2018 Reading Goals

Hey, lovelies! I just wanted to make a real quick little post that hits on some of my 2018 reading goals! I don’t like to put too many restrictions on myself or my reading, because I always want this to feel like a fun hobby and not a strict job, because sometimes when I put too much pressure on myself (especially with ARCs) it just makes reading not as much fun. Yet, I couldn’t start a brand new year without talking about some of the things I want to accomplish in my reading life on my book blog! Again, theses aren’t that strict, but they are things that are important to me and that I hope to succeed with!

➽ Read 100 Books! πŸ’—
I’ve done this with somewhat ease for the last few years, but I still want this to be the number one bookish goal I set for myself. I feel like 100 books for me is perfect with the amount of time life gives me to read, and it also gives me a big enough pool to choose lots of favorites from, from a lot of different genres and subgenres! 100 books is definitely my sweet spot that I love hitting each year!

➽ Read a Graphic Novel each month! πŸ’—
This goal is mostly because I buy so many damn graphic novels and I just let them sit on my shelf. I have way more than twelve unread volumes, so I’m hoping to be able to pick anything I really want and will enjoy in any moment.

➽ Read a Manga or Light Novel each month! πŸ’—
This goal is for the same reason as wanting to read a graphic novel each month; I buy so much manga and I just don’t read it. Sometimes I’ll binge a series, but that still doesn’t make up for the amount of unread manga on my shelves. Hopefully I can read at least 12 this year!

➽ Be Better with Audio Books! πŸ’—
Okay, this is going to probably be the toughest one for me. I used to always listen to audio books at the gym, and I haven’t been going to the gym lately. So maybe this is like a two-part goal, where it will motivate me to go to the gym more, too. But basically, I just feel like I could easily squeeze at least one more book into my monthly wrap ups if I was consuming it on audio during downtime I have. Hopefully I can just train or condition myself to listen more, especially when playing video games.

➽ Read ONE Classic! πŸ’—
You all, don’t make fun of me. This was actually a goal of mine in 2017, and guess what? I didn’t do it. I have so many friends that read and love classics, but they very rarely ever work for me or make me feel any connection. I honestly hope to read more than one this year, but again, I’m putting the least amount of pressure on me as possible! But seriously, I hope I can actually accomplish it this year.

➽ Read More Things I Want! πŸ’—
Now this kind of goes with the pressure I was talking about above, but sometimes I just get so wrapped up in ARCs, new releases, and buddy reads, that I just let older things I really want to read fall by the wayside. Especially with SFF being my favorite, there is so much of an older backlog that I’d love to be able to accomplish more, without worrying about what I feel like I *have* to read.

➽ Read More Diversely with a Heavy Emphasis on Own Voices! πŸ’—
This is something very important to me, and I’ll always continue to put on every goal list I make each and every year. I can always do better, and I can always do more to boost more marginalized voices. I feel like I get better at this every year, but it is something I always want to be striving to do more of.


And I think that’s everything! I wish you all the best of luck with your 2018 personal and reading goals. I still can’t believe we are almost in 2018, but I hope this year is amazing for each and every one of us. Happy reading, loves!

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66 thoughts on “2018 Reading Goals

  1. I love your goals and agree with most of them. My goal is 52, but I always exceed it according to goodreads. (Although, I’m pretty sure some of those books are kid books and don’t really count!)

    Good luck with the Classic this year. I am one of those that doesn’t read them all the time, but I generally really like the ones I do read! I’m a sucker for Jane Austen.

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    1. Thank you so much, Hannah! Yeah… my biggest goal is to honesty just read more of what I actually want to read at the time. I hope we both have good 2018, that are filled with amazing and no pressure ARCs! Hahaha. πŸ’—πŸ’—

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  2. Love these reading goals! I’m an audiobook listener at the gym, too. Though, I have to say that I always have this deep fear that my bluetooth headphones will fail and the entire gym will overhear a really steamy scene LOL!

    Also, I totally hear you on the whole issue with ARCs, buddy reads, etc. It’s definitely a fine line and it’s no fun when reading becomes more of a chore than an escape. I had to cut down on reading ARCs because I found myself skipping books I really wanted to read so that I could make time for those.

    Good luck on your goals, girl!

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  3. These are such amazing goals! Especially reading a graphic novel and/or manga every month, I read way to few of those, but I always want to read more (have you any recs? πŸ™ˆ)

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      1. I’ve heard of Monstress, but I don’t know Seven Princes of the 1000 Year Labyrinth. Thank you so much for the recommendations πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’•

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  4. I’m aiming to read a few more graphic novels this year, I definitely don’t own anywhere near as much as you! I always aim to read at least one classic each year, Peter Pan, Animal Farm and The Secret Garden were all really good and easy to read! Good Luck! πŸ™‚

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  5. Wow, I wish I could read 100 books a year! Even half of it would be hard for me πŸ˜€
    I hope you do reach all of your goals!

    I want to listen to more audiobooks too! It gives you something to do when you are on the way to work or as you said, working out. (My work out consists of swimming so no listening there πŸ˜€ )

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    1. Any amount of books you read is perfect and valid, my love! ❀ And oh my gosh, I wish my work out with swimming! Now I'm super jealous! I miss having a pool so bad! Haha! But thank you for your kind words! And happy new year, love! ❀ xx

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  6. ARCs really are a pressure. I mean, I can work under pressure. But with reading, I don’t think I really can. I just want to enjoy each and every moment of it and take my time, not rush because I have to meet deadlines. Great post, by the way. I’m gonna do my own now. πŸ™‚

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    1. Honestly, I just have set such a habit to read before I go to sleep. Haha. I know that sounds like a lame “secret”, but I honestly attest that to why I read so much. And… I might get a little less sleep than I should if the book is really good! Hehe! ❀ xx

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  7. Some great goals here! Audiobooks are great for any time. I listen at work, in the bath, gym, when on long walks or even just chilling in bed or when eating dinner.

    Any classics in mind? 20,000 Leagues beneath the sea is great. In reading that you could then enjoy one of my all time favourite books to it’s fullest: The Mysterious Island (sequel to 20,000 leagues).

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    1. Thank you for this(these) recs! I didn’t have any in mind, but this helps a lot! And thank you for always being so kind and sweet. I’m so thankful I met you this year! Happy new year, love! I’m wishing you all the best! (And a trip to the US, obv!) β„β˜ƒπŸ’™xx

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