June topic: Mid-year check in post. How are you doing with the challenge? Look back at your January post and let us know how you are doing. Share an updated picture or list of your TBR pile.
Back in January I joined the #ShelfLove Challenge. People have different goals for the year-long challenge (reading what they own, buying less books, finishing series, etc) but for me it's been more about reading the books that I've been excited about for a long time but kept putting off. It could be because I was requesting ARC's and reading those instead. Or because I was getting sucked into the latest releases that everyone was raving about. And that always meant the books I really wanted to read were taking a backseat. So I decided that 2016 was going to be the year of me reading what I wanted to read.
So how's that been going for me? :) In January I set my goal at 31-40 books, meaning of all the books I read in 2016, at least 31 of them will be books already in my personal library. I've read 41 books so far this year and of those 16 count toward the #ShelfLove Challenge. So I'm right at the halfway point of the low end of my goal. I'm right on target for the year but I'll need to be diligent about choosing the books I already have and want to read over all the shiny new pretties. :)
I don't have any pics of my TBR because I don't keep an actual stack of physical books as my TBR. I just mentally make note of what I what to read and go with it. But there are certain books that I very much want to read by the end of the year that would count toward my goal. A few of them are:
Are you participating in challenges this year? Now that the year is half over, how's your progress? Are you where you want to be?