When I looked at my readings in 2013 I saw I read round 100+ pages a day, so for 2014 I thought 110-120 will be great. I planned each month to have round 3600 pages (in however many books it works out). I mostly organize series in a certain month so I won't forget any books in the middle and books I know will be published in a certain date. This way I have the whole year mapped out (OCD someone? ;)).
Naturally every month I do a little revisions with books I "forgot" to add or things I wanted to read sooner rather than later and the other way around. In each beginning of a month I look at what I have read, write my monthly recap and put out my monthly goals for the following month (based on what I planned in the beginning of the year).
I think I mostly read what I planned so I guess you can say this system works for me, yet I had two problems - first one, I don't usually read 120 pages a day in average. I had a busy half a year and I didn't achieve my goals which kinda sucked and also meant more moving books around in my virtual monthly shelves. Second thing is, sometimes I REALLY want to find the time to read something. A book that came out this month, a great recommendation I JUST received or I CRAVE to re-read a certain book, you know how it is, yet when I have a plan for each month I MIGHT be able to squeeze this one book in the next month but then I have to move things accordingly so it becomes more complicated...
I know that most people just read randomly but I can't do that with the amount of books on my list, especially since looking at the books now I can't remember what they are about, not even what genre.. Yeah, there isn't such a thing as "too many books" but with THAT many I get confused..
So my new system for 2015 goes like this - I'm going back to my 2013 module - 100~ pages a month. If I finish up my reading before the month is over I have a "bonus read" from my never ending reading list. It means I'll probably finish the books on my monthly list (because it's quite a reasonable amount of pages per day) so I won't have to move around books I'll just add more if I have the time and desire.
So I picked up round 130 books for 2015. I'll read more than that for sure, since I don't add to this list re-reads I listen to as Audio Books and I hope that I will read a little bit more with my "bonuses".
Looking at what I planned I think I'm quite pleased, I have all the books I REALLY wanted to read and some I remembered I was interested in, I have a few I'm not sure when will be out in 2015 so those I'll have so squeeze in whenever I see they have a publish date.
You can find my monthly plan on my GoodReads shelves (categorized by months), my list of "optional" / "bonus" / "next year" books are listed under "Considering" (didn't have any better name for it :P). When looking at the list, it seems like there aren't a lot left, yet since I only add the first book in each series it's a quite misleading.. the 65 books in my "Considering" list actually consists of close to 200 books..