Everyone seems to be doing the mid-year freak out tag, and I was very tempted to do it myself because I love reading them. But looking at those questions, I found it very hard to answer some of them. So I decided to do something different.

At the beginning of the year, I set some goals for blogging, reading and personal life. If I’m honest, I have not looked at them since then, so I’m a little scared. Let’s see if I’m on the right track!

Reading goals

  • Read 45 books this year
  • Read at least one nonfiction book each month

Well, I read 38 books already and I’m 16 books ahead of schedule, so I think we can say that I’m doing good on reading 45 books this year! I think I’ll set my goal to 60. Not on Goodreads though, just in my head. Just in case I can’t do it, it wouldn’t feel like such a fail.

I’ve also read one nonfiction each month! Except for May, but I did read two in April and I did start one in May, but haven’t finished it. I count it as a win.

Nonfiction books I read:

Click on the cover to go to the Goodreads page.

Blogging goals

  • Blog more! Try to do at least one post a week.
  • Try to venture out into other kind of blog posts.
  • More blog-hopping and leaving comments.

I did so well on the first one for a while, but alas, I’ve been slacking lately. I hope I can pick up again for the second half of the year!

I did venture into some different blog posts, instead of only writing reviews. The ideas I was most proud of were: 10 books about people with a sickness or a disability, my first experience with audiobooks and my King’s Day post. I also got tagged three times (#1 here and #2 here, #3 is coming soon!), and I am really excited that that is happening now 🙂

Just with blogging, the blog-hopping is something I did not do a lot lately. Again, I hope I can pick it up again soooooon!

Personal goals

  • Write creatively, at least 2000 words a month
  • Find something to fix that nagging feeling
  • Go to the gym at least two times a week
  • Sign up for yoga/Pilates class

Now on to the last one where I failed the most. I am doing a writing course now, but I still don’t write 2000 words a month.

The gym closed and although I did download a yoga app, I have not been doing a lot of workouts or yoga.

The nagging feeling got SO much worse when we went into lockdown. I’m scared I can’t get out of it? But I’m working on it and have some amazing people around me that want and try to help me.

Reading challenge

You may or may not remember that in the beginning of the year, I posted a list of my 14 anticipated reads. They weren’t new releases or upcoming releases (except for one), but just 14 books I really want to read. So I challenged myself to read those books this year. Let’s see if I’m on track.

TBR, bought

TBR, bought

TBR, bought

TBR, bought

TBR, gifted

TBR, bought

TBR, bought

TBR

TBR

READ

TBR, bought

READ

READ

READ

As you can see, if I just read all the books I bought, I’m actually doing pretty well 😂 July is all for setting up a TBR jar and NOT going to the library, so I can read some books that I own.

In conclusion

I think I did pretty good! Especially since the year isn’t over yet and I still have time to pick some books up and try a little harder to achieve some of these goals.

Did you make goals for the year? Are you achieving them, or have you not looked at them since the beginning of the year?