#AMonthOfFaves2016: Year End Updates on Reading Challenges



#AMonthOfFaves2016 is just days away from being over! Have you popped over to Tanya @ GirlXOXO and Andi @ Estella’s Revenge yet?


Today’s Prompt: 

Mon. | Dec. 26 – Challenges {The Year End Updates on Reading Challenges, Personal Goals, Resolutions}– how did you do? Are you going to do more challenges next year?

Reading Goals:

I did not join in any reading challenges except the Goodreads Reading Challenge- which I met my goal last week (85 books read.)

Originally, my goal was 132. Early in 2016, I realized that due to some bookish challenges (I was going through something of a slump) and working on some outside projects- that 132 books was probably not going to happen. And it’s ok. Some years you read more, some you don’t.

So, I lowered my goal to 85 and while I am a bit disappointed that I have not continued my streak of pushing myself to read a bit more every year- I actually found myself enjoying the time I read more and more. I took breaks, I rested between books to think about the book. 2016 was a year of quality over quantity.

Personal Goals:

I can’t say that I set a ton of personal goals for 2016. I had my normal trying to be more healthy goals ( Yay for getting closer to kicking my soda habit!) I took more time with my photography. I decluttered my laundry pantry. Small steps to a happier and healthier me!

Looking ahead:

Next year, I’ll def do the Goodreads challenge and I’m prob going to set my goal between 75-85 books. Enough to give myself a challenge, but to also give myself time to relax.

Personal: I’m getting older. Not old, but it’s time to focus on my health. To being more active.

Fun: More movies. More time with Alexa. More fun in the sun. More time to relax.

*How was 2016 for you?*

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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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4 thoughts on “#AMonthOfFaves2016: Year End Updates on Reading Challenges

  1. sarahsbookshelvesblog says:

    I feel like as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more and more focused on health and fitness. I want to be able to continue to do the things I can do now for a very long time, which will take more and more work to achieve every year.

    And good for you for taking time to reflect between books!

    • YES. I’m trying to be healthier for my niece and my soon to come niece- so I can do things with them for many, many, many more years to come.

      Sometimes reflecting on books is def a good thing- and I’m glad I slowed my reading pace down and gave myself the chance!

  2. I’m probably not going to meet my GR challenge goal this year, which is fine since I read way over my goal last year. They balance each other out.

    Next year, I’ll probably scale it back again.

    I think it’s cool that you saw where your reading was headed and you readjusted. Goals aren’t set in stone after all.

    • You are so true- goals aren’t set in stone and readjusting is a good thing! I def think that scaling back is a good thing- reading is such a personal thing, some years you read more, some less.

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