2018 Wrap Up & 2019 Goals

2018 was a wonderful reading year for me! Here are some positive things that happened:

  • Not only did I surpass my original goal of reading 50 books, but I surpassed my revised goal of reading over 100 books (I netted out to 105 books)
  • I met some really great people on bookstagram both online and in person
  • I received my first physical ARC book this year (It was An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen)

Some things I learned this past year:

  • It’s okay to DNF a book so I can read something else that’s better.
  • Be picky about the books I decide to read and put on my TBR list
  • It’s more of quality of books I’ve read versus the quantity

Going into 2019, here are my reading goals:

  • GoodReads Reading Goal: Putting the goal at zero so I focus on books I truly want to read and not stress about getting to a specific number (updated as 1/8/19)
  • Join a book club I will enjoy and to meet new friends
  • Buy less books for myself – buy books for book swaps and utilize the library more

How was your 2018 reading year? What are your goals for 2019?

2018 Mid-Year Reading Goals Check-In

I can’t believe that we are already half way done with this year! Now it’s time to check the progress of my reading goals to see how they are coming along.

This year I decided to have two simple reading goals and if needed, I can modify. Here is my goals progress:

Goal #1: Read 50 books by the end of this year.

Tracking – I’m currently on book 46 so I’m pretty confident I can complete my goal by next month. I actually will surpass the number of books I read last year (53) by the end of this year so that will be exciting.

Goal #2: Reads 6 ARCs this year.

Complete – I was able to fulfill this goal pretty quickly earlier this year thanks to the publishers who provided them!

Did you set up reading goals this year? If so, how are they coming along?