I was reminded by the always inspirational Ms Bookish that goals aren’t much use unless they are specific and measurable so I’ve decided to be quite particular about my book-related goals this year.
As well as being one of the co-hosts I’m also participating in the Australian Women Writers Challenge and am aiming to read and review 25 books for the challenge this year. This will stretch me a little from my best achievement in the past (20 books in 2013). You can sign up for this challenge too.
I’m continuing on with the Reading US Fiction Challenge but this is a long term project so I will aim only to double my effort from last year and. Read at least 6 books set in different states of the US; all by new to me authors.
There are no specific challenges for the remainder of my book-ish goals but I also want to read
- At least 6 books that aren’t crime/mystery/thrillers
- Books set in at least 10 different countries not counting Australia, America or England
- At least 20 of the books I already own (as at 31 December 2014)
- Buy no physical or eBooks from non-Australian stores (I allow myself to buy books from Audible as there is no equivalent in Australia and audio books help keep me sane)
How about you? Have any reading-related goals or do you prefer to wing it?