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Do You Have Any Reading Goals This Year?

This year, I’d like to reach book #90 on the Time list.

Over the last few years, my pace has slowed, but 12 more books by the end of the year is a reasonable goal. That’s just one a month.

That’s it for me. I have some other career and writing goals. But when it comes to reading, I just want to finish the 90th book. At that pace, I’d probably wrap up the 101 Books project sometime in late 2016.

But that’s enough about me. 

What are your reading goals for this year? Do you have any?

Do share and inspire all of us!

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  1. What a coincidence, I’m preparing a post with my reading goals for 2015 too. Some of them are: read Proust, join book bingo challenges, read at least one book of a genre I haven’t read yet.

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    January 13, 2015
  2. Tobi #

    I would like to read more too (more fiction that is). While I can’t (and don’t need/want to) quantify my objective, I want to find a way to read more because at the moment I can only read in the evening. Being fairly tired I usually don’t get very far and fall asleep…

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    January 13, 2015
  3. I’m doing the Dive Into Diversity and Hail to the King challenges, and might do the TBR Pile Challenge if I come up with another 3 books (I only have 9 so far, and need 12). My general goal is also to read 50 books this year, but we’ll see how that goes.

    Looking forward to seeing this year’s reviews 🙂

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    January 13, 2015
  4. My 2014 reading goal was 12 books and I ended up reading 60. I have a goal of 40 this year simply because I started blogging as well. The more I blog, the less I read so I really need to work on that balance :). I might just surpass my 40 books goal…Who knows…?

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    January 13, 2015
  5. I’m continuing with a goal I started a few years ago now – to read through the Guardian’s Top 1,000 Novels. Yes it’s almost impossible to imagine getting though that many books in a lifetime but it’s a good list to work through. I’m aiming for 12 from that list and another 12 non-fiction books on areas I want to improve on like gardening and learning to write fiction. All the best with your goals 🙂

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    January 13, 2015
  6. I am looking to read at least 200 books this year. I finished 2014 with 210. I want to read books out of my typical genres. Mystery and suspense with a little bit of sci-fi are going to be on my list for this year. good luck with your reading list.

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    January 13, 2015
  7. Since I read any chance I get, I don’t see the need to set a goal. I’m getting some great ideas for branching out of my comfort zone from your blog and your readers’ comments, though, thanks.

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    January 13, 2015
  8. We plan on reading 30 new books and posting 52 book reviews in 2015.

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    January 13, 2015
  9. My goal is to read 50 books from different genres this year. last year I managed to read over a 100. Good luck with our goals!

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    January 13, 2015
  10. I decided to get back to my English Major roots this year and read more than just sci-fi/fantasy stuff. So my goal is 12 books in 12 months chosen from the top books in your rankings.. Currently I’m halfway through Invisible Man. So, fewer aliens and elves this year–though that guy in the basement of the paint factory had some troll-like qualities 🙂

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    January 13, 2015
  11. In 2015, I would like to read books by at least 50 authors that are new to me.

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    January 13, 2015
  12. Oh I don’t know what I’ll do once you reach all 100 books! At least we’ve got two years to go 🙂 My only bookish goal is actually writing related, I bought a book of 300 prompts and I want to do them all this year.

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    January 13, 2015
  13. I’m going to read War and Peace.

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    January 13, 2015
    • I forgot to say, that if I don’t get into it I’m not going to push myself. I have a ton of books and I’m just going to try and read the collection I have. 🙂 With two little ones – 5 and 3 – I don’t get in as much reading time as I once did.

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      January 13, 2015
  14. I love seeing the goals that everyone has set for themselves.

    I have a few. (1) Read 80 books. (2) Participate in the TBR Pile Challenge (http://roofbeamreader.com/2014/11/24/announcing-the-official-2015-tbr-pile-challenge/). (3) Participate in the Foodies Read Challenge (http://foodiesread2015.blogspot.com/).

    Good luck with your goals, reading and otherwise!

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    January 13, 2015
  15. Denise #

    My only reading goal is to finish my ‘books on deck’ stack before buying another book. That should take me through at least June, possibly longer, and save me some big bucks!

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    January 13, 2015
  16. homebeforedaylight #

    Glad I found your blog! What a great idea. My reading goal this year is to work through all of Faulkner’s 11 novels. It is the closest thing to a religious canon I have 🙂

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    January 13, 2015
  17. Read more, would summarise my reading goals. I’ve become lazy over the past couple of years, as I had been reading a book a week. Last year I barely read one a month. Especially as a writer, its really important to read. One of the best ways to improve ones writing skills.

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    January 13, 2015
  18. No numbers for you. I’ll be reading some mentor texts while I work on revising my own manuscripts.

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    January 13, 2015
  19. Maybe to get to 150 out of the 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I’m at 125 or so. That’s probably a stretch goal. I should count up how many of the 100 Times books I’ve read too!

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    January 13, 2015
  20. I want to read 24 total. Of course, those are various sizes.

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    January 13, 2015
  21. This year I intend to write more than read. Cheers!

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    January 13, 2015
  22. Ah so many reading goals! But the main one is possibly that I want to read more fantasy and historical fiction 🙂

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    January 13, 2015
  23. I have a few challenges I am participating in, but mainly I just want to finish the Goodreads challenge. I will try to read 170 books this year. 🙂

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    January 13, 2015
  24. My main reading goal is to prepare myself for “The Bone Clocks” by David Mitchell. I know his writing intimately now and can only say I am saving myself for a great and wonderful feast.

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    January 13, 2015
  25. Jasmin #

    Good luck with your reading goal!

    It embarrasses me to say that, of the seventy-seven books currently on my shelf (many other books have been put elsewhere), I have a mere twelve. Sixty-five in one year seems a bit much, but I’m aiming to read half of the unreads and twenty or so new ones, for a total of 52-ish (or one per week).

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    January 13, 2015
  26. I have a very long list this year. My goal is to reread many of the classics. Ii have old anthologies with great notes and highlights that I want to check out again. I do this every so often to see how much my thoughts have changed on a particular piece. Happy reading everyone. Stop by Poemattic when you have a chance.

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    January 13, 2015
  27. Originally my reading goal for this year was 20 books, but I’ve already read 3 so far so I think I might challenge myself to read 1 book every week. I doubt I’ll make it but its worth a try!

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    January 13, 2015
  28. Definitely! I always have reading goals and lists, in fact I have put up my 2015 list on my blog (http://rants-n-raves.com/2014/12/22/a-reading-list-for-2015/)

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    January 13, 2015
  29. i intend to read at least 1 book per month and follow Mark Zuckerberg’s reading progress too!

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    January 13, 2015
  30. My goal is 30 books this year, which will get me to 67 on my 100 greatest list, while at the same time completing a classics bingo challenge: http://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2015/01/2015-classics-bingo-from-catching-up-on.html
    It’s a pretty ambitious goal for me….but I looked ahead, and most of them are actually fairly short works…so possible. Last year, 2014, I had a bunch of thousand pagers that really slowed me down.

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    January 13, 2015
  31. My goal is 72 books this year.

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    January 13, 2015
  32. My goal is to read 100 books, but mostly I’m just aiming to beat my 2014 record which was 30. I like to set the bar high, and to give myself a minimum.

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    January 13, 2015
  33. Yas #

    This year I’d like to read an equal number of fiction/non-fiction books. My reading has always been skewed towards fiction so I’d like to balance it out. I read 50+ books last year, so my goal in 2015 is to read at least 60 titles split evenly across both.

    Oh, and I’ve loved reading every entry in your wonderful blog this past year, so thank you! Best of luck with your reading goals 🙂

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    January 13, 2015
  34. My goal is to read more books than I did last year.

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    January 14, 2015
  35. My goal for reading in 2015 is 60 books. If I get to read more, all the better. I’m currently reading four fiction and two nonficition.

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    January 14, 2015
  36. My goal for this year I think is small 100 books 1 fiction and non fiction every week. I know i can read more ( and boy would i love to) but i want to also really take my blogging to the next level and see if i can improve as a writer over all

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    January 14, 2015
  37. I was always the student who had never read the text that we were studying in English because I hate being expected to read a particular book. I love what I read to be serendipitous, a spontaneous meeting of minds, something accidental. So … I don’t make reading goals. I just wait to see the surprises.

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    January 14, 2015
  38. Oh yes. Still reading through international development books but I also want to read more global fiction on my own. Starting with African classics this year.

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    January 14, 2015
  39. Reading the goals of this huge community makes me feel small.

    I just want to read 20 books this year…

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    January 14, 2015
  40. Same goal as you! I’m shooting for 12 books this year…it’s my first year out of college and I definitely need to set a reading goal if it’s going to happen!

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    January 15, 2015
  41. Wow, there are some huge goals here! Good luck! I just wanted to re-read the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Maybe I’ll have to think of something else too..!

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    January 15, 2015
  42. I’ve been doing the Goodreads challenge every year. Last year I set a goal of 45 and fell short by just a few. For this year, I went back to my goal of 40. This time it’s likely to be a challenge as I am starting a new job that promises to be VERY busy.

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    January 15, 2015
  43. I have to think short-term. Reading all the new posts in my in-box would be a good start! 😉

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    January 15, 2015
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    January 16, 2015
  45. I want to read more horror books this year. Last year i read some books of Shaun Hutson.
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    January 20, 2015
  46. Alexandra #

    If I can finish more than one this year it’ll be a better accomplishment than I did last year. I think one book a month is a reasonable goal.

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    January 24, 2015

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