In the past, I have never been a big public goal setter. Maybe because I have not been a big goal setter in general. I have always hesitated to declare New Year’s Resolution and won’t do so this year either but I think I am ready to go public with a few goals. I’m still shying away from from publicly declaring that I will get up every day at 6am, that I will stop over consuming sugar or that I will handwrite in a journal every day for at least five minutes although it’s possible that I am considering these goals.
What I am willing do is to go public with my reading goals. Reading is something that I make time for every single day so I think it is realistic that I can set and then meet my goals.
I have a few different types so here goes…
My Great New Books 2015 Reading Challenge is to read 52 books in 2015.
The folks at Book Riot have created an amazing list of challenges to push readers out of their comfort zone. There are 24 challenges included in the list. Examples include, read a book written by someone when they were under the age of 25, read a YA novel or read a book that is a retelling of a classic story. I haven’t narrowed down which challenges I will accept but I plan to tackle a few. I am guilty of reading an awful lot of realistic fiction set in the present day.
It was just a few weeks ago that I discovered the Broke and the Bookish and I am hooked. Each Tuesday, the Broke and Bookish team host a Top 10 Book List link up. Their themes are really fun and have already pushed me to think about what I’ve read and what I hope to read. I plan continue participating with Top Ten Tuesdays this year spending time listing both adult and children’s books depending on the theme.
I began participating in Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Twitterature link up around two years ago. It has become my way to list the books I’ve read every month. Recently Anne changed the title of the link up to Quick Lit which I just love. I plan to continue participating in 2015.
I have been on Goodreads for a long time and I do a reasonably good job of keeping track of my adult books read. This year I would like to find a better way to organize the children’s books I read along with books that I want to read.
And there they are. My 2015 Reading Goals. I’ve gone public. Help keep me honest.