I am not going to set any reading goals for 2014. I will not be joining any reading challenges.
It’s not there aren’t reading-related things that I’d like to do. I’d love to demolish half of my TBR and discover dozens of new authors. I’d like to read more classics and more literary fiction and more of everything I already love and read regularly.
It’s not that there aren’t challenges that I could probably complete with little effort. The New Author challenge is quite easy, and I could take part in multiple YA challenges, I’m sure!
And it’s not that I haven’t enjoyed taking part in challenges in the past. I think that reading challenges are a great way to push yourself to read more and to share what you’re reading. I was even thinking of hosting a new challenge this year.
But I did not do very well on my 2013 reading challenges. I haven’t finished any of them, and I’m not going to. I think I need a break. I think I need to make it easy on myself and to let myself read more for pleasure, without a target in mind.
I am setting goals for other areas of my life, and I want to really focus and get lots done. I don’t want to have lots of goals for my career and blogs and hobbies all jostling around in my brain, competing for attention.
So 2014 will be the year without reading goals! I’m nervous and excited. Mostly excited. And I expect that by the end of the year I’ll be looking forward to 2015’s challenges!
Are you setting yourself any reading goals for 2014?