My 2018 Reading Resolutions, How Am I Doing?

It’s officially July today which means the first six months of 2018 have already passed. Time to have a look and see how I’m doing with those reading resolutions I wrote in January.

Goal 1: Continue my book buying budget

Book buying bans are an invention made by the Devil, so I decided to go on a book buying budget. I’m only allowed to buy two new books every month and not a book more.

To be honest, I completely followed my budget and never slipped up, but that is mainly because I (needed to find/) found some loop-holes. All the books I bought for my YALC reading challenge didn’t count for example. (Couldn’t just NOT prepare myself for YALC amiright!) Still, I’m continuing this goal. With the exception of all the books I’ll buy at YALC.

Goal 2: Continue my series I need to finish lists

This one is going strong! I’m currently on my third list and I love finally finishing these series!

Goal 3: Goodreads Reading Challenge

My reading went strong at the beginning of 2018, but took a turn in June when I started exercising on a regular basis (doing sports is so much fun! NOT). Still, with already 56 books out of 85 read, I really am not worrying about my reading challenge.

Goal 4: Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge

For this challenge, I went hard during the first couple of months, but lost some steam. Luckily I did keep on reading books that corresponded to the prompts on this list by accident! Of the 40 prompts, I have now managed to read 23 books. With the other challenges I’m doing and the fact that I was barely reading any books I really wanted to read at a certain point, I’m not really sure if I’ll be continuing this particular challenge. Reading books takes time and I’d rather read books I actually want to read, to be honest…

  1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
  2. True crime
  3. The next book in a series you started
  4. A book involving a heist
  5. Nordic noir
  6. A novel based on a real person
  7. A book set in a country that fascinates you
  8. A book with a time of day in the title
  9. A book about a villain or antihero
  10. A book about death or grief
  11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
  12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
  13. A book that is also a stage play or musical
  14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
  15. A book about feminism
  16. A book about mental health
  17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
  18. A book by two authors
  19. A book about or involving a sport
  20. A book by a local author
  21. A book with your favorite color in the title
  22. A book with alliteration in the title
  23. A book about time travel
  24. A book with a weather element in the title
  25. A book set at sea
  26. A book with an animal in the title
  27. A book set on a different planet
  28. A book with song lyrics in the title
  29. A book about or set on Halloween
  30. A book with characters who are twins
  31. A book mentioned in another book
  32. A book from a celebrity book club
  33. A childhood classic you’ve never read
  34. A book that’s published in 2018
  35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
  36. A set in the decade you were born
  37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to
  38. A book with an ugly cover
  39. A book that involves a bookstore or library
  40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016 or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: A book you bought on a trip

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What do you think of my reading resolutions? What are your reading resolutions for the year? Let me know in the comments!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Annemieke says:

    I did a book buying budget last year but all I did was find loop holes so that didn’t work haha.

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