Stacey Loscalzo

Dec 30

Bookish Tuesday: 2015 Reading Goals

by Stacey

GNB-reading-challenge-2015-copy-300x300In 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…

1. The Great New Books 2015 Reading Challenge

Our wonderful team at Great New Books has created a new page with our 2015 Reading Challenge. Please go check it out and add your goals to ours.

My Great New Books 2015 Reading Challenge is to read 52 books in 2015.

2. The Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

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.

3. Broke and Bookish’s Bookish Tuesdays

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.

4. Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit

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.

5. Goodreads

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.



  1. Great goals! I signed up for challenges in my post today, too. 

  2. I LOVE taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, I’ve been doing it since I started my blog and it has opened my up to a lot of new blogs and new books which I love.
    I’m trying to be more organised with my Goodreads too in the New Year, it is such a mess at the moment that I can’t find anything!
    Good luck with your 2015 goals and well done on going public!

  3. I’ve been playing around with Goodreads and want to track the books I read with my kids, too. Let me know what you figure out!

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