Half Year in Review

The warm weather is (finally) here and school is only a couple of weeks from letting out. We are halfway through 2011 and the summer is here!

At the beginning of the year I set myself some new goals and challenges for reading. I think it's time to check in and see how I'm doing (and if I need to get my butt in gear.)

Read 100 books
I tried this last year but due to illness at the end of the year I only made it to 99. So this year, I'm determined to read that one extra book. So far, I'm at 44. Not bad. My reading should hopefully pick up over the summer which keeps me on track to make it to 100.

POC (Persons of Colour) Reading Challenge
My goal is to read 10-15 books written by or featuring main characters of colour. I have already read 13 so I hit my goal and it will be interesting to see how many I do actually read this year.

Canadian Book Challenge
This challenge actually starts in July, so it is wrapping up at the end of this month (and a new one is beginning on Canada Day.) The goal is to read 13 books written by Canadians in one year. I have read 28! I absolutely loved this challenge and can't wait for CBC 5 to start and see if I can improve.

Christian Fiction Challenge
The goal is to read 12 books. So far I am at 8. This challenge is pretty easy for me as I love reading Urban Christian fiction. But I did challenge myself to read outside that genre and expand my Christian fiction choices. So far most of the books I have read are Urban, but I do have a mix of genres on hold at the library. Don't forget to check out my Christian reviews atFaith Filled Reading.

Non-Fiction Challenge
Easy-peasy. The goal is to read 7 and I'm already at 13 with many more planned!

How is your reading year turning out? Do you find you read more or less in the summer?


  1. Its time for me to post an update as well! I know my reading has fallen off since the beginning of the year. A few bad books put me in a slump.

    I think I'm going to end up reading less this summer :-( I just landed myself a new writing gig that isn't related to books. I'll spend the week figuring out how to juggle it with my blog. But I'm super excited!


  2. Congratulations on your new gig! That is wonderful. Hopefully you can manage to do both!

    My reading picks up in the summer when my husband is off work and can help me with the kids.

  3. Congratulations on your progress! I definitely agree that summer boosts my reading numbers up considerably.

  4. You are definitely doing great on challenges. Especially the CBC, that is amazing. I think I'm going to be just short of the 13 books on that one. But I only started less than half way in, so I look forward to doing a whole year worth.


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