Mid-Year Goal/Challenge Check In

I have not been doing too well at keeping up with my progress on my goals and challenges this year. Therefore, I decided to do a check in post to figure out where I am and what I need to focus on the second half of this year. I will also use this to link up for my challenges.
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READING GOALS
  • Read 150 books (not counting rereads)- so far I’m on track for this. I’m at 99 books right now (not counting any for July).
  • Complete 6 reading challenges- I have almost completed a couple of them so I can definitely do this. 
  • Reread 20 books- 1 re-read so far. I need to plan better for these.
  • Participate in 2 readathons- I did the 1st readathon for #Coyer Summer Reading List this past week and plan on doing 24in48 at the end of July.
  • Get Netgalley ratio to 65%- I’m sitting at 42% currently. I need to stop requesting books until I get my ratio up.
BLOGGING GOALS
  • Blog ahead 2 weeks- This hasn’t happened, however, I do have several posts scheduled for later this year and I am working on getting 2 weeks ahead.
  • put all reviews in UBB- I haven’t even attempted this yet. 
  • cross post all reviews to Amazon and Goodreads- I have all of my newer reviews cross posted, now to just do the rest of them. 
  • Discussion posts once a month- This has not happened but I have a few things in mind that I think are going to work better.
  • Participate in TTT every week- I got tired of having to do this last minute since it is currently not being updated regularly so I threw the towel in on this one. 
  • Participate in all Bloggiestas for 2017- I missed the one for June but have done the rest of them.
PERSONAL GOALS
  • Participate in NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo- Camp NaNoWriMo was a no go in April but they have one this month and I am trying to participate.
  • Lose 25 pounds- I’ve lost 8.
  • Make a temperature blanket for 2017- Haven’t had a chance to start working on this but I do have a chart started for keeping up with this for when I have time to start.
  • Pay off 1 debt- Not sure if this will happen since I had to buy a new car over the weekend. 
  • Finish Mandala Blanket- I’m not even sure where this is at so I need to find it. I miss crocheting regularly.
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My Goal: 150 books
Progress: 100/150 (67%)
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My Goal: 60,000
Progress: 27,188/60,000 (45%)
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My Goal: 75
  1. On Thin Ice by Carrie Aarons
  2. Through Fire and Sea by Nicole Luiken
  3. On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton
  4. Wild Poppy by Vivian Winslow
  5. Bottoms Up by Kate Deveaux
  6. The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
  7. The Bartender by Piper Rayne
  8. When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr
  9. Only For a Night by Naima Simone
  10. Juliet by Kailee Reese Samuels
  11. Four by Archer Kay Leah
  12. Fake Engagement Real Temptation by Joya Ryan
  13. Yours and Mine by Christine Duval
  14. Any Boy But You by Julie Hammerle
  15. Anything More Than Now by Rebecca Paula
  16. The Russian Obsession by Nikki Navarre
  17. Flirting on Ice by Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley
  18. The Silver Swan by Amo Jones
  19. Can’t Fight This Feeling by Miranda Liasson
  20. My Darling, My Disaster by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan
  21. Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston
  22. The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healy
  23. Forbidden Dance by Deanna Roy
  24. Breaking Noah by Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne
  25. Masquerading With the Billionaire by Alexia Adams
  26. The Magnate’s Mail-Order Bride by Joanne Rock
  27. The Castaways by Jessika Fleck
  28. Forbidden Kisses by Annie Rains
  29. The Wedding Planner’s Baby by Amanda Ashby
  30. How to Bang a Billionaire by Alexis Hall
  31. The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois
  32. Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood
  33. Riot Street by Tyler King
  34. More by Lea Griffith
  35. Enchanting the Earl by Lily Maxton
  36. Tempting Her Neighbor by Laura Jardine
  37. Unstoppable by Cindy Skaggs
  38. The Boss by Melissa Schroeder
  39. His Family of Convenience by Amy Ayers
  40. How to Lose a Highlander by Michelle McLean
  41. Read, Write, Love at Seaside by Addison Cole
  42. The Nanny Arrangement by Rachel Harris
  43. When a Lady Dares by Tara Kingston
  44. Belle’s Tale by Mallory Reaves
  45. Until You by Denise Grover Swank
  46. Shameful by M. Malone and Nana Malone
  47. All About the D by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam
  48. Scandal of the Season by Liana LeFey
  49. Through Your Eyes by Shannyn Schroeder
  50. Love Sprung From Hate by Sienna Blake
  51. Royal Affair by Parker Swift
  52. Keep in a Cold, Dark Place by Michael F. Stewart
  53. All I Am by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  54. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  55. Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson
  56. Storming the Castle by Arianna Hart
  57. The History of Hilary Hambrushina by Marnie Lamb
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My Goal: 30 books
  1. When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr
  2. Only For a Night by Naima Simone
  3. More by Lea Griffith
  4. Breaking Noah by Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne
  5. Anything More Than Now by Rebecca Paula
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My Goal: 24 books or 2 per month
I gave up on this around April. I just can’t seem to remember to get it done.
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My Goal: 48 books
  1. On Thin Ice by Carrie Aarons
  2. The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
  3. When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr
  4. Only for a Night by Naima Simone
  5. Echo Campaign by Taylor Brooke
  6. Anything More Than Now by Rebecca Paula
  7. Point of Origin by Rebecca Yarros
  8. Breaking Noah by Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne
  9. More by Lea Griffith
  10. The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne
  11. The Billionaire’s Dance by Melody Anne
  12. The Billionaire Falls by Melody Anne
My Goal: 26 books
A: Amid Wind and Stone by Nicole Luiken
B: Bottoms Up by Kate Deveaux
C: Can’t Fight This Feeling by Miranda Liasson
D: Dirty Talker by Piper Rayne
E: Echo Campaign by Taylor Brooke
F: Fake Engagement Real Temptation by Joya Ryan
G: Grunt by Kailee Reese Samuels
H: Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy
I: In Truth and Ashes by Nicole Luiken
J: Juliet by Kailee Reese Samuels
K: Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston
L: The List by Tawna Fenske
M: Masquerade With the Master by Lili Valente
N: The Nanny Arrangement by Rachel Harris
O: On Thin Ice by Carrie Aarons
P: Point of Origin by Rebecca Yarros
Q:
R: The Russian Obsession by Nikki Navarre
S: Simmering Ice by Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley
T: Through Fire and Sea by Nicole Luiken
U: Unstoppable by Cindy Skaggs
V:
W: Wild Poppy by Vivian Winslow
X:
Y: Yours and Mine by Christine Duval
Z:
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My Goal: 125 reviews
Progress: 74/125 (59%)
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Goal: 1 book/ month
I haven’t really followed the months that well and I’m sure I have already read some books for the last half of the year. I’m missing two months but I will hopefully catch up on those soon.
 January- Court, Fall, Of, Way, Deep, Thousand- When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr
February- And, Rose, Promise, Every, Deception, Blazing- Fake Engagement Real Temptation by Joya Ryan
March- Shall, Go, By, Silence, Her, Saga
April- From, Trigger, Tale, His, Crown, Mist- His Family of Convenience by Amy Ayers
May- Four, Wind, All, Fury, Days, Shade- Four by Archer Kay Leah
June- Without, Know, Good, Watch, One, Have
July- Before, Final, All, Freedom, Life, Dream
August- Sun, Infinite, Big, My, Wherever, Most
September- Sand, From, Between, Ever, Reasons, Clash
October- Darker, You, Ashes, Out, House, Sea
November- Place, War, Heart, Why, Give, Meet
December- Forget, Twilight, Only, Crystal, On, Will
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I am doing two separate challenges; historical romance and fantasy.
My Goal: Historical Romance- 24 books
  1.  When a Rake Falls- Sally Orr
  2. The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healy
  3. My Darling, My Disaster by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan
  4. Enchanting the Earl by Lily Maxton
  5. How to Lose a Highlander by Michelle McLean
  6. When a Lady Dares by Tara Kingston
  7. Scandal of the Season by Liana LeFey
  8. Three Weeks With a Princess by Vanessa Kelly
My Goal: Fantasy– 24 books
  1. Through Fire and Sea by Nicole Luiken
  2. Amid Wind and Stone by Nicole Luiken
  3. In Truth and Ashes by Nicole Luiken
  4. Four by Archer Kay Leah
  5. Echo Campaign by Taylor Brooke
  6. The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healy
  7. The Castaways by Jessika Fleck
My Goal: 50 books
I need to up my goal to 100 books and get my ratio up majorly.
  1. Through Fire and Sea by Nicole Luiken
  2. Amid Wind and Stone by Nicole Luiken
  3. In Truth and Ashes by Nicole Luiken
  4. Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy
  5. When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr
  6. Only for a Night by Naima Simone
  7. On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton
  8. At Close Range by Laura Griffin
  9. Fake Engagement Real Temptation by Joya Ryan
  10. Love Story by Lauren Layne
  11. Any Boy But You by Julie Hammerle
  12. Wedding Date Rescue by Sonya Weiss
  13. Anything More Than Now by Rebecca Paula
  14. Can’t Fight This Feeling by Miranda Liasson
  15. The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon
  16. Iced Boxed Set by Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley
  17. Masquerading With the Billionaire by Alexia Adams
  18. My Darling, My Disaster by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan
  19. Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston
  20. Breaking Noah by Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne
  21. More by Lea Griffith
  22. The Castaways by Jessika Fleck
  23. The Wedding Planner’s Baby by Amanda Ashby
  24. How to Bang a Billionaire by Alexis Hall
  25. Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne
  26. The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois
  27. Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood
  28. Enchanting the Earl by Lily Maxton
  29. Riot Street by Tyler King
  30. Tempting Her Neighbor by Laura Jardine
  31. The Boss by Melissa Schroeder
  32. Unstoppable by Cindy Skaggs
  33. His Family of Convenience by Amy Ayers
  34. Betting the Bad Boy by Stefanie London
  35. How to Lose a Highlander by Michelle McLean
  36. The Nanny Arrangement by Rachel Harris
  37. When a Lady Dares by Tara Kingston
  38. Scandal of the Season by Liana LeFey
  39. Through Your Eyes by Shannyn Schroeder
  40. Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen
  41. Royal Affair by Parker Swift
  42. Royal Disaster by Parker Swift
  43. Royal Treatment by Parker Swift
  44. All I Am by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  45. Talk British to Me by Robin Bielman
  46. Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson
  47. Storming the Castle by Arianna Hart
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My Goal: 50 items
I’m behind on getting this updated. I am planning on getting this caught up this week though.
  1. Police Officer/Cop- Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy
  2. Fruit Drink- Bottoms Up by Kate Deveaux
  3. Ice Skate/s- On Thin Ice by Carrie Aarons
  4. Aspirin/ Pain Meds- Wild Poppy by Vivian Winslow
  5. Window Blinds- On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton
  6. Kinky Toy- Masquerade With the Master by Lili Valente
  7. Bath Tub- The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne
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My Goal: 110 points
I’m behind on this one. I forget to write down where the setting is while I’m reading. I hope to get caught up on this soon.
  1. Arizona- Bottoms Up by Kate Deveaux
  2. California- The Bartender by Piper Rayne
  3. Georgia- Storming the Castle by Arianna Hart
  4. Illinois- Through Your Eyes by Shannyn Schroeder
  5. New York- On Thin Ice by Carrie Aarons
  6. Oklahoma- On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton
  7. Washington- Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy
  8. Paris- Wild Poppy by Vivian Winslow
  9. Switzerland- The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
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My Goal: 100 books
  1. On Thin Ice by Carrie Aarons
  2. Through Fire and Sea by Nicole Luiken
  3. Amid Wind and Stone by Nicole Luiken
  4. Wild Poppy by Vivian Winslow
  5. The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
  6. When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr
  7. Only for a Night by Naima Simone
  8. Juliet by Kailee Reese Samuels
  9. The Initiation by Kailee Reese Samuels
  10. Four by Archer Kay Leah
  11. Echo Campaign by Taylor Brooke
  12. Anything More Than Now by Rebecca Paula
  13. Flirting on Ice by Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley
  14. Simmering Ice by Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley
  15. The Forbidden Muse by Aubrey Parker
  16. Point of Origin by Rebecca Yarros
  17. Breaking Noah by Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne
  18. More by Lea Griffith
  19. The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne
  20. The Billionaire’s Dance by Melody Anne
  21. The Billionaire Falls by Melody Anne
  22. The Billionaire’s Marriage Proposal by Melody Anne