2019 is a few weeks away. How crazy is that? It seems like only yesterday 2018 rolled around.
I love giving myself reading goals, especially now that I’ve gotten into the habit of giving myself reading goals I can actually achieve instead of some of the strict goals I used to give myself. I don’t do well with strict goals!
I have five reading goals for 2019 and today I thought I’d share them with you!
My 100 Authors of Colour Challenge
In 2018 I announced that I’m challenging myself to have read at least 100 authors of colour by the time I turn 30 in 2021. I realised coming into 2018 just how few authors of colour I’d read and I was horrified. Hopefully I’ll have read far more than 100 by then! If you like, you can keep track of my progress so far here.
Reach 80% Feedback Ratio on NetGalley
I need to catch up on my NetGalley reads and get to a point where I’m only requesting books that I really, really want to read. If I could reach at least 80% by the end of 2019 I’ll be very pleased with myself, and once I reach 80% hopefully I can keep it that way!
Read a Classic
I feel like it’s been an age since I read a classic and there are so many I’d still like to have under my reading belt. If I could read just one in 2019 I’d be pleased with myself, and right now I’m gravitating towards Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell or The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – they’re both books I’ve been meaning to read for years.
Finish 3 Series
I have been a terrible finisher for a long time, ever since the Delirium trilogy put me off series, but 2018 has seen me complete the Six of Crows duology, The Abyss Surrounds Us duology, the Parasol Protectorate series and The Broken Earth trilogy.
I’d love to continue with this and finish some more series! I’m hoping to cross the Grisha trilogy off my TBR over the winter, and I’d like to finish the Glamourist Histories and Memoirs of Lady Trent series, too. Hopefully I’ll finish more than three!
Read a Translated Novel
I rarely read translated work and I feel like I’m missing out. Off the top of my head I can think of three translated novels I own – Macbeth by Jo Nesbø; The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón; My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante – and I’d like to read one of them or another translated novel in 2019. If I can read more than one translated novel, even better!