It’s finally time to declare my reading goals and sob in the darkness because I think I can’t achieve half of them but apparently MY OVER-ACHIEVING SPIRIT DOESN’T CARE. Anyway, these are just the things that will hopefully motivate me to succeed in dominating the world so I’m really hoping that they can serve their purpose.
HERE ARE MY 2019 READING GOALS:
1. Diversify my reading choices
I didn’t read many diverse books in 2018 and I’m definitely going to correct that this year. I especially want to read more books by Asian authors because I would love to support books that represent my own culture and history. Of course, reading books written by authors of color is definitely a priotity this year.
2. Read ARCs on time
Oh wow we’re still on goal #2 but we’re already reaching the this-is-highly-unattainable part. I seriously need to tie my hands up because I can’t stop myself from requesting ARCs. So far, I think I’m creating a dent on my huge ARC pile and I hope I can keep this up for the rest of the year. I want to read and review ARCs at the right time because advance reviews really help readers and authors alike. Of course, I’d love to assist you on your pre-order choices. I apologize in advance to your bank accounts.
3. Write reviews after reading
I used to do this habit back when the dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. Now, after I read a book, I tend to hold off reviewing it and then start another book. I sometimes review a book weeks after reading it which at that point I’d be as clueless as a doorknob that cannot be turned. I can actually feel those two books that I RTC-zoned (review to come) on Goodreads glaring at me with bloodshot eyes.
It would be an achievement for me if I get back to diligently reviewing a book IMMEDIATELY after reading it. That way my thoughts would be fresh and my shrieking would be 500 times louder.
4. Read 50 books (or a hundred)
I set my Goodreads challenge goal to 50 because I suddenly remembered that I actually am a student who’s about to enter college this year. I will also have my first semester finals soon and I still have a culmination activity for PE where I need to dance my bones out again. YES SCHOOL IS OUT FOR MY BLOOD. At this point, I don’t know how to manage being a student book blogger and being a student so I set my goodreads goal lower. In my heart, I want to read a hundred books this year but I doubt I can achieve that with my full schedule. I guess I’ll just have to hope.
5. Re-read old faves
I’ve re-read 12 books last year but I’m planning to increase that number in 2019. Of course, I’m going to have my annual Harry Potter and Percy Jackson re-reads. Also, I really have to read some old Riordan faves again (there are about 20+ of them because I love all of Uncle Rick’s books). I may have to make a Six of Crows yearly re-read too because that’s how much of a trash I am.
6. Read backlist titles
2018 was a year for backlists and I don’t plan on slowing down my progress on decreasing my backlist TBR pile. I still have a lot of books to catch up on and I’m looking forward to binge reading some series like The Illuminae Files and the Mistborn trilogy. WATCH OUT FOR ME, MY CHILDREN
7. Support more authors
I’m aiming to support more authors especially those who are only releasing their debuts this year. I still have some review copies sent by authors and they’re already badly overdue. DEFINITELY DRIPPING WITH GUILT HERE. I’m truly sorry. I’ll read them this year. I also want to do author interviews and I know it will take about 50 rituals to gather up all the courage I need but I’ll work it out eventually. Hopefully.
Well, that’s it for now! I hope the universe will conspire to grant me success this year. 2019 IS STILL GOING TO BE A YEAR OF BOOKS and I’m preparing my heart (and my wallet) for all the great releases.
What are your 2019 reading goals? Do you write your reviews immediately after reading a book? Oh and what do you think about re-reads?