2017 Reading Goals

Most years what I read just breaks down to whatever I feel like reading most and get around to during that time, but this year I want to set some goals. While I hope to be able to check all of these off by the end of the year, it won’t kill me if I don’t accomplish some. The overall plan is just to read more!

  • Work on completing the Diversity Bingo Challenge 2017 (as pictured below).
    This is kind of a challenge within my goals, but like I said for my goals, it’s not something for me to beat myself up over if I don’t finish it. It is a way to make sure I’m reading from a wider range of perspectives.
  • Read 1 Harry Potter book per month
    • January – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    • February – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    • March – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    • April – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • May – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    • June – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    • July – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
  • Read 1 Pretty Little Liars book per month once I finish the HP series
    • August – Burned
    • September – Crushed
    • October – Deadly
    • November –Toxic
    • December – Vicious

If I get through multiple books in the series each month that is okay too! Maybe I’ll finish them early. They’re just two big series that I want to read or finish reading.

  • Read 50 books total this year. This is what I set my Goodreads Challenge to the last two years and I’ve landed either right at it or over it so I figure it is a good baseline for my goal.
  • An award-winning book
  • A bestselling book
  • Complete a full series or two
  • Read a self-published book
  • Read a book by a debut author

Most of these may seem pretty easy to complete, but I think they are a good way to guide my reading throughout the year and maybe force me to get to a few books I wouldn’t regularly.

Do you have reading goals for the New Year? Leave them in the comments down below and maybe I’ll be inspired to create a few new ones!

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