What's Up Wednesday: New Year!

Hello Poetteers!

I surprised myself these few days of the new year. I made a goodreads goal to read 60 books this year. I lowered it from last year's 90 books, which I didn't reach. I hope lowering it makes it more attainable.

I've already read two books!

Inside Out & Back Again - which I loved. It's a MG novel in verse about a refugee. I'm used to reading YA, so this was a light read even though there are some emotionally touching scenes. I gave it 5 stars.

The Luxe by Anne Godberson - I enjoyed reading it but it was predictable. I enjoyed the time period and writing style. I gave it 4/5 stars.

Sadly though, I haven't done much writing. I'm trying to write a short story a week. It's not going very well and I need the inspiration/motivation. Hopefully that will change.

Love, Fida


I'm sure you'll reach your goals of 60 books this year. I'll have to check out the MG book you mentioned. I'm reading as many as I can to get some inspiration for a MG manuscript I want to write this year.

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ELAdams said…
Hope you get back to writing soon. Best of luck with the reading goal! :)
Crystal Collier said…
I hear you. Writing in 2015 has been tricky. Reading has too, considering my family is SUPER demanding, but I love them. I hope you reach your goal and that your muse starts yacking.
Simply Sarah said…
I lowered my goal this year too. I want to read a lot and a variety of books but I don't want it to be a race. I want to enjoy it and absorb all the words. I read Inside Out and Back Again last year and I enjoyed it too. Now I'm reading Brown Girl Dreaming which is another novel that is written in verse.
Fida Islaih said…
I really do want to read BROWN GIRL DREAMING, thank you!
smile4niki said…
60 books is still a lot to read! You can do it though! Good luck!
Miss Cole said…
Good luck with all your goals for 2015 :D
Melanie Crouse said…
2 books already is well on your way to 60! Good luck!