January 4, 2017 • Cee • Discussion


Well, I’m gonna start this off by saying, whoops?

2016 has ended, and I don’t think I got any of my reading challenges and goals done. I stopped keeping track by May, and that’s the way life goes I guess. I always seem to forget other than the Goodreads challenge. Should I even set up 2017 goals? Might as well. I’ll keep it simple!

First, let’s take a look at how I did with my 2016 goals!


Key: Yes · No · Sort of

  • Read more Middle Grade (Goal: At least one a month)? 

Uhhh, sort of? I think I read more Middle Grade books than the previous year (not as much as I’d like to). I definitely did not read at least one a month. I read a total of 15+ Middle Grade book, and I’m honestly not satisfied with that.

  • Read General Fiction (At least one a month)?

I totally failed at this one. I didn’t even get to the books I said I gotta read. None of them.

  • Read Classical Fiction (Goal: 8 Books)?

Don’t look at me. I’m a failure at this. My classical literature books are still sitting on my shelves, waiting to be read. (I’m sorry, my babies!)

  • Participate and stick with reading challenges? 

Hahahahahahahahaha, no. I failed at all these reading challenges except the Goodreads one, which was quite easy to do.

  • Read unread TBR books from my bookshelves (Goal: At least two books)? 

My poor books, I didn’t do this at all. I did a small book purge, but reading them? Nope.

  • Do more comic/graphic novel related posts?

This pains me because I didn’t do as much as I hoped. By August, my life got flipped upside down. Although comics/graphic novels bring me a lot of joy, I just wasn’t able to write some intelligible post about my favorites.

  • Do the 2015 goals I set for myself in 2016?


  • Read more comics/graphic novels and write more posts about them.

My love. Those are the books I’m enjoying immensely.

  • Read unread TBR books from my bookshelves (Goal: At least two books)

Like the previous two years, this goal will always be on my list. I have too much books! And it keeps growing and growing. I want to read them and maybe get rid of them if I don’t like it. I just never seem to be able to read them even though they’re sitting on my shelves.

  • Do a massive book purge. 

I don’t have any room on my shelves! There are many that just don’t belong on my shelves anymore. I need to read it and then move on. It’s difficult though because I have fond feelings about every one of them, purely for the nostalgia factor. I want to see at least two shelves empty!

Did you achieve your 2016 goals? What goals do you want to achieve in 2017?


6 Responses to “2017 BLOGGING + READING GOALS • Is it gonna happen?”

  1. I missed my Goodreads goal by 1 book! Hehe – but I honestly hate setting year long goals because I always forget about them. Seasonal goals are a little easier for me to handle … although I still forget!

  2. Kyra says:

    I need to read more of my own books too! I have over 100 unread books on my shelf!

  3. I just want to read more, and read more diversely. I want to read genres that I don’t usually read much of basically just read a lot. I probably could have done better with my goals. I read a few of the books that had been siting on my shelf, but I could have definitely read more.

  4. Alexa S. says:

    I support book purging! I just did it at the end of the year and the start of the year, and my shelves feel considerably lighter. I will cheer you on and provide moral support!

  5. Krystianna says:

    I also really need to do a purge. I try to do one every few months! Good luck with your 2017 goals.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  6. Kristin says:

    I just did a massive book purge over the weekend (I got rid of 70+ books!) and it feels so good! I’m so much happier with my shelves and THRILLED I was able to eliminate some books from my physical TBR. I want to be better about doing this consistently throughout the year instead of having to invest 10+ hours doing it every so often!

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