July Check-in

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Another month, another check-in to keep myself accountable. Because I need to hold myself accountable. Otherwise, I won’t get anything done that I want to.


Top Ten

I DNFed the ninth book on my list, The Hindus. It was boring and I couldn’t get into it. Right now, all I have left is The Bible, which I’m around halfway through at the moment. Should be done before December’s over.

Sci-Fi

I read Mirage and The Passengers in July! That puts me at 32/25! Way ahead of that and I’m not focused on actively reading more, although I will be reading it.

Historical Women

I read The Romanovs (there were sections about empresses, so I counted it) and DNFed Athenais. I’m currently at 22/25 which puts me right on track and I can slow down a little bit in future months!

Classics

This month, I read a ton of classics. A Tale of Two Cities, Lord Edgware Dies, Murder on the Orient Express, Three Act Tragedy, and Death in the Clouds! That puts me at 24/20!

Horror

This was a good horror month for me. I DNFed Everything’s Eventual and read Final Girls, The Passengers, The Bone Houses, and The Possession. I’m at 14/10! Finally, I’m done with the challenge, although I’m gonna read more.


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June Check-in

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As usual, let’s reflect on the things I read, both reviewed on here and not. If you aren’t friends with me (or follow me) on Goodreads, you totally should because you’ll see all my updates on books and everything else.


Top Ten of 2019

I still only have two left! I’ve made progress on one and the other is something I’m hoping to read in July so I only will have one left by the end of this month! Fingers crossed, right?

Sci-Fi

I read 8 books that were sci-fi in June! I finished Contagion, Scythe, Recursion, Thunderhead, and This is How You Lose the Time War. I DNFed Wilder Girls, Chameleon Moon, and Early Riser. That means I’ve read 28/25. I’m over my goal again! Turns out, I really love sci-fi. I’m going to stop really counting here since I’ve obviously held my goal of reading more sci-fi and making it a genre I reach for more.

Historical Women

I read 2 books, Mary Queen of Scots and Princesses, in June. I’m at 20/25, so I’m very close to finishing this challenge!

Classics

Last month, I read The Big Four, The Mystery of the Blue Train, and Peril at End House. I DNFed The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which made me very sad). So, I’m right at 20/20 now! I will be reading more since I still want to get through all of the Poirot series.

Horror

I read Contagion and If You See Her this month but DNFed Wilder Girls. (I do dual count them for genres if they fit in multiple places.) I’m at 9/10 for my challenge!


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How are you doing on your challenges?
What do you want to read more of in the latter half of 2019?

May Check-in

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As always, let’s take a look at what I read and how much progress I made towards my genre goals. I feel like I had a pretty successful May, so I’m excited to really see how well I did.


Historical Women

I read 6 books in May! Madame de PompadourRival QueensNicholas and AlexandraDominion (most of the book was about Queen Victoria), Katherine the Queen, and Death and the Virgin Queen. That puts me at 17/25! I’m pretty damn pleased with that, tbh.

Sci-Fi

I also read 6 different sci-fi books. I DNFed The Municipalist, The Last, and Last of Her Name. I actually finished Limited Wish, Sky Without Stars, and Dragon Pearl! I’m at 21/20 with that challenge. I guess that means I’ll be bumping it up again!

Classics

As for classics, I read 3 in May. I finished Anna Karenina and The Canterville Ghost, but DNFed The Secret History. I’m at 14/20, so that’s another damn good total by my count.

Horror

Yeah, I didn’t read any horror books this month. Whoops. I’m still at 6/10, but I have a couple books lined up for June that I’m going to dig into!


 

January’s Challenge Check-In

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In order to hold myself accountable, I’m going to do monthly check-ins to see where I’m at with my challenges to myself! Obviously, I’m going to reflect on the month that had just passed since I can’t exactly evaluate the current month just yet.

But, let’s see how I did in my first month!

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