Day 3324 – A Clean Slate In My Reading Journey

Today, I finished book #114 in my year-long 300 book reading challenge with myself. I still have a ways to go, but having a nice, new blank sheet to fill in is super exciting.

One thing that has helped me in my reading each day is actually tracking how much I read. On the days where I think I didn’t read much, it shows me that I read more than I thought. I love the vast variety of my books read so far this year, the ones I’m working through now, and the ones on my TBR list. Ah friends, when you find something that makes you come alive, chase it.

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Day 3316 – Book Lovers Day

Ahhhh, a holiday made just for me and my fellow book lovers! To celebrate, I wanted to share some of my book photos from the last almost 2 years!

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Day 3313 – A Long Overdue Update On My Reading Challenges

It’s been far too long since I gave y’all an update on what I’ve been reading and if I’ll get close to meeting my huge goal of 300 books read in a year. My current total is 111 books read and I’m feeling pretty good about things. I’ve had to adjust a few things, such as my Goodreads goal is 175. Seeing that I’m XX books behind is a horrible motivator. I’ve learned so much already this year that has impacted my life and caused me to be a better person. The reading challenges definitely encourage me to read outside of what I normally read and that’s a great thing. I have been challenged, encouraged, and motivated. Hopefully, you find your new favorite book on this list.

I’ve linked to some books that I thought were truly amazing, that I read more than once, or I think could help others. Those links are affiliate links, so if you decide to purchase them, I’ll get a small commission, as always, I only share links to things I’ve read and think are worth sharing.

Book #64 – Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: Rise of Alpha Flight – this fulfilled A book by two authors in the Popsugar challenge.

Book #65 – Captain Marvel Vol. 2: Civil War II – this fulfilled A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author in the Read Harder Challenge.

Book #66 – The Mighty Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: Alien Nation – this fulfilled A comic written or illustrated by a person of color in the Read Harder Challenge.

Book #67 – The Mighty Captain Marvel, Vol. 2: Band of Sisters – this fulfilled A short story in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge.

Book #68 – The Best Advice in Six Words: Writers Famous and Obscure on Love, Sex, Money, Friendship, Family, Work, and Much More – this fulfilled An essay anthology in the Read Harder Challenge.

Book #69 – The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered – this fulfilled A book by a Canadian author in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge.

Book #70 – Don’t Bullsh*t Yourself!: Crush the Excuses That Are Holding You Back – this fulfilled A book that challenges your viewpoint in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge.

Book #71 – Wishful Drinking – this fulfilled A celebrity memoir in the Read Harder Challenge.

Book #72 – Steve Jobs: Insanely Great – this fulfilled A biography in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge.

Book #73 – Zen Science: Stop and Smell the Universe – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #74 – Darth Maul – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #75 – In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #76 – Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Hero Vol. 1 – this fulfilled A book about time travel in the Popsugar challenge.

Book #77 – A Thousand Pieces of You – this fulfilled A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) in the Read Harder Challenge.

Book #78 – You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth – this fulfilled a book recommended by a friend in the BCPL reading challenge.

Book #79 – Ten Thousand Skies Above You – this fulfilled An adventure / espionage novel in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge.

Book #80 – Just Shut Up and Do It: 7 Steps to Conquer Your Goals – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #81 – A Million Worlds with You – this fulfilled A book set in the Middle East in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge.

Book #82 – Darth Vader Omnibus Vol. 1 – this fulfilled A book set on a different planet in the Popsugar challenge.

Book #83 – From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – this fulfilled A childhood favourite in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge. I have to say, reading this as an adult, I didn’t like it as much.

Book #84 – Love Unleashed: Tales of Inspiration and the Life-Changing Power of Dogs – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #85 – From Twinkle, with Love – this fulfilled A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you in the Popsugar challenge. This was a fun read. I loved her book – When Dimple Met Rishi.

Book #86 – Audubon, On The Wings Of The World – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #87 – Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Hero Vol. 2 – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #88 – Flight Plan: The Travel Hacker’s Guide to Free World Travel & Getting Paid on the Road – this fulfilled A book by a local author in the Popsugar challenge. This was a great read because I love to travel, it had some good advice, and the author is one of my friends. 🙂

Book #89 – Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Hero Vol. 3 – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #90 – Saturn Could Sail: and other fun facts – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #91 – Think and Grow Rich for Women: Using Your Power to Create Success and Significance – this fulfilled A book about feminism in the Popsugar challenge.

Book #92 – Someday, Somewhere – this fulfilled a book about music in the BCPL reading challenge.

Book #93 – Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #94 – Gratitude – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #95 – Darth Vader Omnibus Vol. 2 – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #96 – Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #97 – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave – this fulfilled a book by an author of a different race, ethnicity, or religion than your own in the Modern Mrs. Darcy challenge.

Book #98 – Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World – this fulfilled none of my challenges.

Book #99 – A Wrinkle in Time – this fulfilled A children’s classic published before 1980 in the Read Harder Challenge.

Book #100 – Be Unstoppable: The Art of Never Giving Up – this fulfilled A book about travel in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge. This one could fit under a bunch of categories and was a really inspiring read. It’s by the surfer girl who lost an arm in a shark attack and kept surfing. It’s full of photos and inspiring quotes from her surfing around the world.

Book #101 – Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama’s Inspiring and Historic Presidency – this fulfilled Political Book in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge.

Book #102 – Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – this fulfilled A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place in the Popsugar challenge. – I saw someone reading this in an airport after stalking all the readers. Ha ha, I’m sure I looked pretty funny trying to scope out what folks were reading. This was a really fast read for me.

Book #103 – A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys: A Guide to Life for All the Exceptional, Excellent Misfits Out There – this fulfilled A celebrity memoir in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge. This was SUCH a fun read. It could fit under a number of categories. Haha, if this title speaks to you, the book definitely delivers.

Book #104 – You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth – this fulfilled A book recommended by a friend in the Mommy Mannegren 52 books challenge. This was my third time reading this book….this year (haha, so I’ve been able to put it in multiple other reading challenges). If you have ANY hang-ups about money, want to get past money blocks, or enjoy someone who can make money relatable, this should be on the top of your list. It has honestly changed my life (I started a new business and realized I had some deep issues with money because of this book). The audiobook is read by the author and I recommend listening.

Book #105 – Can You Survive Antarctica?: An Interactive Survival Adventure – this fulfilled a book set in a cold climate in the BCPL reading challenge.

Book #106 – The Maui Millionaires: Discover the Secrets Behind the World’s Most Exclusive Wealth Retreat and Become Financially Free – this fulfilled a book of non fiction in the Reading Bingo challenge*.

Book #107 – The Final Six – this fulfilled the first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grad series in the Read Harder Challenge.

Book #108 – Shackleton’s Journey – this fulfilled A book set on a different continent in the Reading Bingo challenge.

Book #109 – Think Small: The Tiniest Art in the World – this fulfilled a book that teaches you something new in the BCPL reading challenge.

Book #110 – The Girl on the Train – this fulfilled a book from a celebrity book club in the Popsugar challenge.

Book #111 – OUTRAGEOUS Multi-Step Marketing Campaigns That Are Outrageously Successful: Created for the 99% of Business Owners Who Want to Change Their Good Business Into a GREAT Business! – this fulfilled a book published this year in the Reading Bingo challenge.

The 2018 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge
The 2018 #BWELLREAD Reading Challenge
The 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge
The 2018 Read Harder Challenge
The Mommy Mannegren 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge
* Reading Bingo – this was one I got from my local library. It’s from Penguin Random house, but I can’t find a link to it.

What are you reading right now? I’m ALWAYS looking for book recommendations!

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Day 3306 – Paperback Book Day

Of all of the methods to read a book, paperbacks are my favorite. A lot of the ones that I currently read are hardcover and I’m really not a fan. Haha, they’re much harder to read in bed. But a paperback book is so easy to read in bed.

About half of my “currently being read” books are paperback. Here’s what I’m reading right now!

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Day 3300 – What’s In My “Currently Reading” Pile Right Now?

I still have a goal of reading 300 books this year. I’ve only read 101, but I still think that I can do it. Ha ha, I’ve done the math and it’s possible. Part of how I’m working to achieve this currently is by tracking how much I’m reading throughout the day. I’ve found I read more than I think I do. Audiobooks while driving, doing the dishes or wash helps a lot too. Part of my morning routine is to read out of a few books, right now, that’s the first three on the top row. The fourth book is one I’ve been going through for the last week or so. I’m thinking it will be one that I recommend. It’s a great snapshot of different types of meditation and I’ve seen improvement just in the few times I’ve practiced.

I’ve noticed that I read much more when I’m reading fun books, especially page-turning reads. It’s been a while since I’ve had one of those, but holy smokes, I’m tearing through Into The Water. A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys has also been a fantastic read so far and I’m sure I’ll be highly recommending it to other Unicorns in my life.

What are you reading right now? How many books do you read at a time?

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