2019 Mid-Year Reading Summary

Hello July! I hope this means that summer is almost over because I’m definitely not a summer weather person! But we’re now halfway through 2019 and it’s time to take stock of my reading progress. I didn’t really set any goals this year because I wanted to go easy on myself and not get bogged down by tracking. The only goal that I have is to read at least 50 books, but it’s fun to break those down just a bit further to see exactly what I’m reading.

So far, I’ve finished 46 books (92% of my goal). I’m very happy with that number because my total last year was 45. It’s helped that I’ve been doing a fairly good job of putting books aside when I’m not enjoying them.

Library books: 36 (78%) Yay! I’ve been quite the library patron this year which makes me so happy. I’ve saved a ton of money and have been getting some socialization in with my librarians. Other than family, they are basically the only people that I speak out loud to. (Life is good.)

Books written by women: 39 (84%) ‘Nuff said.

I know lots of people track ethnicity of writers, year of publication, etc. Maybe one day I’ll do that, but I just can’t right now and that’s okay! I know that I’ve read a ton of 2018 and 2019 publications – I’m typically a backlist girl, so the Recently Arrived shelf at the library has kept me hip to what’s new out there.

Top Three Reads of the Year So Far (in no particular order):


How has your reading year been so far? Any recommendations for me??

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