Mid-Year Check-In

So here we are, halfway through 2019 already. Where does the time go? Seriously, it could stay a while longer. Doesn’t need to pass by so quickly.

At the beginning of the year I posted about my scrappy to-read list, which I make every year for the satisfaction of literally crossing books off of the list. I’ve never actually completed one of these lists though, so this is the year I’m really going for it.

So, let’s see how I’m doing on that front…


So here’s the good news first. In 2018 I only struck off 13 books from that year’s list by the end of last year. This year I have already struck off 11. So that’s great. I’ve nearly caught up with what I manged last year.

However, percentages are working against me a little here. I’ve only finished 33% of the books on that list. I’m going to have to double the amount of books I finish from the list over the same span of time if I want to actually clear it. On top of this, I know I’m going to read books that are not listed there. It’s just going to happen. It’s happening right now, in fact. This will certainly be a challenge, but I’m still going to push for it.

Speaking of challenges, I’ve always got my Goodreads Challenge looming over me too, though I’m honestly putting a little less stock in that (if only I could stop caring about how many books behind it says I am).

2019 Challenge Progress (July 2)

At least in this case I’m very nearly halfway, so it certainly appears a lot more reachable from this vantage point. I take some solace in the fact that I could always finish some graphic novels relatively quickly and be back on track too.

Hope you enjoyed my little update. Thank you for reading!