We’ve gotten to the half point of the year (somehow) and my reading has come on since the first day. I’ve had a couple of reading slumps, but have they made any impact on my reading challenges this year?
When I was growing up, one of my favourite authors was Jacqueline Wilson. Any time my Dad ordered books I’d always ask for a new book of hers.
I’ve seen stage plays, films and TV shows set on her novels, and loved every second of them. Rather than the light and happy issues most books for young readers focus on, Jacqueline’s books delved a little deeper, with stories featuring domestic abuse, unemployment, divorce and bipolar disorder to mention a few.
It’s no wonder she’s one of the most beloved authors in the UK. Jacqueline told us like it was. These books formed such a huge part of my childhood, it’s hard for me to believe a lot of them actually pre-date me.
Every year I set myself some reading goals to see me through the next year. With the success of last year behind me, there’s a lot to build on for 2021. Who knows how much time we’ll be spending indoors to be able to read, anyway?
With a brand new 365 day stretch ahead, it’s time to think about what’s to come for my reading goals. As per usual, I’ll be taking part in two reading challenges – the Goodreads Reading Challenge and the Popsugar Reading Challenge. Again, I’ll be marking off everything I’ve read towards the Popsugar challenge on this post.