#ReadingGoals: 2017 follow-up and 2018 goals

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Hello, my fellow book lovers and a HAPPY NEW-YEAR! I hope 2018 is going to be filled with wonderful moments and books ๐Ÿ’—

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!


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1. 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge

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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.


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1. 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge

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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!

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15 thoughts on “#ReadingGoals: 2017 follow-up and 2018 goals

  1. Fadwa @ Word Wonders says:

    I’m glad you had a good reading year but I’m sorry about the personal side of life. Sending you positive vibes from 2018. โค

    I’m gonna be posting my goals once I’m back from blogging hiatus but reading wise it’s mostly reading backlist releases and finishing most series i started.

    Happy new year!

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  2. beachbookworm says:

    Happy New Year! I also have more unread books on my shelves than read and it can be stressful. That’s why this year I made myself a goal to only buy new releases. I just have way too many books on my shelves to buy old and new books. I also made a goal that I cannot buy a book until I have read 5. Hopefully that will help me. Happy Reading!!

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    • Chelsea @romweasley @slytherink says:

      Thank you! I never buy books at full price, so I usually wait to buy books until they’re like โ‚ฌ11 for a hardback copy. Because of this I definitely don’t buy as many books as I used to, but it’s still a lot. I’ve tried “read three, buy one” and stuff like that, but it doesn’t work for me because when a book is on sale, I just can’t bring myself to not buy it, I’m afraid the price will go up again otherwise :/

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  3. Caro @ bookcheshirecat says:

    Happy new year! I hope this one is kinder to you than the last one was ๐Ÿ™‚
    I definitely want to read more genres and get out of my comfort zone as well, especially when it comes to the age range I read in – aka I want to try more NA/adult books ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Elke @BEroyal says:

    I’m working on my goals post at the moment! Also, I think you probably meant that your 52 book goal for 2017 was approx one book per week, not year ๐Ÿ˜Š (I only notice these things because I’m so used to rereading my own posts, I’m sure everybody’s brain just fills in what it needs to be.)
    Good luck!

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