New year, new me, amiright?
Okay, maybe not. I’m still the same old me, and I doubt that’s going to change with the switch from 2018 to 2019. Nonetheless, I have some goals when it comes to reading and blogging that I want to aim for. These are just nudges in the directions that I want to be moving, pushing myself to do a little more and get more done!
So here they are: my goals for 2019 in reading and blogging!
Finish/catch up on five series
I have so many series to finish, and I’m hoping to knock quite a few out in 2019! Some of these include The Queen of the Tearling trilogy, The Diviners series, An Ember in the Ashes series, and His Dark Materials.
Read ten books on my Kindle
I keep accumulating ebooks on my Kindle – all of which I’m eager to read – but forgetting to get around to them. I think I have close to 30 now yikes. Hopefully I’ll put a good chunk in this in the next year! (Even if I probably add a lot more as well.)
Read three nonfiction books
I struggle with getting to nonfiction books, which is why this number is so low. But there are a few that I’m really interested in, so I’m sure that will motivate me to knock this goal off!
Bottoms of Goodreads categories
I posted about this challenge I created for myself here! Basically, my goal is to read some of the books from my TBR that I normally wouldn’t pick up first, by reading books from the “bottoms” of certain categories on Goodreads.
Reread on audio
I’ve though of a solution to my rereading problem! There are so many books I want to reread in 2019 but I don’t want that to take away from new books to read, so my goal is to (mostly) reread using audiobooks. This works well for me because sometimes I struggle following new books on audio, but with rereads I already know what’s going on. I’m limiting myself to five physical rereads for 2019.
Five books by authors from and set in countries I’ve never been
I want to be able to read more internationally in 2019! I found several books from my TBR that fall into this category, but I could always use recommendations! So if you know of any books set in countries other than the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Italy, or Ireland, let me know!
Don’t buy books from Amazon
This isn’t exactly a reading goal per se, but it’s something I want to make more of an effort toward in 2019. I have real problems with the way Amazon monopolizes the book-selling industry and I want to be able to support more independent bookstores. Amazon book-buying ban, here I come!
(^ my true form)
Double number of followers
This is self-explanatory – I’d like to reach many more people in the new year!
Participate in readathons
Believe it or not, I’ve never actually participated in a proper readathon, but 2019 is the year to change that! Let me know if you have suggestions of any upcoming readathons!
Host a blogging event
Last summer I hosted Harry Potter Week, which was so much fun! I have a few ideas for 2019 events I want to host, so stay tuned. 😉
Post a discussion every month
I kind of slacked on writing discussion posts in the latter half of 2018, so I want to make more of an effort to post them more often!
Start requesting ARCs
I haven’t requested any ARCs from publishers because I’m scared they’ll say no BUT there are so many 2019 releases that I’m looking forward to and I want to be able to help hype them up! So here I come, NetGalley – get ready for some requests!
Do you have any reading or blogging goals for the new year? Any suggestions for books from other countries that I should read?