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Goal check: How are you doing on your goals for the year?
So, when I saw this question, my reaction was to laugh out loud. Yes, I set goals at the beginning of the year. Signed up for challenges. I was determined for 2016 to be my big successful reading year.
Fast forward to mid-year and I find I am quite disappointed. Maybe I was a bit ambitious at the New Year. Maybe I’ve just been in my little slump. Either way, my goals are suffering terribly.
As usual I have my Goodreads challenge. I have hit this one every year except one I think. Currently I am sitting at 10 books behind. I joined the 2016 Audiobook Challenge and I don’t think I’m even a quarter of the way to my goal. I failed my May Clean Sweep ARC goal. That one was really bad. Now I have joined COYER. A clean off your ereader challenge that will hopefully push me like the other challenges haven’t so far.
Have I depressed you yet? I don’t think this has been the best few months for reading for me. I’ve had a lot going on personally and as you all know, sometimes you have to set things aside. Thankfully I am so far behind in reviews, I have enough to keep the blog going with some until I catch up. I’m getting there I think.
I have been keeping better track of where I am at though. I have a special section in my planner that keeps tracks of the books I bring in both for review and that I’ve purchased myself. I note release dates and try to read close to those. One of my goals is to get to a certain percentage on Netgalley, so I’m working pretty hard on getting those books read first.
So, now that I’ve opened up and shared my disappointing results of the first half of the year, why don’t you all share yours with me. I’d also love to hear what you do to keep yourself motivated for your reading goals.
2016 Audiobook Challenge
Host: The Book Nympho & Hot Listens
Progress: 36/40 (90%)
1 January, 2016 — 31 December, 2016
May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Host: Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Progress: 2/8 (25%)
1 May, 2016 — 31 May, 2016