2017 Book Goals!

Hi everyone! I know this post seems late. And frankly, it is. I had great intentions of thinking about and posting my 2017 book goals in January. But my turning point came a bit later this pregnancy so here we are! I am really excited about these goals. Should be another great year of reading 🙂

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Anne of Green Gables, the complete series // I absolutely love Anne of Green Gables. But I must admit I have only read the first few books in the 8 book series. So this year, I want to read them all. Since there are 8 books, I am planning on doing a little read along during the second half of this year. And I’m looking for a co-host! Let me know if you are interested 🙂

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5 Prize Winners // This is the goal that widens my usual reading scope. By prize winner, I mean books that have won the Pulitzer Prize, Man Booker Prize, Nobel Prize, etc. I want to keep it pretty open so I can have some flexibility in choosing. I picked up several at a local book sale last fall and those are the top of my list.

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5 Bestsellers // Another pretty broad topic. The purpose of this goal is to read books that are popular–NY Times Bestsellers mostly. I see all these great books that everyone seems to rave about on blogs, Goodreads, social media, etc. And I don’t always find time for them. So that’s what I hope to do this year.

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5 Rereads // I am really excited about this goal. I have several favorite novels that I rave about here on my blog but have not read in years. This year, I want to read and review them here on Greenish Bookshelf. First on my list is The Book Thief.

 

7 Classics // And it wouldn’t be a list of book goals without some classics. I continue to really enjoy participating in The Classics Club. As of the end of January, I have read 13 classics on my Classics Club list. If I read 7 more this year, my total will be up to 20! I already have several I want to read this year.

Read Les Miserables by Victor Hugo // I have 5 long classics (around 1000 pages) on my Classics Club list for the next several years. I just finished War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. And this year I am so excited to read Les Mis. I love this musical so much and look forward to reading the full novel.

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Read 50 books total // And the ultimate goal. This year I hope to read 50 total novels. This is a little bit lower than the number I read last year. But with pregnancy and a newborn coming, I thought I would be a bit conservative 😉 I think this is definitely doable!

There you have it! My 2017 book goals. Happy reading everyone!

What are your book goals for this year?

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14 thoughts on “2017 Book Goals!

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  2. Love your reading goals for 2017! I really liked that you want to read 5 award winning books, that isn’t a goal I’ve seen around much.

    Good luck with your goal to read 50 books! Read as much as you can before the baby comes, because after he/she is here, sleep will most likely win out over reading every time lol

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    1. Thanks so much, Amanda! Really excited about the award winning books–that’s a little outside my usual genres so it should be a good stretch. And haha thanks so much! We will see how that goes. Certainly there will be more time now! I’m sure sleep will win once she is here 😉

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      1. I actually read a TON when I had new babies, once we got the nursing thing down pat, because nursing meant I had no choice but to sit down every couple hours for twenty to thirty minutes. Baby in one arm, book in the other hand — bliss!

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  3. This is a good list of goals! I reread the whole Anne series last year, which was tons of fun.

    This year, I’m slowly re-reading LOTR and hope to read several books concerning Tolkien and Middle Earth, too. Getting off to kind of a slow start, but the year is young yet, so I’m optimistic. I also am taking the Mount TBR Challenge and trying to read at least 12 books that are on my TBR shelves.

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    1. Thanks so much! So excited to read all the Anne books this year 🙂 That’s a neat idea to read LOTR and some Tolkien lit as well. I’m starting slow as well. But yes, many months to go, right? That TBR challenge sounds smart. I should do that! 😉

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      1. I did the TBR challenge a couple years ago, and it was great, but I made the mistake of doing a read-library-books challenge at the same time, so I couldn’t really clear off my shelves as much as I’d have liked. Not doing that again this year 🙂

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  4. Penni

    I can help with co-hosting if you’d like. I read them all last year.

    My goals are on my site under my reading challenges. I tried to do good this year, but I keep signing up for reading challenges. LOL

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