As you all know, one of my goals was to read the books off of my bookshelf this month. And as some of you may have guessed, this has become rather difficult. In an attempt to not buy as many books, I have been using my library. But this has not been helpful in getting my own books read. So I have returned all of my library books, and have decided to use my library for: graphic novels and elementary size kid books, for the books that are selected from Goodreads and Netgalley selections that I no longer have access too (will explain below).
How my reading will look from this point forward:
I can pick up whatever book that I own as I want, without worrying about if it is a book that I recently bought or not. But, I will also work in the books randomly selected by random.org.
At first, I had random.org pick numbers from my Goodreads shelf and the list of books purchased this year. Those picks were:
2018 Book Haul Pick:
Magic Forest (Fairy Unicorns #1) by Zanna Davidson *Click on the link to purchase*
I was so excited about these picks, especially Little & Lion. Little & Lion has been on my Goodreads TBR since before it came out, but along with most books it became buried in the list. Magic Forest is one that I knew that I would get to and it wouldn’t take very long to get through it since it something that I bought for my kids.
But, I didn’t stop there, I couldn’t. I also wanted to work through the backlog of Netgalley titles. I know that I have received a lot of amazing books for review that I just didn’t have time to get or that I forgot about (For example I discovered that I have a review copy of Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle. This is a book that I’ve checked out from my library multiple times but unable to read it before someone else requests.) So I used to Random.org to select 3 current Netgalley titles and 3 old titles. They are:
Sindicate by J.T. Nichols ( I also have the first book, yay!)
Enter Night by Michael Rowe
Probably the only book that I have lost interest in would be Upgrade by Rana Florida, but I will still give it a try.
There was one book that was selected that I no longer had a digital copy of and couldn’t borrow from my library, Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen. If I come across it for fairly cheap I may review it then, but for now I marked it as a pass.
We will see how it goes, and if I have luck with it, I will use it to pick out my reads from my read and rehome shelf. But, for now I am excited to pick up what was selected.