I tried to read 100 pages every day for a week

I feel like I mention this in all of my posts for one reason or another, but I was in a reading slump for most of 2021, and because of that I fell out of the habit of reading every day. I have been trying to get back to it but it’s been hard, so I decided to try to read 100 pages every day for a week to see if it helped. Spoiler alert: I actually failed the challenge, but it still had very positive results even if I didn’t manage to read 100 pages every day.

In this post, I tell you about my experience doing this reading challenge with updates of how much and what did I read every day of the week. I also decided to include a peek into what I did every day of the week besides reading. I’m someone who really enjoys reading updates about the life of people I follow, so I thought it would be fun to share a little a bit about my life.

Now that all that is out of the way, here’s how the reading challenge went:

February 7

Page count: 110 pages

The first day of this challenge, I read the last 40 pages of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw, which was on my tbr for Black History Month. I really liked all the stories except for one which is really difficult to accomplish for a short story collection. The way it addressed queerness, womanhood, complicated mother/daughter relationships, and the intersections of these things with religion and faith was really interesting.

I also read 70 pages of The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson, which I enjoyed but it wasn’t what I was in the mood for so I’ve put it down for now.

Now, here’s a little peek into the other things I did that day:

Low-stakes series set in small towns really work for me when I’m anxious, so I had a lot of fun watching season 2 of Sweet Magnolias. I also watched an episode of Blackpink House, as a new-ish Blackpink fan I’m having fun getting caught up with all the content. Lastly, the blog post I finished this day was Ranking all the kdramas I watched in January 2022 .

February 8

Page count: 51 pages

On day 2, I started Bending the Rules by Christina C. Jones and read 51 pages. I got hooked right away, but unfortunately, I didn’t hit the 100 pages mark because I started reading at like 11:00 pm. In this book, the main characters used to be best friends but got into a fight 7 years prior and haven’t talked since, but once they reunite and clear up the misunderstanding, sparks begin to fly. Christina C Jones really knows how to write great chemistry between her main characters.

A little peek into the other things I did that day:

I started a new kdrama and it wasn’t the best decision for my reading. I started watching kdramas last year and they are the main reason I have been reading so much less the last few months. Still, I’m having a lot of fun watching dramas, so I don’t think this is gonna change anytime soon.

February 9

Page count: 35 pages

Things went even worst on day 3, since I only read 35 pages of Bending the Rules this day. While I was enjoying the book, I was too invested in the kdrama I was watching and didn’t make that much time to read. Nonetheless, if it wasn’t for this challenge, I wouldn’t have read anything this day or the day before. I’ll take that as a small win.

A little peek into the other things I did that day:

I finished my kdrama, which was Just Between Lovers (aka Rain or Shine) and I really enjoyed it. It was really angsty and it had a really slow-burn romance, but it was also touching and sweet and it had some really complex and interesting side characters. I became so engrossed in this that I needed to finish it and that’s why I ended up reading so little this day.

February 10

Page count: 312 pages

On day 4, I made up for not reading that much during days 2 and 3. I read the final 133 pages of Bending the Rules and while I ended up liking the book, there was a lot of miscommunication which frustrated me a bit. I also read the last 159 pages of Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers and I enjoyed the final part of the book more than the rest because it was more focused on the main character healing and learning to take care of her mental health. The writing and the romance in this didn’t work for me (full review to come!). Lastly, I read 20 pages of The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djelí Clark and these first pages were ok, but I wasn’t too invested in the beginning.

A little peek into what other things I did that day:

I have been enjoying blog hopping a lot lately, I’m participating in the 2022 Support Book Bloggers challenge this year and I’m trying to visit other blogs and take the time to comment as a way to show people that I value their content.

February 11

Page count: 180 pages

<Another good day for reading. I read the last 93 pages of The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djelí Clark, which is steampunk fantasy with a mystery element. While it showed glimpses of a complex and unique world with so many different kinds of supernatural creatures, the short format didn’t completely work for me, still I’m looking forward to reading the full-length novel. I also read the last 87 pages of A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers, which was good, but I was expecting a little more. My main issue is that I didn’t love the main character, I found them boring, but I did like the casual queerness, the concept of a world, the hopeful tone of the story, the wholesome second main character and the interesting commentary on productivity.

A little peek into the other things I did that day:

My anxiety has been really bad lately which means I have a hard time doing the same activity for more than 20 minutes. This was a particularly bad day in terms of anxiety, so that’s why I did so many things throughout the day. I was constantly jumping from one activity to another.

February 12

Page Count: 0 pages

I completely forgot to read this day, I unexpectedly had to work on a Saturday and I was so anxious the whole day, so it was not fun. Nonetheless, I had a friend’s birthday party that night and seeing my friends helped me feel better and I ended up having a great time.

February 13

Page count: 223 pages

The last day was also a very good day in terms of reading, I finished two books and I gave both of them 5 stars! I read 120 pages of Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood and I LOVED this novella. This has forced proximity and “enemies” who are attracted to each other, slowly become friends and then become so much more. This book makes the evolution of their relationship so believable. Also, this is really steamy. Lastly, I read 103 pages of Comfort Me with Apples by Catherynne M. Valente and the story in this book was so unexpected but so good! It’s better to go into this knowing as little as possible. I thought it was gonna be a completely different story, but it’s so smart and quietly disturbing and I loved it.

A little peek into the other things I did that day:

Another day when I was really anxious which is why I did so many things. A new drama that I was highly anticipating started airing, I watched the first 2 episodes of Forecasting Love and Weather and I LOVED them. I’ve got a good feeling that this is going to be a new favorite kdrama. Also, the blog post I finished writing was 5 perfect book-song pairings.

I tried to be more active by taking a walk, going grocery shipping and decluttering my closet, to see if it would help with my anxiety and it actually did. So that was really good.

RESULTS

TOTAL OF PAGES READ: 911 pages

I feel like this challenge ended up having really positive outcomes, some that I expected and some that I didn’t:

This challenge helped me read even on days when I wasn’t particularly motivated to do it. Even if I didn’t read 100 pages every day, knowing that I was participating in this challenge made me try. Since I was in a reading slump for most of last year and I’m just coming out of it, this helped me get back to my habit of reading at least a little every day.

An unexpected outcome is that this challenge put me in a reading mood. While I was out of the reading slump for a while and I could read, I didn’t feel that passionate desire to read that I used to have, but thanks to this challenge, I got that feeling back. I want to read all the time and I feel so invested in all the books I have been reading, which is something that wasn’t feeling lately.

Overall, I’m really glad that I decided to do this challenge! now I know that if I’m ever feeling unmotivated when it comes to reading, this is something I can try.

Have you ever tried to read 100 pages every day? if you have, how did it go? What strategies do you use to get back the motivation to read when you feel like you’re losing it?

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Reading Challenges and 2020 Goals Update #2: Con Sabor Reading Challenge + #StartonYourShelfathon

Hi everyone! Today I want to talk about how am I doing with my 2020 goals and with the Reading Challenges I’m participating in. This update only includes the books I read from April to June, if you want to see my progress update from January to March, here’s the post I wrote about it.

Without further ado, here are my updates:

Con Sabor Reading Challenge is hosted by Dani @ metamorphoreader, Astrid @ Book Love Book Reviews, Natalia @ Books.Build.Life, and Nox @ Nox the ReaderMy goal for this challenge is to read 35 books by Latinx authors in 2020. I was supposed to be following the prompts for each month, but I didn’t end up doing that.

For this challenge, I read 6 books during the second trimester of the year. For a total of 16 books by Latinx authors read this year.

Incendiary | Ghost Squad | Clap When You Land | b.b. free #2 | b.b Free #3 | The House of the Spirits

#StartOnYourShelfathon is hosted by CW at The Quiet Pond, it started on December 2019 and my goal for this challenge is to read 50 of the unread books on my shelf and I want to read 15 specific books that I included on my tbr.

I have read 12 books for this challenge in the second trimester of 2020. For a total of 27 books read in 2020 that were on my shelf before the start of the year. I only read two books that were on my tbr: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende and China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kuang. For a total of 4 out of 15 books from my tbr. I really need to start reading more books that are on my tbr!

To Be Taught, If Fortunate | An Unexpected Guest | A Question of Holmes | Everything I Never Told You | Hate to Want You | Kingdom of Needles and Bone | China Rich Gilfriend | The Bone Witch| The House of the Spirits | The Poppy War | We Hunt the Flame | Want

FANTASY BOOKS

In 2020, my goal was to read 20 fantasy books and I already completed that goal.  I read 15 fantasy books in the second trimester of 2020. For a total of 24 fantasy books in 2020.

The Poppy War | Jade City | Incendiary | Tunnel of Bones | Ghost Squad | Blood of Elves | The Deep | The Bone Witch | Rolling in the Deep | We Hunt the Flame | Storm Front | Locke & Key #1 | Fool Moon | The Black God’s Drums | Grave Peril

KEEP READING DIVERSELY

Another one of my goals is to keep reading diversely, obviously the 35 Latinx books count towards that goal but beyond that, I wanted to read 15 books by Black authors and 15 books by Asian authors and I already accomplished those goals!

In the second trimester of 2020 I read 13 books by Black authors, for a total of 24 books by Black authors read in 2020.

Say Her Name | Untouchable| Don’t Call Us Dead | The Deep | The Black God’s Drums | The Boyfriend Project | Guarding Temptation | Meet Cute Club | Wanna Bet | Xeni | Clap When You Land | White Rage | White Whisky Bargain

And in terms of Asian authors, in the second trimester of 2020, I read 14 books by Asian authors for a total of 15 in 2020.

Gotham High | The Bone Witch | Girl Gone Viral | A Gentleman in the Street | China Rich Girlfriend | Everything I Never Told You | Hate to Want You | The Trouble with Hating You| Want | Yes, No, Maybe So | Jade City | The Poppy War | The Marriage Game | We Hunt the Flame

Overall, I’m on track to accomplish my 2020 goals and to complete the reading challenges. I only need to read more of the books I put on my tbr for #StartOnYourShelfathon, that’s the only goal I’m behind on.

In which Reading Challenges are you participating this year? How are you doing with your 2020 goals?

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Reading Challenges and 2020 Goals Update: Con Sabor Reading Challenge + #StartonYourShelfathon

Hi everyone! Today I want to talk about how am I doing with my 2020 goals and with the Reading Challenges I’m participating in. Here are my updates:

Con Sabor Reading Challenge is hosted by Dani @ metamorphoreader, Astrid @ Book Love Book Reviews, Natalia @ Books.Build.Life, and Nox @ Nox the Reader. My goal for this challenge is to read 35 books by Latinx authors in 2020 and I will also try to follow the prompts that the hosts have set up for each month.

So far, I have been doing a good job with this challenge, I have read 10 books by Latinx authors in the first 3 months of the year and I have fulfilled the prompts for each month.

  • January- mental health rep: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • February- Romance: The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
  • March- Fantasy: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

More Happy Than Not | American Sweethearts | The Worst Best Man | We Unleash the Merciless Storm | American Street | A Dash of Trouble | Gods of Jade and Shadow | Island Affair | b.b. free | Pastillas y Cheesecake de Limón

#StartOnYourShelfathon is hosted by CW at The Quiet Pond, it started on December 2019 and my goal for this challenge is to read 50 of the unread books on my shelf and I want to read 15 specific books that I included on my tbr.

So far, I have read 15 books that were on my shelf (physical or electronic): 3 in December 2019 and 12 in 2020. Unfortunately, I have only read two books out of the 15 books on my tbr: Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Gleen Marsh and The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin.

An Enchantment of Ravens|The Alcheists of Loom | Illuminae |Wrapped | More Happy Than Not |A Prince on Paper | A Duke by Default | Can’t Escape Love | The Fifth Season | American Street | A Girl like Her | Gods of Jade and Shadow |Queenie | The Night Masquerade | Reign of the Fallen

FANTASY BOOKS

In 2020, my goal is to read 20 fantasy books and I have done a really good job so far, I have already read 9 fantasy books in the first 3 months of 2020.

The Eye of the World | Reign of the Fallen | Come Tumbling Down | The King of Crows | The Fifth Season |The Last Wish | A Dash of Trouble | Gods of Jade and Shadow |We Unleash the Merciless Storm

KEEP READING DIVERSELY

Another one of my goals is to keep reading diversely, obviously the 35 Latinx books count towards that goal but beyond that, I want to read 15 books by Black authors and 15 books by Asian authors.

So far in 2020, I have read 11 books by Black authors, which is great, but I have only read 1 book by an Asian author, which is so bad and I really need to step up.

Can’t Escape Love |American Sweethearts| The Worst Best Man | A Duke by Default | Wrapped | A Prince on Paper |Queenie | The Night Masquerade |The Fifth Season | American Street | A Girl like Her | Mr Horshot CEO

Another part of this goal is to read 10 books that include other types of #ownvoices rep and so far, I have read 5 books with #ownvoices Queer rep.

Come Tumbling Down |Reign of the Fallen |We Unleash the Merciless Storm | b.b. free | More Happy Than Not

Overall, I’m on track to accomplish my 2020 goals and to complete the reading challenges, but I really need to start reading more books by Asian authors.

In which Reading Challenges are you participating this year? How are you doing with your 2020 goals?

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Con Sabor Reading Challenge 2020: let’s read Latinx books!

Con Sabor Reading Challenge is hosted by Dani @ metamorphoreader, Astrid @ Book Love Book Reviews, Natalia @ Books.Build.Life, and Nox @ Nox the Reader and the goal of the challenge is to motivate people to pick up as many books by Latinx authors as they can. The challenge ends December 31st and the sign up sheet, which you can find here, is open all year, so anyone can join at any time they want. The hosts have also created prompts that you can participate in each month if you so wish. You can earn badges by either reading a certain number of books or by participating in these prompts.

*Click the book titles to go to the Goodreads page*

GOALS

Like I have mentioned in other posts, my goal for this year is to read 35 books by Latinx authors, which means I’m trying to get the badge of Latinx Historian.

I will also be trying to follow the prompts that the hosts have set up for each month and I won’t make a tbr for all of them yet because I’m a mood reader and I like hving the freedom to choose what I read every month, but will be sharing the books I’ll read to fulfill the first three prompts. But before that I’ll share the prompts:

  • January- Book with mental health representation
  • February- Romance
  • March- Fantasy
  • April- Contemporary
  • May- A genre out of your comfort zone
  • June- LGBTQI+ representation
  • July- Afrolatinx main character
  • August- Fat representation
  • November- Retelling

MY READING

  • I already finished one Latinx book in January, which was More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera and it helped me complete the prompt for mental health representation. Also, this means I have already earned a badge!
  • In February, I’ll read The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa, which is romance with an Afro-Latinx main character and by a Afro-Latinx authors and that helps me fulfill the prompt for the month and it’s also perfect to read during Black History Month.
  • In March, I’ll read Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova. I have an earc of this book and I want to read it before it comes out and it helps me fulfill the fantasy prompt, so it’s perfect for March.

I’ll update you on my progress with this challenge in three months and then I’ll choose the next books that I’ll read to fulfill the prompts of the next three months.

Are you joining the Con Sabor Reading Challenge? What are some books by Latinx authors that you love? What books by Latinx authors are on your tbr?

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#StartOnYourShelfathon: Making embarrassing confessions and tackling my unread books | Blogmas Day 14

Hi everyone! Today I have an announcement, a tbr and some embarrasing confessions to make.

Let’s start with the annoucement, which it’s obviuos from the title, I’m going to participate in the #StartOnYourShelfathon, which is a reading challenge that pushes you to read as many unread books that you own on your bookshelf (physical or electronic), it starts December 13th 2019 and it ends on December 31st 2020 and it’s hosted by the amazing CW at The Quiet Pond.

Also, this readathon has a story, you can help Castor the sloth to collect the stars he’s lost, because everytime you read a book or complete a goals you get a stars to the star map. Both the map and the stars, as well of Castor’s complete story, can be found in the The Quiet Pond.

The idea is that you can’t try to read all the books in your bookshelf or you can set up your own goals. Before talking about my tbr or my goals, I have some confessions to make.

CONFESSIONS

1. Actually don’t own that many physical books (mainly due to being an intertational blogger) and thanks to that I only own 25 physical books that I have not read, which I don’t think it’s that bad.

2.Unfortunately, since getting the books I like to read in Colombia used to be (and still is, but less so) really hard and expensive, my parents bought me a kindle 10 years ago and since then I have managed to collect A LOT of books, so many that I currently have around 600 unread ebooks. Yup, you read that right, 6-0-0 UNREAD BOOKS! I check specifically for this challenge and I couldn’t believe it.

3. My last confession is that I have had a lot of those ebooks for a long time (I got my kindle 10 years ago) and now I have cero interest in reading them, either because too much time has passed and I simply don’t want to read them anymore or because I got them when they were free or really cheap even if I was not completely interested in them.

GOALS

So with those confessions on the table, it’s obvious that I will not be trying to read all of my unread books, but I have set a goal for myself of reading 50 of the unread books on my shelf and try to chose books that I have owned at least for over a year. Also, I want to read the 15 books that I included on my tbr.

TBR

*Click the titles to go to the Goodreads page*

Queen of Air and Darkness | A Torch Against the Night | And I Darken | Reign of the Fallen | The Fifth Season

Escaping from Houdini | China Rich Girlfriend | Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children | Vengeful | Gone Girl

A Dance with Dragons | Windwitch | Daughter of the Siren Queen | The House of the Spirits | Jane Eyre |

Are you participating in the StartOnYourShelfathon? How many unread books are on your shelf?

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Year of the Asian Sign-Up Post & TBR

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Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing with you my sign up post for the Year of Reading Asian Reading Challenge, as well as some of the books I’m planning to read!

The goal of the challenge is to read as many books written by Asian authors as you can in 2019 and is co-hosted by CW @ The Quiet PondLily @ Sprinkles of DreamsShealea @ Shut Up, Shealea, and Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads.

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I’m aiming to reach the Malayan tapir level, which means I need to read 21 to 30 books. I already read a book this year that counts towards the challenge and it’s The Astonishing Color of After by X.R. Pan (full review).

MY TBR

I decided to focus on books that are already out and that I own already, as a way to reduce my tbr pile. I’m hoping to read most of these books plus some of the 2019 releases with Asian main character and by Asian authors.

Let’s start with the Fantasy and Sci-Fi books I want to read:

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The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang | The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana | Want by Cindy Pon | The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty| Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa| Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao | The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi | Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan 

Now, these are the Contemporary books I’m hoping to get to:

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From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon | Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed | Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao | Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram | I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo | My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma | P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

And lastly, an assortment of books from different genres that I want to read:

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Beginners’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes | The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo | Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng | China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan | The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Are you participating in #yarc2019? if so, which level are you aiming for? What books are you excited to read? have you read any of the books I mentioned?

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2019 Reading and Blogging Challenges

Hi everyone! In 2018, I only participated in the Goodreads reading challenge, because I sign up for a bunch of challenges in 2017 and I abandoned all of them. But this year, I decided last minute that I wanted to participate not only in the Goodreads challenge (I have a goal of 52 books), but also in a few other reading and blogging challenges. And today I want to tell you about them!

Reading challenges

Reading Woman Challenge

This is a challenge is hosted by Reading Women podcast.  The idea is to:

“Complete as many challenges as you can from the list. If you have one book that covers two categories, feel free to count it for both. It’s not a contest. Our goals is to encourage you to read widely (and fight the patriarchy, but that was probably a given), so just have fun with it!”

I tent to read mostly female authors, so that part won’t be hard, but this has some interesting prompts that I think will help me expand my reading even more.

Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi

This reading challenge is hosted by A Dance with Books and it consists of 3 sections. Fantasy, Sci-Fi and General for a total of 52 prompts which comes down to about 1 book a week. You can do 1, 2 or all 3 sections.

Since one of my goals this year is to read more Fantasy and Sci-Fi, I thought this would be the perfect way to encourage me to do it. Also, it has so many cool prompts!

Blogging challenges

2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge 

This challenges is hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. Here’s what they have to say about it:

“So often, we book bloggers mean to post more discussions on our blogs, but we just don’t quite get around to it. Well, we wanted to give everyone a little motivation to keep the discussions going, plus give us a place to link up our discussions so that more people will see our precious words of wisdom (or … you know … our GIF-filled rants)”

One of my goals for 2019 is to write more discussion posts and I thought this was a great way to get me to actually do it. I’m setting my goal to 12 discussions in 2019.

2019 Review Writing Challenge

The idea with this challenges is to set a goal of how many reviews you want to write in 2019 and then you write them and share them through the link up. The host is Shari from Delighted Reader.

I’m actually not setting a especific number of reviews I want to write, instead I want to write reviews for at least half the books I read in 2019.

Are you participating in any reading or blogging challenges this year? In which ones?

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My Reading so Far in 2018: I Completed my Goodreads Challenge of Reading 52 books!

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I have never read 52 books in 4 months before in my life and I’m so excited! I honestly can’t believe that I completed my Goodreads challenge so early in the year. Since I still have so much of the year left to read, I thought it was a good idea to check my reading statistics in terms of genres, authors, diversity and some other things, and see if there was anything I wanted to change in terms of my reading for the rest of 2018. Here’s what I found:

GENRES

This are the genres I have read, the number of books for each genre and the percentage that the number of books represents in terms of my reading:

  1. Romance= 17 book (33% of my reading )
  2. YA Contemporary = 9 books  (17% of my reading)
  3. Poetry Collections= 7 books (13% of my reading)
  4. Fantasy = 6 books (12% of my reading)
  5. Sci-fi= 6 books (12% of my reading)
  6. Non Fiction (memoir) = 4 books (8% of my reading)
  7. Fiction (chick lit) = 2 (4% of my reading)
  8. Historical Fiction =1 (2% of my reading)

In other years, my two main genres were YA Contemporary and fantasy, but with time romance has climbed to the top of my list. One of the main reasons is that I’m in a fantasy slump, but also it has to do with the fact that when my mental health is not great, reading romance  really helps me. I want to try to read more fantasy again.

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OTHERS 

I used to read mainly YA, but I feel like this year that hasn’t been the case, so I wanted to check how much YA I have read this year. I tried to see how much new adult and adult I have been reading but since I read so much romance and I’m not sure how to separate which one are NA and which one are adult, I decided to stick to just YA:

Young Adult=  19 books out of 52 are young adult (36%)- I like that this % has drop because it means I have more of a balance in terms of how much YA/NA/Adult I read.  

This year I’m trying to read more new releases and I have been writing posts with my anticipated releases for each month, so I wanted to check how I was doing with that goal.

2018  releases= 11 books ( 21%) – this is not that good since I want new releases to be at least 40% of what I read, that’s the goal for this year and I need to start reading more new releases.

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AUTHORS

I have read a total of 46 authors this year:

5 male authors (10%)  VS. 41 female authors (90%)

I checked and found no information about any of the authors being non-binary or gender non-conforming.

I honestly love the fact that the majority of the authors I read are female and I want to keep it like that.

POC Authors = 14 authors out of 46 (26%)

I need to do better, the percentage of POC authors I read needs to increase! Also, I’m latinx, so I checked how many of the POC authors were latinx and I’m ashamed, only 4 authors are latinx. 

Authors that are part of the LBGTQIAP community= 8 authors out of 46 (15%)

Again, I need to do better and read more authors that are part of the LGBTQIAP community. Also, I may have missed some authors because I only counted the ones that have publicly talked about their sexual orientation.

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DIVERSITY 
20 books out of 52 (38%) had LGBTQIAP main characters or, in a few cases, love interests (that had significant roles in the story): 

1 book had a tran character

1 book had a non-binary character

3 books had asexual characters

6 books had lesbian characters

6 books had bisexual characters

8 books had gay characters

In terms of romance, out of the 37 books I read that had romance in the them: 8 books had a m/m romance, 8 had a f/f romance and 21 had a m/f romance. I just want to note that not all the m/f romances are straight couples, since a few have bisexual characters.

15 out of 52 books (28%) had POC main characters. 6 of these 15 characters are latinx. 

Honestly, I need to do so much better in terms of reading more diversely.  I haven’t been paying that much attention to what I read and I haven’t been choosing the books I read as consciously as I should have been.

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Did you set a Goodreads goal? Did you accomplish it already, are you behind or are you right on schedule?  What genre have you read the most in 2018? Are you making the conscious of reading more diversely ? 
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Reading Challenges Update- March 2017

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Every month, I post an update of how I’m doing in the challenges that I’m participatin in. If you want to know my brief thoughts about any of the books in this post, you can check out my March 2017 Wrap Up.

DIVERSITY BINGO 2017

This month I read 2 book that fit into squares  of  the diversity bingo 2017 that are still empty and I read 3 books that fit into squares that I already filled. I’m only putting the 2 books that fit into empty squares. I have read 16 book for this challenge and the goal is to fill the 36 squares. (14/36)

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BEAT THE BACKLIST

108f7-btbchallengesliderMy goal for this challenge is to read 30 backlist books this year and to count towards the challenge the book has to have been realese before 2017. I read 4 books in March that count towards this challenge, which means that in 2017 I ahve read a total of 19 books that count towards this challenge. (19/30) 

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FLIGHTS OF FANTASY

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My goal for this challenge is to read 20 fantasy books in 2017 and I’m falling. I didn’t read any fantasy book in March. (4/20) 

GOODREADS

I want to read a total of 80 books in 2017. I read 6 books  in March and that means I have read 23 so far in 2017 and I’m 4  books ahead of schedule.

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Reading Challenges Update- February 2017

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Every month, I post an update of how I’m doing in the challenges that I’m participatin in. If you want to know my brief thoughts about any of the books in this post, you can check out my February 2017 Wrap Up.

DIVERSITY BINGO 2017

This month I read 8 book that fit into squares for the diversity bingo 2017 and they are all #ownvoices. I have read 14 book for this challenge and the goal is to fill the 36 squares. (14/36)

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BEAT THE BACKLIST

108f7-btbchallengesliderMy goal for this challenge is to read 30 backlist books this year and to count towards the challenge the book has to have been realese before 2017. I read 8 books in february that count towards this challenge, which means that in 2017 I ahve read a total of 15 books that count towards this challenge. (15/30) 

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FLIGHTS OF FANTASY

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My goal for this challenge is to read 20 fantasy books in 2017. I read 2 fantasy book in february, which takes my total count to 4. (4/20) 

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GOODREADS

I want to read a total of 80 books in 2017. I read 10 books  in february and that means I have read 17 so far in 2017 and I’m 4  books ahead of schedule.

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