January 8 Top Ten Tuesday topic was Bookish Goals. Six months of the year have already passed so I thought I would revisit my goals and see where I stand.
1. Have Fun
I’m still having fun so this is all good, but I’m definitely not commenting as much. I’ve been distracted lately and I need to get my groove back.
2. Read more adult books
At the first quarter mark 86% of the books I’ve read were YA. I’m hoping to strive for a more 50/50 type balance but I recognize that that probably is never going to happen because time wise I can read 2 YA books to 1 Adult book. However I’m happy to say that at the mid year mark I’m down to 70% YA, 30% Adult so that’s a win.
3. Read all the book club books – FAIL!
I failed this in February. Awesome right? But I’ve read the rest of the months so that is still better than last year.
4. Attend more author events
Even though I couldn’t attend BEA this year I have been to several author events. Most recently I went up to DC to Jessica Spotswood release party for Star Cursed. I had an amazing time!
5. Take better notes while reading
My response in March: Yeah… no. My response in June: Still no.
6. Reorganize my bookshelves
I did this!
7. Purge some books
It’s really hard to get rid of books. Even the ones you know you are never going to read or reread.
8. Update GoodReads with my
TBR books reviews
I kind of updated GoodReads with my TBR books but mostly not, but I’ve decided to change the goal to updating GoodReads with my reviews because that is what I REALLY need to work on.
9. Make an effort to read books about things that I think I don’t like
I’m actually doing ok at this, and liking the books too. Hopefully my good fortune will continue.
10. (Added 7/1) Buy less books
I actually set forth this plan in the beginning of the year but didn’t mention it in my goals but I’m adding it now. While I’m still buying books (obviously) I’ve purchased less than last year so that’s a good thing!
So far I’m doing pretty good on my goals. How are you doing on your goals?
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