We are half way through the year and WHAT?? How? When did this happen? It literally doesn’t feel real.
But it’s that time of the year again when I check-in on my reading goals every three months. Check out my three month check-in here.
So lets see how I went!
Read 52 books
I have successfully completed one of my reading goals! Yay! Honestly, not surprised by this result as I tend to read a lot of books anyway.
Between April and June, I read 37 books! Here are all the books I read:
Quality not quantity
I definitely feel like I’m doing well with this goal. Basically, ‘quality not quantity’ means to read books that I’ve always meant to read. Even though I’ve read a lot of books, I feel like most of them have been quality reads — books I’ve been meaning to read.
READ BACKLIST BOOKS FROM AUTHORS I LOVE
Ooh, I’m definitely smashing this goal! I’ve been reading a lot of backlist books — 50%. However, in the first three months of the year, my percentage of backlist books read was 63%, so it has dropped as I’ve read quite a few 2020 releases.
Borrow more from the library
Definitely did well with this goal! The ten books that I have bought are backlist books I’ve owned for a while or part of my rereads.
Read longer books
I count ‘longer books’ as anything over 500 pages long. I’ve only read 7 books over 500 pages long (but a lot that are between 400-499). But one of them was over 2000 pages long (Heaven’s Official Blessing) and I’m also currently reading Les Miserables.
2020 anticipated releases
The books in grey are one’s I’ve read.
I’ve been doing really well at this goal to read all of my 2020 anticipated releases! I only have three books left from the first half of the year to read, which are The Kingdom of Back, Bonds of Brass, and Check, Please!. I’ve also read one book from the second half of the year (The Memory of Souls which is an ARC). I also have ARCs of Fence: Striking Distance and The Space Between Worlds which I will read soon!
My own readathon
This is the second year my friend, Steffie, and I have run our own reading challenge. We have changed a couple of the books for a few months because we had too many historical books in a row.
I’ve read every book for all of the months so far, aside from June’s which is Tales of the City, but I plan to read it this month. I’m also doing really well on reading Les Miserables! Last check-in in April, I had read only 23 pages lol. This time, I’ve read 371! But by the end of June, I should have been up to 500 so I’m still behind.
Popsugar 2020 Reading Challenge
(The titles in red are books I intend to read for the prompts.)
I am doing fantastic at this goal and I think I’ll actually finish the entire Popsugar Challenge by next check-in!
Out of the 40 standard prompts, I’ve read 35. And out of the 10 advanced prompts, I’ve read 9.
Read a series or two
I am doing terrible at this goal. I’m supposed to be finishing off series and instead I keep starting them. I’m also supposed to not start a new series until I finish one … which I haven’t done.
But anyway, I have finished some series. Kings Rising and City of Glass are rereads of entire series. The Memory of Souls is just me catching up on a series as the last two books still need to be published. So that means the only actual series I have finished is The Empire of Gold! It’s not a reread and it just came out a few weeks ago. See: bad.
Out of the 31 books on my physical TBR for this challenge, I’ve only read one within the past three months, and four all up. And just 2 from my e-Book TBR! Terrible!
I haven’t read any classics books from April to June. So bad!
How are you going with your own reading goals? What books have you read? What are your bookish goals? Are you participating in any of the same challenges are me? Let me know!