Mid Year Reading Goals

Ahem. So, apparently I did not write a list of reading goals for this year.  Shame on me.  So I can’t review them and do a mid year check in like Kate did.  So, instead, I’ll make “rest of the year” reading goals!

  1. Read at least two more Rough Riders Books.  I started this series by Lorelei James Kay (now Naughty Book Snitch Kay’s) recommendation.  I really like them, but I have to be in the right mood.  Up next for me are Shoulda Been a Cowboy and All Jacked Up.
  2. Read a Tessa Baily book – this is to see what my book club is raving about.  I’m definitely late to the bandwagon on this one!  I’m planning to start with Protecting What’s His.
  3. Accept a reading challenge from Kate.

That’s all I’ve got.  I have a Goodreads goal to read some number of books this year, but I totally low balled it.  Seriously.  I wanted to set a goal I knew I’d acheive, because it makes me anxious when I’m falling behind when I log into Goodreads!

I am accepting other reading suggestions, so feel free to leave a title or author in the comments that you think I MUST read!

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Mid Year Check In With Kate

Back in January I set some reading goals for myself and I thought it was time that I update you on how I’m doing.

1.  My first goal was to read 200 books this year.  Not a terribly lofty goal, I’ll admit, since I read just over 200 last year.  However it seems life has stepped in this year.  I am currently at 60 books read this year (gulp!).  I’ll really have to get cracking if I want to meet that goal.  I am going to say that life has kept me away from my books more than usual this year.  Job changes, busier children, house fires.  At least I’ve come to appreciate a day that I can spend quietly reading.

2.  I wanted to read more romantic suspense this year.  At least one a month.  And yeah.  That’s not going to happen.  I’ve read 2-3 of them.  And struggled through each one.  I’m just not ready for that kind of suspense in my life.

3.  The Wallflowers (Lisa Kleypas) challenge from my friend Kay.  It’s a good thing I’m doing this mid-year check, because that’s a goal that I can still meet.  I’ve enjoyed the ones that I’ve read so far.  Memo to self:  get the rest.

4.  An challenge from Anne.  Hey Anne, did you ever give me a challenge?  If so, you’ll need to remind me again what it was.

I have started so many good series this year but sadly for every good book I read, it seems that 5 more get added to my TBR list.  And there’s no way to get caught up.  There are few that I just can’t get out of my mind lately that I wanted to share with you.

The Mountain Masters/Dark Haven series by Cherise Sinclair.  I have re-read the entire series again this year and loved the new addition Edge of the Enforcer.  I wish she could write them faster.

The Naughty Bits series by Joey W. Hill. My biggest complaint is that it’s being released one little part at a time.  Arg!  I want the whole story now.

And I’m looking forward to the latest release by Reece Butler.  No Strings Attached (release date 6/6).

How are your reading goals coming along?

Kate Reading Goals for 2014

My goals for 2013 were simple enough. And I’m good with simple. So I’m following in the same vein for 2014.
 
1. Read 200 books.
 2. Try the romantic suspense genre-a genre I’ve been avoiding. I want to read at least one each month, just to give the genre a fair shot.
 3. A challenge from Kay. The Wallflowers series by Lisa Kleypas.
 4. A challenge from Anne, yet to be determined.
 
And while not a goal, I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to reading my favorite plot. Marriage of convenience, an arranged marriage, mail order bride. My absolutely story line. But after a string of really bad ones, I decided in May to quit reading them for the rest of 2013. Now I can’t wait to start reading them again.
 
So I’m looking for suggestions and advice. What do you recommend in the suspense genre? How about marriage of convenience/mail order brides?