2019 Reading Goals Wrap Up

Good evening everyone! I hope you all have had a wonderful beginning to the new year. Well, since we’re here, let’s shame me! Aka let’s talk about my 2019 Reading Goals, how I did, and what I learned.

Now, disclaimer, I am not ashamed of how I did last year with my reading. I had a lot of crap going on in my life and I didn’t get to read as much as I would have liked. I’m okay with that. But I did learn from these goals and that’s what I’d like to focus on.

I’m not going to go in depth with every challenge and how I did in detail. It’s going to be just if I completed it or not, why not if I didn’t, and, again, what I learned.

Read 10 Series

This is a challenge I didn’t complete. I chose 10 specific series and wanted to read them by the end of the year. But I don’t count this as a fail. I either DNFed the series or finished it. Or made decent progress in it. Either way, it put my attention on the series and I was “forced” to make a choice about reading it.

I ended up DNFing Throne of Glass and deciding I didn’t care about The Remnant Chronicles. I started The Selection, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and The Infernal Devices.

I prioritized and finished Percy Jackson and Saga. I made progress. That’s what mattered to me.

Wrapped Books

This one I did really well in during 2018, but failed in 2019. I decided that wrapping the books was a waste of paper and choosing one every month wasn’t making me want to read them.

I changed it up this year to give me more time for each selection and reuse old book boxes instead of new wrapping paper.

Read 50 TBR Books

For this, I wanted to focus on reading books I already owned. This was going great until the last half of the year. I was depressed and slumpy so I wasn’t reading as much. My focus was on ARCs and that’s it. So I didn’t get the chance to read a lot of books from my own TBR.

But I’m doing this challenge again and hope that this year will go better.

Read All ARCs

I didn’t do this one either. I wanted to focus on backlist arcs, but I just didn’t end up doing that. I kept up with ones I got, but I didn’t read, like, any backlist. I’m hoping to get to them this year. Either reading them or DNFing them. Either way, my NetGalley is at 82% currently, so I’m not counting this as a fail.

A to Z Challenge

So, I’m sure if I go through all my reads, I would have completed this one. Either way, I do this one for fun, not as a strict goal.

Finish All Currently Reading

Yup, nope. That didn’t happen. But I am going to try to prioritize this in 2020. I want to either finish or DNF the books.

Read 150 Books, 100 Novels

I got really close, but my depression and slump ruined that one. Oops. I cut it back to 100 on GoodReads, but I would like to subconsciously try to hit 150 again. The 150 is counting manga and such. The 100 is specifically novels.

And that’s it! Those were all my goals for 2019. As you can tell, I didn’t do great. But I wouldn’t count 2019 as a flop. I learned, I grew, etc etc. I’m excited for what 2020 has in store for my reading.

Check out my last post to see what books I am going to start out the year with!

Thanks for joining me and I’ll see you all in my next post for a First Lines Friday! Enjoy the rest of your evening!

See you all soon! Bye!

January and NewYearsathon TBR | 2020

Good morning everyone and happy new year! I hope that this year has been good to you so far. Today we’re going to kick off 2020 with my TBR. These are all the books I plan on reading in January, but I know I won’t get to all of them so I’ll have to push some to February.

So, first let’s get into the arcs I have to read because those are the most important for me to get to.

Advance Review Copies

This one takes place in the same town as A Family By Christmas (which I read and reviewed when that came out), but it follows another character. We met Cleo in book 1 and now we follow her romance with the guy who is supposed to be deciding whether the bookshop she works at is worth the risk of buying.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book, but that wasn’t because of the writing or the romance necessarily. One of the characters was a widow and those stories are ones that never really appeal to me. So, I’m interested in giving Viv Royce another shot and hopefully enjoying this story a lot more!

Another sequel to another book I read and reviewed at release. I’m really excited for this one because I really enjoyed the first book, The Best Friend Problem. In that book, the main character lives with 2 roommates and this book follows one of them. Except it takes place while they are planning the first book’s character’s wedding! After hooking up with someone in a wedding party and almost ruining a wedding before, Lilly vowed that she wouldn’t let it happen again. So she thinks nothing of a one night stand she has with someone she met in a hotel. Until that someone ends up being the best man at her best friend’s wedding.

I’m not going to get into what each of these is about, but I have to read them all before the release of the 6th book, Just Friends. Keep an eye out January 8th for the cover reveal post of Just Friends!

Romanceopoly

So, I rolled a 5 and a 1 so. counting 6 places on the Romanceopoly board lands me on Flirts Corner which is to read a contemporary romance with a nerdy hero or heroine. I’m going to be counting this book because the heroine works at a bookstore, so I’m assuming she’s nerdy. If I don’t feel she is “nerdy” enough, then I’m sure one of the many romances I plan on reading this month have a nerdy hero/heroine.

Boxed Up Books

So, if you saw my reading goals for 2020, you know that I decided to fill up a few book boxes with books that I needed to get to. Every other month, I’ll unbox one of the boxes and then use the two months to read those books.

For January and February, these are the books I unboxed!

I’m excited for all of these, but since I’m doing three readathons in January, I don’t know how soon I’ll be able to get to these.

So to finish off this TBR, let’s talk about the books I plan to read for NewYearsathon.

NewYearsathon

These are the books I plan on reading. Check out my Instagram post by clicking here to see what challenges they are going for.

So thatt’s it for this one! I’m sorry it’s going up so late. I’ll have another post going up today (hopefully) for you all! So look forward to it.

See you all soon! Bye!