Ah, the start of a new year and traditionally, a time of reflection. So, where am I at in my reading goals and trends? Last year I participated in three reading challenges and this is how it stood at the close of 2017:
Classics Club 50 Book Challenge in 5 years — year 3 out of 5; 6 additional titles read this year for a grand total of 11 out of 50. Have to step up the pace!
Pop Sugar 2017 Reading Challenge — 26 out of 40 categories read. I didn’t really look at the list during the year, so not bad…
GoodReads 2017 Challenge — set at 100 books, with 108 read. Yippee!
Although I continued to use my handwritten book journal citing the title, author, genre, and summary of the books I read, I did not track the place setting (state, country) like I did in 2016.
My reading goals for 2018 are to:
- read 9 more classics this year (I really have to up the ante this year in order to reach the 50 book challenge by 2020. Right now I am listening to Dickens’ David Copperfield which is 27 CD’s long (!), so it’s a good thing I find it humorous and am enjoying it.
- read more diversely and keep track of such things as setting, genre, author and characters’ nationality, ethnicity, gender, etc. Rachel Manwell from Bookriot created a comprehensive reading log that I may use to track this data.
- read 100 books in the year
- keep PopSugar’s 2018 Reading Challenge book prompts in mind just for fun!