Happy New Year! My Reading Goals for 2018.



My Reading Goals for 2018 – (The In-Depth Approach).

2017 is almost over, and that means that it’s time to start thinking about 2018! So, what goals do you have for the New Year? How many books do you want to read?

Let’s chat!

I think I’m going to go for 75 80 books next year. I totally underestimated how much I could read in 2017. Here’s my 2017 goal, so you can see what I mean. 🙂


There are also THREE POLLS UP NOW over at Goodreads. One is finishing 31st Dec.  The second two poll are for our Feb and March Book of the Month Reads. 

80 Books – The Plan

First Quarter – Jan – Mar 2018 (aiming for 20 books)

Second Quarter – Apr – Jun 2018 (aiming for 20 books)

Third Quarter – Jul – Sep 2018 (aiming for 20 books)

Last Quarter – Oct – Dec 2018 (aiming for 20 books)

20 books a quarter.
6-7 books a month.
3 books every 2 weeks.
Approx. 1.5 books a week.

And out of this I plan to read 3 books a month from our chosen reads: each Book of the Month and the other two nominees. That’s the AUTHORS NEEDING REVIEWS GOODREADS GROUP: If you’re not already a member, do pop along and join in, here!

Which leaves me at least at least 3 more books to choose from a month.

Audio Books — I’d like to read at least one audio book a month. So one of my goals is going to be to listen to a book at least 30 mins a day. This may, or may not, count as my 4th book. Leaving 2 to choose from to compete this goal.

(NOTE: This is an edited version of the Goodreads Goal I posted in the group Authors Needing Reviews).


Books I know I plan to read in the first quarter.

First Quarter – Jan – Mar 2018 (aiming for 20 books) The order may vary, as we’ll be reading the winner from each month first. Then if there is time, we can carry on with the other two nominees.

January 2018

1.  A Snowflake’s Chance in Hell by Amy Romine http://bit.ly/2DH1Lem

2.  Manchester Vice by Jack Strange http://bit.ly/2DGZPCD

3. Love, Secrets, and Absolution by K.L. Loveley http://bit.ly/2DFTeIW

Love, Secrets, and Absolution Kindle mock up 2

February 2018

VOTE NOW: here! (For our February Book of the Month).

Art Something (Art Étrange, #1) by Devon Layne Art Something (Estrange Art Book 1)   by Devon Layne: http://bit.ly/2EnfU10
The Magus (A Chronicle of Rebirth #1)

March 2018

VOTE NOW! http://bit.ly/2Eo54b0 (March Book of the Month Poll)

What about you?  Have you worked out how much you want to read this year?

All that’s left is for me to wish you a very happy, healthy and productive (insert lots of great things here) 2018!  May you all be the success you want to be.  😀

Luv Sassy


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