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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.