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2015 Goals

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Considering I essentially forgot my goals for last year (I feel as though I should be saying ‘this year’…) I didn’t do too badly. I didn’t exactly do well, but it was a surprise to read them:

  • I had wanted to work on my classics club list – I finished one book, Mansfield Park, am in the midst of two others (Anna Karenina and Nicholas Nickleby) and am technically half-way through Vanity Fair
  • I wanted to read more Sherry Thomas and Eloisa James – I didn’t get anywhere with this one but I have a couple of books ready.
  • I wanted to read more of my own books – 31 out of the 50 were my own books.
  • I wanted to read Neil Gaiman – I failed.
  • I wanted to ‘read more non-fiction but don’t freak out if it doesn’t happen’ – I read non-fiction but technically did not read ‘more’, so I’d say I half fulfilled this goal.
  • Take part in What’s In A Name – I didn’t read the books I’d listed but I did take part.

I have but one literary goal for this year. The changes last year and the time it’s taken to adjust to them led to me realising I wanted just this one goal, to ease myself back into things.

  • Read as much as I (comfortably) can.

That’s it.

What are your reading goals for 2015?



January 5, 2015, 2:30 am

I would say that goal is BRILLIANT! Best to you.

Belle Wong

January 5, 2015, 3:36 am

A very nice goal, Charlie! And I just wanted to add, if you’re still thinking about reading a Gaiman, try American Gods. I loved that book so much, and the best thing was while I was reading it, I DREAMED it, too. Not the story itself, but the landscape. First time I’ve ever had that happen.

Margaret @ BooksPlease

January 5, 2015, 7:30 am

That is the best goal. It’s my goal too + I want to read more from my own shelves than I did last year

Alex (Sleepless Reader)

January 5, 2015, 10:36 am

How are you finding Vanity Fair? It surprised me how much I enjoyed it. I also read Mansfield Park in 2014 and this year I plan to read Emma to also celebrate its 200th anniversary.


January 5, 2015, 4:09 pm

Your 2015 goal sounds great to me! Good luck and enjoy.

Christine @Buckling Bookshelves

January 5, 2015, 4:40 pm

Love your goal! I’m keeping things simple this year too and made my goal “to make time to read on a regular basis” — with a year of change ahead, I don’t want to set myself up for failure. This way I can be flexible and still feel like I accomplished something even if all I can manage after the spring is a chapter a day or 10 minutes, or whatever, I hope to make it a point to not completely lose touch with this favorite hobby of mine.


January 5, 2015, 5:34 pm

Good luck! Reading 60% of your own TBR books seems super-impressive to me! Possibly because I was around 10%…

Literary Feline

January 5, 2015, 10:22 pm

I think that’s a very reasonable goal. :-)


January 7, 2015, 12:13 am

Your goal for 2015 works for me, too!

Jenny @ Reading the End

January 7, 2015, 1:03 am

A perfect goal! I have a couple of statistical goals, but that’s it. I’ve kept my goals simple for the past few years, and it’s stood me in very good stead.

(Also? I know everyone loooooves Sherry Thomas, but I just don’t think her books are that great THERE I SAID IT. #controversialopinions)


January 16, 2015, 5:11 pm

Jenny: Statistical goals are a great idea. I know they ARE simple but simplicity has the benefit of being easier to achieve and thus rewarding. Which makes perfect sense for something that is in many ways a first world problem.

I can respect that. It’s her writing style that gets me.

Kailana: Yay! :)

Literary Feline: So far this year has shown that it is indeed; very busy.

Aarti: Hehe. It’s always different every year. Maybe your 2015 will be own books-centric :)

Christine: That’s a fair goal and very good point about failure. It’s one thing to make goals but you’ve got to be happy if time proves it’s difficult to complete them (and I’m not so good at that so simple is best). Better if you know the future to make easy goals. You will, as you say, have accomplished something and there’s far more chance of you achieving above and beyond given the lesser pressure. I think you’ve a good plan in general :)

Jessica: Thanks, Jessica. Same to you – hope yours go well.

Alex: I was enjoying it but then had to put it down for reasons I don’t remember and this meant I returned having forgotten a lot. I’ve considered restarting it. I like your plan :)

Margaret: Two good goals there, Margaret. I like that trying to achieve one is likely to aid the other.

Belle: Every time I look in the store, it’s American Gods I see, so it may end up being my first by default. Dreaming the landscape sounds wonderful!

Care: Thanks Care, same to you :)



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