The time has come round again to set my reading goals for the year and similarly to everything I tend to do, I’m keeping these simple.
Reading goals are what they are for all of us and I see mine as flexible targets rather than challenges designed to expand my reading habits. I’ve said this time and time again but I don’t do well with specific challenges so having a few that are not constricting is better for me in the long run.
With that in mind, I have a set of 4 goals I would like to accomplish this year:
Goodreads Reading Goal of 50 books.
Regardless of the fact I always reach this goal, I’m not moving it. A one-book-a-week aim is manageable and the easiest way for me to keep track of what I’m reading.
Read all my Fairyloot books
I have a confession to make. I haven’t read any of the books included in the Fairyloot boxes I’ve bought over the past couple of years. That needs to change because they’re all hardback books, taking up valuable space on my bookshelf and I want to read them before deciding whether to box them up or unhaul them.
Read all the books I bought at YALC 2018
Similarly to the Fairyloot Books, I don’t want them all to be sat on my shelves gaining dust for me to then not be interested in reading them. I bought them at YALC because I was interested in the stories and I want to read all of them before that interest wanes, like I know it will at some point. I’ve read a few of them but it is time to get through the rest of them so I can make way for books I get if I return to YALC this year.
Finish un-read, completed series.
This is one goal that is moving over from 2018 because I didn’t quite manage to read all the series I wanted to finish – Rebel of the Sands trilogy, Strange the Dreamer duology, Red Rising trilogy… I can go on.
I have a lot of these series on my shelves because I don’t often find myself marathoning series and that means I have many series left unfinished. It annoys me, but I cannot do anything to change it apart from pushing myself to finish series regardless of whether I’m in the mood or not.
And there they are. Like I said they are more targets/goals than challenges but I’m hoping they’ll help me to get through my TBR list and my ever-growing backlist of books I’ve had every intention to read but didn’t. They also take into account my reading mood which is important for me to acknowledge as it makes reading the enjoyable experience it is meant to be.
Have you any reading goals for 2019?
What is the main priority for you this year in terms of reading?
As always thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!