Thursday, January 01, 2009

2008 Reading in review: The Resolutions

These were my reading resolutions for 2008:

Read 150 books - this is a significant drop in the number of books I read this year, but I really want to get a new job much closer to home and so I will have much less reading time!

Blogging - catch up and keep up!

Australian Authors - I would like to read at least 20 books by Australian authors this year.

Library - I really need to get the number of books that I have out from the library down to say 35, and keep it there. Ill be going a post of all my library books shortly, and I am pretty sure that you will agree that it is over the top at the moment!

Challenges - I am going to be joining in on challenges this year, but I want them to be ones that will help me reduce my huge TBR list down a bit!

Books I Own - I want to read at least 15 books that I owned as at 31 December 2007!

So with my total reads being 182 for the year I exceeded the first goal quite easily. Having said that, I still have not found another job yet, but I am. I really need to! Really.

I haven't managed to get caught up, but I have stopped worrying about this too much...mostly.

I didn't quite manage to read 20 books by Australian authors. I did read 16. I am going to try for 20 again this year.

I didn't manage to get my library reads down either. I currently have 54 books out of the library.

I did join in on the challenges, and for the most part the books that I did read were all off of my TBR list!

I only read 10 books that I owned as at 1 January 2008. This is one area that I really need to do better in because I keep on buying books that I want to read and then not reading any of them!

I'll put my 2009 goals up in the next couple of days. They will be pretty similar I imagine.


  1. 54 books from the library? How do you manage to read them all!

  2. Good luck with your goals and Happy New Year.

  3. You made a good effort, Marg. Catching up and staying that way is a challenge and I've come to realize it's really not worth worrying over (but I know we can't help ourselves sometimes.)