Time is flying by and I can’t believe we only have a few more months until 2023! Q3 just wrapped up so now it’s time to see how I’ve been doing with my reading goals. This quarter I took a look at my goals and decided to modify one of my goals so it would fit more with my reading tastes/mood.
GoodReads Challenge: Put at 1 for fourth year in a row to continue to enjoy what I read.
I’ve read 137 books this year so far. I surpassed books I read from 2017-2021 with the exception of 2019. I’m not going to pressure myself to surpass 2019, In terms of next year, I’m kind of debating putting a goal number, but at the same time, I like this pressure of not having to hit a specific number of books to read and that I can focus on reading whatever I like instead. Not giving myself a specific number has been freeing in a sense that I allow myself to DNF more and be more intentional with what I read.
Read more books from South Asian authors.
I’ve continued to average reading one book from a South Asian author each month. I love that I’ve been more intentional with this goal and I’ve discovered some great South Asian authors that I may not have went out of my way to look for. I’m thinking of continuing this goal for next year but we’ll see as I get closer to the end of the year.
Finish the rest of Jane Austen novels this year.
As of 9/2, I decided to only count the six completed novels from Jane Austen which does not include Love & Friendship. Because of the modification, I’m done with this goal. I learned my lesson about putting goal on reading classics. Classics are great, but they’re just not for me.