With the year halfway over, I know I’ve already done an update on my reading stats so far, but I also wanted to talk about our reading goals!
I know I’m not the only one who made a list of 2018 reading resolutions (you can read my main goal post here, or my list of 10 resolutions here), so I wanted to update you all on how my resolutions are going, as well as to ask you guys how YOUR resolutions are going!
GOAL: Goodreads challenge of 150 books
STATUS: 141/150 – 94% there and 66 books ahead of schedule!
GOAL: “must read” list of 24 titles
STATUS: 11/24 down, so I’m almost on track! I should be knocking out 5-6 more for the throwback bingo, though!
GOAL: finish more series!
STATUS: so far this year, I’ve completed 6 previously ongoing series, which is like… probably a record for me as the self-appointed Queen of Avoiding Finales.
GOAL: request less ARCs!
STATUS: I requested and/or accepted 123 ARCs in 2017 (from April-ish to December), and have requested 51 ARCs in 2018. I’d say I’m doing a little better! What really matters is that I’m only requesting ARCs I genuinely want to read now.
GOAL: book bans for most of the year
STATUS: HAHAHAHAHA. Okay, we all know damn well I have not been on a book ban this year until my current one started on June 1st. I have hauled waaaaay too many books so far this year. That said, my current ban is going at least until the end of August, but possibly the rest of the year, and I’m doing very well so far!
GOAL: looser TBRs
STATUS: I succeeded at this for the first 2 months, I think. My TBR for July was 15 books long.
GOAL: DNF more books
STATUS: I am actually kicking ass at this one! I no longer force myself to trudge through books I’m hating. I’ve DNFed 14 books so far this year.
GOAL: review books within 1-2 days
STATUS: … I don’t wanna talk about this.
(^ absolutely judging my RTC stack)
GOAL: read less books at once
GOAL: read pre-orders ASAP (or stop pre-ordering so much!)
STATUS: So far in 2018, I don’t think I’ve read a single pre-order when it arrived except Obsidio and ACOFAS. 😐 Oops.
So, those are my reading goal updates! Do you have any advice for how I could be doing a better job with the ones I’m kinda failing at? ? How are your goals going?