Life of a Book Hoarder

2016 Reading Goals

It’s a new year (hope you all had a pleasant time ringing it in) and it’s time for my bookish resolutions (which are the only ones I really try to keep).


  • Read 112 books – I surpassed last year’s goal of 110 and ended the year with 120, so I think 112 books is possible.


  • Read 40 books from my “dusty bookshelf” – with a TBR of over 640 books (, obviously some have been waiting to be read for literally years. Last year I aimed to change this and set the goal at 40 books, but only managed to read 27 that fit this category. This year I’m going to try again for 40. For the sake of simplicity, I’m counting anything purchased prior to 2016 as an “old” book. I will not be counting any re-reads.
  • Finish up some series – these would all count towards my dusty bookshelf challenge and they’re series I’ve started much too long ago and really need to finish.
    • Katherine Kerr’s (epic) Deverry series – I’ve read 7 of the 15 books, so I still have quite an adventure ahead of me.
    • Qiu Xiaolong’s Inspector Chen series – I need to read the last three, the very last of which I need to purchase.
    • Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series – This will be mostly a re-read, because I haven’t read the last three books, but it’s been so long since I read the others that I forget almost everything.
    • Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series – again, this is a partial re-read because I haven’t read the two most recent books and read the original trilogy back in high school.
    • Cherie Priest’s Clockwork Century series – this isn’t a strict series, as you can read any of the books in any order. But after reading Boneshaker and buying the rest of the books on Black Friday, I just want to read them all!
    • Jonathan L. Howard’s Johannes Cabal series – yet another re-read for books one and two, because I’ve slacked and I don’t want to go into book three clueless.

This is about all I can handle – probably more than I can handle really, but I’m going to do my best. I’m not going to tackle any themed challenges like I did with the Pop Sugar challenge last year.


How about you? Do you set yourself reading goals for the new year?

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