Reading Goals for the New Year | Setting out a plan for what you’d like to read in 2019
For my final day hosting Bookending Winter I’ve given us the chance to set out some goals we’d like to achieve next year when reading. I picked this for two reasons; one that I never made any goals for 2018 and two, we’ve all just shared recommendations so maybe you want to pick up something another blogger shared.
If you’ve written your own post for this prompt please feel free to leave a link in the comments so myself and others can see your Fireside Favourites! Alternatively you can tag me on twitter.
For this post I will just be focusing on reading and bookish goals but if you want to add in some blogging goals too feel free.
The last time I made a year TBR pile it didn’t go well at all. For me when I make a TBR list I end up ignoring it totally so instead I’m going to be a bit more cryptic with these goals.
To start with I would like to make progress or finish some series, including but not limited too:
🔮 Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (8/9)
🔮 Paper Girls Series by Brian K. Vaughan (3/5)
🔮 Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman (1/4)
🔮 Monsters of Verity Duology by Victoria Schwab (1/2)
🔮 Shades of Magic Series by Victoria Schwab (1/3)
🔮 Replica Duology by Lauren Oliver (1/2)
🔮 Snotgirl Series by Bryan Lee O’Malley (1/2)
🔮 Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas (5/7)
🔮 The Giver Series by Lois Lowry (1/4)
🔮 Rebel of the Sands Series by Alwynn Hamilton (1/3)
🔮 The Seafarer’s Kiss Series by Julia Ember (1/2)
🔮 Rise of the Empress Series by Julie C. Dao (1/2)
🔮 The Folk of the Air Series by Holly Black (1/3)
🔮 Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray (2/3)
I would also like to attempt to finish books that I’ve been “currently reading” for a while, books that I’ve left with bookmarks in for no reason. At the time of writing these books include:
🔮 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
🔮 Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
🔮 Wicca by Harmony Nice
🔮 Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
🔮 Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
🔮 Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
🔮 The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
🔮 Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
🔮 The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
🔮 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
I also own a lot of books that realistially I should’ve read by now and I’m suprised I haven’t so to name a few that I wish I had already read:
🔮 Vicious and Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
🔮 And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
🔮 The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
🔮 The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
🔮 Wunderkids by Jacqueline Silverster
🔮 The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
🔮 Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin
Ideally I’d also like to get on top of my review copies, and with the help of Kal’s spreadsheet I do think this might be possible.
At the moment I think I have recieved 59 books for review this year and I’ve already read 37 of them! So do this successfully I need to finished sorting through my books, filling in the spreadsheet, and be a bit more organised.
For other bookish goals I’d like to set my Goodreads goal to 30 books again as that was a pretty successful and stress-free way to read this year as I easily hit that.
I’d also like to seriously cut down on the amount of books I get. I’m going to do better at tracking what comes into my house and keeping track of what I’ve spent in a way to influence me to buy less; again Kal’s spreadsheet is going to help here.
I’ve already made a start on tidying my physical shelves but I need to finish tidying my shelves and move onto unhauling those that are on my unhauled shelf downstairs. Perhaps a blog post about this shelf will be handy to help people know what I’m ready to part with?
So thats it for now, hopefully these were vague enough and gave me enough room so I don’t feel too restricted with what I plan to read!
I can’t wait to see everyones posts for this event! Are you taking part?
Also if you want to join the New Bloggers discord group feel free to message me for an invite.