Well, I was not planning on setting myself any goals this year, but seeing everybody else’s posts and videos has inspired me. Then I saw this topic on the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads and I felt it was the right one for me today!
1. Read 50 books (Goodreads Challenge)
At four or five books a month this should be very achievable without putting any pressure on myself. I was tempted to put 10 books or something, but felt 50 worked just as well.
2. Re-read one book every month.
I re-read five or six books in 2017 and I enjoyed it a lot. When I am browsing my shelves for a book to read I find myself pausing at books I have already read, thinking I should read them again. I figured it would be nice to re-read some books.
3. Avoid strict TBR. so I can moodread more.
At first I thrived on strict TBRs, but when I felt tired the last month or so in 2017 I really struggled with the goals I had set myself. I may set myself a small TBR, like two or three books, but I would like to moodread the rest of the time.
4. Aim to read one book a month that has been on my shelves the longest.
Last year I made a start doing this. I read some books I had had on my shelves for about fifteen years and guess what? It was a good thing to do and made me feel good too!
5. Read non-fiction books on natural world subjects.
I am really interested in the natural world and I have found some really interesting books recently. I found a book about some otters that I really want to read, one about foxes, one about birdsong and I also have a book about a meadowland, that all sound amazing. I keep coming across other books in this genre as well that I want to read, so I think at the moment this may be an interesting direction to explore.