2018 Reading Resolutions & 2017 Review

It’s fun making resolutions, but it’s a challenge keeping them.  If you’re not a laser-focused person, your resolutions are only wishes.

Time to make the 2018 reading resolutions!

New Goals for 2018

  1. Complete my new Goodreads goal: 333 books.
  2. Read three YA novels
  3. Write 30 book reviews
  4. Catch up with Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles

Last year, I made seven reading resolutions:

  • Write over 30 book reviews
  • Complete my 2017 Goodreads challenge: 300 books
  • Read at least three Young Adult books
  • Read one fantasy book
  • Pick up one sci-fi book to read?
  • Complete my 1,000 manga volumes journey
  • Catch up with Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles

Did I write over 30 book reviews?

Nope, only 27:

  1. 365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency by Melissa Alvarez (new age)
  2. 5,000 Words Per Hour by Chris Fox (writing)
  3. Ask and It Is Given by Esther & Jerry Hicks (new age)
  4. Bashar: Blueprint for Change by Darryl Anka (new age)
  5. Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone (business/self-help)
  6. Crop Circles by Steve & Karen Alexander (aliens/new age)
  7. Deep Work by Cal Newport (productivity)
  8. Do Less, Get More by Shaa Wasmund (productivity)
  9. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (suspense/thriller)
  10. Frequency by Penney Peirce (new age)
  11. Get Your Articles Published by Lesley Bown (writing)
  12. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Throne, and John Tiffany (fantasy)
  13. Hustle by Neil Patel, Jonas Koffler, and Peter Vlaskovitz (business/self-help)
  14. Imagining the World Into Existence by Normandi Ellis (new age)
  15. Infinite Possibilities by Mike Dooley (new age/self-help)
  16. Kryon: The End Times by Lee Carroll (new age)
  17. Lifelong Writing Habit by Chris Fox (writing)
  18. Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts (new age)
  19. Solomon’s Angels by Doreen Virtue (new age fiction)
  20. The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone (business/self-help)
  21. The Accidental Genius by Mark Levy (writing)
  22. The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach (finances)
  23. The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson (YA)
  24. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco (business)
  25. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles (business)
  26. The Zen of Social Media Marketing by Shama Hyder (business)
  27. Your Internet Cash Machine by Joe Vitale & Jillian Coleman Wheeler (business)

Did I complete 2017 Goodreads Challenge?

I did! I read 300 books (including comics, manga, and a few e-books).

Read at least three YA books?

Only one: The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson.

Find a fantasy book to read?

Yes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Pick up one sci-fi book to read?

The Lost Code counts as one, so yes!

Complete my 1,000 manga volumes journey?


For those who are new to this blog, this journey started way back before I even started this blog. It took me five years to finish. You can find the list here.

Catch up with Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles?

 Heck, I didn’t even start with Interview with a Vampire. 2018 is going to be a year of progress with that.

What have I learned from 2017? 

  1. Focus on my planned reading list and avoid the “shiny new book”trap.
  2. Don’t beat myself up if I haven’t reached my goals.
  3. Read every day.
  4. It’s okay to switch-up readings occasionally. If I want to read some comics, then I’ll read some comics!
  5. Smash one goal at a time!

What are your reading resolutions for 2018?

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