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During January 2019, I wrote and shared a blog post talking about my top bookish goals for 2019! Today, I am going to be reacting and reflecting to them, and letting you know if I completed the goal or not! To view the original post, click here.
GOAL #1: Goodreads Reading Challenge: 40 Books
I COMPLETED THIS GOAL! I read 59/40 books this year, which is the most amount of books I have ever read in one year! As you will read in my Top 9 Books of 2019 post that will be out on Tuesday, I actually could have read quite a few more books than 59, although I have been quite busy lately. I am so proud of reaching my Goodreads goal this year, and hope to do so again in 2020!
GOAL #2: Read More Diverse Books
After reviewing all of the books I read on Goodreads, I am going to say that I completed this goal as well! I read quite a few books that had several diverse themes or were written by a diverse group of people.
GOAL #3: Variety of Genres
Unfortunately, I do not think I achieved this goal. Most of the books I read were either Mystery/Thriller novels or Contemporaries, which is what I usually have been reading over the past few years.
GOAL #4: Be More Selective with ARCs
Like the previous goal, I don’t think I completed this one either. I received A TON of ARCs this year, and about 40% of them I have yet to read. I will definitely be carrying this goal into 2020!
GOAL #5: Purchase Less Books
I definitely think I completed this one! This year, I learned to utilize and love my local library, and I think I only made one book outlet purchase this year! I can’t even remember the last time I bought a book for myself, which is crazy!
GOAL #6: Read More eBooks
Even though I believe I read more eBooks this year than I did last year, I still didn’t read that many, and will not be giving my self a stamp of completion for this goal!
GOAL #7: Participate in 5 Readathons
Unfortunately, I didn’t make enough time to participate in many readathons this year, and will be carrying this goal into 2020!
GOAL #8: Use Bookstagram
I 100% completed this goal this year! I accumulated over 1000 Bookstagram followers this year, and am looking forward to posting more frequently next year!
GOAL #9: Create a Book Club
I completed this goal as well! I created a book club at my school this year, although we haven’t had our second meeting yet…
GOAL #10: Read Harry Potter
Unfortunately, the goal I wanted to complete the most wasn’t even started this year! I own the entire Harry Potter series, but have yet to get past the second book. I am determined to complete this goal over the upcoming decade, and we shall see if I can complete the series sooner than later!
Those are all of the goals I set for myself for the year 2019, and I completed exactly half of them, which isn’t too great. I hope to stick to my goals even better in 2020, and I will be sharing my full goal list with you in just a few days! Did you set any bookish goals for yourself? If so, did you stick with them? Let me know in the comments!
Good Night Book Owls!