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2016 Reading and Blogging Goals

New Year Goals and Resolutions (2)

Is it really the last day of 2015? Time really flew by this year, but I am definitely excited fr the ball to drop tonight so we can ring in 2016. I’m normally not one to make “resolutions” because I know I will never stick to them, but this year I have a different feeling. There are many things I want to do with this blog and goals to achieve. Here are some of my reading and blogging goals for the coming year.

Reading Goals

  1. Goodreads Challenge: This year I am going to shoot for 55 books. That is averaging somewhere between 4 to 5 books a month, which shouldn’t be too hard. Especially during the summer I can normally double those numbers. This goal has a second part, and that is to ACTUALLY LOG MY BOOKS. I am so bad at doing this, so I never really know how many books I have read at the end of the year.
  2. Contemporary Challenge: Yesterday, I posted my sign-up for the 2016 Contemporary Challenge. I am shooting for the peony level of 11 to 15 contemporary books. This will definitely help with my goodreads goal and there are ton of contemporary books I am looking forward to.\
  3. Reading Before Bed: This is just a new habit I want to insert into my daily routine. Whether I read for 50 minutes of 5, I just want to get into the habit of reading before bed. It’s much better than starting at some screen, and relaxes the body for sleep.
  4. Try to Read Books I Already Own: I have quite a few books in my possession that I haven’t even read yet! I hope that changes in 2016.

 

Blogging GOALS

  1. Reviews!!- have to have more reviews coming out in 2016. In most cases, I read a book, something gets in way of reviewing, and then I forget what to write about. I am hoping to solve this issue by taking a few note while reading so I already have something written to base my review off of.
  2. Consistency and Scheduling- I do not want there to be a week where I post everyday and then nothing for the week after. I know that realistically I can’t post everyday unless I am on break, but I still want a couple of posts in a week.
  3. Revamping- I feel that another reason I get into blogging slumps is that I get into the same routine. A Sunday Post, a TTT, a tag, and maybe something original. While I love the features I do, I think I may switch it up every couple of months. On top of that, I want to do some more blog remodelling so I can improve Find Me at the LIbrary.

Well that’s that! I feel like none of these are outrageous goals by any means, more just new habits. I am often scared to set reading goals because it pressures me into reading and eventually puts me in a slump. I just want to read!

So what are some of your goals for 2016? Do you share any of mine? Is there anyway you think I can improve my blog in 2016 (PLEASE I LOVE FEEDBACK SO I CAN CHANGE)? LEt me know in the comments down below!

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New Year’s Resolutions Tag

This is a tag created by Charlotte on her youtube account Charr Frears. She created all the questions to this tag and here is her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV9kI2UCSJo

 

This tag helps you set some little goals for yourself in reading throughout the new year. I hope by at the end of 2015 I can check off a majority of these questions.

 

QUESTIONS:

 

  1. An author you’d like to read (that you’ve never read before).
  • If there is anything I want to do in 2015, I want to finally read a Brandon Sanderson book. There has been so much hype about his books, and even though I am late to it, I would still like to partake in it. 🙂

 

  1. A book you’d like to read.
  • I would really like to read a Boy in a Striped Pajamas soon. I have it on my shelf but it just never seems like the right time to read something like that. However, it’ll be done this year.

 

  1. A classic you’d like to read.
  • I have never read Jane Eyre, so maybe sometime this year I could get to that.

 

  1. A book you’d like to re-read.
  • The Great Gatsby because I just really want to go through that book again.

 

  1. A book you’ve had for ages and want to read.
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, because I started it and enjoyed it but other books came out at the same time and it was forgotten.

 

  1. A big book you’d like to read.
  • I don’t really know of any big big books that want to read anytime soon, but I suppose I could always reread one of the last Harry Potter books.

 

  1. An author you’ve previously read and want to read more of.
  • Rainbow Rowell because I have loved the two books of hers that I have read and I would really like to read Attachments and Landline.

 

  1. A book you got for Christmas and would like to read.
  • Well I got the Evolution of Mara Dyer for Christmas so I would like to read that whole trilogy now that I have the first two and the third is out.

 

  1. A series you want to read (start and finish)
  • The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy or the Grisha trilogy are both high on my lists.

 

  1. A series you want to finish (that you’ve already started)
  • I want to finish the Lunar Chronicles. (My way of saying I can’t wait for Winter to come out)

 

  1. Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you want to read in 2015?
  • I’m not great at keeping track of the amount of books I read, but this year I may give it a shot. I put 55 on my goodreads, but I am doubtful that I will remember to log my books on there.

 

  1. Any other reading goals?
  • Just to read more in general. I don’t exactly want more books read, I just want to spend more time reading even if it is just a little at a time.