Book Goals 2018!

Hi everyone! I am a bit late on this 2018 Goal List. But I am super excited for 2018 and all the great books I want to read! Enjoy!

10 Classics // Top books on my hopeful list include Little Men and Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott and Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe.

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens // If you’ve been around here for a few years, you’ll know I have 5 big novels (800+ pages) on my Classics Club list. I read War and Peace in 2016. And I read Les Miserables in 2017. My big classic read this year is Little Dorrit. I have seen the BBC adaptation several times and love it.ย I am so excited to read it!

10 Newbery Honor/Award Books // I loved reading more children’s literature in 2017 so I want to continue that goal this year. My first finished book of the year was Invincible Louisa, a biography of Louisa May Alcott that won the Newbery Medal in 1932.


5 New Reads from my Shelves // First of all, this meme is so true for me! I am super skeptical about lending my books to anyone, even family. But I sure love to collect books! In the last few years, I have started buying more books that I have already read and loved. But this year, I want to read some of the books that I own that are still on my TBR.

5 Nonfiction books // What I am most interested in the nonfiction genre is history. I read a few biographies and histories last year that I really enjoyed. So I am incorporating more nonfiction into my reading this year.

Go Forward With Faith: The Biography of Gordon B. Hinckley // Another bookish tradition I’ve started the last few years is reading a biography of a LDS Church prophet. So far, I have read about President Monson and President Kimball. Excited to read President Hinckley’s biography, the first prophet I remember.

A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War // Someone recommended this to me (if it was you, please comment below!). It sounds fascinating and a great companion read for some books below.

5 Rereads // This was a fun goal last year. I think rereading books is a great practice. Different things stick out to me depending on what’s going on in my life. I am excited about rereading some favorites this year!

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit // I’ve been wanting to reread both of these for a while. The last time I read them was for my senior course for my English BA. Really excited to experience them again!


50 Total Books // I’m keeping my total book goal the same as last year. It stretched me just enough but was also attainable. And I have finished one already!

What are you reading this year?


21 thoughts on “Book Goals 2018!

  1. Little Dorritt is fantastic! And the BBC miniseries pretty much follows it exactly, so if you like one I imagine you’d like the other.

    I’m more ambivalent about A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War. I felt like it was a historian trying to do literary criticism–poorly. Because he’s writing outside his field. He also relied heavily on John Garth’s Tolkien and the Great War, to the point that I felt I would have been better off reading Garth’s book in the first place, rather than an extended summarization of it.

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