2015 Reading Goals

Do you set reading goals? I usually set a reading goal through Goodreads with the amount of books/bookish items that I want to read for the year. I say books/bookish items because I want to log everything that I’ve read, whether it’s just a deleted or extra scene, short story, novella, or book. If it’s on Goodreads, & I’ve read it, then it gets marked as such. My memory is horrible, & this helps me keep track!


Anyway, this year I decided to make other reading goals besides a specific reading amount, & I thought I’d share with you all! (and maybe you’ll share your goals as well — *wink*)

So, here are my 2015 Reading Goals:
  1. Read 150 books/bookish items – I lowered my amount because although I did make my goal last year, I really struggled towards the end. The end of the year was too busy for books!
  2. Give audiobooks a try – I had a post about this one a few weeks ago. I want to do something different & give audiobooks a try. I’ve already listened to 1 & so far so good!
  3. Read all the unread books on my physical (actual) bookshelf – I have several books on my actual shelf just sitting there waiting to be read. I don’t know if it’s procrastination, laziness, or the fact that I can be a moody reader, but I have several that have been there awhile. Some I bought as soon as they came out (City of Heavenly Fire), and others I bought from my local used bookstore or won in giveaways. I just haven’t gotten around to them, but that’s my goal! More specifically, I’m not buying any more books (AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!) until I get more of my unread ones read.
  4.  Read all the unread books on my Kindle shelf – Pretty much the same as above, except most of these on my Kindle are freebies. One-click is my friend & my enemy! I probably don’t have as much as others, but what I do have unread on my Kindle bothers me. So, I’m trying not to buy or one-click on freebies until I get more of them read! It’s REALLY hard!!!
  5.  Read some classics – I want to read a few classics this year. I always think that, but I never get around to it because there’s always new books or series distractions. This year, though, I want to make it a point to read (or re-read) at least one.
  6.  Finish up some series – I have several on my TBR list that the last few and/or final books are finally out, so I need to finish them up! Some series I haven’t finished because by the time the next or last book comes out, I’ve forgotten about it or in the middle of another great series. Some (City of Heavenly Fire), I’m just procrastinating because I don’t want the series to end & I think some bad things are going to happen in the book (& it will be upsetting!). If I don’t read it, then it’s not over! LOL!
  7.  Reduce my to-be-read list – This is really a joke because every time, I read a book, I add about 10 more to my list. Or every time I visit a blog, I end up adding more and more books! I currently have about 496 books on my TBR list! I think that is equally ridiculous & ambitious! LOL! It is time for me to review my list because my preferences change from time to time. How many books are on your TBR list? Make me feel better & give me a number higher than mine!

Those are my reading goals this year & now that I’ve posted it on the interweb for all the world to see, I HAVE to stick to it!


So, what about you – do you have any reading goals this year?



  1. says

    Great reading goals Tricia! Do you have an idea of what classic? I am doing the Burns Book Challenge and I have a goal of 30 books this year. Those will be easy but I hear you on reading what I have on my Nook. The problem is that I have a hundred Mora Roberts books on there and not sure if I can wade through them. Enjoy achieving your goals!! Miss you!
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    • Tricia says

      I’m not really sure what classic or classics yet, I just know that I’ve been wanting to read one for awhile. I have Pride & Prejudice on my Kindle, but I never finished it — I barely got started. Hayley just finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird for school, & it kind of made me want to read it again because my memory is awful!! I think I know what you mean about Nora Roberts — some of her stuff I enjoy & some of it I’m not sure about. Definitely one that you have to be in the mood for! I hope you make your goal & hope you finish your book challenge!! Happy reading!! :-)

  2. says

    Fantastic goals Tricia! ♥

    I haven’t read many classics but I plan on reading the book by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd in the next few weeks. As far as audio…I tried once and failed miserably although, I know I have to give it another go. *shrugs* This year, I threw my reading goals away and on goodreads, simply put one book per week. Last year I totally stressed out that I didn’t meet my 150 challenge and had to lower it. Too much pressure but one book per week I know I can do and if it’s more than that…then that’s cool too. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy. ;)

    • Tricia says

      I know! Last year I was totally starting to stress out about not meeting my Goodreads reading goal & I barely did! It’s not a big deal if I don’t make my reading amount goal, but yet it bothers me if I don’t. I had set a really high goal last year because I kept exceeding my goals in previous years, but I think this years’ will be more manageable, especially if I like & am able to listen to books as well. Sounds like your goal this year will be more manageable too! I don’t know why we pressure ourselves so much, it’s just reading, LOL! :-)

    • Tricia says

      I’m hoping my Goodreads reading goal won’t stress me out this year. I’m hoping to enjoy the books on my shelf too — I’m such a moody reader at times that I’ve put off reading them, but they should still be good reads regardless of my mood (I hope!!)! I just want to get better control over my shelves (actual & Goodreads TBR list) & better organized. Thanks for sharing! Hope we both meet our goals this year! :-)

  3. says

    These are great goals!! I need to accomplish a few of them. I’ve been thinking about using audiobooks. they seem more convent and on the go as opposed to walking around with a book in my face, lol. This year I am definitely reading Bloodlines. I’ve tried and tried so many times before but this year I am going to do it! I am also going to start to read more of the books I have that are on my kindle but, my most important goal is having my blog be a tad bit more organized.

    I also want to minimize my kindle sins (i.e. buying a book on kindle if I have the the physical copy or vice versa).
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    • Tricia says

      Thanks for stopping by! I was thinking that audio books would help me multi-task — I could listen while driving & while cleaning, cooking, etc. That’s my plan, anyway! I understand what you’re saying about “Kindle sins”, LOL! I don’t think I have any books that I have on my physical shelf & Kindle shelf, but sometimes it is very, very tempting!!! Good luck with your reading goals! :-)

    • Tricia says

      Aww thanks so much! I’m actually not sure if everything on my Kindle shelf is on my TBR — oops! When I’ve one-clicked on freebies, I’m not sure I always remember to add it to Goodreads! LOL! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  4. says

    OMG YES! I think everyone has reading goals and that’s very good :)) I want to read more classics too. I think I only read like 5 per year and that’s like not much at all. :// I will not read them all before I die if I continue like this. This year, I challenged myself to read 330 books but my GR challenge tells me that I’m 3 books behind schedule so…we’ll see I guess haha. Hope you’ll fulfill all of your goals, Tricia!! :D
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    • Tricia says

      Wow, 330 books?! That’s awesome!! I hope you meet your goal & good luck! I tried for 200 bookish things last year, & I barely made it!! That’s why I lowered my goal to 150 this year, I think that’s more doable for me. ;-) Thanks for stopping by & good luck again!

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