So, it’s mid way through the year and I decided to check out how I was doing on my challenges. Last year I really struggled with my challenges, and realised it was because I picked WAY too many with WAY too optimistic goals.
This year I have tried to be more realistic and haven’t signed up for as many. You can check out all the challenges I am taking part in and see details for each here.
Goal – Read 70 books in 2015
I am currently at 24, but since I have had 2 major reading slumps already this year I think that’s pretty darn good! I’ve got some time booked off over the next couple of months and there are some great releases on their way so I don;t doubt I will have any problem hitting this one.
You can keep up with this challenge here.
Real Book Challenge
Goal – Read at least 30 “real” books.
I am currently at 7/30 for this challenge. I think my main problem is that I have seen some pretty great looking books up for request this year and obviously they always come as eBooks. However I do have a pile of physical books on my shelf that I am planning on reading this summer including The 5th Wave and Lady Midnight.
Goal – To read at least 12 Debut Author Books in 2015
I have read 4/12 debut author books so far this year, which I don’t think is too bad. My main problem at the moment is that a lot of my favourite authors are releasing new books which I really want to read. But this means that I am not reading as many debuts. Will be on the look out for more during the second half of this year.
Goal – To Re-Read at least 15 books
Erm, so I have reread 1/15 books this year. Oops! Somehow I don’t think I’m going to complete this challenge I just don’t seem to have the time anymore.
Read at least 12 Non Fiction books
I’ve actually really enjoyed the Non-Fiction books I’ve read this year, and for someone who had never read non-fiction before (unless forced) I think that 5/12 for this point in the year is pretty good! I’ve got some more waiting on my bookshelf so don;t think I will have any problem reaching my goal this year.
To post at least 12 discussion posts (one for each month!)
Wohoo! 7/12, I seem to be excelling at this category! I do love a good bookish chat and I really enjoy writing these posts, and reading all the comments that I get from them.