I was in the middle of writing up my nine month reading goals check-in post when I suddenly realised I had never posted my six month update! Oops haha.
But as I was witting this one up, I suddenly realised why: I had a really sucky April to June reading experience. Like, really bad! In April I only read two books and May and June weren’t any better.
Here‘s a list of my reading goals for 2021.
Here we go!
Read 100 books
From April to June, I only read 12 books 🙃. But from January to March, I had read 45. So altogether, at this stage of the year, I have read a total of 57 books.
I’m a bit disappointed by this to be honest. Every year by May, I usually read up to 100 books. And now by the end of June, I’m only on 57!
Here’s the books I read from April to June:
Read backlist books from authors I love
Out of the 12 (lol) books I read, 7 of them were from authors I love. So I would say this goal is a success!
FINISH SERIES YOU’VE BEEN MEANING TO READ FOR AGES
I finished 1 series this time round! That series was
- The Will Darling Adventures by KJ Charles
But I also caught up on 3 series — which means the rest of the series is still to be published and I’ve read only what’s available so far. They are:
READ AT LEAST ONE CLASSIC A MONTH
Surprisingly, I read one classic! That was Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.
Still a fail though, because by June I should have read 6 by now 😭
READ BOOKS I’M ONLY GENUINELY INTERESTED IN
I feel like I’ve stuck to this goal, making sure that I only read books I’m really interested in. That’s because in the past I’ve gotten caught up in Book Twitter and all the popular books that make waves there — when I read them, I find that I didn’t actually like those books but only read them because they’re considered “popular”.
My own readathon
I managed to read the books for April and May! Which is great. The only one I haven’t yet read is June.
You might notice my friend and I changed some books around. We decided we weren’t interested in a few of the books we had listed so we removed one and added another.
We also created a rule that we can choose not to read 1 book per year and still pass the reading challenge.
Popsugar Reading Challenge 2021
I finished seven challenges! Which is quite good considering I only read 12 books in these three months.
- A book about forgetting: Spellbound
- A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign: One Last Stop – Aquarius
- A book your best friend would like: Under the Whispering Door
- A book featuring three generations: The House of Always
- A genre hybrid: Subtle Blood – Romance/Historical/Mystery
- A book you associate with a favourite person, place or thing: The Gospel of Loki – Tom Hiddleston
- A book everyone seems to have read but you: Giovanni’s Room
So all up, I’ve completed:
- 24 challenges
- 7 advance challenges
Honestly, this wrap up wasn’t as bad as I was anticipating. Sure, I’m annoyed I only read 12 books from April to June, but I still managed to do pretty well at my reading goals.