This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Bookish Goals for 2024. I am not participating in any reading challenges this year (unless you count the Goodreads Challenge, which I purposefully rigged so I would complete the challenge early in the year--I'm half way done already!), but I do have nine personal reading goals this year I would like to accomplish.
Read a classic novel that has been on my to read list for longer than I can remember ~ I failed to meet this goal last year, but this year I hope to make it happen. Maybe I will finally read a Daphne du Maurier book or get to Jane Austen's Mansfield Park.
Read a Big Book that has been on my TBR shelf awhile (over 700 pages) ~ Frank Herbert's Dune comes to mind or maybe I will finally read Margaret George's The Memoirs of Cleopatra, which has been on my TBR an embarrassingly long time. I also have been considering Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, Anathem by Neal Stephenson, Drood by Dan Simmons, or 2666 by Roberto Bolaño as options too.
Read at least one nonfiction/fiction pairing ~ I read one nonfiction/fiction pairing in 2023 and it was such a good experience. I want to do it again this year.
Listen to more audiobooks ~ Audiobooks are not my preferred reading format, admittedly. I am easily distracted, frequently interrupted, and prefer reading words on a page over hearing them read to me. Even so, I do enjoy audiobooks from time to time and want to integrate them more into my life. I listened to four audiobooks last year. I want to raise that to six this year.
Continue catching up on my series reading project ~ A never-ending project considering how many series I am in the middle of and all the news ones I start. I for sure want to catch up on Kim Harrison's Hollows series and Shannon Messenger's Keeper of the Lost Cities series this year.
Read at least three books my daughter recommends to me ~ Mouse and I have very similar tastes in books, and I can't wait to see what she picks for me.
Read my TBR List Poll winner each month ~ I already do this but have never listed it as a goal or challenge--which technically it is. Why not make it official? At the beginning of each month, I list three books from my TBR for you to vote on, and then I read the winner. It's fun to see which book my blog visitors will pick of the three choices each month.
Catch up on posting my backlog reviews ~ I used to have a feature on my blog called From the Archives in which I shared thoughts about books I read during my pre-blogging days--all books I had written about in my reading journal. The last two or three years, I fell behind posting reviews of some of the books I have read more recently. I would like to at least post mini reviews based on the journal notes I kept.
Stay on top of my review writing ~ Just as I want to catch up with posting my old reviews, I want to stay on top of posting my thoughts on this year's reading as well.
Do you have any reading goals for this year?
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