Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2018


Yet again, that’s another month over! I’ve had sneezes that have been slower than this month. I can’t remember what has happened during February except from the recent snow that has fallen across the country. I say this as I look out of my window at the melted snow that lasted all of a few hours. But enough of that, let’s talk about books…

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Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up

So, that’s it. The first month of 2018 is over and done with. It feels like only yesterday I was celebrating the arrival of the new year during a short break down in Cornwall! Since then, everything has been getting back to normal; I’ve been settling down in my new job role (at last!) and am back to the Monday-Friday job, currently watching Mary Berry making fish cakes this Saturday morning (yes, I’ve written this in advance for a change).

But enough about my life, let’s see what books I’ve read so far this year…

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My Year in Books 2017

I can’t quite believe that we’ve gotten to the end of 2017! Life-wise, it’s been a bit of a rubbish year, but book-wise, it’s been a good one.

So, let’s have a look back at what I’ve read this year as taken from Goodreads.

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That’s a grand total of 66 books this year, 16 more than my goal of 50 books! It was also a bigger total than the last two years which were both 58 books. I wonder if I can beat the total next year.

I have already decided that my reading goal for next year is going to be 50 books again since it’s a nice round number, and I know that is achievable. I think that it’s important to set targets you know you are going to reach, and I know of people who set just 1 book as their target so they don’t feel pressurized – something I may do in the future if life gets hectic!

What books have you enjoyed this year? Have many have you read? And what are your reading goals for next year?

Have a very happy new year, and I’ll see you all in 2018!


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Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2017


Another month has passed, so it’s that time once more! Here’s my monthly wrap-up for September.

I read four books this month, which hasn’t been up to my usual standard. However, I started back at work after a six week break, and I went on the residential, so there wasn’t a lot of time for reading after being so tired! I’ve now nearly completed my Goodreads challenge having now read 49 books out of a target of 50, making me 12 books ahead of schedule.

Without further ado, let’s see what books I read this month:

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