Sunday, January 31, 2016

2016 reading goals

Even though it's the last day of January, I still want to share my reading goals for 2016 with you. So here we go!

In 2015 I started university, which really cut into my reading time. I'm hoping that this year I will be able to balance uni-reading with all the other books I would like to read.

So what are my goals for 2016?

  • Reading a variety of books
    The books I usually read are from the young adult genre, but I really want to expand and experience a variety of different genres this year. I want to read more fantasy, more classics and also some autobiographies.
  • Reading different formats
    I discovered audiobooks a few months ago and really love it! I listened to some classics on a free app called LibriVox. I want to read books through different formats. I want to read books on my ereader, listen to audiobooks and (ofcourse) read the old fashioned way ;)
  • Reading the books I own
    So I made a list of the books I have on my shelf waiting to be read.. there are 23 (not counting ebooks). I really want to read most of them this year. I'm not allowed to buy a book unless I've read most of the books on my shelf!
  • Goodreads reading challenge
    The last couple of years I've participated in the Goodreads reading challenge. This year I wanted to get a realistic goal and not put to much pressure on myself for reading a certain amount of books. So my goal is to read 15 books this year, which is an achievable amount, I think.

Blog goals

So besides the personal reading goals I also have some goals that are blog related. I kept the goals very basic because I want them to be acchievable.

Post (at least) one review a month
One review is not that hard. I can do that easily.

Post each Sunday
I want to really try to get some structure in my blog. Some months I post lots and others nothing at all. So I want to post at least each Sunday.

What would you like to read on this blog? If you have any ideas, let me know! I always love creating new blogposts :)

What are your reading goals for 2016? Do you participate in the Goodreads reading challenge?

Friday, January 15, 2016

Book review: Awakening

Title: Awakening
Author: Cate Tiernan
Series: Sweep series #5
Genre: YA/ witches
Release date: August 2001
ages: 188

This is the fifth book of the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan. I feel like I'm going to enjoy it, but not like it will be an amazing read. Interested in the sweep series? Check out my previous reviews.

Previous books in this series:
1. Book of Shadows
2. The Coven
3. Blood Witch
4. Dark Magick

Just a quick review of Awakening! The book starts where it ended in Dark Magick. I really enjoy this story more and more.

In the previous books I had some trouble accepting the short time-frame in which each book is written. But now somehow that doesn't bother me anymore. Maybe it's because I've gotten used to it or because I discovered that I actually like it now, because you can really go on the journey with Morgan and see her every day life.

We really get to see how she grows and how she handles the obstacles and problems she faces in her life.

Even though I enjoy reading this series, it isn't the best series there is. It is more like an easy, fast read. I liked the realistic aspects of a teenage girl being naive and in love.

Favorite quote: 'How could I ever have believed he could really love someone like me? How could I have been so blind?'


I enjoyed reading it, but maybe I'm a little too old to find this story amazing.

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