Bookish Item | Reading Goals 2021 Mid Year Update

Before 2021 started both Candyce and I set ourselves some reading goals. 2020 was not a great reading year for me so I didn’t do great on those goals. But I did set some goals for 2021 again. And since we’re half way through the year I thought it would be great to take a look and see how I’m doing so far. To be honest, I’m not completely sure which goals I set for myself so this is also a good reminder. But I do have an inkling and you could say I’m worried haha. Let’s take a look!

Goodreads | read 100 books

This is probably the only goal I’m feeling good about haha. I’ve read 53 books so far this year. Since we’re a little past the halfway point it looks like I’m actually going to reach this goal somewhere towards the end of December. Hopefully I can read a lot this summer so I can get ahead but as long as I stay on track I’m happy!

Netgalley | get the feedback ratio up to 80%

I’m scared to even check…. At the start of the year I had a feedback ratio of 37%. And I still have the same ratio now haha. I guess that’s not too bad considering I have gotten quite some eARC’s lately. But it’s also not great since I’m nowhere close to 80%. Doing some quick math shows that I need to read 52 eARC’s to get to 80% and that’s definitely not going to happen. I would love to get to at least 50%. That means 16 books, I think I might be able to manage that this year!

Physical TBR/Backlist Books | 50 backlist books

Well…… I’ve read 17 books from my shelves and those weren’t all backlist books. Like not even half were haha. I’m actually okay with that but I would still love to lower my TBR by the end of the year. That means I have to read 9 more books and however many new books I’ll get. Which hopefully won’t be to many. It sounds manageable! Let’s hope I can actually lower my TBR this year ;).

Series | finishing 12 series

This goal has been one I set myself every year. And I have never reached it haha. For someone who loves reading series, I do suck at finishing them haha. So far I finished 3. And while I will finish some more I don’t think I’ll be able to finish 9 more. Let’s shoot for 6 more! One a month, should be doable right?

So that was my reading goal update! I’m not doing great but I am on track with my main goal of reading a 100 books. And I’m really happy with that. Hopefully I can somewhat catch up with my other goals! Do you have any tips for me? Let me know in the comments. And tell me how you are doing with your goals!

2 thoughts on “Bookish Item | Reading Goals 2021 Mid Year Update

  1. You’re doing so well towards your goals. I have a similar problem with NetGalley, although I’m in the high 60s. But, I didn’t get any this week, so I’m working on it.

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