Happy New Year to you all from Sydney, Australiaπππ
Can't believe it's 2019 already! Have you set your reading challenge for the year? I think I'm going to set it the same as last year and hoping to do better as I go along :)
It‘s that time again; a new year means new resolutions! What are your bookish resolutions for 2019? Whether it‘s reading a certain amount of books, reading different genres, completing a certain reading challenge, or something else entirely, let us know what you‘re resolving to do in the comments and we may give you a shoutout on the January podcast episode! #EclecticQuestion #EclecticReaders #Podcast
102 books! My best reading year yet.
1. Read 90 books. (But really I want to break 100 again.)
2. Read the 12 books that have been on my Goodreads TBR the longest.
3. Read one book by each of the authors I have 3 or more books by on my Goodreads TBR.
4. Read at least 24 books I own.
A quiet first day back in the office has meant time to plan all the books I want to read this year. I really want to get to them all, although I only managed 32 books in 2018 and with 23 on this list that doesn‘t leave too much room for spontaneous buys and Libby reads. But I am determined to try and read more this year π€π
It's officially January 1st which means I DID IT!!! I successfully accomplished my one New Year's resolution for 2018 to not buy any books for myself. My goal was to focus on reading from my own collection, but I ended up borrowing books from friends and the library as well as listening to audio books. So for 2019 I'm going to let myself buy books as long as I work on reading more from my own shelves π€ Happy New Year everyone!
One of my goals for this year is to be here more (of possible every day) and be more active in the community with challenges, readathons and reading alongs. One of my best things of 2018 was the #SFMBC so I definitely need more of Litsy.
Happy 2019, Littens!
May this brand new year filled with promise and opportunity also be filled with more reading and more books, of course!
I know I‘m super late with this, but here goes:
π Read 75 books (almost made it in 2018!)
π Find time to read (somehow!) every day, even a little
π Read more poetry
π Reread some old favorites
π Keep up with group- and buddy-reads
π Tackle some of the books that have been at the top of the tbr pile for years!
Here‘s to a bookish New Year, Littens! π₯³π₯
Set my #goodreadschallenge for the year. Doubling 2018's seemed tough at first but I did read 81/50 and I started in March last year. My 2018 resolution of reading my books I should have read before continues with the addition of more 18th century classics. I'm still working on a list for that part.
Happy New Year everyone!
I‘m not usually one for resolutions but 2019 has to be the year I finally get my book buying habit under control. I‘ve got a whopping 152 unread books, worth a total of 422 points (based on my elaborate point system.) So in 2019, I resolve to not buy any more books until I‘ve slashed that 152 down to 50.
Here we go again! The excitement over starting a new year in books was what got me out of bed this morning.
Goals for 2019:
π Another hundred
π Read at least 1 book per month that I already own
Keeping it simple because I love book discovery and other resolutions (playing more board games, being more social) will take away from my reading time. Happy 2019, Littens! #happynewyear #bookgoals
I'm terrible at New Year resolutions. I'm practically sure l won't achieve any of these. But here it goes.
1. Complite this year #TBRBingo
2. Complete #Booked2019
3. Read enough non-fiction books about 1920s Germany to be ready for the AtoZ blogging challenge in April (and all my 1920s German novels)
4. Take part in at least one Litsy swap
5. Taking part in at least one readathon
I worry about making commitments that I will not keep so I don‘t often make New Year‘s Resolutions, but I do think that it can be motivational as a frontal lobe thought...so here goes an effort:
π Participate in a Reading Marathon
π Read two biographies
π Complete a Sci-Fi/Fantasy series
I hope that I follow through. I have 100% confidence in only one of those statements, because it‘s already part of a plan. We‘ll see...
Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy 2019!
π at least 35% of my books written by women or non-binary authors (up from 30% in 2018)
π >2% of books from Oceania authors
π >2% of books from Asian authors
π 10 books from BBC Big Reads list
π >12% translated books
2018 was my most prolific reading year to date and that‘s with getting two new jobs, studying a masters degree and parenting two young children. I‘m pretty pleased with my 76 (and a half) books and well surpassed my target of 52. Next I‘m aiming to crack 100, but to do that I really am going to have to squeeze reading into every available minute.
1. Read at least 25 books. I usually beat my goal, but I feel like I slow down a bit with having a full-time job. But, I need to make more time after work reading and get a ton of reading over my vacations (thank goodness for working in the schools).
2. Stop putting books on hold for other books-I have too many unfinished books due to this.
3. Post more on #Litsy
#bookstagram #sundayfunday #2019 #resolutions #newyear @sebrittain
π₯π₯DONT BE AFRAID TO DNF A BOOK IF I HATE IT NO MATTER WHAT BOOKπ₯π₯
π Read at least 60 books this year
π Read at least 45 of those from my shelf of ones I already own
π Finally finish reading the Hitch Hikers Guide series
π Complete all my book challenges #ReadingUSA2019 #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ
π Maintain my review blog better
π Actually use GoodReads more
π Read 100 books.
π Participate in Booked2019 and ReadingUSA2019 challenges.
π Focus on books I own. Read from my TBR pile.
π Utilize the library, avoid late fees, and minimize book spending.
π Pay attention to the authors I‘m reading. Read intentionally. Focus on reading more books by women and POC.
π Read more classics and nonfiction titles.
#sundayfunday #readinggoals #2019
π Up my reading goal to 50 - I made it to 41 this year, I think I can do it.
π Post more on Litsy, my participation has fallen off. π
π Read more new releases
π Log all of the books I own on GR, and log new books that I purchase along the way.
π My Goodreads challenge will be to read 55 books
π Used the library as much as possible
π If the book doesn‘t interest me at the time move on to something else, it may just not be the right time
π Spend more time on Litsy and in my books than on Facebook...I really want to cut way back on that!
#SassyBookwormπ #ReadingResolutions #SundayFunday
Keep reading as much as possible π In July, I rekindled my love of reading. I hadn‘t read for pleasure since college. This was probably my most stressful year in regards to work. I picked up reading again to help me decompress and not overthink outside of work hours. I read 22 books from July to now so I think I‘ll set a goal of 40 books for 2019.
π read a few books about viruses and choose one for my virology course next fall.
πread the new iron gold novel
πread many books I own and that are in my TBR
πonly buy used books or new ones with a gift card
I am ready for better reading goals in 2019, despite what could be another rough year in the same kitchen job π when I'm more in the mood of swinging a sword in Skyrim. I'll vow to finish that game soon, before 200+ save files freeze-crash the battlefield. π¨ There goes my mountain flowers, for unused potions.. My focus for 2019 indeed, is #MountTBR with lots I still have to read!
This is tough, I‘m not much on resolutions. But I want to read more books that I own and thin the herd on my bookshelves. I‘m planning on rereading A Song of Ice and Fire before the final season airs on HBO. I‘d also like to hit 120 books read, but school is going to be intense so I‘m unsure about that one.
1) Read more classics
2) Read more of my owned books
3) Read more books from a series that I've already started (especially GOT), I'm so slow at reading any series because I always space out the books so much while reading them.
I probably won't be reading too many books in the first couple of months of 2019 (need to focus elsewhere), but I will probably set a low reading goal
I didn't read as much as I wanted. That's the problem with one who has too many interests. So I would like to try to double it.
A friend interested me in something.. "Why give one something on a day you have to? And not just because!?" I guess that is why I love exchanges so much. So along with that. The people around me, if I see something they like or makes me think of them.. I will get them it. Just because
1. Trying to decide how many books to read - this year I said 85 but think I‘m ending up with 105- so may make it 90?.?.
2. Not tying myself down in challenges - when I first joined Litsy I joined all challenges and didn‘t finish a one so now I just doing #booked2019
3. Would love to organize a themed swap but still haven‘t settled on a theme - so stay tuned and let me know if you have any ideas!
My plans for #24B42019 *
*subject to change and any mood, whim or flight of fancy
Looks like I have some check marks to work towards in 2019...π
So excited for #NewYearWhoDis and had a question @Siannalyn for your series books should I start with book one or are some good stand alone? I already picked two and put them on hold from the library and have two or three I‘m planning on audiobook. π Thanks @monalyisha for hosting!