April. The month where Sarah and I become a year older and we start thinking what the heck is going on with our lives?
It also reminds me that I set goals at the beginning of the year and I am no closer to achieving them. When they’re reading goals, you can guarantee I won’t have made any progress whatsoever!
And it’s my reading goals I wanted to address today!
Back in January, I wrote down four goals I wanted to achieve by the end of the year. All are manageable and flexible with my reading patterns and moods, but whether I take them into account when reading is another matter.
First off is my
Goodreads Goal of 50 books.
At the time of writing, I’ve read 15 books so far and I am 3 books ahead of schedule so that’s not too bad. I’m relatively okay with it. It’s not as good compared to previous years but then again, I’m reading a lot of my chunky books at the moment and they take longer to read.
Read all my Fairyloot books.
I tried to start this but Priory of the Orange Tree came along and scuppered my planned Fairyloot month. I’m atrocious about reading my Fairyloot books because I’ll put them on my bedside table thinking “yeah, I’ll read them” but I never do. I never feel in the right mood somehow and it means that all of my Fairyloot Books are unread. I need to get my act together because the reason why I’ve ordered the boxes in the first place is for the books!
Read all YALC 2018 books.
This is one I’m making slow progress with. I’ve read four out of the nineteen unread books still on the list Although it is technically three as I DNFed one a month or so ago. Hopefully I’ll continue ticking off the books so that when July and YALC 2019 comes around, I won’t feel guilty with myself for not reading last year’s books!
Finish completed and unread series.
Haha! I don’t think I’ve taken much notice about the series on my shelves because I’ve certainly not finished any. I did catch up with the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen but as that is ongoing, it doesn’t count! Maybe I should dedicate a month to reading the final couple of books in a series, that way I’ll get caught up and I won’t have to keep grimacing every time I see this goal in my reading journal. We’ll see.
Hopefully April to July will be a more successful quarter. I do very much want to tackle these goals and edge ever closer to finishing them but sometimes other books and life things just get in the way!
How are you doing with your 2019 reading goals and challenges?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!