Reviewing My Reading Goals For 2017?

I thought it might be fun to look back at the book related challenges/goals I set myself for last year and see how badly I did. Because last year wasn’t exactly the best reading year for me… I didn’t even finish a book until June so I’m not expecting an awful lot. But at least we can all laugh at me together right?

So here were my goals last year:

  • Read 2 books that have been on my shelf for a year
  • Write more reviews! (because I really have been slacking over like the alst 6 months)
  • Finish a series
  • Read more Oscar Wilde
  • Read at least 10 books again this year (busy with uni and work again this year)
  • At least start Lord of the Rings
  • Re-Read The Giver and review it for the Travelling Book Project
  • Read a book from a genre I usually wouldn’t
  • Empty my bookshelf a little for when I go back home

Okay so I made 5/9 of my goals which isn’t really too bad.

I read two books that have been on my shelf for over a year. These were The Invisible Library and The Night Circus.

I wrote a review for almost every book I finished last year so that one is getting a tick.

I (only just) finished 10 books.

I read a book from a genre I usually wouldn’t. For this I am choosing Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner because I would never have picked up a book about mermaids if it hadn’t been recommend by so many people.

Finally, I feel like I did empty my bookshelf a bit. I sent a few books away for ReadItSwapIt when that was a thing and I also sold some books on my Depop. (You can find it here if you like). Although, I feel like I did buy a lot more books that what I actually got rid of. But you win some you lose some!

Overall I didn’t do too bad but I could have done better. Hopefully 2018 will be a better year for achieving goals. New Year, New Me… probably not but I try and that is what counts!

Let me know in the comments if you did any better than I did with your reading goals for 2017! 


4 thoughts on “Reviewing My Reading Goals For 2017?

  1. I deliberately don’t set myself too many goals because I know I won’t complete them 🙈 you did well though! I got rid of 100 books recently and I still have piles of books under my bed, on every surface, so definitely don’t feel bad about that goal not working out, we’re book people and we collect/hoard 😂 xx

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