2017 SO FAR – Goal Updates, What’s Up With Me, My Reading Life

GOAL UPDATES 

In January this year I wrote about my hopes and goals for 2017, you can read my blog post here

My Main Goal for the year was to be more laid back with my reading. So, how am I going with that so far? Well, I actually think I’m doing pretty well. Aside from ARCS I’ve definitely been more laid back, I’ve been re-reading a bunch of books. Although, I must say that I really wanted to read bigger books this year but unfortunately I just haven’t had the time to dedicate to big books.

As for my re-reading goals basically my goal for the year was just to re-read a series that isn’t Harry Potter.

As of now I haven’t fully re-read a series but I have started re-reading The Raven Cycle and the Alex Rider series. I am hoping to finish both of these series this year, I’ve been really enjoying re-reading them, and would totally recommend that you guys give them a go!

I also just noticed that I made other series goals (lol, what).

01 Finish at least 3 series/trilogies I started prior to 2017.

-I mean I technically started Steelheart on December 29 and then I finished the trilogy in January, I’m counting it fight me.

-Oohh I know, I know! I also read the Fifty Shades trilogy ( I know, I am ashamed) (also, read my rant reviews of book 1 and two here and here!). I technically tried to read Fifty Shades of Grey a few years ago but DNF’d it because it was gross and Christian Grey is a creepy-ass man.

I haven’t totally finished this challenge but I’m pretty darn close!

02 Start and finish at least 1 series/trilogy in 2017.

Lol, nope. I haven’t started any series that are completely finished this year. I will probably be able to complete this challenge before the end of the year, but at this point I don’t really know what series I would start. Do you guys have any suggestions?

As for any specific books that I wanted to read this year, I have totally failed. 

  • Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel  1/7 COMPLETE (read my review here)
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Flash Vol. 6: Out Of Time by Robert Venditti
  • The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Lol, my shame is out there for anyone to see. I know that I should be able to read at least some of these but it all really depends on my mood, so we’ll see!

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WHAT’S UP WITH ME 

I think I’ve done pretty well reading-wise so far this year, but I have to say school is kicking my butt. So far, I’m doing pretty well but as always, I could be doing better. I don’t really know what else to say here, I guess for context I should probably mention that I’m currently in my last year of high school.

Actually no, I know what I can talk about. For anyone who is actually in high school, what I’ve found really helpful to balance blogging and school – schedule your posts. I am currently writing this post in April to go up early July. I know I will update it over the next month or two because it’s an updates post but honestly, I’m also half-way through August’s posts. This is mostly because I really love being ahead with my blog but also because I know that I will be really busy around this time in the year. Because it’s my last year at school I have to do the QCS, which is basically 3 tests that will decide whether or not I have a career or live under a bridge for the rest of my life. Sounds fun, right? Nope, not at all actually.

Anywayyy, basically queuing your posts can be really helpful around exam time.

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MY READING LIFE

How am I going reading-wise so far? Meh, I’m going at my own pace this year and I’m loving it but I do still like having a lot to talk about at the end of the month. I’m finding that one month I’ll have 10 books to talk about and then the next month theres only 4 or 5. But I guess I just have to get used to my reading modd swings.

Has my reading life been affected by the reading changes I made at the start of the year? Definitely, my reading choice is definitely everywhere. For example, in February I basically spent the whole month reading one book, and I loved it! I was soo engrossed in Eating Animals, that I didn’t even care that I hadn’t really read anything else! So yeah, I think it’s definitely done a 180 on my stress levels and my mental health.

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How are you guys going with your reading goals? Are you keeping up with your challenges?

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8 thoughts on “2017 SO FAR – Goal Updates, What’s Up With Me, My Reading Life

  1. I’m not keeping up with my challenges at all, lol, well a little maybe… I recently posted an update on my challenges and I’m participating in a fun one so that one is going strong… I want to read Six of Crows too by the end of the year (go tbr!) BTW I’m loving your arrows! Good luck on your tests (and very smart to schedule ahead for this time!)

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    • I just checked out your pos and WOW you have a lot of challenges.I’ve literally been meaning to read Six of Crows for years and I really don’t know why I haven’t started it yet, I mean the amount of times I have almost bought it is ridiculous. Thank you so much!

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  2. Ugh, I’ve been doing terrible on my reading goals! I think I’m just going to nix them and pretend they don’t exist! 😂 I got into an unexpected reading slump for MONTHS, and even though I’m back to my normal reading speed, I still feel totally behind! We’ll see how it goes at the end of the year!

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    • I totally feel your pain with readig goals, often I forget about them until I realise I’m due to write another blog post about them! Reading slumps are the worst, but also a chance for us to catch up on some sleep and gain back that motivation! Good luck!

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  3. I honestly applaud anyone who can juggle reading for leisure and school. I pretty much gave up reading entirely because I just didn’t have the time to read anything, and it’s only now I’m about to graduate that I can FINALLY enjoy reading again. So I think you’re doing a fantastic job just even being able to do that!

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