Are we already halfway through 2016? How did that happen? Time is an evasive little thing, isn’t it? Anyway, we’re going into July now, so I figured now is the perfect time for a quick break to assess the progress on my 2016 reading goals. How am I doing so far? Let’s see!

My Reading Goals

Goodreads_Reading_Challenge_2016At the beginning of the year, I set a goal to read ten books for the Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge. I even shared a couple of blog posts in January detailing which books I wanted to read this year. It seemed like a reasonable goal for me; I wanted to push myself to start reading more fiction again and finally take up those untouched books sitting on my shelf, but I also couldn’t set the bar too high for fear of falling behind due to school. Ten books a year is fewer than a book a month, and while that may not seem like much to truly avid readers, it’s proven to be an excellent starting point for me, as I’m already more than halfway to my goal!

I plan to write an in-depth post on my 2016 goals at the end of the year, but for now, here’s a quick recap of the books I’ve read so far, am currently reading, and still plan to read:

Books I’ve read so far

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling
  3. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach
  4. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  5. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  6. The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare
  7. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

Books I’m currently reading

  1. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
  2. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin

Books I still plan to read

  1. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
  2. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë
  3. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

What about you? Any goals you’re still working toward this year? Which ones have you completed, if any?

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