2023 Reading Challenge Review

The year has somehow zoomed on by, and here we are, looking towards 2024 right on the horizon.

With the days of December coming to an end, it’s time to look back on this year’s Goodreads challenge.

At the start of the year I set a goal of reading 33 books, to celebrate my 33rd birthday in January. I’m happy to announce that not only did I hit that goal, but surpassed it more than I expected. So, let’s dig into it.

This year I found myself getting more into the fun colored cover romance novels. They say to not judge a book by its cover, but I was a sucker for a lot of these bright, fun, and cute cover designs. I also kept up with my love of magic and witch related content, and also looked for a few more books that dealt with topics of royalty (Dukes, Ladies, etc).

Here’s some of my most memorable reads from the year:

  1. House Witch (the series as a whole)
  2. Lunar Love
  3. Too Good to Be Real (perfect for Hallmark Movie Lovers)
  4. The Lost Witch
  5. Spells for Forgetting

What are you waiting for, grab a good book, a cup of hot cocoa and explore a new world!

Happy Reading!

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2021 Reading Challenge Review

With just a few hours left until the year is complete, it’s time to look back at one of my favorite things, my Goodreads yearly reading challenge!

My goal for this year was to read 30 books. I try to read a little bit every night as part of my evening ritual. Reading helps me escape the stresses of my everyday life, and hop into a different world.

Let’s take a look at the stats!

With 2021 being another Covid filled year, travel didn’t happen, and weekends weren’t busy, so I was able to smash my goal and read 10 more books than I had hoped, closing the year at 40 books read.

Some of favorite books from this year include:
The Ex Hex
Sixteen Scandals
Nature of Witches

Time to prep for 2022! I already have a stockpile of books to tackle in the coming days, thanks to a sale at my local library where I was able to fill a bag for only $5.

For this coming year, I’ll probably stick to 30 as my goal. It’s a fairly safe number that I think I can achieve, but who knows what 2022 has in store for all of us.

Happy Reading!

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2018 Reading Challenge Rundown

2019 is here, which means it’s time to review last year’s reading challenge! For 2018, my goal was to read 20 books, and I’m happy to report I was able to meet that goal, even though it was a busy and challenging year.

Thanks to Goodreads, I was able to see a compilation of all the books I read into a fun visual! Let’s check it out.


Reading Challenge from Goodreads

Reading Challenge from Goodreads

As you can see, I went on a reading binge on books from Alice Hoffman and Charlie N. Holmberg, both were my standout authors for the year. Every year I tend to find one author who I really enjoy the writing style and subject matter of, both this year I found. My favorite types of books are usually ones that deal with witches, witchcraft, and any sort of magic. If you have any suggestions in the genre, do let me know!

For this year, I’m keeping my reading goal at 20 books. I’ve just finished my first book of the year, “Valentine” by Jodi McAlister which was the first book in a YA series about high school students and some “faeries.” Worth a read, but the first half of the book is pretty slow. I’m still undecided if I’ll pick up the next book in the series.

Until then, I’m going to spend my time unwrapping and enjoying my “Blind date with a Book” collection I picked up from Barnes and Noble. The first book to unwrap below:

p.s. become my friend on Goodreads, I don’t have any 🙂

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