Well, it’s certainly been a while since I’ve posted. With starting my first year of grad school and with getting caught up in work and other life things, reading and blogging have sadly been placed on the back burner. But luckily with the start of a new year I’m feeling extra motivated to start reading and posting again. And I thought I’d dive back into things by taking a look at 2018 and setting goals for 2019.
2018 Reading Wrap Up
In 2018, I read a total of 28 books. Looking back, it seems like 2018 was a year for YA and thrillers, with just a touch of literary fiction.
My favorite book of the year was, without a doubt, Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman. While the thrillers and YA were fun, it was this gorgeous book that left me reeling with emotion.
My least favorite book of 2018 has to be The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. While it was an overall pleasant read, I remember being unimpressed with the writing.
2019 Reading Goals
Looking into 2019, I have a few goals in mind, though I don’t want to pressure myself too much! My main goal is to simply read. Still, I’d like to challenge myself with some concrete goals seeing as I didn’t read as much as I would have liked to last year.
- Read everyday! Whether it’s a few pages a day or an entire book, I just want to make reading daily a habitagain.
- Read 40 books! Last year I had originally set my goal to 50 books on GoodReads. When I realized that wasn’t gonna happen, I changed it to 30. And I STILL didn’t make it to 30 so 40 might be on the ambitious side! But I’m determined. 🙂
- Blog! Blog! Blog! To be honest, with grad school, I’m not sure how much of a priority I can make blogging. Ideally though, I’d like to post more regularly, even if it’s just once or twice a month. I miss being a part of the online reading community.
- Complete the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge! I’ve never attempted a reading challenge before that requires you to fulfill certain categories. I feel like doing so this year will help me read a wider variety of books.
So tell me: what are your reading goals for 2019?