We are going to power right on through the awkwardness of me trying to come up with a reason I went AWOL back in October and have been away from my blog 2+ months. There’s no reason, it just happened.
And here we are.
Last year, I set my Goodreads challenge at 45 books. Thank you audiobooks and graphic novels… I upped my challenge goal to 150 midway through the year, and PASSED that! My final number on Goodreads was 163. It’s not totally accurate, though, because I didn’t include all of the books I read with my kids, only the ones that felt were more substantial (not page count wise, but plot wise).
This year my Goodreads challenge goal is set to 75 (to start anyway). I feel like this year won’t be quite as high because 1) I don’t have a 24+ volume graphic novel series to bulk up my numbers, and 2) I’ve set a couple of other reading goals for myself that I think will slow down my reading pace.
What are those goals? I’m so glad you asked.
1. Read 12 nonfiction books
I think I can manage 1 nonfiction book per month. I have a couple ideas of what I want to get to- mostly biographies of people like Walt Disney, Fred Rogers, Jim Henson, Steve Irwin, and I got a copy of Michelle Obama’s Becoming. I enjoyed reading about a specific aspect of baseball history, so I think something similar may find its way into my summer TBR.
2. Read Them Classics
I have several examples of classic literature on my shelves that I have picked up here and there from thrift stores and library sales. Now it’s time to read them.
3. Author/Series Goals
I took a good long look at all the books I own and prioritized authors I have multiple books from, and series I’m excited for and own at least the first book of.
4. Don’t Forget EBooks!!!
I have so many ebooks that I completely disregard because they are not visible! I wrote out a list of titles I own digitally that I was excited about when I added them, but then forgot about.
5. Make a dent in my collection of unread physical books
We all have this goal, don’t we?
Do you set reading goals for the year? What are they?