Reading Goals – 2014

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Last year I set a reading goal of 30 books for 2013. I am pleased to say that I achieved my goal of 30 before the end of the year and decided to raise it to 40! I was a bit nervous about attaining my new goal, felt I was being over zealous, but guess what, I did it!!!

I tracked my progress on Goodreads.com. Feel free to click the link on my home page to have a look at my list of read books. I am also proud of myself because I actually followed through with my New Year’s resolution and stayed true to my love for books for a whole year!

This year I have decided not to raise but to lower the number of books I’d like to read so that I can read without pressure. I want to continue to enjoy books without the guilt of not reaching my monthly quota. I also want to indulge in books without considering their length. Maybe I’ll read more “mammoths” this year.

My goal is to read more leisurely and diversely. With this in mind, I’ve decided to set my goal at an achievable 25 books this year. Since I’m a member of a book club, that should knock out 12 and I buddy read with friends, which takes care of more obligatory reading leaving me with the opportunity to read more of what I want without constraints. The way I see it, this will be a more exciting reading year.

***What are your plans for reading next year? Do you set reading goals? If so, how do you go about setting your goals?

 

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  1. Don’t laugh at me but I set a reading goal of 4 books this year! I’m not typically a reader, but I realized that I need to read in order to keep up with the current trends on my job. My goal is to read two work related books and two books for pleasure. One book every three months. Lol.

    For my pleasure books, I really liked “And Then There Were None” and I read “between Shades of Gray.” Any suggestions on what else I should try?

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