#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks update

ReadMyOwnDamnBooksbuttonIn January this year, I’ve shared with you some of the bookish goals for this year and although many has not been met, I’m glad to say that I’m at least doing okay with the #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks challenge that Andi from Estella’s Revenge started. Reading has been going slowly for me, with only 9 books read up until now, however 6 of those books were my own. 

I only intend on reviewing 3 of the 6 books, of which 2 I’ve already reviewed:  Hollow City | The Light Between Oceans.  I have also read Animal Farm by George Orwell, which I most likely won’t review without spilling a whole bunch of political comparisons I’d much rather not make on my blog, but I fully intend on reviewing The Winter People soon.

Hopefully with the readathon coming up this weekend, I will be able to read more of my own books, but so far, I’m happy with my progress on this challenge. Are you reading more of your own books this year? And are you going to be participating in the readathon this week?



  • 6 out of 9 is good. I haven’t participated in this challenge, but I normally have under 10 books in my physical TBR at any given point- it varies a bit, but not much. I am generally good at reading what I buy. So I am following a Bingo Board that I created as a challenge this year, and while I am not making outstanding progress, I am very much on track. 🙂

    • That is great! I am also not doing that great, but I think I’m doing fairly well with reading my own books. Just wish I’d read more and quicker! That’s more my problem, getting so distracted with everything else.

  • Isi

    You are doing great! And you’ll do even better on Saturday because I’ll be cheering for you 🙂
    I’m very excited!
    PS: hope your resolution about writing letters is also going well haha 😉
    Kisses <3

  • Jennine G.

    I’ve got the slow reading thing going too. I’ve been teaching a couple books I’ve never read before, so it’s taking some of my time for other books. I’ve read a couple of my own and plan on reading today to cover one or two more.

    • At least you’re reading books you haven’t read before. Did you participate in the readathon?

      • Jennine G.

        I was going to, but ended up with errands that had to be run. I have a pretty clear week for Bout of Books though! I’m signed up!

  • Miss EJM

    I’ve been catching up on some reading and put a ban on buying new books because I have a boat load in my flat I haven’t read 😉 and with winter coming I will have a lot of indoor time.

  • Nice job with this challenge so far! I typically avoid books related to politics too 🙂