 2019 07:44AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Maggie Stiefvater: The Raven King

Books: 30
Pages: 11.864


message 35: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Taylor Jenkins Reid: Daisy Jones & The Six

Books: 31
Pages: 12.232


message 36: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Emily X.R. Pan: The Astonishing Colour of After

Books: 32
Pages: 12.694


message 37: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon

Books: 33
Pages: 12.932


message 38: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: Illuminae

Books: 34
Pages: 13.534


message 39: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Forugh Farrokhzad: Kun stemmen bliver tilbage

Books: 35
Pages: 13.772


message 40: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Marie Brennan: Turning Darkness Into Light

Books: 36
Pages: 14.201


message 41: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Drew Hayes: NPCs

Books: 37
Pages: 14.489


message 42: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Kirsten Birgit Schiøtz Kretz Hørsholm: Hertil – og ikke længere...

Books: 38
Pages: 14.575


message 43: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Fyodor Dostojevskij: Crime and Punishment

Books: 39
Pages: 15.141


message 44: by Felicia (last edited Jan 23, 2020 11:34PM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Kathryn Ford: The Transfer (feedback copy)

Books: 40
Pages: 15.340


message 45: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Brandon Sanderson: Steelheart

Books: 41
Pages: 15.724


message 46: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Brandon Sanderson: Mitosis

Books: 42
Pages: 15.768


message 47: by Felicia (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments Brandon Sanderson: Firefight

Books: 43
Pages: 16.184


message 48: by Felicia (last edited Jan 01, 2020 02:33AM) (new)

Felicia (feliciajoe) | 559 comments RECAP OF THE YEAR

Challenges:


45 books
Result: 43 books (it's okay)

15.000 pages
Result: 16.184 (yay)

Unread, owned books reduced to 7
Result: Done!

Books read: 43
(Out of which 7 rereads)
5 stars: 6
4 stars: 19
3 stars: 12
2 stars: 2
1 star: 0

Avarage rating: 3,7

Female authors: 25
Male authors: 19

Female leads: 21
Male leads: 15

Best books of the year:
The Dragon Republic
Kun stemmen bliver tilbage
Maybe a Fox

Goal for 2020:
36 books
15.000 pages
Avg number of pages per book: 400

More stats:
https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_i...


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