Hey guys! Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! So excited to be taking part in the first Top 5 Wednesday post of the year! It’s pretty self-explanatory as you can see from the title! You just talk about your 2018 reading goals so lets get into it!
1) Read thirty books
I managed to read fifty books in 2017 which I am super proud of but it became less enjoyable when I started falling behind. I’d be three books behind and start panicking. So this year I want to relax more and I have given myself a target of 30 which I think is good and easy to hit. I’ll be racing against the clock less and can go at my own pace.
2) Read more of my own books
I saw this goal on BookBum and completely agree. Lately I’ve only been reading books on NetGalley or ones authors have asked me to review. Don’t get me wrong, I love being given this incredible opportunity to read ARCs and being approached by authors but I have really been neglecting my own books. I get so excited for books that I rush out to buy them and then never actually end up reading them because I am too busy reading ARCs. My TBR is just piling up more and more because of it so this definitely needs to change.
3) Stay up to date on NetGalley
I’m so bad at NetGalley. I request too many books and never end up reading them all. Currently I have 31 approved and 21 feedback sent. That is awful! So I need to read all of my current titles and then be more cautious of how many books I request in the future. I need to actually request a book, read it and then request another.
4) Finish series I started reading
I have so many unfinished series it’s so bad. I read the first book, loved it and then just never picked up the second book. So in 2018 I would really like to finish these series and feel less guilty about leaving them all to pile up in 2017.
5) Get my TBR pile down
This will only work if I stick to my second goal. So maybe if I set two of the same goals it will make me more likely to stick to them. I haven’t had an exact count of my TBR recently but I believe it is close to 100 books, it’s ridiculous. So hopefully I can get this pile down significantly if I focus on my TBR more.
So these are my reading resolutions for 2018! Hopefully I can stick to them. I’ll have to check in halfway through the year and see how I’m doing. I’ll give myself a nudge if I’m not sticking to it. What are some of your reading resolutions for 2018? Feel free to leave a comment below! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!