Top Five Wednesday: 2018 Reading Resolutions

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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 Goals

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.

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.

 

11 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: 2018 Reading Resolutions

  1. I read the first Legend book by Marie Lu so now I should try The Young Elites… Still I have a slew of bookish reading goals this year!! I feel like I need to start off right by reading from that list, lol! I love how you re-read a series before continuing Haley, the perfect reason to buy the book!! ❤

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    • That’s exactly how I feel! One of my goals for 2018 is to not feel bad about rereading books.

      Thank you so much for reading and following ❤

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