2017’s goals were well intentioned but were a mess. They were non-specific, needed to many clarification statements and didn’t actually reflect what I wanted to read. Plus I forgot what most of them were shortly after making them….
So this year will be different?
1. One non-fiction book a month
Let’s start off with one that might end up not happening, shall we? This is straight forward. This will be easy if I actually try to achieve and not just hope it happens on its own. I will give myself 2 free months.
2. Read 50 200+ page books this year
Last year about 55 books hit this bill, with the rest of my year made of short books. I want to hit this again because I do love big books and have recently determined graphic novels are great quick reads but not really my thing.
3. Better reviews
A repeat goal, bit one I do really want to work on. So this year I need to buckle down and actually work on it.
4. Buy a second bookshelf, but don’t fill it
I need a second bookshelf, but I don’t want it to result in me buying a million books. I’m at a point in my life where I have an income that means I can buy books, and I thankfully didn’t go too nuts with buying all the things in 2017. So for 2018 I want to finally treat myself to another bookcase but limit my book buying. However, I will not put a hard number on this, sorry.
5. Read at least 5 books recommended to me by a friend
In 2017 I convinced a few friends to read books I loved and they ended up loving them! This year I need to actually read books they have recommended to me. 5 is a conservative goal, so I might up this mid-way through the year. This goal has the bonus of being able to talk books with friends more.
6. Try bullet journalling my reading for at least 3 months
I want to see if this is for me and I think looking back at it will be neat.
7. One POC author per month
Another conservative one, but again, I might up it mid-way through. No freebies here.
8. Actively participate in one read-a-thon
Self-explanatory. Also vague, but I’ll know if I hit this.
9. Find at least one new forever favourite book
It’s a hard list to get on, but I want to see a book hit that list.
I think I’ll stop there for goals. This is a manageable list, though it’s also a bit conservative. However, I’m ok with that. At the end of the day I’ll read what I read.