Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2018 Goals: Write My Reviews

One of my goals this year is to improve my review-to-books read ratios. Writing reviews is a  big part of the reason that I got started in book blogging. Too many times I’ve read a book, only to forget that I’ve read it until I pick it up again and get a good way through it. I thought that writing reviews would help me remember. And it has—at least to some extent. I usually remember that I’ve read the book, even if I’ve forgotten what it is about or how it ends!

Last year I reviewed just over 70% of the books I read. This year I am hoping to get that percentage closer to 90%. (Actually I’d like to get the ratio to 100%, but let’s not get crazy here!)

I plan to keep a list here of the books I read, in chronological order, with a checkmark in front of those that have been reviewed. The titles will be clickable links to my reviews once I’ve written and posted my review.

Here is my progress:

✔︎    The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
✔︎    How To Change A Life by Stacey Ballis
✔︎    Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

✔︎    The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard
✔︎    The Murderer's Maid by Erika Mailman
The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
✔︎    A Piece of The World by Christina Baker Kline

✔︎    I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Marissa de los Santos
Abe and Molly: The Lincoln Courtship by Frederic Hunter
✔︎    Another Day In The Death Of America by Gary Younge
✔︎    The Baby Plan by Kate Rorick
Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
✔︎    My Name Is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini

You can follow my progress each month here.

Monthly checkpoints:
January - 3 books read; all were reviewed - 100%!
February - 4 books read; 3 books reviewed - 75%
March - 6 books read; 4 books reviewed - 67%
April -
May -
June -
July -
August -
September -
October -
November -
December -

2018 percent reviewed to date: 77%

You can follow the progress I make on all of my goals and challenges this year here!

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  1. Good luck with writing your reviews. Maybe you can do mini reviews for those you don't really feel like writing?

  2. Mini reviews is a good idea; especially for some of those books I read last year but put off writing the reviews for. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. What a great goal! I need to do better about this. Like you said, it's one of the reasons why I started blogging as well. Looks like you are off to a great start!