I know we’re usually supposed to post our reading goals at the beginning of the month but, you know…reading/blogging slump and what not…but here they are now! I’ve thought long and hard about the reading goals I want to set for myself this year and here we go, these are my reading goals for 2019!:
No requesting ARCs allowed. If they get sent or given to me unsolicited, that’s one thing. But I am not going to go out of my way to request anything this year. One, I have no space. Two, they’d be far more appreciated in the hands of those who really want them. I’m getting older, I don’t really fall into the teen market anymore and while I still love reading books in this category, I think actual teens would benefit from reading these books. If I really want to read something, I have no problem waiting until the release date.
It’s time for you to Marie Kondo your life. See above. I have no space anymore. I’m also planning on moving out this year in what will most likely be a small apartment/house therefore it is really time for me to not only Marie Kondo my shelves, but also my whole life. I have too much stuff and it’s time to say goodbye. I’ll obvisouly be keeping the books that mean a lot to me or ones that I know I really want to read, but other than that I’m hoping to get rid of at least half of my books before I move out.
Don’t force yourself. This kind of goes hand in hand with the not requesting ARCs and the reading what I want point below. I’m not here to force myself to read anything this year. I know it’s been a point of mine for the past few years to DNF things I’m not enjoying, but I think I failed in that category. This year, I’m taking myself seriously. This is the year of easy-going reading and I’m here for it.
The year of reading what I want. Honestly, I think part of what may have put me into my reading slump at the beginning of this year was the fact that I was dreading having to read ARCs on time. My life has gotten busier, I’m getting older and it’s time for me to do things that don’t feel like a burden. This year is going to be the year of me reading what I want. No ARCs, no blog tours just me and the books that I have neglected for way too long.
There you have it! A short, but pretty intense set of goals. I just need to do something to shake up my reading habits and get me out of this slump! What are your reading goals for 2019?!
Thank you for reading!