Hi everyone! I’m back today with some goals and resolutions for 2019. I hadn’t planned to make a post about this but I thought it would be fun to write it and look back on it at the end of the year and see if I managed to complete the goals. So let’s dive in!
1. Read 150 books
I know a lot of people don’t like to set a high Goodreads goal because it puts too much pressure on them but I personally find it quite helpful to keep my reading on track. In 2016 my goal was 60 and I read 65, 2017 I upped it to 75 and read 88 and last year I set it at 100 and then upped it to 140. I ended on 142 so I’m hoping that reading an extra 8 books won’t be too much of a challenge in 2019 and I might even surpass that.
2. Catalogue my TBR and try and make it smaller
My house is drowning in books. I have no idea how many of them are unread but it’s probably a very large number. I want to take a few days and make a list of all the unread ones and hopefully that number will be smaller by the end of the year. I might even make a page with them all list so I can keep track and keep it updated with the ones I’ve ticked off.
3. Get better at scheduling posts
I usually start off quite well in January and post every other day and then life gets hectic and I forget to post for a week or so. I’d love to get better at scheduling content in advance so I’m most consistent in posting. I also want to get better at posting more consistently on Instagram because I’m honestly terrible at that too.
4. Get NetGalley to 80%
I don’t read an awful lot of digital copies but I do have quite a few on my NetGalley shelf. My feedback ratio is currently at 51% and I would love to get that up to the recommended 80% but that might just be a dream at this point.
5. Read more outside my comfort zone
Last year I made a concerted effort to read more contemporary books because it isn’t something I normally read. I really enjoyed this and found some books I really love. I’m not going to pick a particular genre this time around but I’d like to read a mixture of things so that my 2019 reads aren’t just 150 adult and ya fantasy books.
6. Participate in more readathons
I sort of discovered readathons for the first time in 2018 and it’s definitely something I want to do more of. I find it really helpful to challenge myself with readathons and it’s a great way to interact with other members of the bookish community.
So those are my bookish resolutions for 2019! What are you hoping to achieve in 2019? Let me know!
4 thoughts on “2019 Reading Resolutions!”
These are great goals! I try to be very careful about managing my TBR and keeping it on 1 shelf. It can get out of control very easily.
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Thank you! Might has got completely out of control, tell me your secrets!
Good goals! Netgalley is a constant struggle for me… I always overrequest and then panic when too many get accepted! Getting those down to a manageable level is definitely a goal for 2019 😀
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Thank you! I’m exactly the same. I’m hoping that if I can’t get it to 80% I could at least try and stop requesting so many things. It’s going to be tough though! 🙈