NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS | 2018 READING GOALS

January 1, 2018 | Posted by Victoria in Bookish Lists, Readathons & Challenges | 10 Comments

It’s the new  year, so it’s time to start planning my resolutions, and my resolutions I mean book/reading resolutions. I really enjoy setting reading goals for myself because they’re fun and relatively easy to plan out (and I’m more likely to stick to these than other types of resolutions lol). This year I’m setting five different reading related goals for myself that I hope to accomplish in 2018.

GOALS

  1. My Goodreads goal is to read 60 books in 2018. This is a goal I know I’ll reach, I don’t want to set it too high because I want to enjoy the books I read instead of just reading random books to make progress.
  2. Read books in Spanish. I grew up speaking Spanish, and speak it fluently, but I never really read in Spanish unless it was for class. I want to get better and faster at reading in Spanish, so this year I’m challenging myself to read six books in Spanish. I already have some of these planned out, and I’m starting off slow by rereading books I already love translated into Spanish.
  3. Read more diversely. I tried doing that this year, but I think I still stuck to white/straight characters. Most of the diversity I read this year had to do with mental health, with a few other aspects thrown in throughout the year. This year I want to read more own voices novels, and read books from authors of color with characters of color.
  4. Branch out with my reading. I want to start reading more adult fiction. Right now I’m reading mostly YA and NA (which I love and will never stop reading) but I want to expand my reading to adult novels as well.
  5. Participate in Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge and Popsugar’s 2018 Reading Challenge. Participating in these challenges will help me branch out and achieve some of my other reading goals as well. Both of the challenges have tasks that overlap, and I have books that can be cross off more than one challenge from the list.

This year I plan to post quarterly updates on how my reading goals are going and how I’m doing on all these challenges, as a way to share with you and talk with y’all about how our reading years are going, and as a way to hold myself accountable and make sure I’m attempting to complete my goals.

 

Do you set yearly reading goals for yourself? If so, what are some of yours for 2018 and how do you plan to reach them?
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10 responses to “NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS | 2018 READING GOALS

  1. I love your goals! I also always set my Goodreads goal at something I know I’ll reach. I used to really enjoy reading books in Spanish when I was fluent, but I sadly probably couldn’t even get through a chapter now because I’m so out of practice. Sigh. I read THE SHADOW OF THE WIND in its original Spanish and loved it, so I’d highly recommend that one, if you’re looking for recs! Reading diversely has enriched my reading in a huge way– I calculated, and I think 81% of the books I read last year were by and/or about marginalized people, and it was the best reading year I’ve had in ages. I’m hoping to get that number even higher this year! One of my goals was also to read more adult books, particularly literary fiction. Happy New Year, Victoria! Here’s to a great year of reading ahead. <3

    • Ooh, I’ll have to check that out! I’ve been wanting to read it, but I hadn’t realized it was translated. That’s awesome, I’m so glad you’ve read so many diverse books and loved them. I can’t wait to read more, and have some already waiting to be picked up lol. Good luck on your reading goals this 2018!

  2. Charlie Anderson

    I love that you kept your goals simple! That was my plan this year, too. Although I added more challenges than I have ever before. My big fat goal of the year is to fix my hot mess train wreck that is NetGalley. If that’s the only thing I’m successful with, I’m OK with that! I also want to do better with my bullet journal this year. I stopped mid-April and most of May and just entirely quit it at the end of September. Because life and time. I want to keep a bit of a better handle on writing my reviews in a timely fashion, too. That way it doesn’t feel like such a chore to power through because I have 6 or 8 on my list to sit and do. Good luck and happy new year!

    • Thanks! I keep seeing so many challenges that I want to participate in, but am trying to talk myself out of them because I don’t want to be overwhelmed lol. That’s such a great goal! My Netgalley is also kind of a mess, and I’m slowly but surely working my way through it lol. Good luck with fixing your Netgalley and completing your other goals this year!

    • Thank you! It’s been such a great feeling having a lower reading goal. I remember a few years ago I set it too high and felt disappointed that I didn’t reach it even though I read so many books and so many great books. Good luck with your reading this year!

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