It’s the first week of 2018 and like every single year, I have resolutions and goals set for the new year. This year is no different. Every year I make resolutions in several areas of my life like, financial, spiritual, physical and of course bookish. I sit down usually the first weekend of the new year and write them all in a book. Before making the list of resolutions, I go back to the previous years and check off the ones I accomplished. Some take longer to do like losing weight or drinking tons of water a day but I find myself checking a few off the old ones off before I get to the new ones.
2018 Reading Goals
This year I have some career goals and personal goals (yes, lose weight) that I want to hit so the more motivation I get the better. Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen is an older book that has been on my TBR list for…I don’t know…decades. So I think this year should and would be a good time to get to it. The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone is one tht I stumbled upon recently when Audible had it’s “Two Books for One Credit” sale. The title got me and I was sold. I just started it and so far it’s good. Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff is another Audible purchase. I want to be better at pitching ideas and thoughts to people so the title completely sold me (of course). Yes, there is a trend here. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey is the holly grail of self-help books so I heard. Everyone and their mama seems to have read this one and so I am going to add it to my 2018 list.
Every year since I joined Goodreads I have done their reading challenge. And I always set my reading goal to 55 books a year. So in 2018 I’m going to set the goal to …drum roll… 55 books. Yes. The Same! One year I will add more books and try to be a “100 A Book Year Person”. That right there are #LifeGoals. I would have to learn how to speed read and put down my phone games. Yes…one year.
For the past, I don’t know, let say 3 years my audiobook listening has grossly outweightmy physical book reading. I miss sitting down reading, turning pages, and using bookmarkers. I have a few cute ones that are now dust collectors. It breaks my heart to see them not being used. But for some reason, everytime I sit down to read I keep thinking about all the other things I could be doing. So that is where #4 comes in.
This one defiantly falls under the heading “FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS”. The life of a single woman in LA with too much on her plate makes it hard to find time to SIT and read. I can commute and listen to an audiobook like a pro. I can audiobook on my walks. But sitting down and reading like I use to back in the day (about 4 years ago) is becoming harder and harder. So this year I want to make time to read a book (see #3). LOL! Currently I have one I am reading right now one hour before bed.
There are just so many amazing folks out there in the great big world and they have some really interesting stories. I have to admit I am mostly a non-fiction person but books like Hunger by Roxane Gay seem like a must read for me (since everyone else has read it too). I have also had Yes Chef by Macus Samuelsson and Wild by Cheryl Strayed on the TBR list. I am not aiming for a number of autobiographies yet but it would be great to move them to the Read list this year.
I think I will add a reading challenge or two to my 2018 Reading Goals but right now these are the focus. Now it’s your turn. What are some of your reading goals for 2018? Do you make reading goals? Why not? Is there a new genre you want to try?
Happy Reading Ladies!
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