It’s no secret that monthly TBR’s don’t do much to help me keep on track with my reading. However, I don’t really want to move away from that format because it helps remind me what my reading priorities are, what I want to accomplish, and how many damn books I have. I’m going to try something new in May. Instead of a list of books I want to get to this month, I’m going to have a set of reading goals instead.
Read at least three NetGalley books
I have been seriously slacking on my NetGalley reads and my ratio is really suffering. Because of that, I have been declined for books that I’d really love to read and review early (ahem, Ace of Shades). I’ve got a spreadsheet set up that shows me exactly how many books I need to read in order to reach certain ratios and, well, I’ve got some serious reading to do. I know I’m going to read a bunch of digital books next month on holiday, however I want to get a head start in May and read at least three books from my NetGalley shelf.
I’ve been working on the audiobook for IT for about a month and a half (I think). I’m nearly halfway through and I really need to dedicate myself to finishing it up. It’s a whopping 45 hours long and I’m nearly halfway through. I am an Audible subscriber, so I still get one audiobook a month and have two waiting for me because IT is taking so dang long to finish.
Read at least one physical library book
I’ve been getting books from the library lately, which is great, but I’ve not actually been reading them. My library system charges you £1.20 to put a book on hold and have it delivered to your local branch, which I’m more than happy to pay, but I just haven’t been reading any of the books I put on hold!
I got the entire Saga graphic novel series from the library and I really need to get through them! I read the first two over the weekend and absolutely loved them, but I need to continue on. These wont count toward the above goal.
Buddy read with Bethan!
I’m going to be participating in my first buddy read with Bethan from Bethan May Books this month! We’re going to read Kings of the Wyld and I cannot tell you how excited I am!
Book club reading
My current read is Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky, which I’m reading for the marvelous fantasy book club I am part of. I haven’t consistently finished the last couple of books in time, so I’m determined to have this on read before we meet.