Looking back – Reading Resolutions 2016

It is halfway through the year now so I thought I would have a look at my reading resolution and see how I am doing so far. Now I’m not putting a load of pressure on myself for these but I thought it would be interesting to see my progress so far.
  • First up my Goodreads challenge for this year is 100 books. I have currently read over 60 books so I am definitely on track to achieve this goal. Goodreads also tells me that I am 16 books ahead of schedule so that’s a plus.

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  • I have finished the Narnia series so I can tick that off the list.

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  • On the other hand I have made no progress with the Poldark series, but I only have 4 books left so I have hope that I can still complete this one. We’ll see :).


  • I am on track for a classic a month – this has been a great challenge to motivate me to read more classics. I have been really enjoying expanding my horizon of classics.
January: Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
February: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
March: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
April: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
May: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, I also read The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
June: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas


  • I have completed the read a Dicken’s book challenge and I am planning on trying out more.
  • I think I could still try to read more diversely. I don’t think I am doing too badly but I could definitely read from more genres and authors.
  • Some of my favourites of the year so far are Fudoki by Kij Johnson, Dune by Frank Herbert, The Bone Queen by Alison Croggon, The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan.


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All in all I think I am on track to complete at least the majority of these goals. Since I am doing pretty well I thought I would add some goals of certain books I want to read by the end of the year. First up is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – I have been meaning to read this for years now so it really is about time that I read it. I am putting it on my July TBR in a bid to get it done. Another book that has been on my shelf for too long now is The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth. I would also like to read my first Murakami – I am currently thinking this will be Norwegian Wood.  The next goal is that I would like to read some more non fiction books – I have quite a few history books that have been pushed to the side abit but I still want to read them. Lastly I want to read I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak, as well as another John Wyndham book by the end of the year. Perhaps all these are abit ambitious but hopefully I can get these done in the next 6 months. Do you have reading goals for this year? How are you doing with them?


I hope you are all having a lovely day and I will see you next time





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