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So I always think I DON’T have any real goals or resolutions but once I sat down and started thinking I realized I did actually have a couple things I’d like to accomplish with my blog and reading this year!
10.) Complete my 2018 Beat the Backlist TBR
I decided to FINALLY join this challenge this year as I have waaay too many backlist books I need to read, so I figured this was a good way to get some off my TBR! My goal is 60 books and I’m hoping to knock them all off, I’m on team “Novel Knights” too by the way.
9.) Complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge
I do this challenge every year and every year I try to read more than the previous year, I find it helps me concentrate on my reading more when I have a goal like this. This year I’m trying to read 100 books so I’m crossing my fingers because that’s A LOT!
8.) Get more into #Bookstagram!
I have always admired people who take all of those fabulous bookish pictures on Instagram and I always felt I couldn’t be “that good” and my anxiety definitely doesn’t help but THIS YEAR I’m not going to think negatively of myself like that! I’m going to try and get more into taking bookish pictures and uploading them on Instagram this year because it’s super fun and I actually really enjoy it!
P.S. I’m posting a few here because I’m very proud and it helps my anxiety a bit to be proud of them and show them off!
7.) More Buddy Reads!
Why? Because I feel really awkward when interacting with my blogging friends and followers sometimes and I feel like doing buddy reads could help me out with that! Plus buddy reading is fun!
6.) More Blog & Social Media Interaction
This sort of goes hand in hand with #7 but I’d really like to interact more and not let my anxiety get the better of me. I really enjoy talking with all of you and I want to get better at commenting and interacting on my other bookish platforms such as Twitter and Instagram!
5.) Knock Books of my TBR!
So of course with both of the reading challenges I’m doing this year I’m hoping to knock some books off of my TBR! I’m really wanting to read more this year and drop my TBR down a significant amount, this also includes my purging with the “Down the TBR Posts”. It’ll feel nice to clean it up a bit!
4.) Read More Books Outside of my Comfort Zone
Obviously it’s hard for everyone to read things outside their comfort zone but it can also be a great way to find new reads and broaden your horizon. For example I’m not a fan of contemporaries or romance but I could also be missing out on some fantastic books (like “The Hate U Give” which is amazing and I could have missed out!), so I’m looking forward to reading some books in those genres this year.
If you guys have any recommendations for great YA contemporaries or romances for people who normally don’t like those, let me know in the comments! I’d appreciate it!
3.) Schedule More Blog Posts
I’ve been getting better at this and hope to continue to improve as well since it helps reduce the stress of writing and posting something every day. I also like planning posts a lot more than flying by the seat of my pants…which is what I do now.
2.) Follow My Monthly TBRs
Another aspect of blogging that I have been getting better at! I used to be really terrible about not following the monthly TBRs I set for myself and just doing a lot of mood reading but I’ve actually started to follow them and want to get better at it too. It’s nice to know what I’ll be reading for the month!
1.) Finish a Series for Once!
I am notoriously bad at starting a series and then never finishing it. For some reason I just like starting them better and sometimes I’ll make it to the second book and THEN never finish it. I’m awful. However, this year I’m planning on actually finishing at least ONE series! Hopefully it will be the Red Rising Trilogy (which now has a 4th book sooooo it doesn’t really count anymore?), The Raven Cycle, Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, or all of them ( I hope all of them).
What are some of your bookish goals and resolutions for 2018?
Do we have any in common?
Let me know in the comments!