Stats and What’s Ahead

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Oh yes, it is year end wrap up time.  Get ready for all the stats all the time!  All this week it will be best books of the year, where did I read, who did I read, total numbers, and all the stats that no one cares about but me.  I don’t care because I do love bookish number posts.

But, that all starts tomorrow.  Today I’m figuring out what is ahead for 2017 (besides the entire breakdown of society as we know it).

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Of course we start with Foodies Read.  I’m running this again.  There are monthly book giveaways and other prizes thrown in occasionally.  I aim to read one book a month for this but usually end up reading more.


My attitude towards other challenges is way more laid back.  I read what I want and then find linkups that fit the book.  You all know I am not going to plan out what I am reading for a whole year.

Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction has a great list of challenges that you should be able to fit any book you read into.


I’m also going to do the A to Z reading challenge on Litsy.  If you are on there, check it out.  You can use the title of the book or the author’s name to represent a letter.


I’ll be talking in the next few days about challenges I set for myself in 2016 and how they went.  For 2017 I’m going to be focusing on reading more Central and East Asian books.  There was a big hole there in my 2016 reading.  I’m sort of excited about reading more set in China and Japan and Korea but not feeling as much love for central Asia.  I’m going to have to do some research to find books I want.

I went to the best list of books by country ever to get some ideas.  I started up an Asia2017 Goodreads list to get started.  Mostly nonfiction so far.


I’m also going to tackle some of those books that have been on my mental TBR forever.  For example, I have never read A Wrinkle in Time.  I’m going to read that before the movie comes out.  That’s my deadline.


I’m going to be hosting a read along in April for Terry Pratchett’s Small Gods as part of the year long Discworld event hosted by Bex.

What are your plans for 2017?