Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 Reading Goals!

For my first post of the year I thought it would be fitting to share with you my reading goals for 2016. I'm not one to set insane resolutions, preferring to set smaller goals along the way. But when it comes to reading I do like to set myself some goals for the entire year. So here they are!

Read 50 books this year!
According to goodreads, I already have one finished...but I started it in December, so to me that doesn't really count. Particularly since I was already halfway through. Last year I read over 200 books, but this year I want to focus more on just enjoying the books that I'm truly interested in reading. 

Read more fantasy!
Fantasy, as many of you know, is my favorite genre. However, I do not feel that I am widely enough read in this genre and want to try out some different aspects of it. 

Read more science fiction!
I really enjoy science fiction novels, but again, I don't feel that I am as widely read as I would like to be. They are something that I enjoy and I want to read more in the genre.

Read more historic fiction/nonfiction!
I love history and I want to read more historical books. This can be fiction or nonfiction. The World War Two era tends to be the most interesting to me, so that's where my focus is right now, but I'm sure I'll try some other things along the way as well. 

Read more middle grade!
I really enjoy reading middle grade novels and I want to read more of them. So that's a goal this year, to find some middle grade fiction and read it. This will still likely fall into the fantasy and science fiction genres, but I want them to be written for middle grade readers. 

Read a book in another language!
This will likely be a middle grade book, in an attempt to make it a little bit easier on me. I've studied some French and Spanish, but am not fluent in either. I don't know if the book will be in one of these or not. I would like for it to be one that has not been translated and was originally written in whichever language I'm reading. 

So there are some of my reading goals for the year of 2016. Do you have any reading goals? Share them with me in the comments! And please, leave me suggestions you think would fit any of my goals this year-particularly that last one. 


  1. I currently have a small stack of books in Spanish that I want to get trough. I found a few free ones on Amazon, but the ones that weren't I thought I may as well buy a physical copy. I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and the way I'm doing it is one chapter in English, then the next in Spanish and so on. How do you do it?

    One World, Too Many Pages (formerly TheDonkeyInvasion)

    1. In the past I've read the two alongside each other, reading each chapter twice (once in the other language and once in English). I'm not sure how I'll do it this time around. That's really cool that you're reading in Spanish!