Reading Goals & Challenges 2018

Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will bring you everything you want and much more. I love making lists and checking everything off, so for 2018 besides making life goals I also made some bookish goals. In 2018 I want to:

1. Read more! 
I'm aiming for about 50-75 books. So, my goodreads challenge for 2018 is going to be set on 60 books. How about that!

2. Read more Adult fiction novels. 
 I don't read enough Adult Fiction Novels. I have a little post about this personal challenge of mine.

3. Read more memoirs. 
I actually want to read three; This is just my face: Try Not To Stare by Gabourey Sidibe, Binge by Tyler Oakley and In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park.

4. Read more Chinese novels. 
I know, you probably thinking do you read Chinese? Well, yes. In 2016 I started to learn Mandarin and I absolutly loved it. Now, let me tell you I stopped in November 2017. The reason why? Well, I didn't have enough time. So my Chinese (Mandarin) has fallen behind and I'm super sad. I love to learn Mandarin, but without limited time there is so much I can do. I'am going to continue to learn, but I'm still working out how I'm going to do it. In 2017 I read 5 Chinese novels. I would like to read at least one Chinese novel per month. So that would mean that my aim is going to be 12 books in 2018, but I'm not that delusional. I won't be able to do that! I'm for sure! So, my aim is going to be 5 Chinese novels. The same as in 2017. I'll be making a seperate post for this goal. So, stay tuned.

5. Participate in challenges. 
I have my own two personal book challenges, but I also will participate in the Author Love Challenge. I would also love to participate in Non fiction november, but we'll see.

6. Not request books, when you still have a pile of books to read!

7. Read more e-books. 
On weekdays when I'm travelling to and from work I want to read on my kindle. I hate it when I read a paperback that the spine breaks or the book becomes terribly looking just from the ride. So, from Monday till friday on the train I will read e-books. At night I can pick up a physical book.

8. Finish some series! 
I have so many unfinished series, that 2018 is going to be the year that I finish some or dnf some. There were some great first books in a series and I really want to continue those series. 

Did you make any bookish goals for 2018? I adore reading goals, so tell me if you made any goals in the comment box and I will come and visit you! 

Nina  – (1 januari 2018 om 07:08)  

@bermudaonion: Thank you!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz  – (1 januari 2018 om 07:42)  

These are excellent resolutions. I’m going to work on some for myself. I definitely want to try reading more e-books.

Lynn  – (1 januari 2018 om 07:56)  

I share some of your resolutions like reading more adult fiction, finishing more series and not requesting so many books when I don't have the time to read them. Veel succes!

Nina  – (1 januari 2018 om 08:02)  

@Deb Nance: Yay! Thank you Deb! Def. need to read more e-books, they are way more convenient to travel with.

@Lynn: Dank je wel! :)

The Readdicts  – (1 januari 2018 om 09:04)  

These are great goals Nina! I am completely with you for finishing off or dnf-ing all the series I have started but not finished yet. It is so interesting that you want to read Chinese books and that you know Mandarin :) I am also thinking of participating in a challenge to keep me motivated for reading more in 2018. I especially want to read more physical books as I tend to read ebooks more.

Janhvi @ The Readdicts

Nina  – (1 januari 2018 om 10:24)  

@The Readdicts: Thank you Janhvi! Fingers crossed we can achieve our goals in 2018 & read more books. :)

vvb32 reads  – (1 januari 2018 om 12:01)  

Happy new year! I am interested to see which chinese novels you pick. Happy reading.

Nina  – (1 januari 2018 om 12:07)  

@vvb32: Yay! Happy New Year to you too! A post is coming up very soon. :)

Shooting Stars Mag  – (1 januari 2018 om 14:51)  

My goal post went up today too. I really want to focus more on the books that I already own. I like the idea of finishing challenges. I feel like I have MOST challenges I've read finished, or almost finished, but there are also a lot of series with all books out that I haven't read any and I'd like to check them out (especially if I own the first book already).


Carole Wooten  – (1 januari 2018 om 16:21)  

Good luck with all of these goals! I think it is amazing that you can read Chinese :)

Nina  – (2 januari 2018 om 02:12)  

@Lauren: Totally going to check that out. Love lists. I usually don't complete them, because of limited time. This year has to be the year that I finish series or just dnf them. I have read so many first book in series, it's seriously crazy that I haven't read the second book. Good luck with your goals for 2018.

@Carole Wooten: Thank you. Not fluently, lol, but I love it too. It does takes me a while to finish a book. A post will be up about my Chinese reading progress.

Suzanne at The Bookish Libra  – (2 januari 2018 om 03:41)  

I haven't written a goals post yet, but finishing more series will definitely be one of my goals this year. I have way too many where I've read the first book but haven't continued. Good luck with all of your goals!

Nina  – (2 januari 2018 om 05:43)  

@Suzanne: Same here! We can finish the series we started! I just know we can! :) Good luck with any of the goals you want to achieve in 2018.

Melliane  – (2 januari 2018 om 10:10)  

good uck for your challenges and happy new year!

Nina  – (2 januari 2018 om 10:38)  

@Melliane: Thank you so much!

Heather G.  – (2 januari 2018 om 16:02)  

I always try to get more adult fiction in too. One for classics and two I have so many I hear about and want to get to. I tend to steer toward adult horror and mystery but avoid the literary fiction! Good luck with your goals this year! They sound fantastic!

Nina  – (3 januari 2018 om 05:00)  

@Heather G: Me too, but that's because I just adore adult horror books. One of my favourite genres. :) Thank you so much! Good luck with your goals too.

Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads  – (3 januari 2018 om 11:26)  

Love your resolutions! And it's so cool that you got to read actual books in Mandarin, wishing you all the best to continue with those studies in 2018!

Nina  – (4 januari 2018 om 03:37)  

@Lindsey Reads: Thank you! :)

Nadene  – (4 januari 2018 om 16:21)  

Good luck with your goals.

Alicia AKernelofNonsense  – (4 januari 2018 om 20:45)  

I feel number 6 on a deep level. I also need to request less books, so I can tackle all the ones on my shelf. Best of luck with all your goals!

Nina  – (7 januari 2018 om 08:31)  

@Nadene: Thank you!

@Alicia: Yeah, def! Thank you so much! :)

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