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Mid-year update on my 2019 goals

Hey everyone! It’s already July and since 6 months have passed, I have decided to review how I have done in the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year, how I have progressed and if I need to tweak them!



1. Read 50 Books

To me, 50 books sound realistic so I wish to stick to this and try and read more if possible. I read 40 in 2018, so adding 10 seems plausible…

–> So I have read 32 books by now and am actually ahead of track for my reading goal.
Goodreads says I am 10 books ahead of schedule and damn if I am proud of myself!

2. Read the Books on my shelves

I buy too much and am not able to read it all. It is pretty sad and so, here I have decided to attempt to read all the unread books on my bookshelf in 2019. I know this is kind of impossible since I will keep buying, so to compensate for it, I will read at least 1 or 2 old books every month.

So, I made a list!

  • January – To Kill a Kingdom
  • February- Six of Crow + The Crooked Kingdom
  • March – One of Us is Lying
  • April – Eleanor & Park
  • May- King’s Cage
  • June- Queen of the Tearling

That’s only 6 months out of 12, but well, let me see if I can keep to this and when I do a mid-year update then I can list out the rest! 🙂

–> Okay, so I definitely did not adhere to this list

I did end up reading One Of Us Is Lying and Six of Crows but I managed to read none of the others and to top it all off, I bought more books to add to my list.

Again, I am hoping to read 1-2 of the books that have been on my bookshelf for a long time and here’s a list!

  • July- The Crooked Kingdom
  • August-  To Kill A Kingdom
  • September- King’s Cage
  • October- Queen of the Tearling + King’s Cage
  • November- Eleanor & Park
  • December -It + Heartless

3. Explore more Genres

I have seen that I usually stick to reading what I know I love. So, I plan to at least try to read other genres this year!

So, these are the genres I wish to read more of:

  • 1 Crime Fiction 
  • 2 Historical Fiction
  • 2 Classics 
  • 3 Autobiographies/ biographies

–> I did pretty well on this I guess.

Here’s what I have read:

  • 1 Crime Fiction – The Hounds of the Baskerville
  • 1 autobiography – Becoming
  • 1 Classic – The Merchant of Venice



1. Write one short story per month.

My short stories usually vary from about 1,000 words to 10,000 so writing one per month can be done. Plus, this will be good practise and will overall help me develop as a writer!

–> No, I couldn’t do this but I did write a chapter per month and I think that should count!

2. Write a poem per month.

I personally find writing poems a little hard so this might prove to be difficult but I hope to achieve it! I also hope that some of the poems I write are worthy enough of being posted on this blog.

–> Yeah, this really didn’t happen. Like I said, I’m not too good with poems so well, I just end up staying far away and I am cutting this goal from my 2019 goals

3. NaNoWriMo 2019

I want to write a complete novel this year and what better way to achieve it than via NaNoWriMo? I just hope that I will be able to do it!

–> This hasn’t happened yet but I did take part in Camp NaNoWriMo in April and while I did not succeed, I did try and made a plan for the rest of the year!


1. Stick to a posting Schedule

This is really important otherwise everything ends up going down the hill. When I don’t post for quite some time, it makes me feel detached and it makes it harder to come back. So, I hope to not get out of it and post at least twice a week or more if possible!

–> No proper schedule this year either but at least it was better than last year!

2. Blog Hop more

There are days when I spend hours going through blogs and then there are some days when I don’t even look at one. I want to balance these out so I can interact with the community properly!

–> Kind of? But I hope I can get better at it!


and that’s a wrap!

How have you all been doing on your 2019 goals? Are you adding any to your list or cutting out any like I did? Do you think you will be successful at finishing them all? Tell me in the comments below! 


18 thoughts on “Mid-year update on my 2019 goals

  1. Loved the idea of reading a few books from different genres shall try that next year :p.. also nice post and good luck with the reading
    P.s. I am so bad at keeping a blog post schedule but i planned to post every day this month and so far so good. The feeling is priceless also it increased my stats 😜

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    1. I hope you’re able to read more genres next year!
      Yay, I’m so happy for you! It definitely is a great success! I hope you’re able to keep it up!


  2. Man, the year’s half gone already 😓

    Those are some good goals, hope the rest of the year goes well! My goal for this year is just the regular reading challenges (I dialled down, even) plus finishing some series. I probably should try to read more different genres, I had it as a goal last year…and it totally didn’t happen 😂

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    1. Exactly my thoughts.

      Thanks! And all the best. Reading different genres is a great way to experiment but I find myself in slumps often because of that and ugh, I don’t know if I wanna try anymore…

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  3. It looks like you’ve been doing great with your goals!! I never got around to even writing mine down. So much for accountability. Ugh! I told myself I wanted to use my book planner more…haven’t done that (I hereby resolve to take it with me tomorrow). I am 4 books behind “where I should be” on my Goodreads/book reading goal, according to my Goodreads tracker. And I have been getting a little inconsistent on my actual blogging so I do want to get better with that. But you keep on kicking butt. Pass on some of that good juju!! 😛

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    1. Thanks!
      Haha lol, but hope you can do better starting now!
      Reading usually depends on my mood for me, so I’m hoping it gets better for you as the year goes along…
      And blogging, well, that’s a moody thing as well.
      Hope you are able to do better! 🙂


  4. Looks like someone’s gonna surpass their reading goal! I originally put mine at 30 because when I go into reading slumps, I really go into them lol but seems I’ve been lucky this year. I have To Kill a Kingdom on my to read list for the second half of this year as well!! I hope we both read it!! I feel like you really did well, just keep swimming lol

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  5. you’re really close to hitting your reading goal! and you may even get to 60+ books this time. and don’t feel too discouraged about writing. I think you’re doing great and maybe you’ll end up surprising yourself in these last 6 months ☺️

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