New Year, New Reading Goals

It’s here! What we’ve all been waiting for! We weren’t sure that it would ever arrive, but it did, and it’s here! It’s 2019!

It was going to happen anyway, I know, but after the tail end of this year was just as emotionally fun as the first 9 months, I’m glad to be erasing an 8 every time I write the year for the next three months.

Reading wise, I did… okay-ish. I got 42 books read last year, with 11,415 pages. I’ve talked previously about some of my favorites, and I won’t hash all of those out again. For the most part, I loved everything that I read last year. I discovered a lot more non-fiction that I enjoyed, and really settled into the Adult genre as a cozy new home.

I set myself some lofty goals for last year, and I really want to take a look at those quickly to see how I did. My three main goals were:
-Read 50 Books
-Read more adult books
-Unhaul a lot of books

I was 8 books short of that goal, I unhauled over 120 books, and I did read more adult books, so I’d say that mission was accomplished! As for my individual TBR goals, let’s see how I did:
-Outlander (the first one) – Diana Gabaldon (Nope)
-The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson (Nope)
-The Name of the Wind -Patrick Rothfuss (Yes!)
-Eliza and her Monsters -Francesca Zappia (Yes!)
-Meddling Kids – Edgar Cantero (Nope)
-The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas (Nope)

2/6 isn’t… great. But it’s also not terrible. The other books that I mentioned in that post last January were Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel, and The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty. I read and loved the former, and the latter actually got pushed back to come out this month, so it’s really more of a 3/7 deal.

But enough about last year, let’s talk about what my goals are for 2019.
-Read 52 books
-Read more non-fiction
-Only purchase books that you know you’ll love

That last one is definitely going to be tricky, but I’m really good at giving myself lofty challenges that I’ll never complete. As for individual books, I’ve taken the ones from last year off the list so I don’t feel pressured. I’m starting with books I’m (hopefully) going to love to start the new year off strong.
-Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
-Shades of Magic (Series) by V.E. Schwab
-Dry by Neal Shusterman
-Circe by Madeline Miller

I’m going to keep the list short and sweet this year, with the goal of (hopefully) completing it. I’m sure more and more will get added to this as the year goes on, and I’m excited to see what the year brings.

Until next time,
-Siobhan