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!