more than just a number: reading goals update

Exactly six months ago, I posted a few reading goals on here. So how am I doing?

*Due to some disagreements between myself and Blogger, the images are not linked to my reviews. If you want to know more about any of these books, visit my reading challenge page.

1. 7 nonfiction
Although I was really hoping to read one per month (obviously my actual goal was more realistic), I'm slightly ahead of schedule on this one.

2. 3 classics
I'm still hoping to muster up enough courage to read Les Miserables sometime in the next six months...

3. 1 book of poetry
I haven't gotten around to this one yet, but there's still about half a year left, right?

4. 1 audiobook
I tried, and I kept falling asleep. Apparently I'm not an audiobook person.

5. The One Year Bible
I missed a few days, and, well, I'm still somewhere in the middle of March.

6. Miscellaneous fiction to add up to 35 books
As you can see in the sidebar, I have read 22 books so far this year, which puts me at 62% of my goal (despite the lack of poetry and audiobooks...). Considering that I read 30 books in 2013 and 34 in 2014, this is pretty exciting! I'm secretly hoping to finish 40 by the end of 2015.

Did you set reading goals for 2015? How are you doing so far?


  1. That's really awesome! I'm farther along on my reading goals than I thought I would be, though reading has been considerably slower this month. But I think we'll both come out on top. :)

    1. Thanks! I hope we do. :) I've had a bit of a slow month, too, but that could have something to do with The Once and Future King being sooooo looooong. Or maybe it's just me...

  2. It's awesome you have been able to read so many books so far :) I made my reading goal bigger a few weeks ago because I'm reading more than I thought I would xD Was Annabeth's War good?

    1. It's such a great feeling, isn't it? I'm afraid to increase my reading goal, though -- with my luck, I'd probably fall behind if I did that!

      I had mixed feelings about Annabeth's War -- it was a fun read that kept my attention (I read it one sitting), but the characters seemed pretty two-dimensional. I wrote a full review of it if you're curious: http://poetreeandbooks.blogspot.com/2015/03/annabeths-war.html