Thursday, 20 August 2015

5 Reading Goals for 2015 with 5 Months to Go!

At the beginning of the year I made 5 goals for my reading and one for my book blogging. I wrote them down, posted them here and kept them in mind as I picked through my TBR and visited different worlds and met different characters. With 5 months left in 2015 I thought it was time to revisit those goals and evaluate how I was doing!




Read 15 books.
My Goodreads reading goal for 2015 is 15 books. I've got up to 54 so far. Turns out that I just like reading and the books I've been wanting to read are short enough that I can get through 1-2 a week. I do want to challenge myself to read longer books, I do. And I will. That's why it's good to re-evaluate your goals I guess!


Read one of the books I 'paused' in 2014!
I paused 14 books in 2014 and you can find out about them here! So far in 2015 they've been joined by 21 others and I haven't wanted to pick up any of them so far. It is something that bothers me as they are in a couple piles that I see everyday and I know there are good books in those piles so it's just a case of hyping myself up for this one.

Read a book longer than 500 pages.
Check! In January I read The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson that clocked in at 660 pages. And at just 500 pages The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver kind of counts for this one too, right? Check and check! 

Read a classic.
Okay. I've kind of done this one. I read A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams which could be considered a classic. And I read The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf which I bought in a collection called 'Hidden Classics' but neither has really resonated with me as 'oh I'm reading a classic' so I'm still working on this. It's not a priority though.

Only buy half as many as I read.
So I bought three from The Cut-Price Bookstore, two from Barter Books, six from eBay, seven from Waterstones, and two I didn't haul making a grand total of twenty. Not including books I've received from publishers and presents. It could be better. A lot better. But- books!

And my one extra to do with blogging. Write more book reviews. I've been doing okay with this one. I've been working on expanding my thoughts on my end of the month wrap-ups but I haven't been doing as many individual reviews as I want to be. It is on the up though!


So overall I feel like I'm on track! I've noted a few things I can definitely improve on though and that's why I think looking over your goals is really important to do as time progresses. 

Did you have any reading goals? How are you doing?

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