So, have you set your reading goal for 2017? I like to track on GoodReads :) I find that setting a goal encourages me to read throughout the year - instead of doing something boring like watching more television (I used to never watch TV, I don't know what happened).
Anyway, this year I'm setting my reading goal at 80 books. It seems like A LOT, but after pretty easily reading 70 last year, I think that I can push myself with this challenge in 2017. Plus, I hear the 80's will be trending this year, so I'll jump on that bandwagon.
This year was a good year of reading for me. I will have read 71 books by the turn of the new year and I'm back here to start blogging again.
2016 was such a busy year at work that my blog, right here, has been sorely neglected. Honestly, the last thing I wanted to do each night when I got home was talk about books more. Which is sad, considering it is my favorite thing. But as we settle into 2017 I look forward to some good changes and more time to do things I love (read: talk about books more ... and read more).
Anyway, finishing a quick graphic novel today brought me to an end of the 2016 Book Bingo. After four years of hosting a Book Bingo score card here on Lizz the Librarian, I've decided to take a break and do something new for 2017.
I'll still be completing a reading goal over on GoodReads and hope to read 80 books in 2017. I'll keep you updated as to what I read, if I join any reading goals, and I hope to do lots more reviews here in the coming year.
Check out the books I read this year after the jump and I'll see you as we read together in 2017!
Why did I pick it up: I read a couple other of Gail's books and they were fun reads, so I thought this one would be too ;)
Summary: Prudence, Rue to anyone she likes, and her best friend Primrose are bound for adventure. In Rue's new dirigible, that is a flying ship that Rue names the Spotted Custard (because she's just practical like that), they are destined for India with two annoying men and a ship full of capable staff. But Rue isn't one to shirk excitement and get herself involved in everything she shouldn't.
Why did I pick it up: I read it for my bookclub this month, but it was already on my TBR
Summary: Safi and Iseult are Threadsisters, two Threadwitches who are the closest of friends (think Parabati) and will protect each other at all costs. Safi is a Truthwitch, a rare Threadwitch who knows the truth when anyone speaks - a valuable girl who is suddenly and quite surprisingly betrothed to an old man. A complicated escape plan hatches, the girls are separated and don't know who they can trust. The future is looking rather grim when a Bloodwitch named Aeduan is close on their tails and Admiral Merrik either saves or captures the girls ... it is a fight for survival.