In Hindsight: Summer 2016

Over two months ago I talked about my summer reading goals of 2016 and now that school is looming above me in just a week from now, I’m ready to dive into my goals + see what I’ve accomplished since then. Beware, don’t have high expectations for me.

You can read the original blog post here. Although I’m not sure I suggest it, mainly because my blogging style has evolved a lot since then at least I think so. So what are you waiting for? Let’s begin! ❤

1. Catch up on my goodreads challenge

When I began my summer vacation, I was behind 20+ books (total: 125 books) which was not fun. I didn’t even complete this goal, in fact, I changed it. A few weeks ago I dropped my reading challenge from 125 to 100 books *muffled hollering in the distance* I know, I know, several people on Twitter advised me not to give up, but with school in tow soon and honors classes, I decided it’s for the best to go light on myself. I’m now behind 7 books, which is manageable, so it’s a somewhat victory 🙂   



2. Read a new release

Yes! I completed this one! In July I read This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, The Cursed Child by JK Rowling + John Tiffany + Jack Thorne, PS I Like You by Kasie West, + in August I read The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson. This was by far my easiest goal but I’m glad to have a genuine victory on this one. *glares longingly at goal above*


3. Reread + rewatch the Harry Potter series

Unfortunately I only completed half of this. I did an HP-binge the last week of July and completed all of the movies by July 30th. As for the books, my friend borrowed Sorcerer’s Stone and never returned it but I didn’t bother to ask  so I had no momentum to read them. But I read plenty of other books instead that went toward my goodreads challenge. And I read The Cursed Child without skipping a beat, so I declare this a half victory as well.


4. Have a birthday book haul

Thiiiiis one, I think I completely abandoned this one. My birthday was July 28, and I didn’t receive any books as gifts. However, a portion of my money I received went toward books, but it didn’t feel like a birthday haul, though. So I guess this goal is my only true failure 😦 I mean, I still bought books with the birthday money. I may have failed, but at least I  have some new books. And that’s what really counts.


Do you set reading goals? Have you completed any lately? Don’t forget to comment!





6 thoughts on “In Hindsight: Summer 2016

  1. Well done! 💪
    I didn’t set any particularly goals, but I made a list of books I’d like to read this summer. I still have a month before school starts for me, but I know I won’t be able to read them all (or get close) 😔


  2. Wow! Your reading goal was huge! At least you’re seven books closer to finishing, and hey! Life happens and sometimes you just can’t read all the books you want… I’ve never set long term goals for myself, but I do always tell myself when I want a book read by (although I always tend to beat that deadline. Especially if the book is good!)

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  3. I’m hoping to receive books for my birthday too but I guess it’ll just be another wishful thinking, again. But hey, for me the birthday money you’d used to haul will make those books your birthday gifts, I truly think that way. So it counts, I guess. Haha. Yayy for half-completing your goals!



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