Monday, January 11, 2016

Blogger New Year's Challenge - 1/11/16

Join Rachel of for The Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge that will begin on January 1 and run for 14 days.

Day 11: How many books are you 
reading in 2016?
Top books on your TBR?

I normally plan to read around 50 books a year, but you never know what life has in store for you so that is a safe bet for me.

The top books on my TBR stack are mostly historical fiction or women's fiction.  I have a few in the mystery genre.  

Mystery used to be my main genre, but it has now switched to historical fiction and women's fiction.

I listed a few book in another post that are my top books.

Right now I have a list of about nine books that I definitely want to read, and they all are in those three genres.


  1. I don't set a goal and read what I can.

    1. Good idea.

      I usually aim for a low number so I am not stressed.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

  2. Hi Elizabeth and Kathy,

    I agree with you both about setting a reading goal that is achievable, so that I don't feel pressured or stressed by half way through the year.

    I seem to be stuck in a nice way, to a whole series of psychological thrillers and have discovered some great new authors along the way. I do have quite a few different genres on my TBR shelves, so I should make a conscious effort to ring the changes very soon and try something new :)

    Enjoy your challenge. I hope that all is well with you and enjoy your week.


    1. I can't do anything that is stressful. :)

      Sounds like you have something good going on with your thriller series.

      ENJOY, and thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

  3. I really have no idea of the top books I'm looking forward to for 2016. I only know of one right now. Harlan Coben's book to be released in March called Fool Me Once. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

    1. I haven't read anything by him for a long time.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

  4. I love following your blog because my favorite genres are historical and women's fiction, and I always get great new suggestions from what you are reading. Speaking of, The Violinist of Venice arrived - thank you so much! I am so excited to read it! Jennifer

    1. Awwww....thank you, TarheelFIT1.

      I love both those genres. Glad to know you are a fan also.

      Let me know what you think of The Violinist of Venice.

      GREAT you received the giveaway win. ENJOY!!

      Thanks for stopping.

  5. Only historical fiction I have read is by Melanie Benjamin. Love her stuff.

    1. I started The Swans of Fifth Avenue tonight. I actually cannot get interested. I was so looking forward to reading it.

      I even have a signed copy.

      On to the next book. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Shannon.

  6. Great goal. It's always great to pick a comfortable number and not stress out about it. I do the same thing. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. sense stressing out.

      Thanks for stopping, Megan.

  7. I set my goal at 100 this year.. I am aiming to over shoot it, but at the same time I am reading for MY ENJOYMENT, not to meet a number, so I very well might not even hit 100.. Who knows!

    I actually was never able to get into Historical Fiction.. I mean I like SOME of it - but for some reason it has to be certain kinds and written a certain way for me to enjoy it.. Which is weird, because I LOVE watching Historical Movies.. makes no sense to me lol

    I hope you enjoy all your books!
    Punkie @Fluttering Hearts Reviews
    My Bloggers New Year's Challenge Day 11

    1. I didn't like history in high school, but I love reading historical fiction...LOL!!

      I always aim low...don't want to be stressed about something I love.

      Thanks for stopping, Punkiee V.