Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014


I'm going to try and stick bookish here because I don't really make life resolutions. So here goes my bookish resolutions for 2014.
  1. Be a well-rounded reader. My TBR this year consists of reading books from different years. I have shelves for 80s and before, 90s, 2000s, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and then brand new releases on Goodreads. My goal is to read one from each shelf each month.
  2. Make a dent in series reads. I also have a shelf for series that I'm in the middle of. I'm participating in the Seriously Series reading challenge this year too. I need to make a dent in the 57 series I'm in the middle of.
  3. Read everything on my 2014 TBR. I have a lot of leftovers from 2013. I have about 90 books on my TBR for this year and I want to read everything I planned to read.
  4. Write full reviews for 5 star books. I am no longer doing reviews for books, but I kind of still want to do reviews at the same time for more than just NetGalley books. So I think a great goal is to write reviews for 5 star books. Good reviews.
  5. Get the Goodreads group active. I've modded in We Heart YA books for almost two years and it's a great group with lots of members, but I would love to get it more active with more discussions and what not.  
  6. Finish the released A Song of Ice & Fire books. I'm 300 pages into Feast For Crows, but I started it in August...so there's that.
  7. Finish the dusty books on my shelves. This is quite literal. I have books on my shelves at home collecting dust. I need to read them.
  8. Get my Netgalley ratio to 80% and keep it there. It's at 71% now, so I'm really close!
  9. Don't let school get overwhelming where I don't have time to read. So far this hasn't been a problem, but I've only been working on my class for 2 weeks, so I'm not sure how this will look later on in the year.
  10. Enjoy reading and not pressure myself. I don't want to feel like I HAVE to read something. I want to enjoy what I'm reading and read what I enjoy :)

What are your reading resolutions/goals this year?


leydylaura_ownsROBERTstick said...

Good luck on reading everything! that is hard!

Check out our resolutions for this year - OUaT TTT

Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

Erica said...

Great goals Sarah :)

Bloggin' 'bout Books said...

Sounds like you have a really interesting shelving system. I've never thought about arranging books by year published, but it seems like a good way to get some variety into your reading. Good luck with that and the rest of your goals.

Happy New Year!

Sarah E said...

I didn't realize it until I wrote out what books I needed to read in each series I had started or read from! It's crazy. My Netgalley ratio was really low about 2 months ago and I was so excited to see 70%. I keep running into the issue of forgetting to send them to my Kindle and then them getting archived by the time I remember :/