It’s the middle of the year! Huzzah! And hence, here is my mid-year checkup on how I’m going with my goals. (you can view the original goal post here.)
1. Read one hundred books.
YEP! Done. My revised goal for the rest of the year is to read 200 books.
2. Read at least ten books by Aussie authors.
Okay, let’s see how I’ve done . . . Sabriel by Garth Nix | Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier | Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven | Shimmer by Paula Weston | Impulse by Vanessa Garden | The Minnow by Diana Sweeney | Faking It by Gabrielle Tozer | State of Grace by Hilary Badger (I THINK she’s Aussie) | Corruption by Jessica Shirvington | The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil | The Sky so Heavy by Claire Zorn | Eleven! Revised goal: another ten books by Aussie authors. Any to recommend?
3. Try branching out into other categories: Eg, read more New Adult.
I’m not good at branching out, okay!? I have my comfort zones when it comes to reading . . . and they’re hard to get out of.
4. Read some classics!
… I’ve read one. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein. I do intend to devour his other novels later this year.
5. Give non-fiction books a proper chance.
Yeah . . . No.
6. Pick up a book I usually wouldn’t.
The Falconer by Elizabeth May. Not fond of steampunk at ALL — but I loved this novel.