Hello readers! It has been a WHILE since my last post. It’s also been about 3 months since I read a book. I did start a book this week! It was Yellowface by RF Kuang. I’m only 2 chapters in so far, but I’m enjoying it.
I have had A LOT going on in my personal life. It isn’t over by any means, but I want to get back into some of my hobbies. I’ve been a book lover for half my life and it makes me sad when I’m not reading. However, I cannot read when my mental health is deficient. I’m hoping to get slowly back into it and this blog, too!
I thought the perfect post to come back with is my reading goals updated. I have been thinking for a few days now there is no way I can return to this blog if I haven’t read a book. However, I’ve finally convinced myself just to do it. I’m not sure how often I’ll be posting, but I’m hoping to post at least once a week.
First, I’ll tell you how I’ve done on the goal and then let you know if I’m changing the it. I know I had some monthly goals, so we can expect I’ve failed on that, but that’s not a reason to give up!
If you missed my reading goals post back in December, CLICK HERE.
My first goal was to read 150 books. As I said in that post, if I’m approaching the halfway point of the year and I haven’t read much, we are lowering the goal. From the 1st of January to March 6th, I read 26 books. I was absolutely on my way to reaching that goal. However, I haven’t read anything since then, so I’m lowering it. Earlier today, I dropped my Goodreads goal to 50. I think I’ll for sure reach it!
Goal 2 was to read a book by one of my favorite authors every month. This goal was harder than I thought. I did manage it in January and March! I’m not changing this goal. I’m going to try my best to read a favorite author from June on.
The point of this goal was to prioritize my favorite authors. I spend a lot of time reading new releases and trying new authors. I don’t read the same authors over and over as I did in high school, so I wanted to prioritize them more. That is why I’m planning to continue with this one.
This one was much more specific. I was trying to read or get rid of some of my TBR vets. If you look at my original post, I have 20 books shown there that I’ve owned for at least 4 years. I don’t mind having a big TBR, but I hate seeing the same books sitting on it for years and years. So far, I’ve unhauled 8 and I didn’t read any. I did read a few other books on my TBR in the first two months of 2023, but they were newer. I’m still hoping to whittle this list down as far as I can in the remainder of 2023.
GOAL 4 & 6
Goal 4 was to finish more series that I start within a year. I really hate when I drag out reading a series. Goal 6 was to finish 12 series. I finished ONE series this year. It was a duology and I read the 1st book in 2020. I am not sure how many more series I’m going to try to get through. Most of the series I’ve read books in 2023 have not been favorites of mine.
Goal 5 was to read a book each month for the Buzzwordathon. The Buzzwordathon is this challenge/readathon that happens every month. I made a post in December of all the books I hoped to read for the challenge. I did manage to read one for January and February, but not since then. I might just try to go back and read a book for each challenge I missed. I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself, though.
I’m so happy to finally be getting back into things. Before my break, I was finally posting 4 times a week again. I cannot believe how life can just kick us in the pants sometimes. I missed writing here and seeing everyone else’s posts so much. Thanks for reading!
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2 thoughts on “Reading Goals Update (I’M BACK!)”
Lovely to have you back and look forward to reading your blog posts again. Don’t pressure yourself though. Even deciding that you need to blog more often can make things feel more difficult. Take care XX
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