I started 2018 with plans to get my tbr under control and try to get my love of reading back instead of stressing about all the arcs I have to read and rushing through books when I want to savour every word!
Looking back I think I have got closer to my goal but there is more I can do so I decided to look at what I’ve done this year and making plans for 2019.
This is what I did in 2018:
- Beat the Backlist
- Summer Reading Challenge
- Sequel September
- Arcs – requesting when and what I want
- Netgalley – it’s like heaven in a website
- Review teams x 6
- Remember November
- Planned my monthly books to read
- Buying books like it’s going out of fashion and not reading half of them
- Fairyloot, not read even half books received.
- Goodreads challenge
Goals for 2019:
I think I’ll be starting off with a tbr of around 70 (unless I go out of control with the buying!)
Beat the Backlist
Already signed up!
Summer Reading Challenge
Loved this and would love to do again this year as it helped me read a mix of new releases and backlist books.
Loved this and a challenge does spur me on so still want to do this if I do have any sequels to read.
Only 1 arc a month
I might be absolutely lying to myself here but I’m totally going to try! (Updated: I have 4 arcs for January already #failed)
Well this isn’t hard for me now as I am a UK blogger and trying to get a book from Netgalley is like trying to get blood out of a stone!
I love the authors whose review teams I am on so this won’t be dropped!
This really spurred me on to hit my goals so would love to do again.
No way I’m giving this up! I love it! I just have to include the book in one of my monthly reads. Also they have introduced a monthly readalong so I will join in that!
Plan monthly reads
To an extent…..won’t do this every month so I won’t be putting that much pressure on myself.
I set this at 175 books for 2018 and I completed in November. But I haven’t enjoyed all of it along the way. 96 books will be set as my challenge for 2019.
So with all this and stopping buying books I don’t actually need, as long as I read a mix of new releases and backlist, I reckon I’ll be set.
This all sounds easy enough….let’s see if I can pull it off!