Happy Saturday! I hope you all had a nice week! Mine was a litttttle eventful, I would say as far as work goes, but it was pretty productive in regards to my reading goals.
It’s always hard for me to pick a set number of books I want to read each year because life is…well life can be eventful and sometimes it’s hard to find time to read when life gets busy. I’m the type of person that if I set a goal I want to meet it and I almost feel like I’ve failed if I don’t. I’ve always wondered if everyone who makes a Goodreads reading challenge/goal feels the same way, or if they just see it as a fun challenge.
This year I started a new job and, after this week, I’m quickly learning that I’ll have to focus more on self-care this year than I’ve had to in the past. With that being said I’m trying to look at my Goodreads reading challenge/goal as something fun for me to do when I’m not stuck in the office. Last year I began the year with a reading goal of 45 books. I don’t remember when I hit that goal, but I found myself pushing my goal up by 5. I think I’m planning on doing something similar this year, but I’ll be starting with a reading goal of 50 because I feel like 45 was too easy last year…we’ll see if I actually move the goal up. I’m hoping with all of the awesome new releases that this goal WON’T be difficult to reach (:
Please recommend some adult fantasy and thrillers in the comments! I’ve been looking to expand from my usual YA.
Another goal I’m hoping to achieve this year is to review all of the ARCS I receive. At the tail end of the last year I had a weird influx of e-ARCS from net galley and Edelweiss and things got a little overwhelming. I managed to finish, thankfully, but I’ve still got quite a few to review for the new year– Stay tuned for some really awesome releases guys! I’ve actually got a review planned for next Wednesday.
My laaaast “bookish/reading” goal for 2019 is to try and stay active on bookstagram. Being sick the last two months and with work getting busy, I’ve been a bit M.I.A., but I miss that creative outlet. I just need to find some inspiration and get back to it! Not only that but I really want to start setting aside time for taking photos and writing reviews and such. I’ve already got the next few weeks planned out as far as blog posts go and I’ve been pretty good at keeping that stuff updated in my planner (I never thought I’d be the person to actually USE my pretty planner I bought, usually they just sit on my shelf looking cute).
On the topic of planners, I received the Always Fully Booked planner from Little Inklings Designs AND the Shelflove Crate planners, which are both really awesome. I use them for different things…the Shelflove Crate planner has their reading challenge for 2019 which I’m finding really fun so far! Both planners have a place to keep up to date on the A-Z challenge which I’m hoping to get through this year, I got VERY close last year, but this year I’m actually going to finish, haha.
What are some of your goals for 2019? They don’t have to be bookish!