Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 Bookish Goals and a Giveaway!

Happy 2016 everybody!  I am really excited for this year and all that it has to offer.  I have a lot of goals (both bookish and not) for the year and I'm excited to start working on them!  I usually share all of my goals here on the blog but this year I'm just going to stick with the bookish ones (mainly because I have so many!).  I will share some of what I am working on this year in future posts but I don't want this post to be six miles long so I'm leaving it out.

1.) Read 52 books- Typically, I read much more than this however, I plan to focus on different kinds of books this year and I don't want a high goal to distract me or stress me out.  If I read more, great but if not, I think focusing on one book a week is great.

2.) Read more non-fiction-I did really well with this goal last year but this year, I want to read even more non-fiction.  I am shooting for about 40-50% of my books this year to be non-fiction.

3.) #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks- Andi at Estella's Revenge is hosting a challenge to read books on your shelves already.  I have always set out to do this each year and failed miserably.  A few weeks ago, I purged my shelves of anything unread that I knew I would never read as well as anything I just don't want anymore because my shelves are ridiculously full.  This year, I'm really going to put some effort into it.  I have approximately 110 books (both ebooks and physical books) that I own and have not read.  The plan is read mostly what I own with some library books thrown in.



4.) Cut back even more on review books-Review books are always exciting and tempting but they also stress me out A LOT.  I cut back pretty significantly last year and plan to even more this year.  I would really like to keep my review books to under 15% of my total books for the year so I will need to be super selective about what I pick.

5.) Participate more in #FitReaders-I started off strong with this last year and then it fell to the wayside.  I was exercising a lot but not participating or posting updates.  I really want to do more of that this year.

6.) Put more effort into the Blog-If I'm going to keep having this little place on the web, I need to start doing more with it.  Expect to see more personal posts as opposed to only reviews (or nothing).


Giveaway (US/Canada ONLY)!



I have a bunch of ARCs that I thoroughly enjoyed but no longer want cluttering my shelves.  I would love to share them with one lucky reader!  Enter using the rafflecopter below.  (This giveaway is only for US and Canada).

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2 comments:

  1. I have many bookish goals this year. I really want to read more books than last year. I got only 26 books read and I had a goal of 40. The only excuse I have is that I am in grad school and have to read a billion articles so it made me really apathetic to any other reading materials. I want to read every one of my book club's choices this year and within the time limit which is usually a month so that should be too hard.

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    1. It's so hard to read for pleasure during grad school! When reading is basically your job, it's not fun to do it when you don't have to.

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