Happy New Years to all of you lovely book bloggers! This is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s filled with love, friendships, dreams, goals and most importantly magic. This is the time of year where you can start over if you need to. Make the most of a new 365 pages. It’s the time of year where you can re-evaluate the year before to make it even better!
With that being said, I have 5 bookish goals that I would love to share with you. I am making these goals in hopes that I can stick with them because as some of you know from Bookstagram, I got engaged at midnight New Years Day! So I will have some planning and goals to make of my own in my personal life but there will always be time for books! Here are my 5 bookish goals:
Goal #1: Goodreads Challenge:
The first goal I made is to read 35 books in 2018. My goal in 2017 was 30 books which I did not meet. With my new job and just simply being way more busy than I was as an assistant teacher, I didn’t make the time to read. This year is going to be different. I would like to read at least 3 books a month.
Goal #2: NetGalley Train:
This goal means I want to read more of my NetGalley books. I have gotten so behind and have neglected those reads. My 2018 goal for NetGalley is to catch up and stay at an 80% or higher.
Goal #3: Book Organization:
This goal is dedicated to starting a book planner. I bought a new personalized planner in hopes that it will keep me on track to read more books to reach my goal. I am going to use it to track not only the books I’m reading but my thoughts when I’m reading that books and how many stars I would rate them. Then, I’m also going to use it for planning out blogging days.
Goal #4: No More Neglect:
This goal means I want to read more of my neglected books that are still sitting on my shelves. There are just so many good novels being released that I have neglected the good novels that could be sitting on my shelf!
Goal #5: Be More Active:
With this goal I really want to be more apart of the bookish community. Before I got my lead teaching position I was posting pictures every day, I was blogging at least 3-4 times a week, was more active on twitter and was reading two books at a time (physical copy & NetGalley). This may be the hardest goal for me just because when I get home from work I am exhausted but this year there are going to be some changes at work and our load may be getting a little lighter.
I hope you all had the most wonderful start to your New Years! Do you have any bookish goals you set for yourself this year? Do we have any that are the same? I’d love to hear your comments!