December 24, 2015

My 2016 Bookish Goals

Somehow 2015 has already almost come and gone. Soon 2016 will be here, and that's kind of terrifying. In 2015, I graduated high school and completed my first semester of college. In 2016, I will finish my first year of college and finish half of my second year. I don't remember time moving this fast in the past.

In 2015, I had my one year book blog anniversary, and honestly, I didn't think this would last one year. The fact that it has, drives me to want to do even more things with this outlet. I have so many plans, but you know, college is still a part of my life, so I need to be a little more realistic.

So today, I'm going to outline some of my basic plans for the upcoming year.

Reading Goals

  • Read 100 books- My reading goal for 2016 is the same as it was for 2015, simply because I don't think I can do anymore than with college, work, and research. Also, this summer I might be doing an internship, so I might not even really have time to read during the summer which is when I usually get the most reading done.
  • Read at least once a week- I know this seems like a pretty easy goal, but with my busy life, I sometimes forget to read.
  • Try to read a book within a month of buying it- There are some books on my shelf that I have had for awhile and still haven't read, so to prevent this from happening more often, I'm going to try to read the book within a month of buying it.
  • Read more adult books- Lately, young adult novels just haven't been cutting it, and to be honest, they are kinda pissing me off. I don't if it's because I have read too many or if I'm just growing out of this genre.
Books I Absolutely Need to Read
  • You by Caroline Kepnes- I started this book in August 2015 and stopped reading it when I started college.
  • Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner- Same as the book above
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson- I caved and bought this last month, so I need to read it.
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell- I bought this for my birthday. My birthday was November 6th. I need to read this soon cause it's been over a month.
Blog Goals
  • Post at least twice a week- To be honest, sometimes I forget I have this blog or I become so busy that I can't even think about putting aside time to blog. So I'm gonna aim to blog twice a week, probably Tuesday and Thursday, because those are my least busy days this upcoming semester.
  • Bring back Talk Time- For those of you who don't know, Talk Time was a discussion based post that I did for a grand total of eight times before I stopped in October because I forgot to do them. So I'm probably going to schedule more of these because I love discussion based posts because I feel like I really get to talk with you guys.
  • Post my review within a week of finishing the book- I'm usually pretty good about putting a review up right away, but there are some books where I just don't feel like putting up a review or a wait a hella long time before doing so.
  • Do more posts outside of reviews- If you look at my blog, most of the posts are reviews, which isn't a bad thing because this is a book review blog, but I feel like I need to shake things up more.
  • Do less blog tour stuff- I used to do a lot of blog tour stuff for PR companies, but I've been trimming it down because it just doesn't appeal to me as much anymore.
  • Only get ARCs that I really want- In the beginning I thought get ARCs was so cool and so I tried to get them at every chance, but now I realize that they really aren't that important, and most times I don't even enjoy them that much.
  • Make more contacts in the publishing business- As of late in the year, I've been doing a pretty good job of doing this and I want to continue to foster a good relationship between me and publishing companies.
  • Discover more book blogs to follow and comment on- I need to find more blogs to follow and comment on because I feel like I'm not fully connected with the book blog world.
  • Make more book blogger friends- I really love talking to book bloggers, not only about books but anything really. They are such a great community and I feel like I'm not as tight with people like I've seen some people. So please please please, be my friend! I promise I don't bite.

So those are my goals for 2016. I know it is a lot, but they are really important to me and I really want to accomplish it. What are some of your goals? I would love to hear from all of you.  

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  1. I got Carry On today and I can't wait to read it too! Hope you reach all your goals

    1. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Carry On! And thank you.

  2. I need to follow some of these goals you have set for yourself! Sometimes I feel like I get caught up in people wanting me to review their books that I forget that sometimes those things just do not interest me. I have such a slow reading pace that I feel like my entire month of January will be dedicated to reading review books and even though I don't care to review books for authors and love reviewing them as well, I feel like the free reading I want to do in my spare time will be cut down.
    Also I just read Fangirl, and I can't wait to read Carry On!!

    1. I totally understand you! Sometimes it can be really hard to tell yourself not to review a book just for the sake of reviewing a book. Well I hope you find a balance between review books and free reading because it is no fun reading stuff you don't enjoy. Can't wait to hear what you think of Carry On!

  3. These goals are legitimately what I need to have as my goals too! I've been trimming down participating in blog tours as well - I kinda only participate in ones that I love the sound of you know? I used to do lots of book blitzes and stuff...and I kinda got bored of it :/ But yess, good luck with your goals!! Happy New Year!! :D

    1. Yeah book blitzes and stuff just aren't that enjoyable and I feel like they just clutter up my blog and are used as fillers now. Good luck with yours too! :)


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