Before revisiting the blog post that I wrote about my bookish resolutions for this year, I was certain that I wasn’t on the way to achieving the majority of them. That is not the case, thankfully. But I’ve still read fewer books than I was expecting to so far.
One of my resolutions for this year is to read at least 35 books. I was hoping to surpass that number or at least read more pages than last year. I’ve only read 12 books so far, though, which means that I’m significantly behind schedule. I should have read 16 or 17 books by now. There are still full six months left in 2020, and I’m hoping to spend more time reading than I have so far from now on.
I was also eager to finish three of the book series that I was reading. I’ve already completed two – The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan and As Areias do Imperador (Sands of the Emperor) by Mia Couto. I’m currently reading Royal Assassin, the second book in the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb, but I’m not sure if I’ll pick up the last one until the end of the year (it’s massive!). Maybe I’ll read the last two books in The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante instead.
Rereading is not something that I usually do. I’ve been trying to change that, however, by rereading books that are my old favourites. My aim for this year is to reread at least two of those. I’ve recently read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, so I just need to pick another one in the next six months. It seems doable!
A few years ago, I got out of the habit of borrowing books from the library. Another of my resolutions for this year is to start doing it again. I still haven’t had the opportunity to do so, though, because my local library was closed during the latest months because of the pandemic and has only recently reopened with some restrictions.
Lastly, this year I also decided to slightly change what I mention on my monthly favourites. I only used to focus on books, TV series, films and music. I now also recurrently allude to my favourite blog posts and YouTube videos, although not every single month, as I’ve forgotten to take note of them at least once so far.
Despite being behind schedule on my reading challenge, I’m still confident that I can achieve all of my goals until the end of the year.
Are you fulfilling your resolutions for 2020? Tell me in the comments!