I have recently looked through and analysed my reading year for 2017, and that has helped me create a list of 10 reading goals for 2018.
1. Read 100 books. This is actually very ambitious for me, as last year I only managed 70 and even that was a challenge! I have tried to schedule myself much more reading time this year so I am hoping I can manage this challenge. I am aiming to read for an hour each night before I go to bed and hopefully this will help me read a lot more over the year.
2. Complete the goodreads “Around The World in 52 Books” reading challenge. The link can be found here if you want to check it out for yourself: Challenge
3. Only read what I actually want to read. This may sound a little crazy, but I sometimes read a book because it has been hyped on the online community and I feel as if I should read it. I don’t want this to be the case; I want to read books I think I will genuinely enjoy and hopefully this will equate to higher rated books in 2018.
4. Participate in at least 3 readathons, including the BookTube-A-Thon.
5. Read at least 30 books that I already own. This may sound very easy, but I end up buying so may new books or rereading my old ones that I never actually read what I have on my shelf. My TBR pile therefore never decreases and it gets very overwhelming and intimidating.
6. Read 2 series. This is probably a very easy goal for most book bloggers, however I hardly ever read series. I always read standalones and if I find out it is part of a series I never seem to continue to the next book. I would like to change this and to delve into a new world for a longer period of time, and maybe this will stop my fear and anxiety surrounding series!!
7. Put at least £2 in a jar every time I finish a book, and DO NOT open/spend until 2019. I’m hoping this helps me save a little bit of money, as I won’t notice popping in £2 here and there, but when the year is over I will have accumulated a lovely little sum, (and probably ending up spending it on new books…)
8. Post twice a week on my blog and try to create as much unique, creative content as possible.
9. Have a ‘read all day’ or ‘read all weekend’ once a month and blog my progress and experience.
10. DNF books if I do not enjoy them. I never seem to DNF a book, I always end up powering through until the end and giving it a 1 or 2 stars. This can cause me to be in a reading slump and it can ruin my reading experience. I really hope to change this and just let go of a book if I am not enjoying it and pick up a new book better suited to me.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I hope I manage to stick to all (or at least most) of these goals. I will revisit this in 2019 and see how well I have done. Wish me luck!!!