The new year is upon us and that means I get to set my new yearly goals! This post specifically will be dedicated to my reading goals.
1. Read 50 books
I started to set this annual challenge for myself in 2015. I accomplished it then and I accomplished it in 2017 as well. This really works for me, as I am a very goal-orientated person and setting this goal for myself really motivates me to actually pick up a book (even when I don’t feel like it).
2. Finish my Harry Potter re-read
At the end of 2016, I started my Harry Potter re-read, but have since not gotten further than the fourth book. Which I am currently still in the middle of. Harry Potter is my all time favourite book series, yet I haven’t read the series in its entirety in YEARS. So I want to make a point of it to finish the other 3,5 books during 2018.
3. Don’t read the trendy books, just because they are trendy
Being in the book blogging and bookstagram community I tend to get a bit carried away when it comes to new releases or cult favourites. I read the books that everyone is reading, just because everyone is reading them. And because they are talked about a lot. I sometimes feel that people won’t like to read about all the unknown (or just non-YA) books that I am interested in. But in 2018 I don’t want to focus on that anymore. Reading is something I do for fun. It is my hobby and it a solitary thing. It’s something that I like to share, but the sharing shouldn’t determine what I read.
4. Read a book that has been on my shelf for over 2 years
I can’t remember when I started reading avidly, but I can remember when I started to collect books avidly. It was 2012 when I started watching booktube, which sparked my book buying obsession. I started to buy books by the dozen and have since managed to build quite a little personal library. However, there are books on my shelf which I bought in that period of time and still haven’t gotten to. That is why I really want to make sure I don’t let those books waste away on my shelves until I am not interested in the storyline anymore (it has happened, trust me).
5. Wrap up some series
I love reading series, I really do. But at the same time, I am quite bad at actually finishing them. So in 2018, I want to finish at least two of the series on my bookshelves. The one I am most excited for is The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.
What are some of your reading goals for the upcoming year? I would love to know!
Lots of Love,