2018 Reading Plans

With those reflection posts out the way, it’s time to make plans for the new year. My hope is that it’ll be a thrifty year, reading-wise, because my plan is to mainly read more of the books I own and to buy less books. I’d like to cut the amount I spent on books last year by more than half.

Surprisingly to me, I did pretty well on my reading goals in 2017 and managed to complete 4 of the many reading challenges I participated in. Usually, I’d only successfully complete 1 or none. I’ve also been debating whether or not it makes sense for me to participate in reading challenges since I’m never an active participant in them. I do not create separate posts for updates or follow up on the hosts’ blog to state my progress or engage in conversations on Twitter about what I’m reading for the challenge and how well it’s all going. I basically just state that I’m participating then go off and do it all on my own (or not do it, which is usually the case) like the loner I am.

However, I do find it fun to state that I’m participating and make TBRs (though I never follow them) so….I’ll continue with my mad process. Speaking of which, here are the reading challenges I’ll participate in this year and the books I’ll read for them:

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2017 Reading Wrap-Up: Fourth Quarter

Ahh… the last quarterly reading wrap-up of the year. The amount of items read dropped this quarter since I had less time and opportunity to read, and also because I read more novels than comics and audio books, which can be quickly consumed. However, I am proud of my progress because I read more than I thought I’d be able to and have surpassed my reading goal for the year.

Books | Comics | Mangas

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2017 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

Here’s to wrapping up the third quarter of the year! 😀

My reading spiked during this quarter because I participated in several reading events causing me to read a total of 26 books, most of which were new-to-me reads. This quarter also contained my favorite season — summer — so my interest in books received a jolt because I was happier and more eager to participate in my favorite activity. Overall, this quarter was fun and a success. Here are the stats:

Books | Comics | Mangas

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2017 Reading Wrap-Up: Second Quarter

My reading has picked up! 😀 I’m glad for this because at the beginning of the year I was very indecisive about what books to read and sometimes wasn’t in the mood for the activity, which is okay, but I’m glad that I’ve found stories that held my interest and propelled me to try others.

The spring quarter was good to me, though I was sick for most of it because of allergies, and I found myself consuming less audio books and trying more nonfiction, mainly memoirs and autobiographies. Here are the stats:

Books | Audio books | Comics

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2017 Reading Wrap-Up: First Quarter

My reading progress this quarter was marked by indecisiveness. I couldn’t decide on what to read, so I kept starting books instead of completing them. Despite that, I managed to read 18 books, but that was helped along by audio books, which I’ve learned are pretty quick to get through, and comic books, which are usually fast reads. Thus I’m almost half done with my Goodreads reading goal of 40 books. I decided to go easy on myself. Anyway, here are the stats for this quarter.

Books | Audio books | Comics

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2017 Reading Plans

Now that I’m done with my reflection pieces, it’s time to look forward to new adventures in the new year. Well, new bookish adventures in the new year. For a rebel like myself, making plans and TBR lists is pointless because I never follow them. My 2016 reading reflection is evidence of this because I hardly read the books I assigned myself for that year. However, I do like to make these lists, pointless as they may be, and I plan to make a few for 2017 in this post. (We’ll see how well I do by year’s end.)

Also, like last year, I’ll assign myself books I must read by year’s end. These are books that I’m really interested in reading and I hope I will do so and not procrastinate and forget about them.

Goodreads reading goal

40

Last year my goal was to read 60 books/comics and I surpassed that by reading 88 books/comics but not without some trepidation in the early months of the year. So to make my reading experience less stressful for the entire year, I plan to read 40 books/comics by year’s end.

I’ll keep track of my reading and purchases by using this spreadsheet designed for booklovers who are too interested in their reading stats, like me. 🙂

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2016 Reading Wrap-Up: Fourth Quarter

Here’s the second of many wrap-ups that will be posted on this blog over the next few days. The following is a quick summary of the books and comics I read in the last quarter of 2016. I finished the year pretty strong by reading 24 things, but many of them were quite short or were audio books, so I got through them very quickly.

I started the year intending to read 60 books, but was discouraged in the early months and dropped my reading goal to 30 books. However by the end of the second quarter, I was doing so well that I bumped it back up to 60 and now, at the end of the year, I’m able to end with a strong 88 books read, which includes comics and audio books. I’m a pretty happy booknerd at the moment. 😀

Books | Comics | Mangas | Audiobooks

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