3-Month Check-in: My 2019 Reading and Blogging Goals

Hi all!

Its that time of the year to make sure I’m on the right track with my reading and blogging goals for the year!

I’ve read quite a lot of books so far this year, but that’s not surprising as I’m finished uni and I am just working at my part-time job. So when I’m not at work, I mainly read haha.

So let’s see where I’m up to with my goals!

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GOAL 1: READ AT LEAST ONE CLASSIC BOOK A MONTH

I kinda stuck to this! I read a classic book in both January and March — A Christmas Carol and Gone with the Wind — and to make up for missing February, I need to read two classic books this month. I don’t know which ones yet, as I have a pretty strict TBR this month for #UnsolvedAThon, but hopefully I can make time!

GOAL 2: READ THE BOOK CHOSEN FOR MY PERSONAL BOOKCLUB

I’ve definitely stuck to this! For a reminder, here are the books I need to read for my personal bookclub with a friend of mine!

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I’ve read Fire From Heaven, Never Let Me Go and Tipping the Velvet for each month of the year so far. And I’m going to read the April book, Days Without End, soon.

GOAL 3: CUT DOWN ON ARCS — FOCUS MORE ON MY BACKLIST

WOW I FAILED SO HARD AT THIS! I even wrote up a pledge to explain why I won’t be reading many ARCs this year, but so many of my most anticipated reads came out as ARCs and I requested all of them and was approved for all of them 😅. Oops.

The ARCs I’ve read are:

  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  • Criminal Intentions: Cult of Personality by Cole McCade
  • Any Old Diamonds by KJ Charles
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Rend by Roan Parrish
  • The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
  • Criminal Intentions: Collateral Damage by Cole McCade
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  • Criminal Intentions: A Single Bright Candle’s Flame by Cole McCade

And I still have five more ARCs to read. That’s so crappy for someone who isn’t supposed to be reading any 😅.

GOAL 4: READ AT LEAST 5 BOOKS FROM A GENRE I WOULDN’T NORMALLY READ

Oof. I haven’t read any books from a genre I wouldn’t normally read! Oops! I don’t even have a tentative TBR for this. I was thinking about including Gone with the Wind, because that’s definitely a book I wouldn’t normally read, but I already have a goal for reading classics books and I don’t want to have two similar goals. So I have to figure out something for this goal.

GOAL 5: READ AT LEAST 6 NON-FICTION BOOKS

Bitch, where??? Yet another goal I have read nothing for! To be fair, I’ve had a lot of ARCs and a lot of backlist books I never got around to reading last year that I’m rectifying this year. But, I just borrowed Women & Power by Mary Beard from my local library, so I can hopefully read that this month and get this goal back on track!

GOAL 6: REREAD AT LEAST 10 BOOKS — FAVOURITES/NON-FAVOURITES ALIKE 

I’m doing really well with this goal! So far, I’ve reread 6 books! And that’s because I listened to them all on audiobook. God bless audiobooks.

The books I’ve reread are:

  • The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune
  • A Destiny of Dragons by TJ Klune
  • The Consumption of Magic by TJ Klune
  • A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune
  • Wolfsong by TJ Klune
  • Ravensong by TJ Klune

However, I do want to try rereading some non-favourite novels, like Twilight in the next coming months.

GOAL 7: READ AT LEAST 100 BOOKS IN 2019

I’m definitely on track with this goal! Can’t believe I’m 87% of the way through my Goodreads challenge and it’s only April.

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Also, I don’t know why I’ve set myself a goal of reading 52 books this year on Goodreads, when my goal on my blog is 100. I don’t know how that happened 😅. So technically, I’m 45% of the way through this goal.

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GOAL 1: REVIEW AT LEAST ONE BOOK A WEEK

Ooh, I haven’t been so great with this goal! I started to at the beginning of the year, but that kind of faded off. Reviews are hard and they take up a lot of my time. I’ve managed about two a month, but I’m hoping to fix that. Here are the reviews I’ve written so far!

So I’ve reviewed six books but technically, by sticking to this goal, I should have 14.

GOAL 2: POST ON MY BLOG AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK 

I’m on top of this goal for sure!

GOAL 3: WRITE MORE DISCUSSION POSTS

Some of these aren’t technically discussion posts, but they’re kind of? Anyway, here are the posts I’ve written so far this year!

GOAL 4: WRITE MORE RECOMMENDATION POSTS

I’ve written a couple of recommendation posts, but it’s only April so I’m hoping to do more!

GOAL 5: INTERACT MORE WITH THE BOOKISH COMMUNITY

I think I’ve been doing well with this goal! I try and go through the reader at least once a week and comment on and like blog posts!

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And that’s my 3 month check-in for my goals! Hopefully I can do as well for the next check-in!

Do you have any blogging and reading goals? What are they? Let me know! 💖

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14 thoughts on “3-Month Check-in: My 2019 Reading and Blogging Goals

  1. littlebookynook says:

    I can’t believe you’re 32 books AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!!! You are KILLING it!!!! And you are doing well with your blogging three times per week. You are doing awesome xx

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  2. Bookmark Chronicles says:

    “Bitch, where???” hahaha I love that. Speaking of non fiction though, I think you’d really like I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi or We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union. Both are very good and were my introduction to non fiction!

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  3. mimich42 says:

    I’m so happy you are planning to read Under the Udala Trees!!!! I picked it up earlier this year and loved it. It’s such a good representation of growing up gay and religious and the writing is super good.

    My big goal for 2019 was to read one French classic a month, but I read February’s book in March and I don’t even know what I’m suposed to read for April. so you could say it could be going better

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