Reading Goals for 2018 and 2017 Reflections

It is that time of the year where everyone is talking about how 2017 passed in the blink of an eye. I am personally excited for 2018 for reasons which I myself do not know. 2017 has been great and there were a lot of new things that I started – my blog, bookstagram account, waking up early and a new job are some of the things which were knew in my life in 2017. This is also the year I read 60 books (highest I’ve read in any other year of my life)

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Do you reflect upon the past year this time of the year? I usually don’t but this year has been all about planning and making healthy lifestyle changes.

I love using Goodreads and they Year in Review is awesome. If you want to see all the books I read this year then click here.

Coming to 2018 I still plan to read 60 books, I don’t want to increase the number of books I read and make it more challenging because I liked the pace at which I was reading this year.


However, I want to make changes in terms of how I chose what to read. I’ve read more non-fiction this year and I’ve already spoken about how audio-books have been a game changer in my last post but I would like to continue and further improve on that along with 2 other goals. My 3goals for 2018 would be to,

  1. Read more non-fiction
  2. Read books by Indian authors
  3. Read more classics

I don’t plan on having anymore guidelines as I am a 100% mood reader. But in general I want to refrain from flooding my house with more books and focus on reading books that I already own. However, I still predict that there will be a fair amount of new releases #bookstagrammademebuy and other books that I might still hoard. So I won’t say I am on a book buying ban but I will say that I will buy way less compared to what I bought this year. We also have a library sale in March in Seattle where I might just buy a box.

I also plan to purge the books I already own and give it away to people who might enjoy it more and refresh my collection every 3 months.

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Have you made any 2018 bookish/reading plans?

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2 thoughts on “Reading Goals for 2018 and 2017 Reflections

  1. Catherine says:

    I’ve spent past years sticking to a rigid schedule of reading pre-release books first and foremost but in 2018 I’m going to try and dial it back and spend more time reading what I want to read. Or what people I know are recommending for me.

    On a practical level I also want to read more non-fiction. I’m hoping audiobooks can help with that because I tend to fall asleep when reading non-fiction in print!

    Your photos are gorgeous! Are you a professional photographer?

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    • Spunkyreads says:

      It’s always best to read books that you know you will enjoy! I feel like this year classics will take up most of my reading time but I think I’m not going to regret it 🙂

      Audiobooks do help! They’re a game changer for nonfiction! I’ve read so much more only because of that!

      And thank you so much, I’m not a professional photographer. I actually take pictures with my phone 🙂 the lighting in Seattle makes you innovate though…haha


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