This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
I love sitting down at the beginning of the year and setting myself some goals for the coming year. With the year we’ve just had, I have had a rethink about some of my goals – I don’t think I’m going to be able to “visit a new place every month” in 2021 either.
Luckily, book resolutions are still something I can set and (hopefully) achieve. There are just a few things I would love to do by the end of the year.
Every year I set myself some reading goals to see me through the next year. With the success of last year behind me, there’s a lot to build on for 2021. Who knows how much time we’ll be spending indoors to be able to read, anyway?
With a brand new 365 day stretch ahead, it’s time to think about what’s to come for my reading goals. As per usual, I’ll be taking part in two reading challenges – the Goodreads Reading Challenge and the Popsugar Reading Challenge. Again, I’ll be marking off everything I’ve read towards the Popsugar challenge on this post.
This is the fifth year I’ve regaled you all with my reading challenge successes (or failures), and I’m really excited for this one. I really love looking back over the year and seeing how many of the prompts I’ve crossed off. I’m then wrecking my head in the later months trying to find a book to clear up the ones I’ve yet to tick.
I’ve once again decided to forego the Modern Mrs Darcy reading challenge, though I have looked at the prompts and they seem really interesting. For 2020, however, all my energy will be on the PopSugar reading challenge.
It’s the one challenge I look forward to every year, and it’s been a staple of my book blogging since I revived it in 2016. I really like this challenge as there are basic prompts, with 40 to complete, but there’s also an extra 10 for if you want to let your inner Matilda Wormwood shine.
Here we are at the start of another new year. So, the first thing to say is Happy New Year! The next thing to think about is, how my reading year went in 2018 and how it’s going to look in 2019. This time, I actually spent time to think about where I wanted my reading to go in 2019. Do I want to speed through 120 books I can barely remember the plot of in December? Am I taking part in every reading challenge under the sun? Time to find out. . .
I say this every year, but it doesn’t feel like a whole year has past since I put together my reading challenge for 2018. I spent the year in a flurry of books, travelling, reading, and buying books I could barely afford or house. In terms of my reading challenges, 2018 was pretty successful. I bossed a couple of the challenges, while others needed a lot more work. That was something I took into account when I thought about my 2019 reading challenge.
I’ve been a book blogger for five and a half years now, but this will be my very first time taking part in Top 10 Tuesday. That isn’t to say I haven’t come across the hugely popular series, though. I’ve seen it in its original guise, created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This year, it will be finding a new home with Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl, so if you’d also like to fill in some of the blanks you can find all of the topics on her blog.