It has been exactly one year since I posted up my 6 reading goals that I had for 2016 (I love when that happens), and I thought before I put up my 7 for 2017, that I’d go over how I did last year. I did a how-I’m-doing at the 6 month mark but quite a bit has changed since then on some of these goals. Some I did good on, some I didn’t. Much like my 2017 life goals, my reading goals are going to get a shake-up this year because somethin’ ain’t workin’.
1. Read a couple Non-Fiction books!
2. Read a book over 600 Pages!Although I read it in audiobook form, American Gods by Neil Gaiman translates into 635 pages so I’m counting this one. Also, not a huge amount of books are 600+ pages! My copy of The Fellowship of the Ring is only 530. I’m counting this as a success but not one that was much enjoyed, American Gods wasn’t my jam.
3. Read a couple classics!
4. Get rid of some books!
Eh. Okay, not really. Although I have a new outlook in 2017
about replacing things I’ve grown out of and this definitely includes some of the books on my shelf. Some of the unhealthy-perspectives-teenage-girl-drama needs to go.
5. Complete some of the unfinished series on my shelf!
Not even close! Apart from finishing the Harper Connolly series in August
, which I started in April
, I didn’t finish a single series. Although, I did give up on a lot of series. It was time to finally admit that I’m never going to finish the Princess Diaries series, for example.
6. Read 16 books!
My number-loving heart is pleased with the 61 books I read. But, if I’m honest with myself, I’m a little sad that I didn’t do as well as I did in 2015 when I read 80
. That’s why I made an honest-to-goodness Goodreads challenge
this year. But more on that, on Friday when I’m talking about my 7 reading goals for 2017!
Did you set reading goals for 2016? How did you do?