First of all I want to wish everybody a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2019!! May this year be filled with happiness for all of you. ❤
Now that it’s January 1st, it’s time to think about my reading goals for 2019. I still can’t believe I was able to read 245 books last year, and I don’t pretend I will be able to reach that amount again… So I have decided to not stress myself and keep my challenges reasonable to avoid that pesky slump. I’ve decided 2019 will be all about having fun reading and reading more of my own books. As much as I love my ARCs, I have a HUGE pile of backlist titles and things are spinning out of control. In 2018, I was able to maintain a somewhat healthy balance of 51% ARCs and 49% my own books, but I’m hoping to get that to 40/60 at least.
So these will be my goals for 2019:
- I have set my Goodreads Reading Challenge to 150 books.
- Read at least 3 (modern) classics (rereads don’t count)
- Complete at least 10 series (rereads don’t count)
- Reread at least 2 books
- Bring my physical TBR pile below 450 books and keep it that way.
- Read at least one book over 800 pages
- Keep ARC/backlist title ratio below 40%
- Read at least 2 books in Spanish
- Read at least 1 book in Dutch
- Read at least 15 international authors and/or translations
- Read at least 10 TBR jar picks
- Join at least 5 challenges during the year
- Keep my Netgalley ratio above the 80%
- Stress less about having to post every day and don’t feel bad whenever I need a short break. This is going to be hard, but I also know that without little breaks a slump might be just around the corner, so hopefully I’ll learn to prioritize better this year.
- Be active in the community. I always try to comment and bloghop frequently, but somehow it is hard to find enough time to read, blog AND comment on the blogs I follow… And lately I’ve been needing more frequent breaks from social media to keep me from slumping. So this one will be a tricky balance to find.
- Use Babelio more and become more active in the Spanish reading community. I know I read mainly in English, but I really want to start reading more in Spanish again. The Babelio website is a good incentive to do so!
- Keep making more healthy choices, reach my goal weight and finally being able to run those 5K. I know, I know, it sounds like a very cliche goal, but I’m determined to do so. It helps that I’ve been working on this during the last month already so hopefully things will stick this time around. #fingerscrossed