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Getting My Reading Back On Track

reading goalsFor the last couple of months I’ve felt like my reading has been a bit blah. Sure, I’ve read some pretty good books, but I’m not cruising through them and pumped to pick up the next one. It’s part Spring fever but that’s not all that’s slowing me down.

I finally realized that, much like my personal goals, I need direction and specific reading goals to follow. I’ve always set them and every year I’ve had success with participating in reading challenges. I know reading challenges and specific reading parameters aren’t for everyone, but for me they fuel my book fire.

So I sat down to write up some reading goals for the rest of the year. Here they are:

  1. Complete the Monthly Motif Reading Challenge.
  2. Read 4 books per month. So 1 book per week.
  3. Complete the PopSugar 2016 Reading Challenge.
  4. Read 3 books from each of the following genres:
    1. Memoir
    2. Historical Fiction
    3. Paranormal
    4. NonFiction Science or History
    5. Contemporary
    6. Realistic Fiction
    7. Science Fiction
    8. Mystery

I experimented with picking up books randomly and it just left me feeling a bit lost. These aren’t too crazy of goals but they provide me with just enough direction to get excited about reading again.


Are you a reading goals kind of person or do you prefer to fly by the seat of your pants?

Kimberly Lynne
Librarian - History Nerd - Nature Lover - Notebook Hoarder - Mom - Wife

2 comments

  1. 100% agree! I’d like to say I’m a go with the flow type of girl but ever since I started blogging, I feel I need to be a bit more structured. Not so structured that it feels like work but just enough so I don’t lose my flow. I’m actually also striving to read a book a week and I love your genres goal! You can do it! 🙂

    1. Thanks Jenn! I think I’m a mix of structure and go with the flow. It kind of depends on what aspect of my life we’re talking about. I like finding middle ground on it.

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