Every year I set a few goals for myself, both book related and not. Every year, I forget what those goals were by February. So this year, instead of being all nostalgic and sentimental, I am just going to make one goal: be happy.
However, book goals are a totally different beast for me. I set a Goodreads goal each year, as well as some small goals. To keep myself on track, I bought a Bookish Hopes Journal. Well.. I bought a journal, and have named it my Bookish Hopes Journal. But before I tell you my new goals, let’s have a quick look at my 2013 goals (which, were … unsuccessful.)
My goal for this year was to read 80 Books. In 2011, I wanted to read 50 books, and ended up at 32. This was my first try, so I forgave myself (kidding, these are for fun!) In 2012, my goal was 60 and I was SO close! I ended up at 51. This year, I wanted to push myself more than ever. I gave myself a goal of 80, with the rational that I work in Kids books, and therefore would be reading a selection of smaller, simpler books. This .. didn’t really happen. With any luck, I will finish at 50.
SO! Without further ado ..
My 2014 Bookish Hopes
- Read 65 books. This includes graphic novels which I have begun a very steamy love affair with these past few months. They are quick reads, so I will definitely squeeze a bunch in between my novels.
- Finish the Harry Potter series. I bought the beautiful box set this year, and read Book 1 in September. Now I want to go back and finish! I stopped at Book 4 when I was younger, and have always wanted to go back and finally, FINALLY finish!
- Of the 65 books, 23 have to be books that I own as of December 31, 2013. That means 23 books that are already IN MY HOUSE. This will help me to organize my shelves. I own HUNDREDS of books that I have yet to read. This is .. bad.
- Write down each and every book that comes into my house. Including how much things cost. This will help me to better understand just how much money I spend on books each month and therefore each year. I think this number might shock me into submission.
That’s it! I think that not only is it do-able, it’s something that I look forward to. The journal is sitting beside my bed and I will do my absolute best to keep up with it! I’m pretty excited :).
Do you have any book goals? Or do you prefer to just read! Let me know in the comments!