Nine Month Reading Goals Check-in (July to September)

Hi all!

It’s finally that time of the year where I check in to see how much 2021 reading goals are going! Here‘s a list of my reading goals for 2021.

My goals were not very ambitious this year, but even so it’s been a bit of a struggle to get through them. I think its because I work full time now and I just don’t have as much time and energy to read.

Anyway, let’s see how I’m going!

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Reading goals

Read 100 books

So between July to September, I read 28 books! Much better than the last three month check-in, which I’m pleased with. I’ve now reached 86/100 books read for my Goodreads reading goal! I’m happy with this but also not at the same time. I usually read 100 books by May/June, and so far this year I still haven’t reached it! Hopefully I can before the end of the year.

Here’s all the books I read from July to September:


I only read five backlist books from authors I love, including two new releases from authors I love. I spent a lot of time reading new-to-me authors over the past three months. So I haven’t really achieved this goal this time round.


I only finished 1 series this time round! Yikes 😅

That series is:

However, I caught up on 1 series too. That means the rest of the series is still to be published and I’ve read only what’s available so far. That is:

So I guess I sort of met this goal? At least I finished one series lol.


Finally, a goal I’m actually smashing! I had a sudden realisation over the past few months that I had only read one classic book the entire year and I really needed to get a handle on this. So I binged a bunch of classic books. They are:

So that’s 6 classics books (plus one more from earlier in the year, so 7)! I still need to read another 5 to reach my goal of 12 — and hopefully I can do that before the end of the year.


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”.

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My own readathon

YIIIIIIIIKKKKKKEEEESSSSSS. I have not read a single book from my own readathon since May 😅. I really, really need to catch up here! Not good at all.


I did quite well with this reading challenge! I read finished 11 more prompts. And I managed to complete all 10 of the advanced prompts! So I have only 8 prompts left to finish. The prompts I completed from July to September are:

  1. A locked room mystery: The Darkness Outside Us
  2. A book with a black and white cover: The Turn of the Screw
  3. A book that’s been on your TBR for the longest amount of time: Dracula
  4. A bestseller from the 1990s: Fight Club
  5. A book about art or an artist: The Labours of Lord Perry Cavendish
  6. A book about magical realism: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
  7. A book by a Muslim American author: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
  8. The longest book on your TBR: The Fellowship of the Ring
  9. A book set in a restaurant: Misfits
  10. A book published anonymously: Beowulf: A New Translation
  11. A DNF from your TBR: A Little Princess

So I’ve completed:

  • 32 prompts
  • 10 advanced prompts
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