April 11, 2018

Update 01: 2018 Reading Challenge

We’re officially in Q2 so I thought it would be good to check in and give a little update on this year’s reading challenge.

Before I get into this blog’s challenge, I’m also participating in the annual Goodreads one that helps me keep track of the actual number of books I read per year. I set a goal to read 75 books. As of 4/7/18, I am 49 books ahead of schedule with 68 books read. See below screenshot for proof and be sure to follow me on Goodreads!

I’m pretty confident in saying I’ll be surpassing that goal, ha!  I’m probably going to double it. What can I say? There have been a lot of good books released so far this year. I’ve also been discovering new authors and therefore there are some backlisted titles there as well.

On to The Island Reader Challenge, if you’re not familiar – click HERE for the full list. Out of 14 categories, I’ve managed to finish three.

Here’s what I’ve read:

Interracial romance 

A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert

Lost & Found by D.A. Young

Single Parent Romance 

Let Me Love You by Alexandria House (read my review HERE.)

The debut novel by a romance author 

Sugar Rush by A. Jones

I could be doing a lot better, however, it’s not about how you start but how you finish. Let me know how you all are doing, how many books have you read for the challenge this far?


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Natalya is an Account Manager by day and an editor and author's assistant to passionate creatives by night. When she is not adding to her enormous book collection or stationery supply, she is catching up on her favorite television shows.

Natalya is the author of All The Things I Never Said, a soul-stirring collection of short stories, prose and love letters for the soulful wanderers, the brokenhearted and the hopeless romantics.

You can follow her rantings and occasional sparks of brilliance on Twitter @NatalyaMuncuff.