Mid-Year Wrap-Up: 2023 Reading Goals Update

I’m feeling pretty good about my 2023 goals already, which are big words, but I truly mean it. I don’t think I’ve ever been so ahead of myself with my reading challenge and honestly, my other goals are doing pretty good too. 

So, let’s remind ourselves of my 2023 reading goals and I’ll give a little update on where I am with them. If it’s of interest to anyone, I may also do a mid-year wrap-up of my favourite ARCs of 2023 so far!

Read 100 books

This is the goal I’m probably doing the best with. As of the end of June, I have read 63 books and 19,492 pages. I didn’t include a page goal in the original post, but I’ve started using Storygraph more and it allows you to set more than just a book goal. 

I’m honestly so impressed with myself for reading 63 books, including audiobooks and graphic novels, so far this year. I’ve never set myself such a large goal before and I didn’t really know if it would be possible, but I’m smashing it. 

Currently, I’m averaging around eight books a month and I’m going to try and challenge myself to read more than twelve in one single month. It’s a lot, but it is possible. 

Try at least one classic

Now, I’m still not entirely sure what constitutes a classic, but this goal has been sitting at the back of my mind a lot recently. I noticed that Prime reading has a lot of ‘classics’ so I will actually get this goal done soon, I just don’t know which book to choose. 

There’s a high possibility that I won’t enjoy classics, but that’s fine. At least I would have given it a go. 

Complete at least one series from start to finish

For the last few years, I’ve started so many series and never bothered finishing them, but I wanted that to change in 2023. Starting and finishing a series within a year really isn’t difficult but I’ve found myself wanting shorter reads lately, so I have been struggling a little to find motivation for long series. 

However, I am two-thirds of the way through the A Good Girls Guide to Murder series by Holly Jackson and I absolutely love it. So much so that I had to make sure I didn’t read all three books back to back. This has led me to forget about the last one a little, but I’m thinking of putting it in my autumn to be read as it’s a bit spooky, right? This does mean I won’t read it for another couple of months, but that’s ok.

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