Since September 2018, I publish my language goals for the upcoming month on my blog. This is a history of the past months and how well I did.
April was a good month for the JLPT, I was able to keep up with my program and even made a practice test towards the end of the month.
However, I haven’t read a lot. I did finish the two books of my list, but I haven’t been able to read and finish another book. I have spent several day without reading at all, I guess that the book I have picked (小説王 by 早見和真) is a little difficult and I felt discouraged at times.
March was a strange month, with a trip to Japan in the middle that both renewed my motivation to get in touch with Japanese culture and forced me to take a break in my JLPT preparation.
It was hard to get back on track after the trip, but I managed to review most of my JLPT material. I haven’t read much in March, but I bought a lot of exciting books in Japan and I am starting a new reading challenge for the year.
I was a little discouraged in February. While I have achieved my reading goals, I didn’t feel very motivated for the JLPT and have skipped several days of study. The reason is the first practice test I took during the course of February. I found it hard, especially the reading section, and it discouraged me a little…
I haven’t finished 『誰か』by Miyuki Miyabe. I like the book, but the plot is not very appealing and it is hard to feel committed to it in my opinion. I have reached p. 337, I hope that I can finish it in February.
My other goal was to read at least one other book, and I have read two!
『ボクたちはみんな大人になれなっかた』 by Moegara and a light novel,
『推理作家（僕）が探偵と暮らすわけ』by Shiki KUZUMI.
I achieved my reading goals for November, but I could have done better. November was not a good month for me, I have done almost nothing for two weeks. I haven’t written every day, but I did write regularly so it is not that bad. I have been reading two books on Japan History. Also, I have started the drama 『ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖』but I have decided to read the light novel before watching the episodes, so I am taking a break with the drama.
All goals achieved! I have finished the three books listed!
I added all the words to Anki and I started a book by Higashino: 『流星の絆』. I could not complete my goal to read 40 pages of 「それでも、日本人は戦争を選んだ」but still read 20 pages. My best achievement is the LDP election. I have read a lot of articles about it in Japanese!