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!
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:
READ BACKLIST BOOKS FROM AUTHORS I LOVE
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.
FINISH SERIES YOU’VE BEEN MEANING TO READ FOR AGES
I only finished 1 series this time round! Yikes 😅
That series is:
- Winterbourne by Joanna Chambers
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:
- The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune
So I guess I sort of met this goal? At least I finished one series lol.
READ AT LEAST ONE CLASSIC A MONTH
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.
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
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.
POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2021
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:
- A locked room mystery: The Darkness Outside Us
- A book with a black and white cover: The Turn of the Screw
- A book that’s been on your TBR for the longest amount of time: Dracula
- A bestseller from the 1990s: Fight Club
- A book about art or an artist: The Labours of Lord Perry Cavendish
- A book about magical realism: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
- A book by a Muslim American author: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
- The longest book on your TBR: The Fellowship of the Ring
- A book set in a restaurant: Misfits
- A book published anonymously: Beowulf: A New Translation
- A DNF from your TBR: A Little Princess
So I’ve completed:
- 32 prompts
- 10 advanced prompts