READ 50 BOOKS || I manage to read at least 50 a year and I’d like to keep that up. Surpassing each year is nice, but I don’t want to challenge myself too much that reading becomes a stressful chore.
READ 5 LIBRARY BOOKS || Like last year, I’ll already be reading a set allotment of library books anyway for the book clubs I’m in or running (should be 20 if my math is correct). I’d like to add 5 more library books to the mix, fun and interesting reading material I’ve been curious to read and haven’t yet!
READ MARILLIER & GABALDON || Again like last year, I’d like to read the rest of the series I own by Marillier and Gabaldon. Unlike last year, I will not attach it to the Flights of Fantasy challenge. I honestly can’t remember why I did this to myself, but I read more fantasy outside of M and G and didn’t apply it to the Flights of Fantasy challenge. This’ll be separate.
FANTASY AND HISTORICAL FICTION || Read more fantasy! Read more historical fiction! These are my favorite genres and yet I’m always reading loads of contemporary. (Probably because those feel “mindless” to me and I can race through those like candy. Maybe. Possibly. Likely.) I look at my TBR bookcases and see all of these great books I’m still very excited about, and they’re mostly in these two genres. Which leads to my next bonus goal…
READ MORE FROM TBR, LESS FROM ARCs || I know I’m not the only one who sometimes sees galleys as free ways to read a book. But you know what’s also free? A library. My library purchases fantastic books, and just about everything on my galley-hunting TBR ends up on the library shelves in the end. So perhaps I should read the books I own first before diving into a fighting ring for a galley of a book coming out in a few months anyway.
What are some of your goals for 2018?
5 thoughts on “2018 Bookish Resolutions and Reading Challenges”
Emily @ Reaching While Rooted
Awesome goals! It’s the day for resolution posts, here’s the link to mine 😊: https://reachingwhilerooted.com/2017/12/31/2018-resolutions/
tasya @ the literary huntress
I also want to read more historical fiction. I always loved that genre, 99% of the books I read are really good but for some reason I didn’t read more of them. I plan to fix that in 2018 💙I want to read my TBR, but I also want to get 100% ration on Netgalley so I’m looking for a way to balance that. Goodluck with your goals!
“99% of the books I read are really good but for some reason I didn’t read more of them” SAME. Same same same. I’m almost always pleased with the historical fiction I read — so why aren’t I reading more? I’m blaming it on brain power. I feel like I need to focus more on hist fic than on other genres, and maybe that’s why. Good luck on the 100% on NG! It can be hard, but hopefully you meet that goal and find some great ARCs!
Morgan @ The Bookish Beagle
I always say it but I just love your blog header. And the snow! These are great goals, 50 is a good number and I like the idea of reading library books. I desperately need to read more historical fiction, I didn’t read much at all this year even though I love it! I know what you mean about contemporary, that’s sort of how I feel as well. Ahhh yes, reading from the TBR, a novel concept haha. I should start pretending my shelves are my own personal bookstore or something 😛 Good luck with your goals and happy reading dear friend!!
Thanks! I’ll keep this blog header up till about March and switch it back to a more spring-like one. The snow is WordPress — not me (I wish it were, though). You read a lot of fantasy this year though, Morgan, so no pressure on the historical bit. Reading moods seem to come in waves… “I should start pretending my shelves are my own personal bookstore” OMG I LOVE THAT.