My 2018 Reading Goals
In 2018, I am making reading a priority. Not that it hasn’t been in previous years, but I want to make sure I am turning to books, instead of watching Netflix (although I'm sure I'll do that plenty anyways). I read 81 books in 2017, so my goal for 2018 is going to be 80 books. I think it’s doable, but we’ll see!
I also want to make sure I’m reading books I want to read, but also ones that are thought-provoking and outside of my normal wheelhouse. I want to read more non-fiction, specifically more narrative non-fiction like Erik Larson. My husband has read two of his books and can’t say enough good things about Larson’s writing. I also want to read more writers of color; I read a few in 2017, but I definitely want to read more this year. I plan to tackle some of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books, like Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.
In 2017, I read Anne of Green Gables and The Fellowship of the Ring, but never read any of the following books in either series. So this year, I definitely want to continue those series. Even if I don’t get through all of them, I want to make a dent in them. That also goes for The Mother-Daughter Book Club series. I read the first two and really enjoyed them. They are middle-grade reads and something I wouldn't normally read, but I love the concept of having a mother-daughter book club and feel like my middle-school niece might enjoy them.
I also want to tackle books I have on my shelf that I haven’t read yet. A couple of bookstagrammers are starting #theunreadshelfproject2018, and I will definitely participating. I have at least 75 unread books (these are just a few of the ones pictured!); this does not include Kindle books or my husband's books that I may want to read. I know I’ll end up buying more books in 2018 and checking out plenty from the library, but I do want to try and read books I already own.
What are your reading goals for 2018?