With one quarter of 2021 in the books, it seems like an appropriate time to check in on my progress toward the goals I set in January! This semester has completely swamped me, so there has not been as much progress as I had hoped for, but some is better than none. Here’s the breakdown:
A Book Set on Each Continent
Asia: Chi’s Sweet Home Vol. 2 by Konata Konami – Japan ⭐⭐⭐⭐
North America: Tune It Out by Jamie Sumner – United States of America ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
15+ Books Set in Different States
Oklahoma: Lapse Americana by Benjamin P. Myers ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tennessee: Tune It Out by Jamie Sumner ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Track Fantasy/Fictional Worlds
Garland, Eubeltic Realm (Eubeltic Quest by Nadine C. Keels) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Stonetown Harbor (The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart) ⭐⭐⭐
Other Personal Challenges
Read Six Classics
Read Six Christmas Books Before Thanksgiving
Again, nothing yet.
Read Every Book on My 2021 High-Priority TBR List
18/65 books; 2 books behind schedule
What’s in a Name? hosted by Carolina Book Nook
for Botanical Word: A Beginner’s Guide to Succulent Gardening by Taku Furuya
#NewYearsReads2021 hosted by Elza Kinde
I did not set any goals or ways to track the nonfiction books I read this year, but it turns out that is the genre I am spending the most time with so far! This is mostly because of school. I might add in a nonfiction tracker at my mid-year check-in; even without a goal to work toward, it’s an interesting dataset. If that is what the ‘story’ of the year is for me, then I want to have a reflection of it. But, we’ll see how things go in the next season. Who knows, maybe my summer and fall classes will be so much more relaxed that I end up with lots of time for fiction reading!
I could be disappointed with where I am currently at regarding my reading goals for the year, but I’m not. I know how hard I am working on school assignments and work projects. It is what it is, and I’m okay with that.
Did you set any reading goals at the beginning of the year? How are you coming on them? Do you have any recommendations for my remaining goals (especially books set on a different continent – I have such a hard time finding good books set in South America or Antarctica!)?
Until the next chapter,