2020 Reading Goals Halfway Check-In

I almost started this post with “I can’t believe it’s already June, and halfway through at that!” But more than that, I can’t believe that I am becoming one of those people who “can’t believe!” that it is whatever time of year it is! That said, this half way check-in did sort of sneak up on me. Here’s how things stand:

filligree page divider

2020 Reading Goals

Goodreads Goal: 60 books

My overall goal is set at 60 books, with 45 due by June. As of the writing of this post (June 10), I have read exactly 45 books! On June 1st I only had 44, but I didn’t specify by which part of June I wanted to have 45 read.

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Jana has
read 46 books toward
her goal of
60 books.
hide

 

A book set on every continent, with 6 read by August by reading 1 from a different continent every other month

    • Alas, this is not one that I am doing well on. I have only read books set on North America and Europe so far (plus a few fantasy locations), so 2 out of 7 continents

10+ books set in different foreign countries

MapMonday

    • So far I have read books from 6 foreign countries: Russia, England (3 times), Holland, Canada, Israel, and Iceland. A good start!

15+ books set in different states, prioritizing states I did not read from in 2019

  • I have 11 states so far, so this will be easy to complete! So far I have read from Washington, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Rhode Island, Virginia, Oregon, Massachusetts, California, and Connecticut, and I am currently reading one set in Kentucky.

12 nonfiction books: 3 on topics I used to care about but don’t think about much anymore read by July, and 1 about budgeting or personal finance, before August.

  • I’ve read 7 nonfiction books total, but none of them fit with my other specifications. We’ll see if I bounce back on this in the second half of the year, but I’m not going to push for it.

12 Christmas books: These should be split up so that I read and write (but do not post) a review for 8 of them before August

  • I’ve only read 2, and one I went ahead and reviewed at the author’s request in January. I think with a little effort I can catch back up on this goal without too much difficulty, but it will depend on how much time I have in the next few months!

Favorite book each month so far:

January:

42174821. sy475

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

February:

43565363. sy475

Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper

March:

3279999

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows – My Review Here

April:

16088359

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger – My Thoughts (Not Quite a Review) Here

May:

53304736. sy475

The Treasure Hunt by Kate Willis – My Review Here

48537922Books I am most looking forward to reading in the next six months:

Progress on 2020 Read or Donate Shelf:

5107(See this post for an explanation of my Read or Donate Shelf)

One thing that quarantine was really good for is encouraging me to read the books from this shelf! There are 3 books left of the 9 that I started with. The remaining books are The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead, and Partners in Prayer by John C. Maxwell.

filligree page divider

If you made any goals this year (not just reading goals), how are they coming? I’ve definitely got some work to do to accomplish what I set out, but I remain energized and excited about what I hope to read!

Until the next chapter,

Jana

2 thoughts on “2020 Reading Goals Halfway Check-In

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Start a Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: