2017 Reading Resolutions

Happy New Year!

Hopefully everyone is ready to put the worst year in recent memory behind us and look to the bright future that is 2017.

With a new year comes new goals and this post is all about the reading goals I hope to accomplish.

Interested to see what goals I have set for myself? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.


Last year I set myself a goal of 100 books on Goodreads.

I am happy to say that I surpassed that goal and read 112, not too bad for a full-time student, with a part-time job, who still manages to have somewhat of a social life.

This year, I thought long and hard about updating my goal to be 125 books over the coarse of a year, but after thinking about it I am going to stick to a goal of 100 books.

Why you might ask?

I think it has something to do with my competitive nature, given that I only read 12 books more than my goal, and something to do with not adding too much pressure to an already pressure filled 2017.



I read my fair share of classics in 2016, nine to be exact, but as an English major that simply isn’t ¬†satisfactory enough.

Which is why, in 2017, I am making the goal of reading at least one classic a month, putting my total, hopefully, in the 12 marker range.

If I choose to read more, great.

But I want to at least say to myself next year that I made a conscious effort to read more of the words that shaped my literary world as it stands today.

An authors entire work

Now this is an interesting goal, and one I cannot take credit for.

If any of you are as obsessive as I am about BookTube you may have seen Shoutame‘s 2017 Reading Resolutions video.

In the video she mentioned reading all of an authors published works, and after hearing that I knew I had to do the same.

I scoured my shelfs for an author that I have read and decided that my author this year is going to be Alison Weir.

Now if you know anything about Weir she has published quite a few books, however, I plan on sticking to her fictional works for the sake of my own sanity, which brings her count down to seven books in total.

TBR Pile

Every readers nightmare right here.

The dreaded ‘I want to tackle my TBR pile/book banning’ goal.

Now, I am not stupid, I know I will succumb to purchasing more books through out 2017, but my hope is that I can cut my TBR pile down a bit.

Currently, my unread books total is around 54, which isn’t bad, but it would be really nice to cut that down to around 20, maybe even 10.


Do you have any reading resolutions? Leave me a comment below.


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