Monday, December 31, 2018

Bookish Goals for 2019!

So, 2018 has come to a close and we're all preparing to start 2019. I have a few bookish and social media goals that I have set for the upcoming year. I think that they're all pretty doable but I'm also not going to stress myself out too much if I don't fulfill all of them. So, let's just dive into my goals for the year! 

1. Read 80 books

My first goal this year is to read a total of 80 books. This year I managed to read #, so I think that 80 is pretty solid. The reason I'm lowering it is because I will be entering a tougher semester of classes in the spring and I'll be hopefully studying abroad, and thus traveling a lot, in the fall. I'm hoping to read more than 80, but if I can read 80 with all that I'm planning on doing in 2019, I'll still be pretty happy with that outcome.

2. Buy less books

This is one that I wouldn't have expected to put if you'd asked me a year and a half ago. But the fact of the matter is my TBR is enormous. I've already unhauled over 70 books this and I'm still not even close to having more read books on my shelves than TBR ones. I'm still going to be buying books, but I'm setting myself a strict ban that if I want to buy a book, I have to have read two books from my TBR before I can do so. Also, no more late-night impulse buying or "treat yourself" moments without putting a lot more thought into a purchase. 

3. Finish at least 6 series

Since I finished seven series in 2018, I feel as if finishing six should be a piece of cake especially since I have so many series where I've read all but the last book. There's also quite a few anticipated releases I have for 2019 that are the final books in a series. There's just something so satisfying about finishing a series and finally knowing the complete story and resolution. 

4. Read through my TBR more

As I said above, my TBR is huge. It's overwhelming at times, but I'm going to try in 2019 to read through a good chunk of it. I think a big thing is making sure I don't fall into my regular summer reading slump like I've done the past three summers. If I can manage to not do that, I should be able to get through a huge chunk of my TBR during those few months. 

5. Post more on bookstagram

I post pretty regularly on bookstagram when I'm at home, but when I'm at college it can get a little weird. It's hard to post regularly when there's oftentimes not good lighting, when there's not a good backdrop and I don't have inspiration, and a whole plethora of other factors. I'm going to try to stock up on pictures before I leave at the end of winter break, though, so I'm hoping I can use those when I don't have inspiration at school. 

6. Hit 2,500 Instagram followers

Right now, I'm at a little under 1,500 followers. I think 2,500 is very doable but it won't be easy. The algorithm is terrible and I've been struggling the past few months to gain followers quickly. Obviously, I don't bookstagram for the followers but it's still nice to see results from all the hard work I've put into it. 

7. Hit 80,000 blog views

And, lastly, I want to hit 80,000 total blog views. Honestly, I think this is very doable if I continue at my typical number of views per month. But, as I said, I'll be going abroad in the fall hopefully so I'm not sure how often I'll be able to blog regularly. Still, I'm hoping that I'll be able to hit 80k by the end of 2019, if not more than that!

Well, those are my book-related goals for 2019. Obviously I have goals that are unrelated to books and social media, but I'm still trying to figure those out so I decided to leave them out. I hope all of you have an amazing 2019! Thanks for reading! For all of my other 2018 wrap-up posts, go here! 

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