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2018 Bookish Goals Update – January to June

The first half of 2018 has been and gone and I’m here to give you a bookish goals update for this first 6 months.

My full goal for reading is 25 books for the entire year, but I feel like I will most likely beat that considering so far I’ve read 23 books!

I also had 4 other goals, some I’ve done better on than others… Those goals were:36099753

  1. Read Carrie Fisher’s 4 fiction books – I’ve read none so far and only own 2, I need to work on that!!
  2. Read 5 classics – I’ve read 1… Again, I seriously need to work on that, but I just haven’t been in the mood for them at all.
  3. Read 5 non-fiction books – I’ve actually read 6 so far, focusing on the Kray twins and Queen Victoria. I’ve really enjoyed learning though.
  4. Complete 3 series – I’ve completed 1, the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. I have plans to complete another soon.

Now to get on with the list of books I’ve read and their ratings!



  1. Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair – Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridon (5/5)
  2. Beauty & the Beast: Lost in a Book – Jennifer Donnelly (5/5)
  3. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (4/5)
  4. Fallen – Lauren Kate (4/5)
  5. Torment – Lauren Kate (4/5)
  6. Passion – Lauren Kate (5/5)
  7. Rapture – Lauren Kate (5/5)
  8. The Tudors: Lady Jane Grey to Elizabeth I – G. J. Meyer (4/5)
  9. Leia, Princess of Alderaan – Claudia Gray (5/5)
  10. Harley Quinn Volume 1: Hot in the City – Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (5/5)
  11. The Profession of Violence: The Rise & Fall of the Kray Twins – John Pearson (4/5)
  12. Harley Quinn Volume 2: Power Outage – Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (4/5)
  13. Monster Orphan Spy – Matt Killeen (5/5)33784284
  14. Still Me – Jojo Moyes (5/5)
  15. Open Road Summer – Emery Lord (3/5)
  16. Criticizing Photographs – Terry Barrett (3/5)
  17. Frances: The Tragic Bride – Jacky Hyams (5/5)
  18. Victoria: A Life – A. N. Wilson (5/5)
  19. Stolen – Lucy Christopher (3/5)
  20. My Real Name is Hanna – Tara Lynn Masih (4/5) ARC
  21. Everything Leads to You – Nina LaCour (4/5)
  22. Harley Quinn Volume 3: Kiss Kiss Bang Stab – Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (4/5)
  23. Stalking Jack the Ripper – Kerri Maniscalco (5/5)


I’ve been gone a while and thought it would make sense to specify why and update you all on what will happen with this blog in the future.

Why I was gone:

I was gone because I’ve been focusing on other things. I enrolled in an open degree in photography at the end of January and since then photography in general has been my main focus, although I have still been reading a fair bit. Photography and life in general has been getting in the way, but I have been wanting to give this update and even post on here, but I’ve only kind of started trying to make some time for it.

What will happen with this blog:

I have some posts planned and do plan on trying to do some posts or book reviews at some point. Book hauls and Book goal updates will be coming out vaguely soon. I haven’t gotten any more arcs from netgalley as i need to read some more of the books I own myself and have also been using my local library more, but in terms of book reviews, I think I will do reviews on books that are either really good or quite bad, or just where I have a strong opinion. I’m not sure how often I will post but it’ll be as often as I can, and I’m also not sure if I’m going to post non-bookish things or not.

I hope this provides some sort of insight into what’s been going on and what’ll happen on here in the future and thank you for your understanding!