Reading Goals: 2017 Edition


Now I have recovered from New Years Eve and wrapped up the December month, it’s time to think about my reading goals for 2017. I still can’t believe I was able to read over 180 for the second year in a row, and I don’t pretend I will be able to reach that amount again… So I have decided to not stress myself and keep my challenges reasonable. These will be my goals:


  • I have set my Goodreads Reading Challenge to 100 books.
  • Read at least 5 classics (rereads don’t count)
  • Complete at least 5 series (rereads don’t count)
  • Reread at least 3 books
  • Bring my physical TBR pile below 250 books and keep it that way.
  • Read at least one book over 800 pages
  • Read at least 2 books in Spanish
  • Read at least 1 book in Dutch
  • Join at least 5 challenges during the year
  • Keep my Netgalley ratio above the 80%
  • Start a Twitter account and use it regularly


  • bloggingUpdate more frequently and try not to get too behind with reviews
  • Be more active in the community and try to comment more. I always try to, but somehow it is hard to find enough time to read, blog AND comment on the blogs I follow…
  • Participate in a 5km run! I really have to focus more on my running this year.

BEST OF 2016: TOP 5 Historical Fiction



Today it’s time for part four of my best of 2016 series, and today it’s all about historical fiction novels. It’s one of my favorite genres, and I managed to read quite a few interesting stories this year. Below my five favorite of the bunch:

5. Homegoing (4 stars) by Yaa Gyasi


4. The Nightingale (4 stars) by Kristin Hannah


3. From Sand And Ash (4,5 stars) by Amy Harmon


2. Out Of The Easy (4,5 stars) by Ruta Sepetys


1. All The Light We Cannot See (5 stars) by Anthony Doerr


Have you read any of these titles yourself? What were your favorite historical fiction reads of 2016? Feel free to comment! 🙂