It is that time of year where we declare our intentions for this new year. Now I am not one to make goals for the blog. I don’t have goals for followers though I am thankful for all of you who do follow my little blog. I however do like to make reading goals. I always tell myself that I will not make too many goals each year yet somehow I always end up with more goals than one. How does that happen?
The Reading Challenge
Read 60 books
While I would love to claim to be able to read 120 books in 2017 there is a good chance I won’t even manage 60. I’m not sure how life will be in 2017 with little Merijn so I am keeping this rather on the low side for me.
Beat the Backlist
Read 50 Backlist books
As shared in my sign up post I will be reading (or hoping to read) 50 books towards this challenge. Each month I will tally up the amount along with my TBR challenge
The TBR Challenge
Total unread books on shelf January 1st 2017 – 145
Goal – Under a 100
I recounted the books at the first day of 2017 so I can start fresh. I pulled a bunch of books that were also on my tbr that I wasn’t that interested in any more so that I am more likely to pick up backlist books. I’ll be combining this in my monthly wrap up to look back on. These do not include classics!
Read Books by Dutch Authors on My Shelf
Owned books by Dutch authors at start of 2017 – 8
Goal – Read them all
I always end up pushing books by Dutch/Belgian authors to the side for other more hyped up or international books but that isn’t okay. I want to read more by Dutch authors, especially fantasy so I want to make the effort this year to at least get to these books! While I still need to read the international Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, I won’t be counting that towards this goal though.
- De Stem van de Zee by Mara Li
- This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
- Onder Mijn Huid by Marlies Slegers
- Profeet van de Duivel by Adrian Stone
- In Transit by Margaretha van Andel
- De Klauw by Adrian Stone
- Invocatie by Jurgen Snoeren
- De Drakenkoningin by An Janssens
Read 5 Classics
This goal is more a wish than a real goal. Because have you seen the stack of classics on my shelf? I’d like to read those, not just collect them. But I don’t pick up classics so easily (and it doesn’t help that they are high up and I am really short). But I think reading 5 in 2017 should be somewhat managable.