2019 reading goals & 2018 follow-up

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Hello my fellow book lovers! Today, I’ll check whether I accomplished my 2018 reading goals and discuss my 2019 goals with you!

Here’s the original post in which I discussed my 2018 goals!

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Read 52 books

I thought I would be busier in 2018, but unfortunately, I was unemployed for the majority of the year. As a result, I managed to read 100 books in 2018, though!!

physical TBR: more read than unread books

Wow, I forgot this was one of my 2018 goals… I decided to separate my read and TBR books on my bookshelves and I was surprised so many of the books I own are unread. I even created a second Goodreads account to keep better track of this.

I, however, completely failed at this goal. Because I read so many audiobooks, I neglect my physical TBR. I certainly want to pay more attention to this this year.

read a variety of genres

I mainly read Young Adult contemporaries and wanted to diversify the genres I read. I picked up more literary fiction in 2018, but noticed I often didn’t have enough life experience to fully comprehend its themes and characters. I, however, completely discovered my love for true crime and read more non-fiction than ever before.

As for other genres, I am still intimidated by fantasies. And while I love historical fiction, I rarely pick it up.

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read 52 books

While I read 100 books in 2018, my reading goal is 52 books just as previous years. I’m proud of myself for reading so much, but I’m quite a slow reader as opposed to when I listen to audiobooks.

Just like last year, my life is rather unpredictable right now. I’m looking for a job, but my search hasn’t been very successful so far. Because of this, I don’t know whether I’ll have as much time to read when and if I get a job.

physical TBR: more read than unread books

Because I completely forgot this was one of my goals last year, I want to pay more attention to this in 2019. I won’t stop listening to audiobooks, but would like to read before I fall asleep, instead of browsing YouTube and Pinterest every. single. night. for. hours!

read every single day

I absolutely do not read every single day. I don’t even listen to audiobooks daily, because I love podcasts and YouTube just as much. That said, I’m hoping I could at least read thirty minutes each day. Honestly, this is a really ambitious goal for me. I often go weeks without picking up a book, so I would have to completely change my daily routine to make sure I get some reading done. That said, I’m determined to make this a habit.

quarterly backlist TBRs

At the beginning of 2018, I posted a list of backlist books I wanted to read throughout the year. I did quite well the first few months, but after a while, I neglected that list. This year, however, I think I might be more successful if I turn that list into quarterly TBRs instead. At the end of the year, I am still aiming to read the same amount of backlist books, but it seems more manageable this way.

Additionally, I would also like to create more monthly TBRs. I am a mood reader so I don’t want it to be too rigid, but a couple of books seems feasible.

What are your 2019 goals? Did you manage to achieve all your 2018 ones?

Thank you for reading,


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