Okay, so it’s basically halfway through 2013 now, right? Right. Time to look at my yearly reading goal and see what’s up!
I set my reading goal at 250 books because last year I read 208 books, so 42 more books didn’t REALLY seem that difficult. Especially if they were small books!1
This time last year I’d read 111 books, and as I’m on book 110 at the moment I’m basically doing okay. But getting in those 40 extra books is looking more and more difficult. Especially since I didn’t read anything for a couple days there and also sometimes, y’know, I don’t feel like forcing myself to read 3 books a day, and so now I’m 9 books behind schedule.2
Will it be kinda sad if I don’t make my goal? Yeah. But on the other hand: hey! I’ll still have read a huge amount of books AND I’ll have kept really good track of them, which is easier said than done sometimes.
I think I’ve gotten over being stressed at not making my goals. Me from when I started this blog 4+ years ago? SO STRESSED OUT. ABOUT EVERYTHING.3 Me from right now? I’m the chilliest lady in chill town. Yay!
Maybe my goal is a little too high? 40 more books are a lot to do. I think next year I’ll just do this year’s total + 1 more book.
Did you set a yearly reading goal for 2013? Are you on target, off target, somewhere in outer space?
- Or YA books! Or mysteries. Or basically everything I read anyway except for the nonfiction, which always takes me 4x longer to read than fiction books. ↩
- I USED to be, like 15 books behind schedule, and then I started on my kidlit fantasy phase. Yay short (and really awesome) books! ↩
- Being in college didn’t help. Final exams, whaaaaat. ↩