Reading Goals for 2016

Yes, it's another post about books!

The only people who won't find this dreadfully boring are the other book lovers out there.  Although, let's be honest, they might be bored by this, too, because I'm going to be talking about my reading goals and not theirs.  

Oh well and onward...

I've got a couple of different reading goals this year that will all feed into meeting my overall Goodreads goal, which is to read 75 books in 2016.  I'm rather impressed with the fact that it's not even a full week into 2016 and I already have two books counted toward this goal (arguably four as one of the texts was a three-in-one deal that contained an entire trilogy, but whatever). 

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Krista has read 2 books toward her goal of 75 books.
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So there's the overall goal.  Seventy-five books.

The other reading goals that I've set for myself this year will feed into collective pool.  The first is the #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks challenge that encourages readers to tackle the demon TBR shelf.  There doesn't seem to be any category restrictions or rules that must be followed.  The goal is simply to reduce the number of books that are sitting on your shelves, whether those shelves be tactile or virtual.

It should be noted my TBR record keeping is rather suspect.  I don't add the Kindle freebies that I buy to that Goodreads shelf.  However, if I pay for a Kindle book, I do try to add those. 

The next challenge is one that I shared with my hometown book club members.


I believe our first book will help me check off that very first box.  I picked up The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg in 2014 and was able to suggest it to our group this month as they drew my name out of the hat first.

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)

As I look at the rest of that challenge, I think it should be rather easy to accomplish.  I suspect the hardest one will be the one my mom recommends because I have the sneaking suspicion it will be the Bible; she knows I've tried and failed multiple times, including our most recent shared reading experience.

The final challenge that I've set for myself is to start actually taking advantage of all those Kindle freebies.  Each month my sister, my ex-step-mom (ah, families), and I will be rotating who gets to pick a book from the digital freebie pile.  We started the year off with my selection of A. W. Exley's Nefertiti's Heart.

Nefertiti's Heart (Artifact Hunters, #1)

As an added bonus, both of those books were already on my virtual TBR shelf, so the #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks goal is also already working out well for me.

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So...what are your reading goals this year and how are you hoping to accomplish them?