At the beginning of the year I made a list of bookish goals I wanted to reach by the end of the year. Since I’ve never shared those with you and because I wanted to check up about them to see what I “need” to do to complete more I decided that it was about time to share them with you.
These are the goals I want(ed) to reach by the end of the year.
- Get to around 40 unread books by the end of the year (I now own 53 unread books)
- Read more Brontë (follow Lucythereader challenge)
- Read more classics (1 per month)
- Read at least 5 little black classics + 5 little modern classics
- Reread more books (at least 5)
One of my biggest goals this year is to have lesser unread books. Currently I have 45, so I’ve almost reached my goal. I also got rid of a quite a few books to reach this goal. There are some books I hope to get to before the end of the year to go even reached the 40 unread books. These are the ones I’m oping to read:
- Turtles all the way down by John Green
- Little men by Louisa May Alcott
- Landline by Rainbow Rowell
- Delusions of Gender: The real science behind sex differences by Cordelia Fine
- Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
I also wanted to read more (actually) all the Brontë books, since I’ve only read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights before. This year I didn’t manage to do that and read none of the Brontë books. I wasn’t in the mood for classics (see next challenge) and I read loads of children’s novels (Roald Dahl) instead. This meant I also dropped my read a classic a month challenge. I only read three so far. This means that out of the 45 unread books I still have 20 unread classics. This means that I have to read loads of classics next year to get my unread books even to a lower number. However, I did read some little black classics (well, one haha) and three little mint classics, so I think I can complete that challenge by the end of the year. Let me know if you’d like to see a review of those little classics. This year I already completed my goal of rereading at least 5 books. There’s a trilogy included, but I wanted to read 5 different novels. This means I have reread atleast two to actually complete the goal, but I don’t think I’m going to do that. I do want to reread A Walk To Remember in December, so maybe I can still complete it.
In conclusion I’ve almost completed three goals out of five and I already completed my Goodreads “challenge” (even though it’s more of a tracker for me than a challenge) of reading 30 books, so I didn’t do too bad this far. These are also goals that are more guidelines than actually goals, so I’m not that hard on myself. Reading is all about the fun and experience.
Next year I really want to read more Brontë and George Orwell and I was thinking about hosting a yearly Orwell readalong. Let me know if you're interested in that, so I can decide whether to do it or not. Even though it seems a long time before the year is about to end. One a few (eight!!) weeks left.
What are your goals of 2018 and which did you already complete?