2018 Reading Plan (April Update)

Hi everyone,

March was a very successful month with a total of eight books completed for the month, which turns out to be only my second best month of the year (so far).  With another big month behind me, I’m now over halfway towards my goal of 45 for the year.  Check out some numbers below:

Overall Total: 23 (51.1%)
Original List: 15 (33.3%)
Total Pages: 7463 (324.5 per book)

If I continue the pace I’m on, I’ll read 92 books for the year which would blow away my current personal best (62). However, I’m going to be getting into some of my long books pretty soon with the first being City of God by St. Augustine (1000+ page) either at the end of April or early May. So I know I’m not going to approach that particular mark, but no matter where my total will be at the end of the year I’ll have achieved my goal for number of books read and hopefully also the majority of my original list.

One last little bit of news, as of about 8:30 pm Saturday night I had reached 182 views for the month. This is a new record, besting February’s 178. So thanks everyone who comes to read my reviews and follows my blog. It’s great to know that people are interested in my thoughts on books, and occasionally movies (which I need to get back on).

Founding Myths: Stories that Hide Our Patriotic Past by Ray Raphael
How’s Inky? (Living Forest #1) by Sam Campbell*
Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron by Nicholas Fraser
Making Money (Discworld #36) by Terry Pratchett
Too Much Salt and Pepper (Living Forest #2) by Sam Campbell*
Mirror Image (Op-Center #2) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
A Brief History of Seventh-day Adventists by George R. Knight
Foundation (Foundation #1) by Isaac Asimov
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo–and Still-Mo (Living Forest #3) by Sam Campbell*
Unseen Academicals (Discworld #37) by Terry Pratchett
The Wars of Gods and Men (Earth Chronicles #3) by Zecharia Sitchin- REREAD
A Tippy Canoe and Canada Too (Living Forest #4) by Sam Campbell*
Politics by Aristotle
Foundation and Empire (Foundation #2) by Isaac Asimov
On Wings of Cheer (Living Forest #5) by Sam Campbell*
I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld #38) by Terry Pratchett
Games of State (Op-Center #3) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
Moose Country (Living Forest #6) by Sam Campbell*
The Rise of the West by W.H. McNeill*
The Wonder That Was India by Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Second Foundation (Foundation #3) by Isaac Asimov
The Seven Secrets of Somewhere Lake (Living Forest #7) by Sam Campbell*
Snuff (Discworld #39) by Terry Pratchett
The Lost Realms (Earth Chronicles #4) by Zecharia Sitchin- REREAD
William Miller and the Rise of Adventism by George R. Knight
The Martian by Andy Weir
Raising Steam (Discworld #40) by Terry Pratchett
Acts of War (Op-Center #4) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
City of God by St. Augustine
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life by Herman Melville
The Sheperd’s Crown (Discworld #41) by Terry Pratchett
Genesis Revisited by Zecharia Sitchin
The Stuart Age by Barry Coward
Ulysses by James Joyce
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Balance of Power (Op-Center #5) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
Joseph Bates: The Real Founder of Seventh-Day Adventism by George R. Knight
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
The Major Works of Anselm of Canterbury
Pacific Vortex! (Dirk Pitt #1) by Clive Cussler
When Time Began (Earth Chronicles #5) by Zecharia Sitchin- REREAD
Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown
The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party by Michael F. Holt
The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt #2) by Clive Cussler
Light Beareres: A History of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church by Richard W. Schwartz
State of Siege (Op-Center #6) by Jeff Rovin- REREAD
The Guide for the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides
Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Lawrence James
Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #3) by Clive Cussler
Divine Encounters by Zecharia Sitchin
Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown

* = home read

2 thoughts on “2018 Reading Plan (April Update)

  1. Hey,hey, hey! Those are some great numbers. My first thought when I saw them was to cheer you on to break the 100 mark, but you immediately put the kabosh on that with the mention of some of the long books. Those are going to bring you right back on track to your original schedule I bet 🙂
    At least you know you’ll be able to make your goal.

    And congrats on another successful month of views. It is a nice feeling, isn’t it? Now, are you interacting with any others on WordPress? Or is most of your ‘social’ activity on Librarything or even elsewhere?

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    • Yeah, I’m surprised how much I’ve read already this year. But then again I’ve had a succession of short books to begin the year (besides my weekend reads…which are short as well).

      I’ve been catching up on everyone’s reviews and posts since the Olympics in February diverted my attention when I wasn’t reading. Once I’m relatively caught up I’ll be commenting more on stuff and more social.

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