I have several goals for my reading in 2015. The first is the easiest to iterate.
I would like to read a total of 200 books.
Over the past several years, my goals on Goodreads have been as such:
In 2011, I read 40/40. But I also started tracking part-way through the year.
In 2012, I read 72/70.
In 2013, I read 127/110.
And in 2014, I read a whopping 155/100.
So this year, I am aiming high! Wish me luck!
The second part of my challenge to myself is the LoveYourShelf challenge I started with a friend of mine on Tumblr. The whole point of LoveYourShelf is to read books that you own, versus new books bought or books from the library.
I would like to read a minimum of 50 books towards this goal.
The final part of my reading challenge to myself is that I would like to read more classics. When asking around about the things that people would be interested in seeing on my blog, a common answer was classics.
I would like to read one classic book each month, for a total of 12 classics.
I even have some idea of which classics I might want to read. In no particular order:
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
And that is all I have so far. I am very open to suggestions on this front!
I would also like to try and finish up some of the series I have on the go right now… but I need to do some more looking at my shelves and see what that might entail before I make it an official goal.
So! Those are my reading goals for 2015. Do you have any reading goals for the year?