I am not sorry to see the back of May. Is that why I am posting this a day early? Maybe. Bottom line, May sucked.
I did not finish a single book this month. Not a single one.
It was a few days ago that I realised how much of a negative impact my lack of reading was having on my mental health (or perhaps my lack of reading was a symptom?). Either way, I have been making a concerted effort to force myself to read each day. Even if it is just a chapter. I know that slowly but surely it will help to get my brain back on track and hopefully bring a little balance to my wobbly emotions!
I’m currently reading…
Honestly, it really isn’t worth talking about my reading challenges as there is nothing to update.
If you would like to see which ones I am taking part in you can find more details here.
Read a little every day
Take each day as it comes
Remember that moving and staying mental healthy is pretty much impossible #BeKindToYourself
February was the month that I decided to really kick things up a notch over here at For the Love of the Story. I participated in WWW each Wednesday and have connected with some wonderful book bloggers as a result.
I finished 3 books in February. I pretty proud of myself for this, as although I read daily, I generally only read before bed. I am thinking about upping my Goodreads challenge target as a result but I don’t want to get ahead of myself!
I got challenge obsessed during February! There was me thinking I would just track my reading with the Goodreads Challenge and then tackle the British Books Challenge as a way to give my reading so focus. Well, things may have gotten a little out of hand now!
My target is to read 20 books this year. I aimed for 25 last year and came up short. So far I have read 6 books.
I read and reviewed a ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ for the challenge. This got me a bonus point for reading a book by the author of the month. I’m feeling very proud of myself for this and looking forward to starting March’s read.
I only discovered the Agatha Reading Challenge yesterday but I know this is going to be a great one for me! I’ve already posted two reviews as part of it.
When I discovered Bookopoly I instantly became obsessed with the idea. I have actually read enough books to buy three properties but I haven’t updated the graphic yet.
Other than keep reading? I’ve got some ideas for a post (or two) I want to write about book to film adaptations. I will also be prepping for CampNaNoWriMo which takes place in April.
I’m really excited to keep connecting with other bloggers from all over the world and sharing in a love of reading.