My reading goal in 2015 was to read the top 24 self-improvement books of all time and apply what I learned to my life. I ended up reading about 40 books that year.
My reading goal for 2016 was to read every book written by Tim Ferriss, Jason Zook, James Altucher, Steve Scott, and Darren Rowse (60+ books in all!), every blog post written by them (estimated 2,000-3,000), and watch all of their videos and online courses (100+ hours worth, I think?). I smashed through that goal by completing it and then reading an additional 30+ books.
For 2017, my big goal was to become a world-class writer. I gave myself the 52 weeks of the year to read 52 books. The books I chose were on the craft of writing, book publishing, and the topics I write about. I went through some life transitions in 2017 and didn’t get as much reading time as I would have liked. I only read 25 books on writing.
I anticipate less dedicated reading time for 2018, so my goal is quality, not quantity. I plan on rereading some books while carefully selecting others that I think will benefit my writing career. I’ll shoot for 24 books—two a month—and I’ll read them slowly. Instead of reading and moving on, I hope to implement what I learn as I go. Quality of reading while taking action. Not quantity of books while procrastinating.