Friday, 2 January 2015
I know I haven't yet done a post about my Top whatever-random-number books of 2014 or looked at my detailed reading stats but I'll get to that soonish. Today I wanted to lay down some of the Reading Goals for 2015 with the full expectation that I'll look back at the end of the year and realise I've completed none of them. But hey-ho let's do it anyway.
Reading Goals for 2015
1. Read 120 books - I've downgraded this massively from last year's goal of 150 because with me trying to finish my first draft of my novel I have spent a lot less time reading so having a large total of books to read is just not going to happen. Making it 120 is more manageable and I'll feel less like a failure if I only just reach it.
2. Re-reads need to be only 25% of the Reading Goal - I had 53 of my 2014 reads being re-reads which was about 42% of my overall total so I want to try and get that number down to only a quarter so based on my goal that means only re-reading 30 books in 2015. It'll be a challenge but I have more than enough unread books to go the whole year without re-reading but there are some thing that I just have to read annually :P
3. Read some Non-Fiction - I read literally no non-fiction in 2014, not a single book. So I'd like to read at least 1 book a month in 2015, two if possible since I got a lot of non-fiction books for Christmas and I have a lot in my collection.
4. Clear some old TBR titles - I have a worrisome amount of books that have been in my collection since before I started cataloging my library and recording my reading so I really would like to get to some of those ancient titles this year *coughTheBookThiefcough*.
5. If I have something to say about a book, write a review - Doesn't matter how long or short it is, if I get to the end of a book and want to say something about it I ought to get it written down and post it. Most of my thoughts on my reading in 2014 have been voiced during videos I put up on Youtube which comparatively few people see so I need to try and write some kind of actual review here that people can actually find.
I think those goals will be sufficient for the time being, I don't want to set myself loads of really specific challenges that I may not want to do when it comes round to it. I could say I want to read more classics or some other new genre but I don't want to force myself to read certain books since it might feel too much like assigned reading.
What are some of your Reading Goals for 2015?