I realised last night that if I was going to still post my reading resolutions for this year in the first month of the year, I really needed to get a move on and write this post today! It is Australia Day here though, so I have plans involving a beach and a barbecue so I had best get on with it!
I have been thinking about what my goals are going to be for this year and I did have quite a few that I was contemplating. Most years, they are pretty similar. Read more Aussie authors, read some of the books I own, read a classic etc, but I think I am gooing to keep it pretty simple this year.
I set my Goodreads reading goal at 200 books for the year but I already know I am not going to make that goal. Goodreads is very helpfully telling me that I am already 7 books behind target and it isn't even the end of January yet! A couple of years ago I read 290, last year was 220 but as I mentioned in my wrap up for last year, I can quite clearly see a drop in my reading which corresponds with starting to drive to work rather than catching the train (and possibly with playing stupid Facebook games too!) I think 150 is a more realistic target, but even that might be stretching it a bit!
In terms of the challenges that I am participating in, at this stage it is the Australian Women Writer's Challenge and the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge. Last year I made the HF challenge for myself by saying that I am only counting Australian authors for it, but I don't think I will restrict myself in that way this year. I have a hard enough writing reviews for any books I read let alone placing additional restrictions on myself! I am planning to participate in Carl's challenges as usual (although I have managed to completely miss the Sci-Fi Experience already), and I am contemplating an audiobook challenge but I think that will be about it!
See, keeping it really simple this year!
Have you set your reading resolutions for this year? Do you have lots of goals or just a couple?
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett and listening to Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Jack of Fables