Last January, I posted about my personal goals for my reading in 2018. It's time to look back and see how I did.
My five-year deadline was the end of August 2018. I was really hoping to finish my list before my daughter arrived in June. With planning and persistence, I finished my last book (Daniel Deronda by George Eliot) on May 3!! I wrote a post about my Classics Club journey with plenty of fun stats, if you'd like to read more about it.
I created my TBR Bingo card in August 2017. At the beginning of 2018, I still had 19 books to read. I made great progress during the year, and I'm now down to 6. Maybe by the end of this year?
I made a goal that 50% of the books I read would be books I own. I (just barely) succeeded in reaching this goal in 2017, so I knew it was possible. This year, I didn't count audiobooks and ebooks, since the only way I could access those was through my library and that seemed to unfairly tip my number towards library books. So just counting physical books, 52% of the books I read this year were books I owned. Yay!
Sounds like a pretty good year! I know you said you struggle with reading your owned books, but I think 52% is not too shabby! Ebooks and audiobooks definitely throw a wrench in things if they are library- only, so I think just tracking print was a great idea :)
1/25/2019 02:43:04 pm
You're right, 52% is pretty good. I just wish it was easier to achieve! :)
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2019 Reading Challenge
Julie has read 9 books toward their goal of 75 books.