I Completed My 2020 Goodreads Goal!

On Saturday, July 25, I achieved my goal of reading 60 books in 2020!! I am so glad that I got this finished before school starts next month (somehow orientation being this Saturday seems both way too soon and not soon enough!). I wanted to have a little fun to celebrate, so I’m doing the Goodreads Book Tag, which I recently saw on Reads and Thoughts.

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The Goodreads Book Tag

What was the last book you marked as “Read”?

I Love to Tell the Story by Faith Blum – #2 in the Librarians of Willow Hollow series (⭐⭐⭐⭐) This is a lovely Christian historical fiction story, releasing in just a few weeks! I’ll be sharing my review soon.

 

Never Say Goodbye

What are you currently reading?

My main focus right now is Never Say Goodbye by Sarah Grace Grzy. I just started it yesterday, and it only took a few pages to become deeply invested in these characters!

During my commute I’m listening to Lodestar by Shannon Messneger – #5 of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. There’s lots of drama, and I just want answers, but I’m still enjoying the ride to get to the answers.The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1)

At other random times I’m reading The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (very disappointed so far) and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (intense).

 

 

Return to the Hiding PlaceWhat is the last book you marked as TBR?

Return to the Hiding Place by Hans Poley. Someone mentioned it on Instagram recently, and it caught my attention.

 

What book do you plan to read next?Learning to See

I currently have Genreflecting by Cynthia Orr checked out from the library. I’m also hopeful that I get  to read Learning to See by Elise Hooper soon.

 

Do you use the star rating system?

Yes, of course! How else would I efficiently convey my thoughts about each book to my followers?

 

Are you doing a 2020 Reading Challenge?

😂 Yes and I just finished it!

 

Do you have a wish list?

Not on Goodreads. I have several TBR lists, but not a wish list.

 

What book do you plan to buy next?

Librarians of WIllow Hollow series banner

Why would I buy any books when I work in the library? Honestly, I rarely buy books. I might buy the Librarians of Willow Hollow series once they are all released, though. Or Cecily Wolfe’s The Library War, since I don’t foresee my library purchasing that.

 

Do you have any favorite quotes?

I do! The ones at the top of my list on Goodreads at the moment are:

  • “The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely” -Lorraine Hansberry
  • “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader” – Margaret Fuller
  • The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
    And all the sweet serenity of books” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Who are your favorite authors?

This tends to change a bit with the season, but always Sarah Sundin. Louisa May Alcott, and Gene Stratton-Porter. Others who frequently end up on the list include Cecily Wolfe, Sarah Grace Grzy, and Ray Bradbury.

 

Have you joined any groups?

A few, although I don’t tend to stay in them very long. I’m currently a member of The Goodreads Librarian Group and Rebellious Writing, but I’m rarely active in either.

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If you’re curious, you can see a list of all the books I have read so far this year here. You can also click on the Yearly Reading Challenges tab at the top of the blog to see how all of my challenges for this year are shaping up. I update this tab at least once a month.

Do you use Goodreads? If so, what is your favorite thing about it? If not, where is your favorite place to find book recommendations?

I’m sorry that I can’t do a giveaway this year to celebrate reaching my goal. I had hoped that might become an annual event, but it isn’t feasible at this time. I still have plenty of other reading goals to fulfill, though…maybe I’ll do a giveaway when I complete all of them? Or on my next blogging anniversary? We’ll have to see how things go.

Until the next chapter,

Jana

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