Saturday, January 3, 2015

what does the bookworm say? ~ reading goals for 2015


This is a feature hosted by me, Kimbery from The Windy Pages, Thuy from Nite Lite Book Reviews, and Crystal from Books Unbound, where we discuss different bookish topics. Today's topic is about our reading goals for the new year!

Well, I didn't quite do as well as I wanted to this year, especially with my Goodreads challenge of 90 books. I was about ten off despite binge-reading a couple over vacation. I was also supposed to host a read-a-thon... clearly that did not happen. But I hope to be hosting more read-a-thons, mostly because I need to push myself to just sit down and read a book. For 2015, I'm challenging myself to 85 books. I know it's only 5 books less than 2014, but, like I said, I'm hoping to really motivate myself to do better and read just a little more.

I'm also hosting and co-hosting a few reading challenges, which should be really fun, as well as participating in a few other reading challenges. Participating in this challenges reminds me of books that I want to read this year but have forgotten about because of the books coming out that year. I have so many books to read, but I will always buy more!

I'm hoping to read some adult books; I'm not sure how well that's going to go, but I want to try. I've also realized two things this last year. One is that it's difficult for me to read fantasy novels when I'm deep in the throws of writing my own fantasy novel. Two is that I read contemporaries very quickly, likely because there's very little world-building, and it doesn't get very complicated. All this means I may be reading more contemporaries this year. I certainly get enough of them for review, and I know I have a lot of them on my shelves. I'd also like to read more thrillers and paranormal books. This is coming back into style for me in a way, and I definitely have a good amount of those books to read as well, though not nearly as many as I would've thought.

This was a pretty long-winded explanation of my reading goals but...points for being thorough?


What are your reading goals for 2015? Let me know in the comments!


3 comments:

  1. Great reading goals Nicole! Good luck! I love New Year. It's such an exciting time to really set up some fun challenges! :)

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  2. ooh more thrillers and paranormal sounds fun. contemps are not my favorite so it's hard for me to get into them but glad you find them fun and quick reads.

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  3. I've found that I read contemporaries faster too, for the same reasons that you listed. So, if I have enough on hand, I tend to binge read them after especially large fantasy tomes just so I don't feel quite as behind on my reading goals. It also helps I've found to break up the fantasy worlds like that before jumping into another one. [:

    My main goals for 2015 are to keep up with my personal challenge of reading at least ten classics a year, to read about a hundred books, and to try and cut back on my TBR pile.

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