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?