(Note: Wow, this is going up super late! Oh wells…)
As you may already know, I love books. My dream is to have my own personal library at my house. But the crazy thing is that I don’t really read a lot of books within a year. Sometimes I just don’t feel like reading anything, or I just don’t have enough time to read. Also, if I read too much, my eyes get strained and I get migraines, so that’s no fun. But this year, I decided to set reading goals and set an amount of books I want to read.
Number of books to read
In 2018, I want to read at least 40 books, about less than one book a week. As of today (Jan. 27), I have read four books. So I am well on my way toward my goal.
Goodreads reading challenge
I’m also participating in a group challenge called the Popsugar Reading Challenge on Goodreads. You’re given different prompts and you have to choose a book that matches or fits within those prompts. For example, one of the prompt is “A book about mental health.” So you find a book about mental health to complete one challenge. I’ve completed three challenges so far.
I have a lot of unread books on my shelves and I’ve very picky about which books I read. I’m a mood reader so I tend to pick up books based on what I feel like reading that day or week. So I don’t really like setting monthly to-be read lists because it will for sure change. But I can tell you which books I will read and will want to read in 2018 (based on challenges I have to complete and books that I’ve been wanting to read for a long time.)
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold*
- Hollow City by Ransom Riggs*
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo*; Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco*
- The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake*
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer*
- They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera*
- Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith*
- Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone*
- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur*
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard*
- Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo*; Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle*
- Salt to the Sea by Ruti Sepetys*
- Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz*
- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson*
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll*
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai*
- By Your Side by Kasie West
- Shades of Magic trilogy by V. E. Schwab
- Scythe by Neil Shusterman
- The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
- The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
- The Lonely Heart Hotel by Heather O’Neill
Once again, this list will probably change, but the ones with the asterisk beside it will not because they fulfill my challenge requirements (unless I find a different book to fulfill a specific requirement instead.)
But anyways, those are my 2018 reading goals. Hopefully I stick to them.