Rebecca Lately: 2017 Reading Goals

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2017 Reading Goals


Rebecca Lately 2017 Reading Goals


At the end of every year, I love to think about the books I read.  If you're like me, you set a lofty reading goal and don't always attain it.  In 2016, I set a goal of reading 35 books.  Well, much to my surprise, I surpassed it!  My grand total was 40 books read in 2016.

Of course, that's not counting books I didn't finish.  So, technically, I read more than 40 books.  40 is amazing, though!

I (day)dream about reading 52 books in one year.  How awesome would that be?  I am not sure if I will ever reach that lofty goal.

For 2017, I've set a goal to read 40 books.  I hit 40 books in the fall, so it should be easy.  Maybe I will surpass it again, or maybe I won't even meet my goal.

My second reading goal is to slow down my purchasing of books.  ;)  I get my Book of the Month club book every month, but for the most part I haven't been purchasing books at the book store.  We already have so many books to pack up (again) when we move in the spring, I don't want to add to it. In fact, I could reach my 2017 reading goal without buying any more books.

I have one last goal, and that's to let go of books that I either don't like or don't want to read. Recently, I went through the books on our bookcase and donated a ton of books that I've read and don't want to keep.  I also donated a lot of books that I haven't read that don't excite me anymore.

Going forward, I want to continue to purge books that don't interest me.  I also want to put books down that I don't like.  Just because I start a book doesn't mean I have to finish it.  There are so many books out there, I don't want to waste time on books that don't grab me.  This is a little harder for me, because once I start something I like to finish it.  2016 was the first year that I didn't finish multiple books.

So, all that being said, I am currently reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah. J. Maas.  It is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, which happens to be one of my favorite stories (and Disney movies!).  So far, I love it!

Do you have any reading goals for the year?  I'd love to also hear about your own book recommendations!

2 comments:

  1. Wow! 40 books?! That is amazing!!! We should start a book swap so we can all save a little money and share our favorite reads!

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  2. This was really encouraging for me. Great points. Books aren't people. If I don't like it move on.

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