Hello my dear Friends! I can hardly believe that we just said goodbye to 2019 and welcomed in the new year and a new decade!
With a new year comes new goals and resolutions and that is what I am going to be sharing you with today.
I’m just going to go ahead and jump right into it!
1. Goodreads Reading Challenge
Iv’e been on Goodreads since high school and I love the Goodreads Reading Challenge. There is just something about the little progress bar and comparing how many books I’ve read to that of my Goodreads friends that just gets me reading. Nothing like some good friendly competition.
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This year I decided that I want to read 50 books.
Last year my goal was to read 35 books and I beat my goal and read 45 books!
I decided on 50 books because I wanted to give myself some wiggle room if I somehow become super busy or can’t read for a couple weeks. Basically I gave myself some room to let life happen. That’s important when you are setting new goals. Make sure they are actually obtainable even if life happens.
2. Review Every Book I Read
Well, well, well….this is where you my dear friends come in.
Since I am planning on reading 50 books this year and I want to review every book that I read that means that you will be getting at least 1 new book review from me a week!
I want you to hold me accountable. Go ahead and reach out to me on my Facebook page, DM me on Insta or whatever it is that you folks do and tell me that I suck and didn’t post a review that week. Well, maybe don’t tell me that I suck, but you get the picture.
You will be able to find my full reviews here, mini reviews on my instagram (@wine.tea._and_paper), and every month I will be doing a review video (or two) on my YouTube Channel (BookTube).
3. Read One Non-Fiction Book A Month
I was inspired by Non-Fiction November last year and decided that I need to read more of it in the new year!
So here I am, first month of January with no Non-Fiction read in sight…
So, If you lovely people have any recommendations leave them for me in the comments!
4. Read One Classic A Month
When I was in College I was reading Classics all the time. I was in several British literature classes and we read many many classics.
I feel empty now, being a college graduate and not reading these beloved books.
To fix this hole that has grown in my heart I will be reading one classic a month. Starting with one of my all time favorites, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
5. Get My NetGalley Rating to 80%
Currently my NetGalley rating is a sad and measly 18% and I have 34 titles that need reviewed…
6. Read Books that I Already Own/Book Buying Ban
This is probably going to be the hardest out of all of my goals which is why I saved it for last.
I have a lot of unread books both psychical and digital.
So, for the first quarter of the year (Jan – March) I will be on a book buying ban to force myself to read books that I already own.
At the end of March I will re-evaluate and see if I should continue my ban or not.
What are your reading goals this year? Let me know in the comments!
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