Okay, so I thought that I had made a post about my reading goals. Turns out that I was wrong. In all honesty, it probably wasn’t worth it. I don’t have very many. The biggest goal I’ve been working on is to read more books that I own. I want to clean up and read more books from my Kindle as well. I have 4 other challenges that I am working on to. One My 12 Friends Recommend, will be finished this year and the other three will go on year after year,
Total books Read This Year: 104
I’m using the Goodreads numbers, as I tended to update that with all of my books, including the ones I read to/for my kids.
#Offmybookshelf: My goal for this was to have 75% of the books I’ve read to be from my own shelf. For simplicity sake, I have included any digital titles that are mine in this count.
35 of the books that I have read so far has been from my personal collection. So that puts me at 33%, I will do better with this goal.
12 Friends Recommend: 1
I have read All American Boys by Jason Reynolds. Rated it 5 stars, Kelly Hager recommended anything by Jason Reynolds.
100 Must Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors: 0
This was a list I found on Book Riot and knew that I had to read the list. I started this last year and have already read 6 and dnf’d 1 (but will return to it) but I do have a quite of few titles that overlap with other challenges and goals and hope to make a lot of progress.
Nebula Shortlist: 0
Clarke Award Shortlist: 0
For both of these I plan to read all of the shortlist for the awards going back to the beginning of the award. I have not begun reading for these challenges but plan to start soon.
I guess I have not made a lot of progress on any of my goals, but I have half a year to make a dent and I plan on doing just that. I did have a goal with my book hauls, but it didn’t work. EPIC FAIL. So I am going to try something new: I will place a dollar in a jar for every book (kindle or print) that I read that I own. With the exclusion of pre-orders, I plan to take a break from buying books and focus on reading what I already own. I also had a goal about completing series, but I think that will happen naturally if I can stick to reading my own books.
Summer Classics: I have picked out 5 classics that I want to read over the summer. (If this goes well I will pick out 5 for the Fall).
Persuasion by Jane Austen (Currently Reading)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I will do another goal check in at the end of summer to see if I’ve made any progress.