The goals where I’m ahead are in blue; bang on are in green; behind by up to five books are in orange; anything else is in red. I now have a running total to show where I should be for the month too (e.g. by June I needed to read 182 books overall).
- 250 or fewer books bought;
- 366 books read overall;
- 200 books read which I owned prior to 2016;
- no more than 10% of income on books per month.
- Books bought this year so far: 171/180.
- September books bought: 16/20.
- September budget: £26/£30.
- Owned books read this month: 18/16.
- Books read this month: 34/30.
- Owned books read overall: 145/150 (5 books behind).
- Books read overall: 269/274 (5 books behind).
So as you can see, it’s been a really productive month: for September, I was ahead on all my goals, and I caught up with the deficit from previous months. Let’s hope I can keep that up as I plunge into the second year of my BSc, taking double the amount of credits I was before…
This month’s theme for the challenge is to talk about books and bookish gifts I’m hoping for in my Christmas pile. Well, Genevieve Cogman’s The Burning Page is due on the 15th December, so I’ll probably ask for that, and Dennis Hopeless’ Spider-Women has a pretty big price tag so that’s probably going to be saved for then.
Other than that, I don’t know yet. Probably some comics-related stuff — there’s a Winter Soldier hoodie I want, and a Spider-Gwen one. But my partner is making me a Captain Marvel hoodie, so there’s that. We’ll see, I guess! Normally I wait a little longer to make my wishlists.
As for a TBR for the month, here’s a bunch of books that I either need to review or are part of series I’m trying to finish!
- Ilona Andrews, Magic Binds.
- Marie Brennan, In Ashes Lie.
- Mira Grant, Deadline.
- Mira Grant, Blackout.
- Joseph Hansen, The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of.
- Joseph Hansen, Skinflick.
- Sylvia Moreno-Garcia, Certain Dark Things.
- Emma Newman, After Atlas.
- Cherie Priest, The Family Plot.
- John Scalzi, The Ghost Brigades.
I’m gonna keep it to those ten, this month, and see if having a short list encourages me to get round to all of them.