Time for a third quarter check in. All I can say….worst reading slump of the year.
I had decided to start using an official monthly TBR list in hopes it will push me to finish books. I have a stack of about 10 books next to my bed that I started and just never seemed to finish. It was a rough slump and I’m hoping some basic organization will pull me out of it. I have a lot of catching up to do. So, without further ado, these are the books I finished in July, August, and September.
Non Fiction: 1
The good thing? I loved every single one of these books! I’m going to stick with the positive on this one.
2018 Goals Check-in
Total Books Read
Goal: 50 Current: 19
Nonfiction Books Read
Goal: 12 Current: 6
I’m already working on my TBR for October and Non-Fiction November. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
I have decided to do numbered quarterly updates instead of using the seasons. It’s just hard to call this a Spring Update when the heat index has been over 100 degrees (Fahrenheit) the last week. So here is my update for the second quarter of the year; these are the books I finished in April, May, and June.
I struggled with my reading this quarter. I have stack of books about 15 deep that I started and just couldn’t get into to finish. I am going to blame this funk of trying to recover from surgery and the stress of changes at work. I’m hoping to double my number in the next quarter.
The best part of this quarter is that I really enjoyed everything I read. I am happy at the number of nonfiction books I sailed through and I hope to keep that nonfiction momentum going through the rest of the year. I am also hoping to at least double the number of books I read next quarter.
Mid-Year Goals Check-in
Total Books Read
Goal: 50 Current: 16
Nonfiction Books Read
Goal: 12 Current: 5
I’m already working on my TBR for the next quarter. Let me know what books you plan to read this summer!
I entered the Goodreads Challenge with the goal of completing 40 books in 2017.
Total Read: 37 books
- Nonfiction: 5
- Fiction: 32
I didn’t finish as many books as I would have liked but I was happy at how close I came despite struggling with a reading slum both in the Winter AND Summer. I was also happy that I started reading more nonfiction during the latter half of the year. You may remember, my second 2017 goal was to read 5 specific nonfiction books. I only managed to read two of them (Descent Into Darkness and The Poisoner’s Handbook). 2017 was not what I would call an amazing reading year but I am still happy with the progress I made. I rediscovered my love for historic nonfiction and started 2018 excited to read!
This year I am planning on keeping my goals simple. I am signing up for the Goodreads Challenge (you should join me!) and am aiming for 50 books read this year. I could have easily surpassed this number last year if not for those pesky reading slumps! I also am setting a Nonfiction goal for myself. My goal is for at least 12 of the books I read this year to be Nonfiction. I am not going to pick a specific list to read, but instead go where my mood sends me!
Total Books: 50
What are your 2018 goals? What books are you excited to read this year? Do you have any books I should check out!? Let me know! And Happy Reading!
I set two reading goals for myself at the beginning of 2017. The first was to read five specific nonfiction novels. The second was to complete 40 books by the end of the year. I did read 2 of my 5 nonfiction picks (I’m quite happy with this) and I am currently sitting at 30 of my planned 40 books. Only 10 books left to hit my goal…
December 1st left me contemplating all my missed reading time. I wouldn’t say it was time wasted, but I knew I could totally knock out these last 10 books! I would read instead of watching meaningless tv, I’d let some chores wait, and I’d spend less time talking on the phone on my drive home. I would dedicate that extra time to reading, and listening, to books.
Will I actually be able to read 10 books in 27 days? Probably not, but I see nothing to lose by trying!
What is the most you’ve read in a month? What do you plan to read to get you through the holidays? Do you have any Christmas reads I should check out? Good luck with hitting your goals!