Welcome to the December Literary Junkies link up with Taylor from Pink Heels, Pink Truck and I! I hope you've made all your reading goals for 2016. I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I did not do as well as I'd hoped. Instead of creating a new challenge for myself, I've decided to just keep updating my current bookshelf and make my way through the list of categories in 2016. The Literary Junkies held a holiday book swap this month as well. My partner sent me the newest Nicholas Sparks novel, See Me, which I am very excited to add to my reading list for next year. Thank you, Jillian! The January Literary Junkies pick is Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff so make sure to join us for our first read of 2016. On to the link up!
Here are our questions for this month:
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
I am finishing Becoming Ellen by Shari Shattuck. It follows a woman's journey from being invisible by her own choice to becoming an advocate for people who have landed in unfortunate circumstances. It's a really interesting read especially her relationship with food as an emotional eater. For some reason, that personality quirk has really captured my attention. I find it really interesting. I'll be sharing a review on the book once I've finished soon.
3. What was your book-read total for 2015? Did you make your goal for the year?
HA! I did not even get halfway to 30 which was my goal. If I count Becoming Ellen which will be finished at some point this week, I've hit 11 reads for 2015. That is sad but better than last year I guess.
4. How many books would you like to read in 2016?
I'm going to scale my ambition a bit and set my goal for 15 books in 2016. I think that's reasonable for me to get back on the reading train again. Hopefully I can average 1.5 books per month. That would make me happy.
5. What is the number one book sitting on your Must Read list right now?
Now that I have See Me on my bookshelf, I can't wait to dive into the latest Nicholas Sparks novel. However, I really want to read by first book from Erika Robuck.