1. Read one book each day in 2015.
Last year my goal was to read 250 books. I met and exceeded that goal, reading a total of 332 books in 2014. This was the first year that I included picture books in the count, so it was higher than other years. At first I considered upping my goal to 350 books for 2015, but, in the end, I thought it’d be fun to try to read a book a day, especially because I’m a sucker for fun hashtags like #bookaday.
2. Read 12 adult novels in 2015.
As a bookseller at a bookstore that sells more than just YA and below, I feel like it’s irresponsible of me not to read more broadly, at least occasionally. Plus, there are so many adult books that I add to my reading list but never make time for. This year I read Shotgun Lovesongs and Station Eleven, two books I adored and still think about even months after reading – next year I want to read enough adult novels that I can justify making a Top 10 list so I have an excuse to talk up the adult books I love!
This year I read a few nonfiction novels, including Candace Fleming’s The Family Romanov which made my Best YA of 2014 list. I’ve read little to no nonfiction in the past – I guess I’ve always assumed I’d find it dry and boring – but now I know that I was most definitely wrong. I’m not going to set a specific number goal when it comes to nonfiction, but I’d definitely like to expand my reading horizons. Books I’d really like to read this year include Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Detroit, What’s the Economy forAnyway?, Unbroken, and I Am Malala.
4. Read 10 or more graphic novels in 2015.
I hesitated to put a number on this goal, but I really, really love graphic novels and I shouldn’t have a problem reading 10 once I start. The hardest part of this goal is actually going to be reviewing the graphic novels; I find it more difficult than normal reviews because I never know how to comment on the art.
And, in case you missed them, check out my Best of 2014 lists: