Setting Reading Goals

29 Dec

reading goals.png2017 was a year of firsts for me – the first full year as a director, the first year I haven’t done programming (almost) every week of the year and the first year I have read fewer books than I have in the past five years that I’ve been tracking my reading on Goodreads.

I don’t usually set a reading goal for myself, because I want to keep reading for fun and not feel obligated to read just to reach a goal. I know this year that I have a few goals that I plan on setting for myself to accomplish in 2018 and reading is involved in some of them – because, let’s be honest, if it wasn’t, then it wouldn’t be a goal for me. But, I’m not setting a goal to reach a specific number of titles read this year.

I’m hoping to branch out a little more into YA and read a few titles that I wouldn’t normally pick up as well as try to grab a couple of new titles in middle grade fantasy and science fiction. I’ve also missed a few chapter book titles for young elementary school age kids, so I’m hoping to dive into some of those things as well. I plan on starting my year, grabbing a hold of any last minute titles that Mock Newbery groups are talking about that I haven’t read – and this year I’ll have a couple of extra weeks as the ALA Youth Media Awards aren’t being announced until February 12!

What are your reading goals for 2018?


4 Responses to “Setting Reading Goals”

  1. Jenna @ Falling Letters January 7, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

    Looks like some good reading plans for the year! I have a Goodreads goal as a sort of reminder, but I don’t get hung up on achieving the goal. I just added ‘read more YA’ to my goals as well, as I signed up last minute for a course on YA lit.

    • literacious January 7, 2018 at 10:15 pm #

      You’ll definitely get to read a lot more YA if you’re taking a course! I’d be interested to hear what the syllabus has on your reading list!

      • Jenna @ Falling Letters January 8, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

        The course starts on Wednesday but I’ve taken a peek at the syllabus and there isn’t any YA literature on the reading list, just recommended reading on topics like selection, RA, censorship, etc. It seems the lit reading part of the course will be largely self-directed (the main assignments are a reading log and a topic guide).

      • literacious January 8, 2018 at 5:14 pm #


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