The first Top Five Wednesday of 2018 is all about my reading goals for the New Year. I admit that I don’t really set goals for myself other than the few below—all I know is that I want to read ALL as much as possible—but I do have some rereading resolutions for 2018. I could probably write another post about my love/hate relationship with rereading books—I love revisiting favorites, but I hate ignoring the books on my TBR — but I want to push myself to reread more in 2018 (I only reread 2 books last year).
Complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge- For 2018, I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge to 70 books. Since I read 91 books in 2017 (the most I’ve ever read in one year!), I did think about setting my goal to 100 books, but I really don’t know what my 2018 reading time is going to look like, especially with college and what I’ll be doing this summer.
Read more fantasy- I spent a lot of my reading in 2015 and 2016 catching up on YA fantasy, but I definitely did not read as much fantasy in 2017. I ventured into adult fantasy and read the latest works from my favorite fantasy authors last year, but in 2018 I’d like to read more of the genre. I think I don’t reach for fantasy as immediately as I do contemporary is because fantasy reads often expand into a series and I try to avoid starting a series with only one book published thus far (even though I’ll be breaking this with Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince and I’m sure many others this year)– I just love reading books in a series back to back.
Reread the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and Empire of Storms)- I’ve mentioned this a few times already, but I really NEED to reread the first 5 books in the Throne of Glass series before ToG #7 comes out and so I can finally read Tower of Dawn. I still can’t believe I haven’t read ToD, considering that Chaol is my favorite characters in the series. Throne of Glass is an example with my “problem” reading fantasy because I’ve forgot a lot of the plot details of the series.
Reread the To All the Boys I Loved Before series by Jenny Han- Right after I finished Always and Forever, Lara Jean, I immediately wanted to reread To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Why didn’t I? See above.
Reread The Young Elites & read The Rose Society and The Midnight Star by Marie Lu- Reading Warcross in 2017 reminded me how much I love Marie Lu’s writing and I decided that I wanted to give The Young Elites trilogy a go. I read The Young Elites in 2015 and it wasn’t my favorite; I had recently finished the Legend trilogy, one of my all-time favorite series, and I think I was comparing TYE too much to Legend. After rereading TYE, I plan on picking up the next two books in the series, The Rose Society and The Midnight Star.
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