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 🙂
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 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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?