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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions/Goals

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Top Ten Tuesday is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader! Interesting, right?

I haven’t done a TTT in a loooong time, but I thought it’d be a great way to start off book blogging for 2018, especially considering this week’s topic.

I don’t have ten goals for reading, but I do have a few. First of all, I don’t do New Years resolutions. I think they’re just setting yourself up for failure. Rather, I do life goals. At the end of 2017, I sat down and listed things that I wanted to accomplish, change, continue, or just do better for 2018. Then, I created a bingo layout in my bullet journal so that I will get mini rewards for each box I complete and then a larger reward if I actually get a bingo. I did this last year too but fell off with tracking it and didn’t actually reward myself with anything or complete any bingos, lol. One of my goals for this year is to be more intentional with my life, so hopefully, that goal will enable me to complete other goals, which include the following reading/bookish goals that are on my bingo board.

  1. Book blog at least once a week for at least 40 weeks this year. Being more regular with blogging has been a goal of mine since I first started blogging in 2004. I fail regularly at this, heheh. This will be my year!! (We’re not going to talk about how this is the 3rd week of the year and I’m just getting started.)
  2. Participate in at least one season of the Goodreads Seasonal Challenge. I’m doing this in my own way. I’ve created a spreadsheet for myself to keep track of the tasks and how I’m meeting the goals. I’m following the rules as set down for the challenge, but I’m not posting my completed tasks to the group. This is just for me. So far, I’ve scored 215 points for Winter and I’ve completed this goal.
  3. Read five books per season for the Goodreads Seasonal Challenge. This will take me all year, but I’ve read 16 books for winter (Dec 1 to Feb 28) so far.
  4. Organize my Goodreads shelves. This is something I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time. Years, really. I’m trying to remain positive about it.
  5. Read and review 12 ARCS. This should be easy enough. It breaks down to just one a month and will help me complete my first goal too.
  6. Create a household Goodreads account. This is, by far, my most challenging bookish goal that I’ve set for myself but will be highly rewarding once completed. We’re a family of readers and our interests overlap. This has resulted in us buying books that we already own on several occasions because one person doesn’t realize that another has already bought the same book. Also, I’m extremely curious as to how many books we actually own.
  7. Read six nonfiction books. Seems simple enough, but the nonfiction books I gravitate towards are historical tomes that take me weeks to finish. We’ll see how it goes.
  8. Successfully track all the books that I read in 2018 in my bullet journal. Yes, I know I have Goodreads, but I track things in my bujo that I don’t on GR. For example, I keep track of author’s nationality, whether they’re male or female, and whether or not I’ve reviewed a book and where I’ve reviewed it. I started out strong last year, then switched journals and fell completely off the track.
  9. Lastly, my Goodreads book goal for 2018 is 65 books. This is the same as it was last year and I finished 2017 at 75. I’m not too worried about reaching this goal. 🙂 I’m already at ten books for 2018.

So, what are your bookish/reading goals for 2018? Do you bother with yearly goals at all, or just figure they’re a waste of time?

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Bibliophile * INTJ * LIS Graduate Student at Kent State * Mom * Social Media Junkie * BuJo Enthusiast * Planner Addict * Did I mention, I read a lot?

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions/Goals

  1. I love your bingo idea! Coming up with your own to meet your goals is creative and a fun way to achieve them.

    I use LibraryThing as a catalog for all the books we own. I am in the process of updating it after several years of neglect. It’s saved me from getting duplicates a few times!

    I wish you luck with all your goals! I like to think of them more as plans. Makes it sound more doable. 🙂

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    1. I got the bingo idea from another bujo’er but I’ve adapted it to fit my personality. “Plans” is probably a more positive word to use. Like I said, I don’t like “resolutions”. “Goals” works but “plans” is better. 🙂

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