Hello, my fellow book lovers and a HAPPY NEW-YEAR! I hope 2018 is going to be filled with wonderful moments and books 💗
At the beginning of 2017, I shared some reading goals I’d like to achieve. Today, I am going to check how that went and am going to talk about my 2018 goals as well!
1. 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge
My goal was to read 52 books, or approximately one book each week. 2017 ended up being my best reading year so far, with a total of 85 books! Though it was a good reading year, it absolutely wasn’t a good personal year for me, which actually explains why I was able to read so much.
2. Diversity Bingo 2017
I’ve been reading diverse books for over a year and I absolutely do not regret that decision. I’m very satisfied with the books I’ve been reading an purchasing, which is why I don’t feel to bad for not posting an update of my Diversity Bingo sheet. First of all, it was too much work to figure out how to complete each square, because most books fit in multiple categories. Furthermore, I’d have to purchase books to complete it and I wasn’t able to do that.
So while I won’t do Diversity Bingo again, that doesn’t mean I won’t read diverse books anymore.
1. 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge
This year, I plan on reading 52 books again. My life is very unpredictable at the moment, so I don’t know how much I’ll be able to read a few months from now.
2. bookshelves: more read than unread books
Because I’m reading diverse books, I’m not picking up ones that have been on my shelves for years. I’m planning on unhauling a bunch, but there are other books on there that I am still somewhat interested in, such as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
A couple of weeks ago, I rearranged my bookshelves and separated my read and unread books. I was surprised when I noticed that I haven’t read most of the books I own! This is absolutely something I will have to work on in 2018!
3. variety of genres
2017 was the year I fell in love with young adult contemporaries again. As much as I love that genre, I do want to read a larger variety in 2018.
So these are my 2018 reading goals! I’m not being too ambitious, so hopefully, it will be a successful year. What are some of your reading goals for the new year? Let me know in the comments!