I don’t make a lot of resolutions. I tend not to stick with them after a few weeks, and then I just end up depressed about it. Last year, I decided to set some goals for myself instead. Honestly, I didn’t achieve those goals, but I know now what I did that held me back from excelling and I’m ready to try again!
So let’s talk 2019 goals. I have a few personal ones, a few reading ones, and a few about the blog. I think it’s important to tell you about these goals so that I’m held more accountable. So here they are in no particular order:
- Grow the blog, and continue to increase interaction on posts and on Instagram. Post daily, and create insightful articles that help to create a positive environment for our readers.
- Read The Mortal Instruments (a roll over from 2018), Outlander, and the Game of Throne books.
- Re-read Harry Potter. It’s been years since I’ve read these books, and I feel a need to come home this year.
- Continue with Weight Watchers. Grow as a person, and work on myself. I tend to forget who I am among all of the stuff with the kids and work, and sometimes I feel like I look in the mirror and don’t even recognize myself.
- ENJOY WHAT I READ, NOT FOR A GOAL! I put this one in all capital letters because it is probably my most important goal. I set my Goodreads goal this year at 25 books simply because I want to be able to use it to track what I am reading. I don’t want the pressure of hitting some magic number and I’m curious to see if I actually read more by doing this.
Ok, so now that those all all set, let’s talk books. I have a busy January ahead of me. I have 17 ARCs to read this month, and I’m super excited about all of them! Make sure to check back this month to see what Charli and I have in store for you. We are loaded up with some awesome reads and have lots of reviews to share!
My other big push this month is to work on my Romanceopoly board. I am so excited to be participating in this year long challenge, and I’m really hoping to clear some books off the shelves with this one! I rolled the dice on this one tonight, and my first challenge of the year is LEATHER LANE (I rolled a one with the dice!). For Leather Lane, I need to read an urban fantasy where the series is already completed. I have a few choices for this one, but I think I’m going to read Bitten by Kelly Armstrong. This has been on my shelf for a long time, and I’m really excited to read this series in 2019!
Between the ARCs and Bitten I’ll most likely be pretty booked up on my reading, so I’ll be happy if I complete these books for my monthly TBR. Check back weekly for updates on what I’ve read, and what we’re still working on for the month!