Okay, so I made a resolution for 2016. I know, I know. I'm not a resolution keeper. But I thought this would be good for me and that I'd be able to do it. I would read and review one new-to-me author every month.
I tried. Really I did. I bought a book in January by an author I'd never heard of. And I tried reading it. Ummmmm. DNF. I tried several times in February. DNF. (I actually didn't read a single entire book in February, but I was deep in getting a book ready for release.)
March, I read and reviewed two books by new-to-me authors. One I had been meaning to read and one I'd never heard of.
April, I read and reviewed one book by someone I'd never heard of. But it was on my Kindle for a long time.
June, I read and reviewed one. It was a free download, if I remember right.
July, I read and reviewed five books by authors I'd never read before. Two of them, I'd been meaning to read and the others were new to me. Some I bought and some I got for free. (Can't remember which ones are which, though.)
So far this month, I've read and reviewed one book by someone I hadn't read before. Someone I should've read a long time ago. A writer I've known - online anyway - for years. I feel really bad that I haven't gotten around to reading and reviewing books by people I like, but I'm working on it.
Anyway, I'm up to eight new-to-me books downloaded, read, and reviewed this year, and while it hasn't been one a month, the average is there.
What are your reading goals looking like this year? Did you make any goals beyond how many books you plan to read? Read a classic or two, read new authors, try new genres?