Reading Goals 2016

My 2015 Goodreads Challenge was to read 50 books and I've read 43. Not exactly what I was going for especially when a lot of those were probably graphic novels.

1) For 2016 I want to read more, or at least reach my goal of 50 books for the year. The more I read the more content I have for the blog in terms of reviews and book inspired posts

2) I also want to read the books that I already own. In order to help me with that I'm going to participate in #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks. There aren't any real official rules except to read the books you already own. I went through the unread books I physically own and I got 36, but I usually put some in other places and forget about them so that's what I have for now.

3) There are books that I've owned for a long time that I want to read in 2016 for sure:
The Infinite Sea
I'll Give You the Sun
Dorothy Must Die
Crown of Midnight
Falling Kingdoms
All the Bright Places
Girl of Nightmares
P.S. I Still Love You

4) I'm considering creating a TBR jar where I write the title of all my unread books on slips of paper and putting them in a jar or container of some sort. Every month I'll pick out a random title and I have to at least read that book that month.

5) If I keep putting off certain books I have I need to either donate, sell, or give it to someone else. I don't have that much shelf space and I don't want to keep books that I'm not going to read.

So those are my goals/challenges/things I want to accomplish reading wise in 2016. I wanted to add another challenge like the PopSugar Reading challenge as a way to diversify what I read, but I'm going to focus on what I have so far and then maybe I'll take on another challenge.

What are your reading goals for 2016?


  1. Great goals for 2016. I'm considering doing a TBR jar as well, but I'm a huge mood reader. So I'm not sure if that will work for me.

    I tend to put books in other places as well and then forget about them. Its usually a nice surprise unless I REALLY forget about it and end up accidentally purchasing the book twice. That's happened a couple of times for me.

    1. That's one of the reasons I'm afraid to do the TBR jar, but I'm going to try it anyways. I don't own that many so it's not that hard to remember which ones I've bought, but I hope I don't buy a book twice accidentally.

  2. Good luck in all of your goals Emma! All the Bright Places and I'll Give You the Sun were both amazing books.

    1. Thanks! I'm hoping to get to a lot of the books that I've neglected. Good luck to you as well!

  3. Great goals, there are so many here that I'm considering as well. I also didn't complete my 2015 goodreads challenge, so that is a major one for me this year, as well as trying to read books that have been on my shelf for a long time.
    Good luck with your goals and your reading in 2016!

    1. Thank you! I lowered my goodreads goal for 2016, but I'm still aiming for 50. Hopefully this is the year I get a huge chunk off my TBR.

  4. Good luck with all of your goals. I'm also hoping to read more, as well as read the books I already own.

    With the books you own, I'd definitely start with Crown Of Midnight. THE SERIES IS SO MAGNIFICENTLY GLORIOUS. (I didn't enjoy Girl Of Nightmares so I'd leave that one until last, ha).

    1. I keep hearing that the Throne of Glass series gets better with every book. So I'm definitely excited to continue the series.
      I wish I would've read Girl of Nightmares closer to when I read the first book. I started to lose interest in it, but I still want to read it to know what happens.