Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a lovely holiday season and that 2016 is treating you well so far. As I mentioned in my last post, 2015 was a great reading year for me, but I want to try to make 2016 an even greater one! I’ve made five bookish goals for the year that I think are pretty doable. At the end of the year, I’ll check back to see which goals I accomplish (hopefully all of them!). Alright, here we go…
Goal 1: Finally get around to/finish these books or series
- The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson (I just started book one, so I’m off to a good start on this.)
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. I’m currently on A Storm of Swords, but I need to really pick up my pace and finish already! I’ve been trudging along with this series for ages!
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
- Anything by Neil Gaiman. I’ve read one of the Sandman graphic novels by him as well as Odd and the Frost Giant, but I own so many more of his novels. I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to his more popular books because I’ve owned several of them for ages.
- The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling. I started The Cuckoo’s Calling when it was first released, but I set it aside and never went back to it. I was enjoying it, so I have no excuses for this one.
Goal 2: Read 70 books
I am upping my Goodreads reading challenge by 10 books. This may be a challenge when you read my next goal, but I’m going to try anyway! You can add me on Goodreads here.
Goal 3: Don’t put off reading big books just to reach my goal
As you might have noticed, many of the novels listed in my first goal are quite large, and I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t why I was putting them off to begin with. I thought if I kept reading large books I wouldn’t reach my goal. I’m going to do away with that worry this year and read whatever I want!
Goal 4: Try audiobooks
I went over to the dark side by purchasing an e-reader in 2015, and this year I want to try another new reading medium: audiobooks. I’ve heard they can be convenient when driving/riding in a car, waiting around, cleaning, etc. I’ve always been intrigued, but have never given them a chance.
Goal 5: Read one classic a month
The other day I came across the Classics Challenge hosted by book blogger theprettybooks. The gist is that participants read and review one classic a month. If you’d like to read the full details, check out her post about it! I’ve never been against reading classic, and I read and enjoy plenty as an English major, but I hardly ever find myself reaching for them voluntarily. I think one a month is definitely doable.
These are my five bookish goals (maybe I’ll do one for writing too), but I would love to hear your goals for the year! Feel free to share them in the comments!
Until next time, keep reading and writing! – Veronica