I have been making a lot of goals for my life this year. I got a Passion Planner (which I am obsessed with btw), and it has been helping me stay focused and change my mindset to more positive thinking. In addition to the goals for my daily life, I have also been keeping track of my goals for my blog. Thanks to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, I get to showcase my Top Ten Bookish Goals/Resolutions for 2018!
1. My Goodreads Goal: 50 Books
Last year my goal was 35 books, and I surpassed it by 10. This year I upped it to 50, 5 books more than I was able to read in 2017. I wanted to give myself an attainable goal that still pushed me to read more. So far, I am 2 books ahead of schedule.
2. Stick to my TBR (within reason)
My TBR shelf at home is ridiculously large, and never seems to shrink. I really want to try to narrow it a bit this year so I have more room for new books. I can do this better by actually sticking to list of books I need to get through and not buying new ones. I am a mood reader though, so if something really strikes my fancy I’ll probably still go at it.
3. Get to an 80% on Netgalley
I try not to over-request on Netgalley, but since I have so many other things to read, and never enough time, my rating isn’t where I want it to be. I’m slowly bringing it up lately, but I would love to get the the golden 80%.
4. Read 4 books per month
I usually read around this anyways, but it fluctuates every month. I figured if I could set 4 as my minimum goal, my end goal of 50 books wouldn’t be too far out of reach. This might be a little difficult once I start rehearsals for my next show, but we’ll take it as it comes.
5. Read 10 Classics for the Classic’s Club Challenge
I need to get a move on this Classics Club. I have only read 2 of the 50, and in order to hit my 5 year goal, I need to read at least 10 classics from my list this year.
6. Finish the ABC Challenge
I am so excited about this challenge from Ginger Mom. It’s one of the first challenges I have joined, and I really want to finish it. You have to read 1 book for every letter of the alphabet! Check out my post here to follow my progress!
7. Finish the series that I am in the middle of
I have started so many series that I never got around to finishing. I really want to finish some of the ones I have started. Ex. The Earth’s Children Series, Outlander, Sookie Stackhouse (although I really don’t want that one to be over..), etc.
8. Have more diversity in my genre choice
I read mostly Fantasy, with a few sprinkles of Historical Fiction and Contemporary. There are so many other genres that I just have no experience with and would like to explore. I really want to get into thriller/mystery books because I think I would enjoy them. I also have a lot of people ask me for book recommendations that won’t like YA or Fantasy, and I always feel like my choices for them are limited.
9. Stick to my blogging schedule
I have finally created a blogging schedule that has been working well for me. I post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I might have to adjust when I start my next show, but I want to stick to it as much as possible.
10. Read the books I have been putting off FOREVER
I have a couple books (The Alchemist being the biggest example) that have literally been sitting on my shelf for years, yet are still at the top of my wanting to read list. I WILL read them this year.
What are your 2018 goals? Let me know in the comments! Happy reading! 🙂