So I’m a little bit [very] late with this one, seeing as I wanted to do a ‘half-way update’ and it’s already half way through August, but I thought I’d do it anyway – so here is what I’ve read so far in 2018!
I was doing really well – ahead of schedule by at least a book or two, according to Goodreads – up until a few weeks ago, when life kind of got in the way of reading, as it sometimes unfortunately does. I’m currently 3 books behind schedule but with lots of train travel up to a wedding and a bank holiday weekend both coming up next week, I’ll have more time – whether it’s whilst travelling or just lazing in bed – to read more… hopefully!
- So far this year I have read 85 books
- My aim is to read 140 books in 2018
From most recent at the top [with links to Goodreads]:
I set my challenge at 156 (three books per week) and so far I’m doing better than that having read 122 already. But I prefer to set a target and exceed it than set one too high and struggle to meet it. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from book blogging it’s that you need to keep your expectations realistic because otherwise it’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed, and that’s no fun. You seem well on track, so well done for that. And of course the important thing it’s that we enjoy as many as possible of the books we read. It’s not just a numbers game.
Wow! That’s incredible – well done! Yes definitely agree- I’ve had quite a few overwhelmed moments like that over the past few years, it really takes the shine and enjoyment out of reading, so at the moment I’m trying not to request too many Netgalley books in one go (failing at that already) but most importantly not stressing if I’m behind on my reviews compared to their publication dates (which I always am!)
Yes, I’ve definitely tried to resist the lure of NetGalley. I try not to log on unless I’ve got a review to upload! Means I don;t get tempted…
Wow well done that’s a fantastic amount ????
Sounds like you’re doing well!
I set mine at 100 this year, which is a lot lower than previous years, but I’m over 20 books ahead already!
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Ahh you’re making good progress then! Here’s to a great second half of the reading year!