Readjusting Goals – What should I do?

aka the moment I realized that I might not make it.



At the beginning of the year, I had some lofty reading goals and now I’ve found myself woefully behind on all counts. According to my Goodreads Challenge, I’m four books behind schedule, I’ve not read a single King novel since last November, and my Austen challenge hasn’t left the ground. And let’s not even mention the one in one out rule I made re: my TBR. Ha!


Oh, but I HAVE read three of my most anticipated so, that’s ONE thing going my way. Still not fast enough to read them all before the year is over but one a month is better than none at all.


The saddest part of all of this is that I really want to be able to meet all of my goals, but real life just won’t let me be great (kidding, I’m grateful for everything about my real life as it stands). Unfortunately, I don’t see things changing any time soon. So, do I reduce my numbers, or just continue as I’m going and see how close to my original goals I can get?


I don’t want to readjust because that feels like quitting or admitting defeat, and I don’t think I’m there yet. But what if that’s just stubbornness talking and the reality is that I’ve already fallen too far behind? Gah! Idk…


I need your help on this one guys. What would you do if you were in my position? For context: My Goodreads Challenge is 70 books and I’ve read 12 and my anticipated is 20 and I’ve read three.


(Also, some good audiobook recommendations would be appreciated!)


Dee ^_^


Here’s to 2018 – Reading Goals

Before I go into my new reading goals, there are two things I want to address. First of all



happy new year gif images



Secondly, there will be no December wrap up, because I only read one book for the entire month: My True Love Gave to Me by Stephenie Perkins. I gave this one 3.7 stars as there were more stories that I enjoyed than I didn’t. I finished nothing in November, so in that regard, December was a success…


Now, on to the real reason that we’re all here: Reading Goals.




Finish at least three of my series in progress.


Currently, I’m in the middle of 19 series. I hope to reduce that number (though the likelihood is that I’ll finish a series and somehow add two more), but your girl can hope.




Read at least 5 West Indian Novels


The goal to read more WI books was on my 2017 goals, but I figure if I’m more specific this time around I might be more successful.





Finish at least 75% of the books already started in 2017


I need to clear up my ARC backlogs and finish the books that I was enjoying but got distracted from finishing. I’m not going to force it, but I’d love to be able to do this one because I HATE leaving things undone.





For every book added to my TBR at least two should be removed


Honestly, my TBR is getting out of hand (she says as if it hasn’t always been out of hand), so I need to manage it better. So, to be clear for every new book I add, two of the originals should be read or removed.






Catch up on 2017 most anticipated


I’ve read most of my 2017 most anticipated, with the exception of two or three books, so this one is technically the easiest to accomplish. We’ll see.



Bonus goals:


Continue my 1 King a month, and add in 1 Austen per month as well.


Until next time, keep reading


Dee ^_^