We’re over halfway through the year, which means it’s time to check up on our challenges and goals. In the beginning of the year, I knew 2016 would be the year I finished my first book and began querying. I figured this would take up most of my time, whihc is why I only made my reading challenge 60 books, a slight increase from last year’s goal of 50 books. (I exceeded this by 9.) And yes, I realize 50 and 60 are a lot, but with my book reviewing friends that read between 100-200 books a year, it seems minimal.
Writing takes up the majority of time, which is purely my choice and I would never change for a second. But luckily, through the help of my schedule, I’m able to balance writing, photography, and reading all within a day. Oh, and schoolwork, but let’s not think about that right now.
I’ve been devouring books the first five months of this year, but then, surprisingly, my reading slowed down over the summer when I had more time. Since bringing my schedule back a few weeks ago, my reading has spiked once again.
So here is a look at my current stats on Goodreads, starting with my reading challenge:
My reading may have slowed down these last couple of months, but thanks to my past-self flying through books, I’m 19 books ahead of schedule! I’m hoping if I pace myself as I had in the beginning of year, I could get close to 100 books read by the end of year! So exciting!
Now let’s check out stats based on my shelves:
Surprise, surprise. Fantasy takes the lead when it comes to genre. Young-adult will probably always be number one, because OBVIOUSLY. Leading up to fantasy, I have (basic) fiction, adult, favorites, graphic-novels, romance, children’s, paranormal, and the rest listed as “other”.
I’m quite happy with this list, being that I’ve discovered six new favorite books a little over half-way through the year. And the majority of books are four or three stars, barely any are two. I would like to try expand on the genres I read, but it’s all up to my TBR jar, which seems to love fantasy just as much as me.
For more depth on the books I’ve read and my statistics, you can find my Goodreads page here. Be sure to add me if you haven’t already, then we can fangirl/fanboy together about what we love most: books.
Do you have a Goodreads challenge? If so, how many and how is your progress coming along? Are you ahead or behind? Let me know!
Oh, and Happy National Book Lover’s Day!