My 2017 Reading Goals

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.

Melody Beattie

Okay, so I usually don’t do a whole lot for reading goals, but this year I have a few things I want to work on. Some pretty specific and others just trying to do better. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t take my own reading goals to seriously. This would be why I don’t really do TBRs….. I won’t stick to them, at all.

Finish previously started series.


I was going through my read list on Goodreads and realised that I have a ton of started series that I never finished. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the book and decided to leave it, I really enjoyed them but never seemed to go back. I have a habit of reading an authors most popular work and not going back whether I liked it or not. I really shouldn’t be judging based on one piece of work especially if I thought it was good, seems I should continue. So I came up with a list of all unfinished series that I was actually enjoying, and I have quite the project here:

  • The Golden Compass
  • Divergent
  • Harry Potter
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Cinder
  • Persepolis
  • Coalwood Way
  • Wolf Brother
  • Sherlock Holmes

60 Books Total


My good reads goal I’m upping this year to 60 books, but now that I have discovered graphic novels and manga, I’m aiming for 40 of those books to be book not including either of those.

17,000 Pages


I have never thought about it this way before, but since I got my Goodreads yearly wrap-up e-mail, I’m looking at it a little different. I read a little over 15,000 last year and wasn’t sure how much to add so I picked an extra 2,000. We will see if that was anywhere near reasonable.

6 Classics


My list of classics is just sad, so I feel like I need to push myself to do better. I even enjoy the classics that I have read just never seem to pick them.

15 Non-Fiction


I read quite a few memoirs but I think I could always do a bit better. I believe I read 10 last year so this shouldn’t be to much of a push. Especially considering I got a couple for Christmas this year. Yay!!!!

Read More Diversely


This one is so hard to measure, but I still want to do better with it. I noticed this last year that almost all the authors I read were american or european, and that just seems like I’m missing out.

 

Wish me luck guys!! And let me know what you guys are trying to achieve this year.

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11 thoughts on “My 2017 Reading Goals”

    1. It just seems to be getting a little out of control. A couple of them like The golden compass I read the first one when I was probably 14. So now I have decided to listen to the audio book because I don’t really reread but then I can remember what was going on.

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