Blogging & Reading Goals 2018

Set Goals

As the old year comes to a close, it’s time to focus on the New Year and, in particular, to set those important reading and blogging goals for 2018. Well, at least it is for me, as I like the discipline of having some targets to aim for.

Reading Goals

Reading challenges:

  • 2018 TBR Pile Challenge (hosted by RoofBeamReader) – Read all twelve books on my list
  • 2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (hosted by Passages to the Past) – I’m aiming for Prehistoric level which means reading 50+ books (but most of the books I read are historical fiction)
  • Buchan of the Month – Read the twelve books I’ve identified and, I hope, participate in some discussion with other bloggers about our reviews
  • Classics Club (hosted by RoofBeamReader) – I want/need to make more progress on this in order to complete my list by the end of December 2018
  • NetGalley & Edelweiss Challenge 2018 (hosted by Bookish Things & More) – I’m going for Silver level once again which means reading and reviewing 25 books on NetGalley
  • Goodreads – I plan to set a target of 156 books (same as 2017)

Review requests:

  • Reduce my review turnaround time to two months or under (currently three or four)


  • Maintain my 80% feedback ratio
  • Attain my 100 Reviews badge
  • Get an auto approval

Blogging Goals

  • Continue to take part in Top Ten Tuesday, WWW Wednesdays and Throwback Thursday
  • Start my own meme
  • Update my blog’s theme and graphics
  • Create a blog page(s) devoted to John Buchan
  • Create a blog page to index author Q&As I’ve carried out
  • Take blog tour breaks in February and December

Personal Goals

  • Start a proofreading course

What are your blogging and reading goals for 2018?

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18 thoughts on “Blogging & Reading Goals 2018

  1. That’s a fantastic list of goals!

    I am going to try to read more historical fiction but I’ve decided not to join that challenge and just do it at my own speed. At least I won’t feel too bad if I fail. 😄

    My Netgalley goals are the same as yours. I was aiming for the 100 reviews badge by the end of the year but I’m not going to make it. It’ll probably be the first goal I achieve in January though. Good way to start the year!

    Good luck, Cathy! Looks like you’re in for another fabulous reading year! xx

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    1. I’ve still a way to go with NetGalley. I need to do 28 more reviews to get to 100 and I only have 14 on my shelf at the moment (because I’m trying to maintain my 80% ratio). However, quite a few have Jan and Feb publication dates so if I can keep up that means I’ll be able to request some lovely new books before long 😁

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  2. Wow, I am beyond in awe. Congratulations on all you’ve achieved this year and bets of luck in the goals and congrats on an excellent blog! Thanks for all the sharing this year and happy Christmas:)

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  3. ooh you are so organised and I love your goals!! would love to achieve half of these myself but think my main goal is just to keep enjoying reading!! Easier said than done sometimes when there are deadlines for reviews! Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Thank you. I find getting involved in reading challenges helps me keep organised. In fact, I’ve just spotted another couple I may sign up for! However, as you say, the trick is to get the balance right so reading never becomes a chore. I’m pleased to say I can’t imagine that happening. Plus sharing the love of books with the blogging community just adds to the pleasure I find. Happy Christmas to you and yours too. 🎉🎄🎁

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  4. I’m not setting too many goals this year. I’m torn with the NetGalley badge thing. Now that I receive so many hard copies which I LOVE and APPRECIATE so much, it’s hard to work in as many NetGalley books as I once did. At the same time, I admittedly want that badge! Book blogger problems…

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    1. I’m the same here. I’ve not made that much progress with NetGalley of late which is precisely why I need this sort of goal to get me focused! As they say: If you don’t measure it, it don’t get done….

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  5. That’s an impressive list. Good luck with your 2018 goals Cathy. Mine are to read more – I’ve had several reading slumps this year and I am so behind with review books. To read more books from my Netgalley list and keep on top of reviews. Merry Christmas x


  6. Great goals! Good luck. I’m late getting my challenges started, but I finally put up my goals and challenges this past week. I said I wouldn’t join more than I’m already doing, but I think I might join in on the Netgalley challenge. I really need to do that one. My % is nowhere near yours.

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    1. I find joining those sort of challenges really helps me focus on a goal. I need that discipline. I’ve certainly needed it when it comes to NetGalley; it’s so difficult to resist requesting new titles. Good luck with your own bookish resolutions.


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