This was a weird year. There were a lot of changes in my life, which means my reading year did not go as planned. Which is fine. Sometimes life happens. But today, I wanted to look back on my reading goals for the year, and see how well I was able to do. I’m not expecting much, but we’ll see.
Put less pressure on myself. This one I think I did fairly well with. I definitely put some pressure on myself – it’s in my nature – but I didn’t get too upset over all my reading slumps this year, or kill myself trying to read more. I gave myself a break when I needed it, even if it meant not reading or blogging for a while.
Stop avoiding the books that scare me. I’m going to say I didn’t do great with this one. I read a couple of intimidating books, but I definitely still avoided them in general.
Read more history books. I did read three history books this year, plus a few other nonfiction books of other genres with a historical context. I would have liked to have read more, but I don’ think that’s bad at all.
Stop planning to read certain books later. I put this goal in both posts, because it’s something I’m not great at. And while I don’t think I totally succeeded, I do think I improved a little. It’s going to be a process.
Read at home more. I’m not sure how I feel I did here. I still do most of my reading away from home, which is kind of strange. I wouldn’t say I failed, but it’s definitely something I still need to work on.
Finish all half-read books. I finished two out of the four half-read books I wanted to read. But, given that I spent six of the twelve weeks I had left in the year after publishing these goals unable to really read, I’m okay with it.
Read at least one more classic. I wrote this a few months ago, and I did manage to read one more classic novel (Rebecca) after publishing this post.
Keep up with reading one Shakespeare play and one nonfiction book a month. Did it! These are the two goals I will push myself to accomplish.
Read some comics and graphic novels. When I made this goal four months ago, I had read zero graphic novels and comics. But I’ve since read five! So I call that a win.
Did you set any reading goals for 2018? How did you do?