My Year So Far

It’s nearly June, which means we’re nearly halfway through 2018.

With that said, I thought today would be a great opportunity to take a look at my reading goal for the year and, basically, shame myself into catching up.

So far, I’ve read eight books and my goal is 50. I’ve obviously been doing a poor job keeping up with my goals so here are my steps for ensuring that I complete my goal by the end of the year.


1. Utilize the summer

I have an opportunity that many people don’t, and that is using the summer to play catch up on my goal. In an attempt to ensure I’m prepare for summer, I’m working to compile a list of books that I’ve been dying to read. So far, I’ve got about 10. Now to just get reading.

2. Get back into Goodreads

Whenever I’m reading a lot, it’s typically because I’m spending a significant amount of time snooping through Goodreads and looking at what everyone is into. Honestly, it’s hard to know what’s worth reading when you’re not as invested in the community.

3. Lower my book goal

This is not a goal that I wanted to make, but maybe I’m overstretching myself this year? In the past years 50 books would have been nothing, but between planning a wedding, teaching and running the blog, I don’t know that it’s actually possible to complete 50 books this year.

4. Read what I like

Sometimes I feel pressured to read whats popular because, well, that’s what the book community is loving. However, if I want to read things fast and get caught up without lessening my book goal, I’m going to have to focus on my interests alone.

5. Get caught up and stay caught up

Easier said than done, I know. But one can hope.


It’s all pretty simple, but sometimes until you get it in writing, it’s not really real. What are some ways you’re staying caught up with your book goals?

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4 thoughts on “My Year So Far

  1. So many books, so little time is right! I’ve posted a couple times on summer reading ideas if you need more titles for your TBR list. 🙂 I’m to the point where I need to stop adding to the list and start reading! 😉

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