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Monday, July 30, 2018

Catching up on past due book reviews... a plan

Last week I moaned here about how behind I am on writing reviews for books I've read in 2018. I know it is a self-imposed list but, by golly, I really DO want to review them, if for no other reason than the books themselves will quite screaming at me to be heard. Ha.

I've made a plan. For the next several weeks, until I am done, I will write two past-due reviews or mini-reviews and stay current on books as I finish them. I don't review every book I read, but I want to review all book club selections, all Printz-possible YA titles, and any SH/JH nonfiction books I read. I also have a few favorites I will throw in for good measure. As I finish reviewing books I will come back to this page and hyperlink them. Stay tuned and watch my progress.


1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Read Feb 26, 2018
RHS Book Club

Read May 1, 2018
Personal choice

3. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Read May 2, 2018
YA-Printz possible

4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Re-read May 6, 2018
SOTH Book Club

Read May 22, 2018
JH/SH Nonfiction

6. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Read May 25, 2018
YA-Printz-possible

7. Artemis by Andy Weir
Read May 31, 2018
Personal choice

8. Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Read June 4, 2018
RHS Book Club

9. Truth Like the Sun by Jim Lynch
Read June 14, 2018
SOTH Book Club

10. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Read June 18, 2018
RHS Book Club

Read June 18, 2018
YA-Printz possible

Read July 02, 2018
Personal choice

13. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Read July 5, 2018
Personal choice

Read July 18, 2018
Personal choice

15. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Read July 19, 2018
YA-Printz-possible

16. The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Read July 26, 2018
Personal choice

I'll keep track of my progress on this counter
Last updated: September 12, 2018


Past Due Book Reviews

16 / 16 books. 100% done!

COMPLETE!


3 comments:

  1. I like that you have set a challenge for yourself of doing the past due book reviews. That will probably help motivate you. It's a bunch of reviews and probably feels overwhelming. Good luck!

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  2. Good for you for setting goals! I sometimes get WAY behind on my reviews, but I have been doing well lately - Big Book Summer helps because it takes me longer to finish each book, so fewer reviews to write! And the books I read for Shelf Awareness HAVE to be reviewed & turned in by a certain date. I'm sure I'll get behind again :)

    Good luck - lots of good books on your list here!

    Sue

    2018 Big Book Summer Challenge

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  3. Great plan! Just do what you can and don't stress out too much. You are retired!!

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