This year is going by so quickly! As the middle of the year passes us by, I wanted to revisit the top five bookish goals I set for myself in 2018.
Although I’ve been actively working on all the goals I set, I haven’t taken the time yet to sit down and evaluate where I’m at. And the six month in mark seemed to be the perfect pause point to do so.
Let’s jump right in!
Read at least 20 books I’ve purchased for myself but have not read yet
So far I’ve only read eight books that I’ve purchased for myself. More than half of the books I’ve read have been review copies, and I can’t seem to stop myself from borrowing exciting new books from my library as well. At this rate, this goal doesn’t seem possible. But I have planned a month coming up where I’m scheduling out audiobook reviews I haven’t gotten to yet and will be spending that time reading books for me! So maybe this is still possible.
Finish the series I’ve started
I think this is the goal I’m doing best on completing so far! I finished the Daniel Blackland trilogy and recently also read the third book in the Arkane series. What’s left right now is just to read the last book in The Lunar Chronicles. And I purchased Winter back in March, so once I’ve read that this will be done – and I can count that for the first goal too, so it’s a double win!
Re-read some old favorites
I am seriously slacking in this category. But! I have a plan. As mentioned above, in September I’m scheduling out audiobook reviews that I haven’t posted yet to give myself a month to just read whatever I choose. And I’m thinking of marathoning through the Harry Potter series, and then if I still have time, picking up some other books that have been sitting on my shelf for too long. Again, I’m also counting these for the first goal since I bought the entire series last year, so it’s another double win!
Complete the Popsugar 2018 reading challenge
The Popsugar 2018 reading challenge has a total of 50 book prompts; I’ve completed 23 to date. I have managed to work several review copies in, though, along with each Harry Potter book even if it took some stretch of the imagination (Quidditch counts for a book involving a sport, right??). I’m clearly double dipping with all of these goals, but I don’t see anything wrong with that…
Branch out to write new types of posts
This is where I’ve definitely been most consistent so far. Between seasonal recommendations, top ten lists, and a few different types of read-alikes, I’m having a lot of fun coming up with these posts! Other readers seem to be enjoying them as well, as they are getting a lot of views and interaction. I will definitely be keeping up with recommending books in a variety of types and formats this year. Who knows? Maybe 2019 will continue this trend!
Do you set yearly goals for yourself? What are your books, reading, and blogging goals for this year and how are you doing with them? I’d love to know!