Monday, January 23, 2017

Some Short-Term Reading Goals

Usually at the beginning of a new year, I make a hefty list of "stuff" I think I am going to complete in multiple areas of my life, including reading. This year, I decided not to make any large reading goals as I really don't know how my reading year will be because of an unsure school schedule, but as I was laying in bed the other night trying to sleep, I came up with a few short term goals I really want to accomplish within the next few months. I think making multiple short-term goals and resolutions is the perfect fit for my life right now, and I can't believe I didn't think of it earlier! So here are some goals I have for the next few months for my reading life. I will do another couple of posts like this throughout the year when I complete these goals, and I will be posting more about these particular goals before venturing to finish them.

My main goal for the end of January is to finish reading Viper Wine by Hermonie Eyre. I have been reading it for way too long. I'm liking it but for some reason it is taking me forever to read (it takes me forever to read one page, and I can't seem to find the time to sit down and immerse myself for long periods of time, a dangerous combination.) It's a pretty hefty book, but it's not outrageously long; I have also been reading other things while reading this too, which is just delaying the finishing process.

Because this read it taking so long to finish, my goal for February is to read a lot of my short reads. I will start on this goal right after I finish Viper Wine. I will be making a post shortly featuring the books that are on my short-reads-TBR. I'm hoping to whip through a bunch of short books (nonfiction and fiction) that have been on my TBR forever.

One longer-term goal I'm sort of setting for myself is to complete as many square from Diversity Bingo as I can. This is a reading challenge that has been set up by a bunch of bookish people (see the board below for more info.) and I think it's a great idea. I want to use this board as inspiration to find some new-to-me books. I'll be aiming to fill as many square as possible, but won't be sticking strictly to the squares or rushing to complete them all. Again, I will be posting about this goal as I work on it, and in the immediate future with some possible reads.


  1. Giving yourself smaller, more managable goals certainly sounds like a smart way forward. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Viper Wine; it's been on my TBR for a while, and I love that cover.

    Oo, I've been meaning to look for a Diversity Bingo so thanks for bringing this one to my attention! I'm currently taking part in the DiverseAThon, but I really want 2017 (and beyond) to be a year where I read diversely whether there's a reading challenge or not. It's 2017, there's really no excuse for my reading to be primarily white, heterosexual, cisgender and able-bodied when the world is full of so much fantastic difference.

    Best of luck with your goals! =)

    1. Hey Jess! I really like the categories on this bingo sheet, and I think it will be really fun to complete, even if it takes me longer than a year. I have always read more women authors than male authors, but I need to branch out in other diversity areas this year as well. I'm looking forward to doing some research to find books that fit these categories!
      Thanks for stopping by!