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2021 Mid-Year Bookstack’d Update

June 21, 2021
Mid-Year Bookstack'd Update

Hi, book friends! With June nearly over, I thought it was about time to do our first Mid-Year Bookstack’d Update ๐Ÿ™‚ I started 2021 in the biggest reading slump since … honestly, I don’t remember. I could not get into any book I read in January. February wasn’t a lot better. I set my Goodreads challenge at 50 books, hoping I’d be able to get even half that far.

And if you’re wondering about the featured photo on this post, it’s notstalgic to me for a couple of reasons – I photographed this #RainbowBridge stack last year in honor of Keeko, our very first fur-child who is no longer with us. The second reason is the tree in this photo no longer has both of its limbs, as a recent storm took it down.

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Mid-Year Wrap-Up

An Un-planned Bookstagram Break

The beginning of 2021 saw an un-planned break from Bookstagram. Not for any reason, other than a severe reading slump. Not a single photo between January 1 and April 26th (when I announced our Summer NetGalley Challenge), resulting in only TEN BOOKSTAGRAM PHOTOS posted so far this year!

Almost 3,000 pages read … despite my Reading Slump!

Pages Read Bookstack'd Update

So far this year, I’ve read almost 3,000 pages, despite a crazy slump that lasted into the beginning of May! 83% of the books I have read so far this year have been in May or June. How’s that for a slump-kicker. I’m already well on my way to making a dent in my #100KPageChallenge!

8 Genres!

Normally, I tend to gravitate toward romances. So far this year, I’ve read 8 different genres – Romance, Sci-Fi, Christian Non-fiction, Christian Fiction, Dystopian, Fairytale Retellings, Middle-Grade, and Paranormal Romance! I was really surprised to find that I actually enjoyed a couple of non-fiction books this year, a genre I normally shy very far away from.

26 Hours and 47 minutes Listened!

Audiobook Hours Bookstack'd Update

I have always loved audiobooks but have made a point to read them this month, as it’s #AudiobookMonth! Audiobooks allow me to keep reading even when I have to do boring things, like driving to/from work or doing dishes and laundry. I’ve even started listening to audiobooks while making dinner for the little Minions. If you’re looking for recommendations on narrators, I absolutely love Paul Woodson and Rebecca Soler. They are two narrators I could listen to for hours, as their voice capabilities bring fictional worlds to life!

I’ve Increased My Goodreads Challenge Goal!

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Megan has read 18 books toward her goal of 75 books.
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Am I on track to hit my new goal of 75 books? Absolutely not. But I’m in the mood to challenge myself and keep my post-reading-slump momentum going! It’s better than settling for a 50 book goal I know I’ll crush.

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How is 2021 treating you? Are you on track with your reading goals? Have you found any new favorite authors this year? Let us know in the comments below and, as always, thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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4 Comments

  • Reply Wendy Williams June 26, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    So glad your reading is picking up. โ€˜We all go through slumps, so good for you for getting going again.

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms June 27, 2021 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks, Wendy! This was probably the worst slump I’ve been in so it’s nice to be pulling through again ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) June 28, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Considering your big slump, I think your mid-year stats look amazing!

    Sad about your tree. We have monsoons here in Arizona and we’ve lost several big trees to them over the years ๐Ÿ™

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms June 29, 2021 at 8:28 am

      It was a beautiful tree and had a great life. I’ll just have to go walking down my neighborhood in search of another tree to use ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, I’m pretty pleased with my stats – the funny thing is that I look at my record I’ve made of all my books read and 90% of them have been in May and June. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!

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