In 2018, I have a few reading goals that I want to work to accomplish. One is blog related, but most of these goals are going to be related to what I read, how often I read, and my overall reading habits.
Firstly, I want to post on this blog far more regularly! I started this blog the day before I went back to university (which was poor timing on my behalf) and got super busy immediately, meaning I had little time to read, or post. This year I want to be more productive, organised and post at least once a fortnight.
Secondly, I want to read at a minimum a book a month. The amount of time I read varies throughout the year. When I’m on break, or holiday, I can go through three or four books a week, but then when I’m at uni or just going through a busy period, I really struggle to find time to sit down and read, and actually enjoy it. My goal is to read a book a month, and if I am a bit busy, to listen to audiobooks. The first book I am going to be starting with is Exile by James Swallow, which is the sequal to Nomad, which I read on holidays recently and thoughouly enjoyed.
Thirdly, I want to read different genres of books, and experiment with different styles of writing. I typically stick to fantasy or crime novels, so this year I want to find more variety in the books I read, and try out reading plays and poetry too.
Finally, I want to improve my overall reading habits. Rather than not reading for a few weeks and then reading a whole book in one sitting, I want to read more consistently. I want to try and read a chapter a day, or a few chapters if I can. I also want to read more consciously, and focus on the book and not other things going on around me.
So these are the reading goals that I want to accomplish in 2018. If you have any tips or adivce, or want to share your own goals, I would love to hear them!
Until next time.