I have finally stopped procrastinating (for now) and written down my reading goals for the new year. I’ve kept it short and sweet, as they are all straight forward and manageable.
1. Reread more
While picking out books for a recent post about books I want to reread, I became aware of how few books I’ve actually reread. This year I want to visit some of the books I remember loving. I want to reread at least three books. It’s not a lot, but I want to have a realistic goal.
2. Quality over quantity
Instead of focusing on reading as many books as I can, I want to catch up on some of those big and intimidating books on my shelves. It’s tempting to stick to shorter books, because, let’s be honest, it’s satisfying to check off book after book. Rapidly closing in on that magic number you’ve set your Goodreads reading challenge goal at. Fighting that urge, I will make twenty-eighteen a year where I start thinking about quality over quantity.
3. Spend less, read more
I tend to go crazy when I buy books. I already have a bunch of unread books, and buying new ones just adds to that pile. Even reading as fast as I can, I won’t be able to catch up if I keep buying more books than I’m reading. That’s why I’ve decided to at least try to read five books I already own before buying one new book.
4. Read 52 books I already own
Building upon my goal of spending less and reading more, I’m determined to read 52 books I already own. Hopefully this way, I’ll read a good chunk of the books on my (ever-growing) tbr.
5. Reorganize my book shelves
I’ve wanted to reorganize my shelves for quite a while now. They’re all a bit of a mess at the moment, so it’s about time to get organized. I’m still unsure of how I want to rearrange them. By author? Genre? Read and unread?
6. Clean out and donate stuff I don’t want or need anymore
I have drawers and closets full of stuff and books I probably don’t want or need anymore. I just haven’t had the time and energy to go through it and decide what to keep, what to sell and what to donate. It will be nice to clean out some of the stuff that has accumulated throughout the years.
Do you have any specific reading goals for the new year?