2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

I participated in this challenge for the past two years and was so sad to see the host did not bring it back this year… Until I just found that a different blog is hosting it in 2017! I am so happy! This is just what I needed to stay motivated with my Netgalley reads. I am confident this is the year I will reach that elusive 80% feedback rate.

This year, I plan that at least two thirds of the books I read are from Netgalley. Since I am aiming for a total of 1 book per week that will make my yearly goal 35. I feel confident that I will read more, but I don’t want to put pressure on myself. After all, this is supposed to be fun, right?

If you want to sign up for the 2017 challenge click the image:

 

Let me know if you do!

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2017 British Books Challenge

I have found myself reading a lot more British literature lately and for the most part I have been very pleasantly surprised.

I was lucky to find this amazing challenge, hosted by Tales of Yesterday:

 

The goal is to read 12 books in 2017 by either of the following:

– Authors who were born in the UK, live in the UK and are published in the UK
– Authors who were born overseas but are CURRENTLY living in the UK and his/her books were/are being published in the UK first
– Authors who were born in the UK are currently living overseas but his/her books are being published in the UK first

Click the image to sign up and make sure you read all the rules if you want to be eligible for the prize.
Sadly I cannot as I am from Portugal.

I still want to participate in the challenge and am quite excited to do so.

I think I have had quite a good head start! Here are the books I read in January:

Fungoid by William Meikle Scottish, living in Canada.

Fungoid by William Meikle
Scottish, living in Canada.


A Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw, both by Sarah Ward
England

Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne Charnock, England

Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne Charnock
England

The Fire Child by S K Tremayne, England.

The Fire Child by S K Tremayne
England

Never Out of Sight by Louise Stone - Born in Africa, lives in England.

Never Out of Sight by Louise Stone
Born in Africa, lives in England

Hope's Peak (Harper and Lane #1) by Tony Heale - England

Hope’s Peak (Harper and Lane #1) by Tony Heale
England

And here are the ones I have read/plan to read in February and March:

Blink by K.L. Slater - England

Blink by K.L. Slater
England

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris - Born in England, lives in France.

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
Born in England, lives in France

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances - England

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances
England

The House by Simon Lelic - England

The House by Simon Lelic
England

Little Girl Lost (DI Robyn Carter #1) by Carol Wyer - England

Little Girl Lost (DI Robyn Carter #1) by Carol Wyer
England

And that’s it for now!

Do you enjoy British literature? What genres are your favourite?

What do you think of this challenge? Do you plan to sign up?

Tackling the TBR [1]: February 2017

I recently found this and I have to say I think it is an amazing idea to help plan my reads while not feeling obligated to read specific books. Let me know what you think in the comments section!

All this month’s selections are from Netgalley.

Note: The covers link to GR book page.

Click the image to go to The Obsessive Bookseller

Click the image to go to The Obsessive Bookseller


However you put together your TBR for the next month, the goal is to reduce the amount of obligation in reading and increase the fun.

Here’s a look at how the system works:

1. Identify the titles that take top priority in your TBR.
2. Combine them all in your own Tackling the TBR post.
3. Throughout the month pick from that pile as the mood strikes you.


February 2017 TBR Tackler Shelf:

All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

All the Good Things
by Clare Fisher

Doll House by John Hunt

Doll House
by John Hunt

The Ridge by John Rector

The Ridge
by John Rector

Wicked Prayers by S.D. Moore

Wicked Prayers
by S.D. Moore

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

See What I Have Done
by Sarah Schmidt

The Fifth Reflection by Ellen Kirschman

The Fifth Reflection
by Ellen Kirschman

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

The Girlfriend
by Michelle Frances

The House by Simon Lelic

The House
by Simon Lelic

The Abscission Zone by Samuel Muggington

The Abscission Zone
by Samuel Muggington

Little Girl Lost (DI Robyn Carter #1) by Carol Wyer

Little Girl Lost (DI Robyn Carter #1)
by Carol Wyer

The Follower by Koethi Zan

The Follower
by Koethi Zan

Blink by K.L. Slater

Blink
by K.L. Slater

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

The Breakdown
by B.A. Paris

One of the Boys: A Novel by  Daniel Magariel

One of the Boys: A Novel
by Daniel Magariel

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1)
by Sylvain Neuvel


Tackler Carry-overs:

None yet since this is my first post but I am sure there will be plenty next month!


Let the games begin!